Unless I overlooked it, the Star-Telegram failed to mention that Sunday, Jan. 19, Confederate Heroes Day, was a Texas state holiday. If it was published and I failed to notice it, please disregard this e-mail.
If it wasn’t published, was it due to an oversight, history revisionism or political correctness?
No matter which one was the reason in failing to publish notice of a state holiday in the paper, it speaks poorly of the Star-Telegram staff.
If one state holiday is recognized by the newspaper, then all state holidays should be recognized.
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Senate Bill 60 in the regular session of the 63rd Legislature, approved June 1, 1973, and Effective August 27, 1973, made Jan. 19 a holiday. This bill deleted June 3 as a holiday for Jefferson Davis’ birthday and combined the two into Confederate Heroes Day. (
— Omar Franklin,