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Fort Worth mayor will be flying high

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Special to the Star-Telegram

Endorse who?

Former state Rep. