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How did fireworks become America's Fourth of July pastime? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there

For as long as Americans can remember, the nation has celebrated the Fourth of July by staging grand fireworks shows in public squares and lighting ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:16:00

Firework Laws for Texas

Some states allow all or most types of consumer fireworks (formerly known as class C fireworks). These include shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:15:00

The history of the Stars and Stripes

The Stars and Stripes originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:15:00

The History of the 4th of July

Military.com On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:14:00

Fourth of July Fun Facts

The Fourth of July 2014 On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:12:00

Firework Safety

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go the emergency ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:10:00

Can we agree there is an obesity issue?

By Sam May Written May of 2014 Obesity is a real issue in the world and specifically in our county.  My name is SAM. I was born in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 00:55:00

Comptroller Distributes $622 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Special Report AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:18:00

ECSO canine unit takes part in War Dog Memorial dedication

CEDAR HILL - The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office canine unit was among units from across the Metroplex on hand for the War Dog Memorial dedication ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:08:00

Master Gardener Column: The Frugal Gardener

By Gail Haynes As Spring turns into Summer new opportunities arise for color in our gardens. Let’s look at some of the plants you can purchase ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2014 18:51:00

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