By SHANNON DAUGHTRY
By SHANNON DAUGHTRY
This article has been corrected.
While the Houston Astros have gotten off to a hot start, they’re not even the hottest baseball team in their own town. That distinction belongs to the University of Houston baseball team, which includes Ball High product Aaron Garza.
Sunday’s weather was not desirable for fishing and Memorial Day looks like a repeat, if not worse. The weather folks just have not been cooperative in providing good weather this spring.
Memorial Day is not about grilling hot dogs, colorful streamers, or getting an extra day off from work. Memorial Day is so much more.
The tradition of recognizing those who gave their lives in battle has been practiced around the world for centuries. Here in our country doing so started in earnest during the American Civil War. Southern Confederate women decorated the graves of their fallen soldiers, beginning in the summer of 1861. In 1868, Union General John A. Logan called for a national Decoration Day to be held annually on May 30. The day was chosen because there were no Civil War battles fought on that day and because it maximized the chances for flowers being in bloom. The name gradually changed from Decorations Day to Memorial Day; Memorial Day being first used in 1882. Congress officially named the last Monday in May Memorial Day in 1968.
Next weekend, an expected hundreds of Corvette owners will be part of the inaugural “Corvettes Cruisin Galveston” event.
Almost anybody can tell us what time it is, but not even the smartest people can explain what time itself is.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the U.K.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate was on Monday refusing to attend a court hearing on his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."
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