In the common area of VFW Graham Memorial Post 8567, a “welcome home” table has been carefully laid: white plate, red napkin, and red flower in a black vase circled by a thin yellow ribbon. The table will stay forever set in honor of Danny Lee Widner, who left for Vietnam at age 25 and has yet to return. Staff Sgt. Widner, U.S. Army, was a 1961 graduate of … [Read more...] about Never-Ending Salute – Memorial Day 2019
By Julie Anderson, Editor According to Business Insider, a U.S. business and technology website, during the second quarter of 2013, Facebook logged some 198 million monthly users on average, with Twitter recording 49 million monthly active users on average, all in the United States (http://www.businessinsider.com/). What does this mean to Texas county government? Are … [Read more...] about County Government and Social Media: Officials Share Varied Perspectives
The Tobacco Settlement Permanent Trust Account Investment Advisory Committee approved $50 million for the year 2013 tobacco settlement distribution, the same as the previous year’s amount. According to the distribution report published by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), 158 counties received just under $6 million in reimbursements. Under the terms of a … [Read more...] about 158 Counties Receive $6 Million in Tobacco Money
Young County, located on the Prairies and Pineywoods Wildlife Trail of North Central Texas, was named for Col. William C. Young. The area was first settled in the early 1850s by the U.S. Cavalry and hearty pioneers, followed by the wild frontier days of Texas and the oil boom years of the 1920s and 1930s. It covers 919 square miles of hilly, rolling country. Young County boasts … [Read more...] about Why Stop In Young County???