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  • More than 350 cars showed up for the 7th annual Heights Car Show which raised more than $8,500 and over a half ton of food for the Network Food Pantry.
  • Dallas Police Chief David Brown will be on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus on April 25 to give a speech in the Traditions Room of the Rayburn Student Center. graphic courtesy of Dallas Police Department
  • On Saturday morning, April 12, 2014, sixteen members and friends of the Sandy Cemetery Association met at the Sandy Cemetery at 8:00 a.m. for the annual spring work day.
  • (L-R) White Settlement Mayor Jerry Burns, city manager Linda Ryan and Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch. White Settlement was selected as the destination for a new 16-acre Hawaiian Falls entertainment complex opening Memorial Day weekend. The waterpark and adventure park will create 250 to 300 seasonal jobs and 30 to 50 year-round jobs. photo by David Alvey
  • Easter, Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo are deeply cherished celebrations within the Hispanic community, but the festivities emphasizing food, family and fun can also lead to tragedy when drinking and driving is involved. In an effort to save lives during this busy time of year, the Texas Department of Transportation is introducing Drink. Drive. Go to Jail. De Veras., a bilingual, culturally relevant campaign aimed at encouraging Hispanic drivers, as well as others, to never drink and drive. Running through May 5, the campaign features a touring interactive truck - themed with imagery inspired by Lotería, a Mexican game of chance similar to bingo - that will visit select cities to invite people to play a game that reminds them not to drink and drive.
  • 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It remained the most destructive act of terrorism committed in the United States until the September 11 attacks of 2001. The bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a 16-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, causing at least an estimated $652 million worth of damage.