The Preston Trail Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting October 16th at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro, Texas.
Regent Lisa Lettie called the meeting to order and recognized guests including Nancy Ross the program speaker. Ms. Ross is the Regent of the General Bernardo de Galvez Chapter in Allen. Her topic was “Paul Revere and His Wives”.
Preston Trail is committed to promoting literacy. We will be celebrating National Family Literacy Day on November 1st. The Texas DAR Literacy Promotion theme for 2014 is “Open the Treasure Chest of Literacy.” To . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will host 1985 alumnus and history professor William Kerrigan presenting the address, “Johnny Appleseed: St. Francis or Steve Jobs?,” Friday, October 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the ‘Roos Who Write Conference and the Austin College History Department, is free and open to the public.
Kerrigan, the Cole Distinguished Professor of American History at Muskingum College in Ohio, wrote the book Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History, published in 2012. The book tells the story of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman’s life, as discovered during Kerrigan’s 15 . . . More . . .
Cambodian refugee camp survivor Loung Ung will speak at Austin College Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.
Loung Ung was five years old when the Khmer Rouge stormed into her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, in what has been described as one of the bloodiest genocides of the . . . More . . .
The Preston Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will meet at 6:00pm Thursday, October 16th at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. Regent Lisa Lettie will conduct the session. Catered dinner begins at 5:00pm with a cost of $10.
Nancy Ross of Allen Texas will give a lively presentation of “Paul Revere and His Wives” Following the program, a business meeting will be held to discuss chapter affairs. . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College Department of Art and Art History is hosting the drawing exhibition “Spotblack on the Soul” by Carl Antonowicz October 13 through November 21 in Ida Green Gallery of Ida Green Communication Center. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 903.813.2048. In his statement about the exhibit, Antonowicz wrote: “Comics, for me, have become a . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges issued to the House Committee on Transportation, which I chair. 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 . . . More . . .
Austin College will host the 2014 Issues Forum to present views related to the upcoming gubernatorial election in Texas. This luncheon will be held on October 16th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Mabee Hall of the WCC. Larry Phillips, Texas state representative, will present opening remarks.
This $20 luncheon event is open to the public, registration required http://www.austincollege.edu/80046/issues-forum-lunch-registration/ or by email to LWomble@austincollege.edu. The $20 luncheon fee is payable by cash or check, credit . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will offer free grant-research training Tuesday, October 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, October 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Both sessions, open to the general public with advance registration, will be held in the SISD Training Classroom on the first floor of Jackson Technology Center at Austin College. To register, email Brittany Derebery, session leader and Austin College director of foundation relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College professor Kevin Simmons, internationally recognized for his work on the economics of natural hazards, will discuss “Taming the Neighborhood Wolf: Natural Hazard Applications of the Three Little Pigs” on Tuesday, October 14, at 11 a.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. The presentation, a Johnson Center Faculty Research and Pedagogy Talk, is free and open to the public. A carry-your-tray luncheon at noon in Room 245 will allow continued discussion of the . . . More . . .