When Camp Cooper closed in Feb. 1861, Union troops were withdrawn from the entire Frontier Defense system, which served several families in this area of the Western Frontier along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, in what is now northern Shacklelford County, southern Throckmorton County and northwestern Stephens County.
Texas has received billions in federal aid related to the COVID-19 pandemic and could receive billions more in the coming weeks, but Senate Finance Committee Chair and Flower Mound Senator Jane Nelson told members of her committee Wednesday that there are still more questions than answers regarding the aid package created through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “There are so many misconceptions out there,” she told members. “We’re still working through the guidance on federal funds that were approved during the previous administration, we’re just starting that process for the dollars that will be coming to Texas under [ARPA].”
Spring has sprung ... or so they say. Around here, we aren’t worrying about a few weeds. After the ten days of zero-ish weather, we are just glad to see a little green. I joined many townspeople this afternoon when I ventured out to break a few limbs, scratch a few stems, and say a few prayers over the bushes and trees in my yard.
A Texas Senate committee on Friday passed an elections bill that would tighten the state’s voting rules by limiting extended early voting hours, requiring proof of disability to qualify for mail-in voting and prohibiting drive-thru voting. Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, is one of Gov. Gregg Abbott’s legislative priorities this session.
The members and guests of the Breckenridge Woman’s Forum were in for a special treat to hear the words of Benjamin Franklin as portrayed by Deborah Moran of Andrews. She has also done a monologue performance of Dolly Madison, Molly Pitcher, Clara Barton and Peggy Shippen Arnold.