The Fine Arts Department at Grayson College will host an evening of the arts including the visual arts, food art, music, and a play on Saturday, May 3 at the Arts & Communications Center. The 2nd Floor Gallery will host a reception for the PB&J Exhibition: A Cancer Awareness Exhibit. PB&J is an exhibition featuring original 2-D and 3-D artworks to promote awareness of breast, prostate, testicular, cervical, lung, as well as other forms of cancer. The show opened on March 27 and will conclude with the May 3 reception. In addition to the exhibit that . . . More . . .
Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you’re going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you’ll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you’ll need to take a “holistic” approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way.
To articulate and achieve your vision, ask yourself a . . . More . . .
Recycling opportunities—everything from computers to baseball caps to styrofoam to expired prescription medicine—abound at this year’s Earth Day Texoma Festival, which takes place April 26, 8:30-5:00 p.m., at the Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk in Sherman. Commodity Recycling Solutions of Fort Worth will have recycling trucks in the City Hall South Parking Lot (Pecan at Elm St.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CRS will accept E-waste, meaning any item that once ran on . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The 2014 Austin College Cunningham Lectures will include chaplains and Bible professors from historic Presbyterian Church (USA) colleges joining in a panel discussion on "The Bible and the Liberal Arts: Transformative Dialogues," on Tuesday, April 22, at 11 a.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A follow-up panel discussion on “Does Austin College Need the Bible?” will be held at 8:30 p.m. that evening in the Pouch Club of Wright Campus Center. The events . . . More . . .
Congregations Model Climate Solutions Cool Congregations Challenge winners announced
April 17, 2014 – As the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day, religious institutions in the U.S. have kicked their activism into high gear, modeling climate solutions and stewardship of Creation in dozens of inspiring projects. The Cool Congregations Challenge, an annual contest by Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) to recognize and inspire congregational leadership in the energy and climate arena, has unveiled this year’s winners. . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Elections. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and it is . . . More . . .
AUSTIN — Monica Freeman, a Texas Travel Information Center counselor with the Texas Department of Transportation received the 2014 Roadrunner Award from TxDOT for her exceptional customer service and professionalism. The award was presented at ceremonies held last night in South Padre Island.
Freeman is a counselor at the Texas Travel Information Center in Denison, which served more than 200,000 visitors in 2013. The information center greets travelers entering Texas at the Oklahoma border, and is . . . More . . .
Acts and demonstrations at the free, family-oriented event range from cowboy storytelling and tribal bellydancing to a children’s choir, a kids karate demonstration, and a “trash fashion” show, running in two different venues throughout the day. Headlining the event is acclaimed Dallas teenaged singer/songwriter Emily Claire Shlesinger, who has performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Six Flags Over Texas, House of Blues, and Hard Rock Café among others. During the festival, she will be . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The instrumental ensembles of Austin College, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Duhaime, will present their annual spring concert on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Wynne Chapel at Austin College. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at Austin College at 903.813.2251.
The concert’s first half will be devoted to performance of the unique Coffee Cantata by J.S. Bach, with the Chamber Orchestra providing . . . More . . .