The soft-spoken older man in the gray suit had taught Bible classes before. He had led a Scripture class as a midshipman at Annapolis and then on a submarine as an officer in the Navy. He taught the Bible as a farmer, and he even conducted 15 classes at Washington’s First Baptist Church when he lived in the White House.
Now, we bring you an important message from the Denton Record-Chronicle’s Department of Shameless Promotion. Inside today’s newspaper you will find Football 2015, a 112-page magazine that literally contains everything you want to know about the upcoming college and high school football season in Denton County.
One cannot help but like UNT President Neal Smatresk. He’s a friendly guy, and he likes to talk. Newspapers appreciate loquacious public officials. They often do a better job of informing citizens about what’s going on than a guy who hides behind press releases and avoids reporters.
Denton community leaders are embarking on a difficult quest to improve the delivery of mental health services throughout the county. We believe this issue will sit atop our “to do” list for years to come. Thousands of lives depend on the newly formed Denton County Behavioral Leadership Team getting it right.
High temperatures in Angelina County are expected to remain around 100 degrees for the next couple of weeks, according to the weather experts. When you combine that with our area’s typically high humidity, that makes life without air conditioning almost unbearable.
In southwestern Colorado’s summer season, old mining trails turn into four-wheeling trails. Old mining towns open their arms and motels. Rivers and valleys host people from all over, but especially Texans trying to escape the relentless heat for just a moment.
Denton ISD schools will open up the 2015-16 school year on Monday, Aug. 24. The high school football teams and marching bands are practicing in the stifling North Texas heat. Last weekend, parents and children flooded stores to buy backpacks and new clothes.
A museum next door to the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters in Irving houses millions of dollars worth of Norman Rockwell paintings. They pay homage to apple-cheeked boys in Scout uniforms honoring God and country, doing good deeds or engaging in outdoor activities.
Let’s talk about graffiti — what it is and what it is not. But first, here’s what happened: Someone took red paint and scrawled the words “This is racist” on the Confederate War memorial statue that stands on the Square. The deed apparently was done in the dead of night, sometime before sunrise on Monday.
Now that a World Heritage Site designation has been won, the number of people visiting our missions almost certainly will soar. When it comes to Alamo Plaza, which adjoins one of those missions, the city of San Antonio should make sure these visitors really have something to see.