The Dublin Citizen (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 24, 2010 Page: 2 of 20
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The Dublin Citizen
Thursday, lune 24. 2010
Dublin School Board meeting set for Monday was delayed
until this coming Monday at 7 pm at the Dublin Middle
School library. ,
This week's meeting was delayed due to the death of
board member James Moore’s father.
On the agenda is a tour, of middle school facilities and
discussion of future plans for that campus and the
possibility of a bond issue for a new facility to be built at
the high school site.
EDC to start budget discussions
The Dublin Economic Development Corporation board
will start working on the 2010-2011 budget at their regular
monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 28.
Preliminary discussions will focus on the current grant
programs, as well as consideration of possible project
assistance. The EDC budget is funded by sales tax.
Routine agenda items will include consideration of a
grant request from Larry Walker for facade improvements
at Walker Insurance Agency. The request was heard at the
May meeting and tabled until June. The EDC’s grant request
period ended on June 1 and will resume at the start of the
new fiscal year on Oct. 1.
The EDC board meetings are held at the EDC-Chamber of
Commerce office, 111 South Patrick and are open to the
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By Mac B. McKinnon
By Ed Sterling
Texas Press Association
I don’t know if it strikes you like it does me, but it really
strikes me that we have a tremendously patriotic
community. And it makes me really proud.
The other evening, I was driving into the downtown area
on West Blackjack. It was getting late in the evening with
I glanced to the Comer Lot and there was Old Glory and
straight ahead, the stars and stripes were flying over City
That was the Friday night when the big reunion/Dr
Pepper birthday was getting underway and flags were
everywhere around the Dr Pepper park, as always.
Then Monday came around and that was Flag Day. As
usual on all holidays, the Rotary Club puts out flags and
it’s a tremendous sight. So many people subscribe to the
service that it makes for an awesome sight as you drive
down Patrick from the north toward downtown.
1 was told about one flag that had fallen over and people
were driving over it until one person stopped traffic to pick
it up and put it back in place. Not everyone has respect for
the flag we need to have.
Those of us who have served in the military know what
that flag means and those who are keen on history know
what it’s about. Unfortunately, there are those who don’t
know and don’t seem to care.
I’m a member of the Dublin American Legion, which I
believe is an important organization that helps work for
our country and the rights of veterans. One of its primary
goals is to promote patriotism and support of our country
If you are a veteran, I encourage you to join us. The more
members we have, the more we can get done.
We like to sponsor Americanism in our schools and
sponsor girls’ state and boys’ state each summer, sending
young people to learn how our system works. It is
important to learn about Democracy and we must be
involved to protect and defend our way of life.
If we don’t speak out and get involved, we can lose our
rights. I believe everyone has a right to their opinion. Some
people don’t’ agree with what I have to say and that’s fine
as everyone has a right to say and stand for what they
believe and they should do just that.
It’s not offensive to me that people disagree with me, it
is offensive when people don’t express that different view.
I respect the opinions of others and that’s what freedom is
Each year at this time, it is inspiring to see so many
people working at cemeteries to honor those who have
gone before us, the legacy and life they have provided for
Unfortunately, some people just believe Memorial Day
and July 4th are just holidays.
We need to remember what they mean. Our freedoms are
being threatened and the threat is real, those who want to
see demise and decline of the United States.
We must remember the lessons of history. Many great
civilizations died from within and our lack of involvement
and interest could hurt our nation in time.
Right now it seems we have more people interested in
politics than ever ==and that is great. While I am concerned
about the outcome of elections in November, the most
important aspect is that people get out and vote and be
involved. That’s what a Democracy is all about.
That’s what the flag is all about and that’s why it and our
national anthem have such special meaning to me.
Thanks for reading.
(McKinnon can be contacted by e-mail, publisher®
Perry celebrates Texas Week
Gov. Rick Perry on June 15 kicked off Salute to Texas
Week af the Shanghai World Expo 2010, welcoming
visitors to the Texas-themed U.SA. National Pavilion.
The governor and members of a Texas delegation also
hosted a forum for Chinese businesses to promote the
advantages of locating in Texas and how to do business
in the state. Attendees heard about incentives and
regional benefits available to companies.
Perry, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, Secretary of
State Hope Andrade and representatives from Texas
Instruments and the communities of Brownsville, Corpus
Christi, Dallas, Houston, McKinney and San Patrick) were
among participants in the forum.
Some 70 million visitors from more than 170 nations
are expected to attend the May 1 through Oct. 31 expo.
Most wanted tips can be ‘texted’
Those Texans who’d rather use text-messaging than a
phone call or email to submit a tip for Texas 10 Most
Wanted fugitives can have it their way now.
A tip can yield a $5,000-per-fugitive reward.
Citizens can use their cell phones to send text messages
to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Key in the code
274637 (CRIMES), then type in the tip.
Tips may be submitted through the DPS website http://
www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/. Click on the photo of the
fugitive and then click the link under the photo to submit
a tip. “This will help the program appeal to a younger
demographic, generate additional tips and simply make
it more convenient for many people,” said DPS Director
The phone-in method still works by dialing 1-800-252-
TIPS. The Crime Stoppers hotline is open 24 hours a day.
Citizens need not give their name when calling.
Map shows areas with no broadband
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on June 15
announced the launch of the Texas broadband map that
illustrates the state’s unserved areas, identifies types of
service and allows broadband service providers to target
More than 96 percent of Texas households have access
to home broadband service, but a quarter of a million
households in the Lone Star State don’t have access to
high-speed Internet services, Staples said, adding that
broadband is related to business development and is a
critical lifeline to vital services like telemedicine and
Capitol evacuated in bomb threat
A phoned-in bomb threat necessitated the evacuation
of the state Capitol on June 18. The individual who made
the threat via a 911 operator at about 11 a.m. is still at
At least 300 people exited
the Capitol in an orderly
The Texas Department of
Public Safety used bomb-
sniffing dogs to comb the
Capitol complex. No
explosive device was found
and the Capitol was
reopened at 2 p.m.
Texas schools stick
with Big 12
The University of Texas
at Austin, Texas A&M
University and Texas Tech
will continue competing in
the Big 12 Conference,
officials confirmed last
The conference’s future
was in question earlier,
when the universities of
Nebraska and Colorado
decided to join other
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