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  • Red River Unitarian Universalist Church recognized for Community Inspiration by Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith organization recognizes Texoma Earth Day Festival
  • The 2014 Austin College Cunningham Lectures will include chaplains and Bible professors from historic Presbyterian Church (USA) colleges joining in a panel discussion on "The Bible and the Liberal Arts: Transformative Dialogues," on Tuesday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A follow-up panel discussion on “Does Austin College Need the Bible?” will be held at 8:30 p.m. that evening in the Pouch Club of Wright Campus Center. The events are co-sponsored by the Austin College Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching. Both panels are free and open to the public.
  • Mama could “put the pedal to the treadle" and create the prettiest Easter frocks in town for my sister and me. It wasn't uncommon to hear the sewing machine humming during the night when counting sheep didn't work.
  • As I anticipated attending a reunion for the school in Marquez, TX, I attended in grades 1-10, it was reminiscing with my schoolmates that I most looked forward to. However, one of the first things I saw was a small painting of the old red brick building, long since torn down. That image turned out to be the most powerful and pleasurable stimulus to forgotten memories.
  • I love getting requests from readers. Recently I received a request for a roasted pork loin for Easter to replace his usual ham luncheon. I found a recipe that I thought would be perfect for this reader. When cooked properly, pork is tender and delicious. When cooked to the point of being well done, it is tough and not very tasty.
  • 2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months. The Deepwater Horizon was a floating semi-submersible drilling unit — a fifth-generation, ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, column-stabilized drilling rig owned by Transocean and built in Korea. The platform was 396 feet long and 256 feet wide and could operate in waters up to 8,000 feet deep, to a maximum drill depth of 30,000 feet. The explosion caused the Deepwater Horizon to burn and sink, resulting in a massive offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world, and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.