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) - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is demanding federal reimbursement to county jails for inmates who are in the United States illegally.
The Austin American-Statesman reports Dewhurst conveyed his demand in a letter to President Barack Obama. The Republican is drawing a primary tea party challenge from state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston.
In an email, Dewhurst asked supporters to sign a petition backing his demand. He said "it's outrageous that county jails pay for housing more than 130,000 people that illegally enter our state." He added his belief that "the immigration conversation begins and ends with strict border security as our counties can no longer fund this massive financial burden."
The White House did not respond to messages from the American-Statesman and The Associated Press.
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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.