The Texas Historical Commission (THC) denied a permit request from the City of San Antonio to relocate “Spirit of Sacrifice,” a 1936 cenotaph honoring Texian and Tejano soldiers who died at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
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The Mesquite Arts Council has been awarded a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for support of Arts Engagement in American Communities. The funds will support the Mesquite Arts Council’s new virtual and online programming which include MAC Doodles, Virtual Workshops and the Tote-and-Go program.
After an absence of almost seven months, Vivian and I decided to venture out to the Cinema after checking out their rules to keep us safe. Everything in print sounded as safe as possible, other than not attending, and with a little prodding from my “brave” wife, I agreed that it was time to go back to a little entertainment near normal!
The City of Mesquite announced Cindy Smith as their new Director of Finance effective October 1. Smith, a Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified in Public Management, brings more than 16 years of financial and administrative experience to the city.
“It means to love God more than your puppies,” says Tori, 7.
America is having a lot of violence in the cities today. Most of it is heartless and cruel. It appears that the human nature has been let loose and some people are just letting out what is inside of them.
Dear Aunt B Readers,
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. There’s practically zero debate on that topic. Even 2020 won’t argue with me. Sure, there’s always hope and there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, albeit a fluorescent light that makes your shoelaces glow in the dark. It’s just that the hits keep on coming. And, I find myself saying all the things that women my age swore we would NEVER say, you know, old people stuff. The other day I told my husband that I was sure glad my father wasn’t here to see this. Facepalm. That’s definitely something old people say. But, it’s true! I can’t fathom my sweet old daddy trying to wear a mask to get into the Dollar Tree or hearing that Luby’s is closing or trying to enter through the wrong end of a Walmart. Then again, he did have a tendency to surprise me.
This happened sometime after September of 1973 and before December of 1978. I was a teacher at Forney High, unmarried, and on the way to a University of Texas football game in Austin. We had left from the Church parking lot right after meeting there at the end of the Friday school day.
Lauren Moone is an Executive Vice President at Mirador Capital Partners and has been providing investment advice for individuals, families, and institutions for over 13 years.
Pets’ love is unconditional, so it’s no wonder that pet parents want to keep their beloved animals by their side as much as possible. Pet owners whose pets spend ample time in the car should brush up on some safety precautions to ensure the roadways are safe for all travelers, including those covered in fur.
Kitchens and bathrooms remain among the top picks for homeowners looking to upgrade because their functional contributions to the household can’t be overstated and they typically provide high return on investment.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the smoke from wood burning contains several toxic harmful air pollutants. Made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles, wood smoke contains benzene, formaldehyde, acrolein, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, the Department of Health & Human Services has determined that some PAHs may reasonably be expected to be carcinogens, which are substances that can cause cancer. The EPA notes that wood smoke can be a threat to human health. When microscopic particles from wood smoke, known as particulate matter, get into the eyes and respiratory system, they may cause burning eyes, runny nose and illnesses, including bronchitis. People with asthma may find that fine particles found in wood smoke worsen their symptoms and trigger attacks. People at risk for heart attack, stroke, irregular heart rhythms, and heart failure may want to avoid wood smoke, as the EPA notes that the fine particles found within it may trigger these conditions.
Wedding anniversaries provide opportunities for couples to reflect and relive the excitement of their wedding days. Anniversaries can easily be forgotten amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, but many couples are making concerted efforts to ensure their anniversaries are celebrated as the special occasions they are.
Between schoolwork, socialization and gaming, kids will likely be online more than ever this year, especially with many students continuing to learn remotely. Families are yet again facing the challenge of ensuring children’s online usage is balanced, healthy, and safe. Here are a few of the issues around increased screen time: