Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is bringing his campaign to Texas, including a stop at the Fort Worth Stockyards.
On Thursday, Texas’ junior senator will hold a rally to rev up residents, said his longtime friend and supporter, state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville.
“I’ve proudly endorsed Senator Cruz for President and I am so excited to have him come to SD10 during his Presidential campaign,” Burton said in a campaign email. “The momentum behind #Cruz2016 is growing every day!
“Whether you’re a Ted Cruz supporter like me, or undecided, I encourage you to attend this event! It’s sure to be a great one!”
The rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in the Stampede Room at the Stockyards Station, 130 E. Exchange Ave. Doors will open at 10 a.m.
After visiting Fort Worth, Ted Cruz will head to two other Texas rallies — in Tyler and Kingwood.
Cruz last appeared at the Stockyards Station in March 2014 for a standing-room-only rally to support Burton’s state Senate bid.
U.S. Reps. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, and Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, have something else in common.
The two Texas Wesleyan University graduates will now serve on the college’s board of trustees.
They were announced last week as the newest board members, along with the Rev. Ben Disney, Doug Compton and James E. DuBose.
“We are especially proud to see our alumni, Rep. Granger and Rep. Veasey, join our board,” President Frederick G. Slabach said. “We often say our graduates go on to accomplish great things, and both Kay and Marc are proof of that.”
Each new member brings a diverse set of experience and expertise that will benefit the university as it continues to thrive.
Beverly Volkman Powell, chairwoman of the board of trustees
If you have any doubt that former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk is close with President Barack Obama, as in a true First Friend, just look at the White House travel pool reports from Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
On Aug. 15, Kirk — the former U.S. trade representative who retains the honorific title of ambassador and is now a Dallas attorney — was part of the ultimate power golf foursome on Martha’s Vineyard. Kirk was with not one but two presidents: Former President Bill Clinton joined the game, along with civil-rights leader Vernon Jordan.
A few days before that, Kirk and his wife, Dallas business executive Matrice Ellis-Kirk, dined with Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Alchemy Bistro & Bar in Edgartown. Joining them were two more power couples: former Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, and national security adviser Susan Rice and her husband.
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