Growing up as a preacher’s kid, I would conservatively estimate the number of weddings I’ve attended at 1.7 billion. And over those years of watching my dad do his thing between the bride and groom, I learned quite a bit about weddings.
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On Wednesday, local leaders honored someone who had a deep and lasting impact on law and those who practice it locally. The late Judge Paul Brown was immortalized with the renaming of the U.S. District Courthouse in Sherman to the Paul Brown United States Courthouse .
This week is the last in the series detailing the interim charges issued to House Committees. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and it is important that they hear from people during the interim.
Very often someone will ask me what I know about Jesse James spending time in Denison. A lot of rumors and some factual information have been recorded about his appearance here.
In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On that much, we can agree. The list of things beyond that which can be stipulated is pretty scarce, but in summary: someone at some point decided Columbus should get credit for discovering the Americas. Someone else, in turn, decided that was reason enough to declare a holiday on the anniversary of his “discovery.” And bingo-bongo, bank cashiers have been big fans of Cristoforo Colombo ever since.
On Friday’s opinion page, Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Meg Penrose, and David B. Muhlhausen, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, debated the question: “Has the death penalty become too costly to administer in America?”
This November, voters will have an opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment, Proposition 1. This amendment was a joint resolution that was passed during the 2013 legislative session. However, because it changes the Texas Constitution, it needs voter approval before it can take effect. If passed it will direct some of the severance tax from oil and gas production to transportation funding.
A few years ago I had a birthday. I don’t always have them since I am now on Social Security, but my lady friends wanted to have a party, and this was as good an excuse as any. I was to pick the place, date and time. We’d meet and eat lunch. I would open my gifts. And then we’d go home. No big deal.
“It’s Great to be a Yellow Jacket!” was the sentiment expressed Thursday night when the Denison Alumni Association honored the 1984 Denison Yellow Jacket Football Team by inducting the entire team and their coaches, headed by Marty Criswell, into the Denison High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Almost 60 years ago, at the beginning of my teaching career, a principal told new teachers the story of a young man who desperately needed a teaching job in the panhandle of Texas. In those days, the story went, candidates for teaching positions had to hunt school board members down to be interviewed wherever the board member happened to be.