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The Wrights

The Wrights

ARTHUR DUDLEY WRIGHT AND THELMA JEANE WOMMACK Kildare is home to A.D. and Jeane Wright, who were married September 9, I960 at the First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas...by the Rev. James R. Edwards. Both are Cass County natives. A.D. was born January 23, 1932 in Kildare, the son of James Arthur and Gladys Melton Wright. I, Thelma Jeane, am the daughter of David A. and Thelma Christine Patterson Wommack. I was born February 27, 1931 in Marietta, Texas, It is interesting that both sets of parents, though they did not know each other, were married by the same minister, the Rev. C.F. Almond, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.

Spate of new laws effective Jan. 1

Spate of new laws effective Jan. 1

After the Texas Legislature spent much of 2023 in session, a bevy of new laws go into effect on New Year’s Day, though some have been delayed by lawsuits challenging their constitutionality. The Austin American-Statesman reported on SB 17, a new law that institutes a ban on programs and policies “designed or implemented in reference to race, color, or ethnicity” at Texas public universities or colleges — commonly known as diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI.

Texas History Minute

For the adventurers and dreamers of the world, there are no limits. Wiley Hardeman Post was born on his parents’ cotton farm near Canton in November 1898. He was born on a farm with no electricity in a time when airplanes were still just a dream, but within a few years, he would become one of the most famous pilots in the world.

Legal groups sue to stop new immigration law

Legal groups sue to stop new immigration law

The ink was barely dry on a law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott that makes unauthorized entry into the United States a state crime before a lawsuit was filed by civil rights groups and El Paso County challenging its constitutionality. The Austin American-Statesman reported the suit was filed in an Austin federal court by the ACLU and two immigrant advocacy groups on behalf of the county.

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