Twenty-four year old Sam Houston joined a Masonic lodge in his home state of Tennessee on Jul. 12, 1817, a couple of decades before members of the fraternal order helped shape the future of Texas.
Even with the new school year drawing ever closer, it is unclear in some cases whether our students will be returning to campus in the fall.
For over a decade, Texas shoppers have taken advantage of the back-to-school sales tax holiday. This period allows for you to purchase all of those school supplies and outfits tax-free before the start of the new school year. These costs really add up for families, especially for those with multiple children. The sales tax holiday is a good opportunity for families to save ahead of the school year. This year’s sales tax holiday falls on August 7th, 8th and 9th.
In this week’s article I would like to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared for the upcoming storm and hurricane season. When storms and hurricanes make landfall, they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. As storm and hurricane season continues, being prepared, being aware of hazards, and having a plan for evacuation can be lifesaving.
In the wee hours of Jul. 3, 1937, a woman in Amarillo listened to missing aviator Amelia Earhart’s desperate radio call for help from halfway around the world.