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.
9-13-05 - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Monday she wants more of the costs of educating schoolchildren displaced by Hurricane Katrina covered by the federal government, some education requirements eased and more local community costs reimbursed.
Hutchison filed four bills aimed at stemming local costs related to opening shelters and providing other resources to Hurricane Katrina victims.
Hutchison, a member of the Appropriations Committee, said her bills were based on conversations she had in conference calls with Texas officials whose communities have become the new home to thousands of hurricane evacuees.
Hutchison, R-Texas, said the bills would cut red tape that may be preventing full-fledged relief efforts.
"We must allow our schools to educate and our police to protect. Our potential to get the job done right is being bogged down in the long halls of bureaucracy and that needs to end," Hutchison said in a statement.
Hutchison wants to expand coverage of education expenses. A Federal Emergency Management Agency memo issued Saturday said costs for hiring additional teachers and buying textbooks were not reimbursable by the federal government.
Her bill also would give the education secretary authority to relax certain requirements for schools that have seen an increase in students from other districts.
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.