1-6-04 - A three judge federal panel upheld the new GOP backed congressional redistricting plan for Texas on Tuesday. It means some significant changes for north Texas voters, pushing the District 4 boundary to Texarkana and excluding Tyler and Longview. You may remember, the redistricting issue has divided the Texas House and Senate. On two occasions, democratic lawmakers fled to Ardmore and New Mexico to keep Republicans from forcing a vote on the issue. Today, Democrats said they plan to appeal to the US Supreme Court. Today's ruling means Texas congressional candidates who filed for the March ninth primary using the old map will have to refile. Texas Secretary of State Geoff Connor says the supplemental filing period is January eleventh through the 16th. Texas has 16 Democrats and 16 Republicans in the U-S House. GOP officials say the new map could lead to a 22-to-10 GOP advantage. Republicans had pushed for a new map -- citing recent electiongains. Democrats claim the new congressional districts are unfair to minorities.
Posted: 05/23/13 -
Julie Luton of Bonham took home the top honor of the evening at the recent volunteer banquet hosted by the Fannin County Children’s Center. Luton was named the CASA Volunteer of the Year for her work in advocating for abused and neglected children in foster care.
Posted: 05/22/13 -
(Idabel, Okla.) – For anyone interested in learning more about building preservation, Idabel Main Street will host “Historic Building Maintenance,” a workshop on the care and maintenance of the historic district, June 25th, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, at the Idabel Public Library.
Posted: 05/08/13 -
The Sherman Public Library is very excited about our upcoming Summer Reading Club for children and teens. Children ages birth-11 can Dig into Reading and join the Youth Summer Reading Club. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Club this year is Beneath the Surface and it is open to teens ages 12-18.