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. This week I will discuss the charges given to the House Committee on State Affairs, which studies a number of diverse issues pertaining to state governance.
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Because of the time of year our son was born, my wife and I didn’t have to worry about day care for him until recently. My wife’s a teacher and her maternity leave ended right as school let out for the summer, so she’s been able to stay home with him since he was born.
This summer I have traveled a lot and attended several conventions. No, not the ones with the elephant and the donkey. I accompanied my wife to two different women’s conventions, one in Minnesota and one in Texas, where they pooled their resources to support the spread of the good news of Jesus in this country and around the world.
The best solutions are almost always creative ones. To get to these solutions, however, takes leaders willing to think outside the norm and stretch the comfort of those around them. It takes someone willing to push back when they’re told, “But we’ve always done it this way,” or “That will never work.”
Dog owners are a special breed and most will do anything for their four-legged friends. That includes things like regular visits to the groomer, fancy kennels when the humans go out of town, gourmet dog food and even special visits to a doggy spa.
Sherman attorney Michael McGraw pleaded guilty Friday to one count of injury to a child. He received a 20-year prison sentence plus a 10-year sentence for drug possession which is set to run concurrently with the sentence on the child abuse charge. That all sounds significant until you realize that McGraw was originally indicted on five counts of sexual assault of a child and, as a component of the plea agreement, will not have to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.
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. This week I will discuss the charges given to the House Committee on Public Health.
When my son gets himself really worked up, there are only two things that will stop his crying — being fed or being sung to. The former is pretty easy to take care of, but when he’s crying nonstop because he really doesn’t want to go to sleep or just really feels like being upset, it can be hard to think of the right song to sing to him or even the correct words to songs I love.
“So remember your creator in the days of your youth: before the days of adversity come, and the years approach when you will say, ‘I have no delight in them.’” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
For years, Denison has been struggling to decide what to do about its historic brick streets. The iconic red pavers have been part of the city’s historic identity for a long time. They represent a proud heritage and a strong history. But they’re falling apart and would be extremely expensive to replace.