GALVESTON — Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is challenging Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his job, is planning to keep her U.S. Senate seat until after the state’s March gubernatorial primary.
Hutchison, a Republican, told the Texas Federation of Republican Women Convention in Galveston that “I want you to know that I will not leave the Senate before the end of the year.
“I have said before that I intended to resign this fall after the government takeover of healthcare is defeated. I have not said the exact date for resignation because we were waiting for the Democrats to schedule the Senate debate.”
“But last weekend the bill passed out of the House, taking us one perilous step closer to a government takeover of nearly one-third of our economy,” she said. “We are a step closer to huge tax increases; the loss of countless jobs; the end of patient choice.
“The Democrats are going to pull out every stop to socialize American medicine. But we will fight it every step of the way. And it could be a long fight. Just last week Harry Reid said for the first time that we would likely not finish the healthcare debate this year.
“In the same week, Democrats moved a cap and trade bill out of the committee on a party-line vote to the Senate floor. Cap and trade is anti-job, anti-Texan and anti-American. Cap and trade will turn us into the cleanest third world economy in this Hemisphere. And it will devastate the Texas economy. We must stop it in its tracks.”
Hutchison said she is “more determined than ever to become the 48th Governor of our great state. I must put what’s best for my campaign aside and do what is best for Texas.
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Historian: Let’s talk about civil rights in Huntsville
In 1965, the civil rights movement made its way to the city of Huntsville, beginning with a sit-in at the Cafe Raven, a popular restaurant at the time.
To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of the move toward racial integration, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum will be hosting an oral history event for citizens and senior citizens to get together and share their accounts of the civil rights movement in Huntsville on Thursday night at 7.
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War, peace, racism, sexism, mistrust of the government, radical change, social and sexual revolution, freedom of expression, scandal, civil liberties, sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, turning on, tuning in, dropping out, but never fading away.
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Good News in Navasota: Free summer camp open to kids with parents in prison
For many young children, seeing a parent behind bars can be a traumatizing experience.
Unfortunately, the young people often become the victims in cases dealing with imprisoned parents.
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has worked hard to give these young folks a place where they feel accepted and can share their experiences with others who are going through the same pain.
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“Late at night it’s drizzling rain ... I am hit and feel no pain ... jagged shrapnel on the fly ... chills my blood and makes me cry ... but in my heart I have no fear ... because my Ranger god is near ... I’ll be the best that I can be ... Airborne Ranger Infantry.”
Rousing, impassioned, inspiring cadences are designed to birth a soldier. However, what elements are in place for the rebirth of a civilian who has had their “blood chilled,” and made to cry?
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Randy Gardner is fighting back after losing a section of his property to the City of Huntsville in initial condemnation proceedings.
On March 27, a set of special commissioners — three impartial citizen landowners who by law oversee these cases — awarded Gardner close to $13,500 for two sections of land. Neither Gardner or his attorney Bennie Rush attended the hearing, according to court documents.
Sheriff says thanks to good Samaritan
A Good Samaritan is uncommon today. Claude Williams, however, exemplifies this rare virtue that is so often admired, yet seldom acted upon.
On the morning of April 5, Williams, a 75-year-old retired peace officer, saw a deputy from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office struggling with a resisting suspect at the intersection of FM 2821 and FM 247 in Huntsville.
Without hesitation, Williams sprung into action.
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