Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House and Senate Natural Resources Committees will be holding a joint hearing on the ongoing drought and the status of the state water plan.
Lawmakers are expected to hear expert testimony on Tuesday about the drought status and what to expect in the months to come.
They will also review the state water plan, which says the state needs to spend $53 billion over the next 50 years to meet the state's water needs.
Gov. Rick Perry and top lawmakers have recommended taking $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects.
Texas suffered its worst single-year drought in 2011, and most of the state has still not fully recovered. Long-term forecasts predict drier than normal weather for most of the state.
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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.