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Senator Bryan Hughes and Representative Jay Dean address Gregg County Democratic Primary Election Fraud

AUSTIN – Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) today issued the following statement in conjunction with Representative Jay Dean (R- Longview) on the indictment of four defendants  on charges related to election fraud in the 2018 Democratic primary race for Gregg County Commissioner for Precinct Four:

Today a Gregg County Grand Jury indicted four defendants on election offenses committed during the 2018 Democratic primary race for Gregg County Commissioner for Precinct Four. The indictment alleges 134 felony counts against the four defendants, including Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown. The indictments cover a range of offenses including engaging in organized election fraud and fraudulent use of a mail ballot application. During the 2018 race between Kasha Williams and Mr. Brown, some concerning numbers were released. In all other Gregg County precincts, a combined total of 12 mail ballot applications were requested based on a voter’s disability. Continue Reading →

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Learn About 1836 Battle Cannons At The Alamo Addresses: Cannon Replica Project On Sept. 30

The first two Cannon replicas on display in Alamo Plaza. AN ANTONIO – The Alamo is excited to announce a new virtual event that will provide an in-depth glimpse into the 1836 Battle Cannon Replica Project. During The Alamo Addresses: Cannon Replica Project, an interactive virtual conversation with cannon experts, viewers will learn more about the cannons used during the Battle of the Alamo and how and why the Alamo has commissioned replica cannons for the site today. This virtual discussion will include a panel of experts in Alamo and cannon history, including:

Kolby Lanham,  Alamo History ResearcherKristi Nichols, Alamo Director of Archaeology, Collections, and Historical ResearchErnesto Rodriguez, Alamo CuratorPam Rosser, Alamo Conservator

The 1836 Battle Cannon Project will see high-quality, historically-accurate replicas placed in the vicinity of the Alamo’s Main Gate and Palisade, where the historical record says they were likely located during the battle. Set for completion in 2021, the first two replicas of iron 4-pounder cannons are now available for the public to view in Alamo Plaza. Continue Reading →

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Gohmert’s COVID-19 and Medical Freedom Web Series Launches Exclusively on Hannity.com

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) launched a new web series titled, COVID-19 and Medical Freedom: A Congressional Inquiry. The series will be highlighted exclusively on Hannity.com and feature interviews with medical professionals and experts. In the first episode, Rep. Gohmert teamed up with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to interview Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch, family physician Dr. George Fareed, and infectious disease Dr. Stephen Smith. Dr. Risch is the author of more than 325 original research publications in the medical literature. His research and analysis on hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness in COVID-19 have been cited worldwide. Dr. Fareed and his colleagues have successfully treated over 2,000 coronavirus patients, 455 of them with a hydroxychloroquine cocktail in the hard-hit Imperial Valley of California. Continue Reading →

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Fort Worth Zoo Named The Top Zoo In The Country

Zoo Takes Top Spot as Best Zoo in North America

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FORT WORTH, TX: The results are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Zoos, and the Fort Worth Zoo is proud to announce that it has been named No. 1 in North America! USA Today assembled a panel of industry experts who created a list of 20 zoos that excel in animal care and enrichment, while also creating meaningful interactions between animals and humans. The news organization opened the voting, asking people nationwide to choose their favorite. The final rankings were revealed this morning, Friday, July 17. This is the fourth year the Fort Worth Zoo has finished in the USA Today’s top five and the first time in the No. Continue Reading →

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DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS® OFFERING PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEXAS STUDENTS

Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest and Don’t mess with Texas K-12 School Art Contest now taking submissions

AUSTIN — Don’t mess with Texas is holding two contests to award prizes and scholarships to Texas students demonstrating efforts to raise awareness about litter prevention in their communities. The 2020 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest and the Don’t mess with Texas K-12 School Art Contest are presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful. Both contests are currently accepting applications and submissions. The 2020 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest is open to any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited college or university in the coming year. The contest will award one $5,000 scholarship, one $4,000 scholarship and one $3,000 prize in May 2020. The scholarships recognize the achievements of high school seniors who are taking an active role in preventing litter in their schools and communities, while working to build awareness for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Don’t mess with Texas initiative. 

