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Texas Joins The Call for Constitutional Convention

Earlier this month, the Texas House of Representatives approved a Senate Joint Resolution, which calls for an Article V Convention of the States. The House vote was 94 to 51. This makes Texas the 11th of 34 states needed to call the convention. Texas joins such states as Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Passage of the measure was listed as a priority by Governor Greg Abbott during his State of the State Address on January 31st. The Texas call for a convention would be to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that would –impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, –limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and –limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. This measure will be forwarded to Vice-President Mike Pence (who resides over the U.S. Senate) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (who resides over the U.S. House of Representatives). Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, the legislatures of two thirds of the states can call for a convention to draft amendments to the Constitution, and any amendments approved by the convention would then require the support of three-quarters of the states to become part of the Constitution. In its history, the U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. So far, none of those were amendments generated by a convention of...

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Lake Limestone Annual Kid Fish Derby June 10th

KNES Fairfield hosts the 15th Annual Kid Fish Derby at Lake Limestone on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Registration is from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. that morning, and fishing is from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Prizes will be given between 11:00 and noon. Free pizza and a drink will be served to participants. The derby is free and open to kids aged 16 and under. Kids MUST be accompanied by an adult. Bait will be provided. Adults are not allowed to fish. Sponsors include Lake Limestone Marina, Hometown Pharmacy, Robinson Trading Post, Mexia Pump & Motor, Jewett Chamber of Commerce, Robinson Small Engine, Lone Star Ropes, Pineco Tractor, Allen Samuels, Cabela’s, and Red Hat...

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Muleskinner Band Performing on June 9 & 10 in Teague

The Historic Teague Hotel is proud to present the Muleskinner Band for two performances on June 9th and 10th inside the newly restored Hotel.  The performances are a proud tribute to music of many eras and genres. The Muleskinner Band was created from members of the Always Patsy Cline cast.  Jeff Harrison (Bass Player), Daron Stone (Piano), and Samuel Bounds (Drummer) enjoyed playing together so much for Always, Patsy Cline, they wanted to continue, and the Muleskinner Band was formed. The Band enjoys playing a variety of different genres including Classic Country, Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll, 50’s, Western Swing, Americana, Cajun and more. Muleskinner will perform two shows:  June 9th and June 10th at 7:00 p.m. Please come out and support this local band and take the opportunity to look at the renovation of the Teague...

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Wortham Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Football

Backed by their proud families, these two Wortham Bulldog graduates officially signed to play football at college level during a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Jayce Black (left) will attend Howard Payne University to play for the Yellow Jackets. Zach Jones (right) will go to Ouachita Baptist University to join the Tigers. Congrats to these two young men.  (Photo by Jennifer...

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Teague Elementary Students Decorate Mother’s Day Cakes

HEB in Mexia provided cakes, decorating supplies, and hands-on help for Pre-K through 3rd grade students at Teague Elementary School to decorate cakes to take home for Mother’s Day. HEB has provided this service for several years, and the students are always very excited about the opportunity to do something special for Mother’s Day. Shown with their cakes are Suryana Calixtro (PreK), Emily Hurst (Kinder), and A’Zyrhiah Adams (Kinder). (Submitted...

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