Veteran’s Day – Why the Poppy?

by Cheryl McCann

On Veteran's Day, why the poppy has become known as the remembrance flower has a lot of history behind it. Let's take an in-depth look into it further.

Mirabeau B. Lamar

"On this very day, 176 years ago," said SRT Past State President Thomas Green in referring to the date of the ceremony, "President Lamar signed an act of the Texas Congress reserving three leagues of land in each county to be used to pay for a public school system in Texas.

July 4 will be very busy in Texas with these 15 ways to celebrate the 4th of July on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Fayetteville is located on Highway 159,, near La Grange. From Houston, it is an hour, 30 minutes' drive or a distance of 95 miles. It is the "way Texas used to be."

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"Shop Hop"--A New Tradition Begins in Fayetteville's National Registry Historic Shops As a Party on the Square is Initiated Saturday, June 28th With Open House, Receptions, Tours, Sock Hop Rock Music, and Something for All to Enjoy!!!

ShopHop in FayettevilleIt might be hotter than heck for the summer but shop owners in the small community of Fayetteville are playing it very cool in their creation of "Shop Hop", a new program to engage visitors of all ages to their community on a Saturday afternoon. The idea is simple. There are new stores and relocated businesses on the historic square that have united via the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce to introduce and re-introduce themselves in a unique fashion. They will all be open from 2-5 pm Saturday, June 28th, will all have a celebration of "open house" that will include drawings, and of course celebrate that hometown friendliness that Fayetteville is so famous for with all of its' locals and visitors alike. Passports may be purchased on the square for drawings at 5 pm (presence required), or pre-purchased at Jerry's General Store or Fayetteville Bank beginning Thursday, June 26th.

In his book, Texas, James A. Michener desscribes Texas:  “..about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, Anglos and Hispanics, frontier and settlement, money and power...” You decide whether this statement is true. Highlights of the following 12 Texas coastal cities and towns are included:  Beaumont, Clear Lake, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Kemah, League City, Port Aransas, Port Isabel, Rockport, Seabrook, and South Padre.