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) - Gov. Rick Perry says a booming Texas economy and rosier state revenue picture should allow lawmakers to cut taxes.
Addressing the state Senate during Tuesday's opening day of the Texas Legislature, Perry said lawmakers should continue limiting the size of government and "take a look at tax relief."
His comments came a day after Comptroller Susan Combs said Texas would have $96.2 billion in estimated new revenue.
That was a sharp contrast from a far weaker 2011 prediction, when a sluggish economy exacerbated a $27 billion shortfall that triggered deep spending cuts.
Perry said some called for raising taxes two years ago and would do so again.
But he said Texas chose "the fiscally conservative path, and that is the path that has brought us to where we are today."
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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.