In the Don’t mess with Texas K-12 School Art Contest, Texas students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork for the opportunity to be featured in the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. The artwork should promote the Don’t mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention messages to encourage and inspire Texas residents to advocate and take action for litter prevention. Continue Reading →

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The Alamo Announces Lead Actors For World Premiere of Remember on Feb. 29

SAN ANTONIO – On Saturday, February 29, the Alamo and the Tobin Endowment will present the world premiere of Remember, a musical honoring those who gave their lives for Texas. The Alamo is proud to announce the casting of Ben Jones as William Barrett Travis, and Michael Dailey as Stephen F. Austin. Rated as “show-stopping” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, Ben Jones has performed principal roles in productions of Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, and Cats. 

Michael Dailey, who has been described by Opera News as being “blessed with freshness,” has performed over 32 principal roles with opera companies like Opera San Jose, Theater an der Wien, Tricities Opera, and New York Harlem Productions. He has been a featured tenor soloist with the Berkeley Symphony, Sacramento Choral Society, Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the Cole Porter Society. Remember was written by W. Blake Winchell, who has directed over 30 amateur performances including Camelot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Forever Plaid. Born in Houston, Blake has written six musicals and Remember is the first one to premiere publicly. Continue Reading →

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WWII VETERAN REQUESTS 100 CARDS FOR 100th BIRTHDAY

BONHAM, TEXAS – Today, Chairman of the Veterans Land Board George P. Bush asked the community for help in ensuring WWII Navy Veteran Lyndoll Hurley receives 100 birthday cards for his centennial birthday. It’s not every day that a WWII Veteran turns 100 years old. On Wednesday, January 8, WWII United States Navy Veteran Lyndoll Hurley will turn 100 years young. Lyndoll Hurley proudly served in WWII in the Navy. Please help us celebrate this momentous occasion by sending a birthday card to Lyndoll Hurley’s home at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas Veterans Home, run by the Veterans Land Board. Continue Reading →

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights Powered by H-E-B Announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Austin, Texas’ most vibrant holiday winter attraction is back for its 54th year; announces activities, event calendar and more

 

AUSTIN, Texas:  The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B, running from Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austin’s beloved Zilker Park. Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of the city’s largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people from all over the state and country per year. Every holiday season, Austin’s iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with more than two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park. Last year, the Austin Trail of Lights was recognized as a Top 10 lighting or holiday event by USA Today, Yahoo and Southern Living and was deemed the second largest event in Austin, according to the Austin Business Journal (2017). Continue Reading →

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Music Festival For A Cause Celebrates San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary At The Sunken Garden Theater

SAN ANTONIO, TX:   Texas-based nonprofit for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH), Aid the Silent, partners with hearing-solution industry leaders to host second annual all-accessible festival in San Antonio, TX. The Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival (GVMAF), open to hearing individuals and persons with hearing loss, will take place at the historic Sunken Garden Theater Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. The event is an official Tricentennial Community Partner that will honor San Antonio and Bexar County’s 300th anniversary. GVMAF benefits Aid the Silent’s efforts to provide accessibility and equality to deaf youth. The Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival is an all-day, family-friendly event featuring popular musicians Parachute, American Idol winner Kris Allen, Penny & Sparrow, Willow City, Zoë Nutt, Ryan Scott Travis, Emma Faye Rudkin, Sarah Spivey and Adopted Kids. With dozens of vendor booths, games and photo opportunities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. GVMAF is open to people of all ages. Continue Reading →

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Odessa Most Expensive City in Texas To Visit, According to Survey

Texas, March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Odessa, located in the heart of the Permian Basin, is the most expensive destination in Texas based on the cost of its lodging. That’s the main finding of a recent survey conducted by CheapHotels.org. The survey compared 30 cities in the Lone Star State, using as its basis of comparison the average rate for each one’s cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) during the month of April 2018. April also happens to be the month during which most Texan cities reach their highest average hotel rates. To stay in Odessa, travelers will have to spend an average of $186 per night. Continue Reading →

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