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) - Lawmakers want assurances that a proposed $2 billion to jumpstart water projects in Texas will be free of the conflicts that have dogged other lucrative funds flush with taxpayer dollars.
Democratic state Sen. John Whitmire on Monday used the state's embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting agency as a cautionary tale as the Legislature moves forward with an unprecedented water spending plan. There is broad support for taking $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects getting new urgency following a historic Texas drought.
Republican Sen. Troy Fraser is carrying the plan in the Senate. Whitmire pressed him on how the state will ensure the money is spent properly and not used to reward political patronage.
Fraser says talks on installing those safeguard are under way.
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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.