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.
Victims of Hurricane Katrina
9-7-05 - The next Hurricane Katrina disaster relief bill Congress considers should include reimbursement to Texas for providing help to hundreds of thousands of storm victims, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said on Tuesday.
"As Texas senator I'm going to assure that Texas is part of the reimbursement," Hutchison, R-Texas said.
Also Tuesday, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said the House and Senate should conduct a bipartisan review of how local, state and federal governments prepared for and responded to the hurricane and its aftermath.
"Congress will exercise its oversight responsibility. We will look into the events leading up to the disaster and the circumstances surrounding the initial and unacceptable response," DeLay said.
Texas has become home to about a quarter of a million people who fled the hurricane and its aftermath. Many were staying in shelters throughout the state, including the Astrodome in Houston.
"Evacuees are going to be in our state for six months, maybe longer and we have schools, we have infrastructure and we have all different things" that will strain local and state budgets, she said.
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.