Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Humorist and erstwhile politician Kinky Friedman says he's going to run for Texas agriculture commissioner as a Democrat.
In a statement released Tuesday, Friedman said legalizing marijuana and revitalizing the hemp industry would be his top priorities if elected.
Friedman last ran for agriculture commissioner in 2010, but lost the Democratic primary. He ran for governor as an independent in 2006 and came in third with 12 percent of the vote.
So far only three Democrats have announced their candidacy for statewide office, including Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis for governor and Mike Collier for state comptroller.
Four Republicans are vying for that party's nomination for agriculture commissioner, including J Allen Carnes, Brandon Creighton and Eric Opiela.
The agriculture commissioner markets Texas farm and ranch products and regulates the industry.
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Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.