In 1997, a friend of Laura Bush saw a walking stick, carved by homeless Dallas artist Roosevelt Wilkerson, at the Governor’s Mansion.
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BONHAM – The year was 1840. The Republic of Texas had only been free from Mexico for four years and Fannin County, one of the new republic’s first counties, had only been organized for two years. It was the year that one of the county’s oldest organizations — Constantine Masonic Lodge No. 13 — was officially recognized. That 175-year history will be celebrated by the lodge and its supporters later this week.
The end of January is a rather unremarkable stretch of days — as unremarkable as a person could find on the calendar. But Saturday evening in Sherman, hundreds gathered at the First United Methodist Church to add some warmth to January’s swan song.
Brian Hopkins is a professor of mathematics at Saint Peter’s University. He is the editor of one of the nation’s largest mathematics journals. He recently received a Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. He’s traveled to Seattle, Colorado, Utah and Germany to study math, and sent last week battling the snow at his home in New Jersey.
The day of chocolate and roses is just around the corner and one local nonprofit has date night covered for those who still have not made plans for a treat for their sweethearts.
What has changed in America over the past 40 years? More women have entered the work force; we eat more meals away from home; we drink more soda, flavored coffees and other sweetened beverages; and more Americans are overweight than at any time in our history.
SAN MARCOS - Several Texoma residents are among students earning the Dean’s List at Texas State University for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the list, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5 while carrying a class load of at least 12 semester hours.
Local high school seniors planning to attend a four-year or two-year college or a vocational institution can now apply for a Ruiz 4 Kids scholarship. The addition of applications for two-year colleges or vocational schools is new for the non-profit Ruiz 4 Kids program.
It’s the end of January, and I’m still thinking about which painting projects I’ll tackle as the light gets better and the weather warmer.
Genealogy class offered