We think it’s a positive sign that Denton City Council members want to see an emphasis on planting trees, but we can’t help wondering why they waited so long.
Here’s a rare example of something positive emerging from a tragic event: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced recently that it had been given the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch on the Texas coast. The Powderhorn is described as pristine and ecologically diverse, and the donation eventually means a large, new state park for a state with precious little public land.
Our hats are off to all who helped make this year’s North Texas Fair and Rodeo a success. Attendance for the 86th annual fair was more than 162,000, which set an all-time record and beat last year’s turnout of 150,000 by a comfortable margin, according to Glenn Carlton, the event’s executive director.
The future of the Democratic Party in Texas — if it has one — rests on Wendy Davis’ shoulders. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, is the Democratic nominee for governor. She faces Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general and GOP nominee. Election day is not until Nov. 4, but both candidates already have begun airing television commercials in major markets.
It’s almost time for the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, and we’re looking forward to this year’s cowboy exploits, top-shelf musical entertainment, exciting carnival games and all the other activities that help make the fair such a crowd-pleasing family event.
It’s time to face the needle. Few things can ruin a child’s perfect summer faster than the thought of having to get school immunizations, but the new school year is upon us. Getting the pesky shots required by the Texas Department of State Health Services is a crucial ingredient for keeping us all healthy.
This weekend’s sales tax holiday should provide a nice economic break for area consumers. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently reminded shoppers that the annual observance — which is set by the state Legislature — will begin Friday and continue through the close of business on Sunday.