Published by News Staff on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:07am
The only daughter of one of Texas’ wealthiest cattle kings married a blueblood from Philadelphia on Jun. 17, 1902 in the family mansion at Decatur. Starting with a small herd of Longhorns in the 1850’s, Dan and son Tom Waggoner turned parts of six North Texas counties into a 750 square-mile cattle empire. At the end of the nineteenth century, the colossal Three D Ranch covered more than a million acres.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:06am
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on June 9 upheld the constitutionality of House Bill 2, the state abortion law revised by the Texas Legislature in a July 2013 special session. HB 2 and its provisions may be applied throughout Texas, the panel stated in a 56-page ruling, but drew two narrow exceptions: (1) a health clinic that performs abortions in McAllen may continue to function without upgrading its facilities to comply with standards set for ambulatory surgical centers; and (2) the law’s admitting privileges requirement does not apply to a certain medical doctor when he is working at the McAllen facility.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:14am
Vacation Bible School will be June 22-26 from 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with a closing program on June 28. All children from age 3 through 6th grade are invited to join the fun with the theme “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid.”
Published by News Staff on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 9:58am
By ED STERLING
AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, letting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them.
Published by News Staff on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 9:56am
By REGINA KEILERS
Good sportsmanship is something that has to be taught. As a mother to four children who all played one sport or another throughout their childhood, I can attest that my children wanted to win every game they played. They didn’t and that’s one of the first rules of good sportsmanship. You have to learn how to lose gracefully.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:22pm
The historic Winedale Stagecoach Inn in northeast Fayette County was given to The University of Texas for the benefit of the state by Miss Ima Hogg of Houston. The gift included more than 130 acres of land and several buildings, as well as an endowment for the maintenance of the property. After acquiring the old inn in 1963, Miss Hogg had authentically restored the two-story, eight-room building that had been a stagecoach stop on the old road from San Felipe to Bastrop from 1849 until after the Civil War.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 9:56am
The Muldoon Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Anyone that is interested along with residents is welcome to attend the meeting. Plans for the July 4 fundraiser will be discussed. Tickets are for sale for $20 or 6 for $100 and are available from any board member.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:09am
As you listened to the politicians waving the flag on Memorial Day, remember our veterans died with the belief that their nation cared and is responsible for the men and women who fight our wars and that they would receive the nation’s full support when they return. Especially when they come home with physical and mental injuries. I watched AMERICAN SNIPER and was overwhelmed by the patriotism of soldiers, and ashamed for our nation. It is a disgrace and shame how we treat our combat veterans upon their return home.