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  • The Fletcher Warren Civic Center will be the site for the Gun Show on February 7th and 8th, 2015. Vendors will be exhibiting everything from guns, knives and swords, including those that might have been used during the Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc. Some of the booths will also include books, clothing, gun parts, reloading supplies and equipment, ammo, prints and photos relating to military history.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the names and photographs of 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes, in the hope that tips from the public could lead to the identification and arrest of these individuals.
  • The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) annually publishes a request for grant applications for agricultural water conservation projects. The TWDB is currently soliciting applications for projects from eligible groundwater conservation districts. Please join the TWDB on February 3, 2015, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for a free webinar on current grant opportunities.
  • The second annual Japan Update Symposium is slated for Friday, February 13, at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West. The noon luncheon and afternoon panel session will examine new strategic trends for major Japanese businesses and will explore what makes North Texas attractive to global firms such as Toyota, which recently broke ground for its new U.S. headquarters in Plano. The luncheon program will feature Osamu "Simon" Nagata, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.; and Matthew P. Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • 1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States. John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801. The longest-serving Chief Justice and the fourth longest-serving justice in U.S. Supreme Court history, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the constitution, cementing the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government. Furthermore, Marshall's court made several important decisions relating to federalism, affecting the balance of power between the federal government and the states during the early years of the republic. In particular, he repeatedly confirmed the supremacy of federal law over state law, and supported an expansive reading of the enumerated powers.
  • With Super Bowl party plans nearing the goal line, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds football fans to drive sober or not at all.