The next legislative session of the Texas Legislature is set to begin January 13, 2015. The legislature meets in regular sessions every two years, beginning at noon on the second Tuesday of odd numbered years. A regular legislative session lasts for 140 consecutive days. Last week, I wrote about the pre-filing process. As of this writing, 481 bills and 33 joint resolutions, or proposed constitutional amendments, have been filed so far; in recent sessions there have been over 6000 bills filed by the House and Senate. This week, I will discuss a few pre-filed bills that . . . More . . .
Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less “taxing” for yourself.
Specifically, by making charitable contributions, you may be able to receive some valuable tax breaks. To . . . More . . .
The next legislative session of the Texas Legislature is set to begin January 13, 2015. The legislature meets in regular sessions every two years, beginning at noon on the second Tuesday of odd numbered years. A regular legislative session lasts for 140 consecutive days. Although we are about two months away from the beginning of session, preparation for the next . . . More . . .
The Preston Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will meet at 6pm November 20th at Georgetown Baptist Church, Office Suite in Pottsboro. Regent Lisa Lettie will conduct the session. Dinner begins at 5:00pm with a cost of $10.
Guest speaker will be Charles Holcomb, President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 973 in Sherman. Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans’ . . . More . . .
All investors probably wish they had gotten in on the “ground floor” of Apple or Microsoft or any other big success story. And, in fact, you can indeed “be there from the beginning” by taking part in a company’s initial public offering (IPO). However, the ground floor of many IPOs may be shakier than you’d think — and might not provide you with the . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS— The Austin College Music Department will present the annual Fall Chamber Music and Jazz Concert on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus. Under the direction of Austin College Mosher Professor of Music Dr. Ricky Duhaime, the concert is free and open to the public.
This fall’s concert will consist of a first half devoted to the Austin College Chamber Orchestra performing two pieces for strings: An Overture . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS— Austin College students and faculty will perform an anniversary concert, “Twenty-Five Years of Freedom,” at Wynne Chapel on November 19 at 5 p.m. Presented by the Austin College German program and members of the Music Department, the concert and a reception following are free and open to the public.
Faculty Cathy Richardson, violin, and Ricky Duhaime, cello, will join Austin College senior Rizwan Jagani, on viola, to perform a string trio in G major . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The choirs at Austin College will present a concert on Sunday, November 16, at 3 p.m. in Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Four vocal ensembles will perform a wide variety of music including traditional a cappella choral music, music for women's choir, vocal jazz, and a cappella pop. The 45-voice Austin College A Cappella Choir will sing a range of traditional pieces from . . . More . . .