For years, he was considered to be the most trusted man in America. Texan Walter Cronkite became the face of the news for millions of Americans as television news began to make its appearance and to make an impact on the nation’s consciousness. As one of the most well-known journalists in the nation, Cronkite helped guide television viewers through the some of the most important news events of the 1960s and 1970s.
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Texas’ power grid reported record electricity use early last week. Both the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are urging residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce electricity use as temperatures soar above100 degrees over much of the state. So far the grid, which administers 90% of the state’s power load, has been able to keep up with demand.
He had 21 professional wins before World War II erupted. While many other athletes served in the war, Nelson’s hemophilia prevented him from serving. Nevertheless, he continued to play on the PGA Tour and worked to raise money for the war effort. He defeated his old friend Ben Hogan in a dramatic playoff in the 1942 Masters Tournament. The war caused most professional athletics to shut down for 1943, but Nelson came roaring back in 1944, winning eight tournaments in the shortened season.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick claimed last week that Gov. Greg Abbott is sabotaging the Senate’s work because of their ongoing feud over which approach to property tax reform is best, The Dallas Morning News reported. Abbott vetoed three bills by Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, who has been Patrick’s point senator on increasing homestead exemptions in order to provide tax cuts. As of Friday afternoon, he had vetoed 31 bills.
The generation that fought World War I is now gone, but their legacy of bravery continues to live on. One of those figures was Private Marcelino Serna of El Paso, one of the most highly decorated men of the war. As an immigrant, he fought with uncommon bravery to defend his new home.