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Mesquite Earns 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award
Mesquite Earns 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award
Mesquite Earns 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award
Mesquite Earns 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award

Mesquite Earns 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award

Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, recognized Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s restoration of the outbuildings at Opal Lawrence Historical Park as one of only nine projects to receive the 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award. The award presentation was made at the September 20 Mesquite City Council Meeting.

Kaufman County Deer Hunters Required to Test Harvested Game

Kaufman County Deer Hunters Required to Test Harvested Game

As deer season approaches, Kaufman County hunters need to be aware of a new requirement. Because of the neurological disease in deer found in this region of Texas called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, red deer, or other CWD susceptible species within the Trans-Pecos, Panhandle, and South- Central Texas CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) check station within 48 hours of harvest. There will be two check stations for Hunt/Kaufman/ Rockwall/Van Zandt Counties. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. • A staffed check station is located in Quinlan at 3381 SH 276 West, in the parking lot behind Exxon Gas and More St.

Amazing Teachers Equal Amazing Students

Amazing Teachers Equal Amazing Students

The amazing people that grace your life are truly a gift. I have been fortunate in my life to have been blessed by unforgettable teachers and people who have come into my life through school and through Flower Basket. This past week one of my favorite people passed away, and he will always be a bright light in my universe. Franklin Herren was many things to many people, but for me he was an artist and craftsman that loved white carnations and baby’s breath. He appreciated add-ins like birds, butterflies, and sparkly twigs, but he really loved the dynamic of white carnations and baby’s breath in his weekly arrangement. He constructed wooden boxes that were completely made of wood- -even the hinges--and each piece took my breath away! He chose beautiful pieces of wood and combined them to create a dynamic look of natural colors and multiple wood types. I was so fortunate that he made me my own box, which I use every day--it was a perfect place to put my jewelry.

Edward Jones Associates Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edward Jones Associates Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Forney as ALZ Champions. Edward Jones is once again a National Presenting sponsor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research.

THE HUNTING PACK

Bow season is about to begin. Luke talks about hunting packs and this awesome camp bread in today’s column.

THE HUNTING PACK

I remember my first couple years guiding for elk and bear in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I was all about having everything on my back that could possibly be needed for the hunt. I bought one of those gigantic guide backpacks and stuffed it full of everything I ‘thought’ I might need and, looking back, a lot of things that I would never have needed. After a season of lugging all that weight around, I decided to go light and eliminate everything but the bare essentials. I purchased a very light pack and stocked it with items that would be needed for a day hunt in the mountains or…. A hunt here in Texas.

Mesquite City Council Approves 2021 - 2022 Budget Asks Voters to Vote For or Against Tax Increase

Mesquite City Council Approves 2021 - 2022 Budget Asks Voters to Vote For or Against Tax Increase

The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget, which keeps the City property tax rate the same as last year. The budget adds public safety, streets and cybersecurity resources to the City’s operations and maintenance of the community. State law requires that Mesquite voters approve this year’s tax rate which exceeds the 3.5% voter-approval tax rate.

Governor Greg Abbott Bans Any COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates — Including For Private Employers

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new executive order on Monday that said “no entity” in Texas can issue a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Governor Greg Abbott Bans Any COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates — Including For Private Employers

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued another executive order cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine mandates — this time banning any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers.

A River Called Regret
A River Called Regret

A River Called Regret

Two o’clock is my favorite appointment time. It’s after lunch, but before The Waltons comes on. Fridays are best. I like the slower pace of Saturdays, too, but sometimes you have to wait for what seems like hours just to get someone to come to the door. There are questions, so many questions. I know the drill now. The required form is on the tablet. Take your own temperature. Adjust your mask. I’m always so nervous. The tears are right under the surface, simmering and prickling against my eyelashes. I’m inviting you to come with me this time. We’re here, in the lobby of the longterm care facility, to see my mom. I think I’m ready to say these words out loud. She has Alzheimer’s.

Make a Left
Make a Left
Make a Left
Make a Left

Three Rights Make a Left

It has been almost two years since my dad died and left my “special” brother Shawn in the care of my brothers Ron, Jeff and myself. It came as a shock that dad left guardianship with Ron since he is an Electrical Contractor that does a lot of work in the Caribbean in places like St Kits, Martinique, Antigua, St Martin as well as in other states. He just finished a job in North Carolina.

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