Sulphur Springs City Hall will be hosting a grand opening and 100 Year Anniversary of building on Tuesday, July 15, 10 a.m. This date was chosen for the significance to the building’s history – July 15 will be the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. Post Office’s building dedication in 1914.
As part of the renovations, the city added a modern board room, a corridor with circular windows for displaying local art and a large porch on the south side. The expansion constructed to the west of building is approximately 5,000-square feet.
The 49th Annual Ladonia Rodeo and Frontier Days will commence this Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. The rodeo kicks off at 8:30 p.m. at Eastman Arena on Hwy 64 featuring nine events with an added $4500 and is sanctioned by the UPRA, CPRA and CRRA.
Highlighting the night will be Australia's National Rodeo Queen, Danielle Quinsee, as she makes an appearance at the Ladonia Rodeo on her way to the Calgary Stampede. The Cody Bryan Band will be featured Saturday night.
Every time a cow is sold in Texas, a dollar of that sale goes to industry groups that use it to promote and research beef. It’s part of a national program called the “beef checkoff,” and that charge will now rise to two dollars in Texas after a statewide vote by cattle owners.
The vote to raise the fee passed by nearly 67 percent. The results were announced Wednesday and hailed by agriculture and cattle industry groups, who say the money is needed to keep beef competitive.
In the end, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers got his wish.
Despite outgoing University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa’s demand last week that Powers agree to an October resignation or be fired this week, on Wednesday the two ended up settling on Powers’ own proposed exit date — one roughly 11 months away.
President Obama on Wednesday said his meeting with Gov. Rick Perry in Dallas was constructive and that the governor’s concern over the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Lone Star State’s swath of the border were valid.
But Obama also reiterated his belief that Republican opposition to immigration reform has fueled the influx of illegal migration into Texas. And he urged Perry to pressure the Texas congressional delegation to support a supplemental funding request for $3.7 billion to address the immigration surge in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015. Last week, Cigarroa had asked Powers to resign or face firing at Thursday's board of regents meeting.
Here's the full statement:
Today UT Austin President Bill Powers submitted a letter of resignation, effective June 2, 2015, and I have accepted it.
Even if you believe that Gov. Rick Perry’s motivations are purely about the security of the border between Texas and Mexico, his running dispute with the federal government makes for good politics.
“What has to be addressed is the security of the border,” Perry said on Sunday on ABC’s This Week. “You know that. I know that. The president of the United States knows that. I don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is — is secure, and that's the reason there's been this lack of effort, this lack of focus, this lack of resources.”
The Hunt County Commissioners Court may vote to approve additional funds this week for an armored personnel carrier obtained from federal surplus for the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.
The commissioners are scheduled to discuss and take action Tuesday on training and expenditures related to the newly acquired Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. The vote is included under Tuesday’s regular agenda, starting at 10 a.m. inside the Auxiliary Courtroom, 2700 Johnson Street in Greenville.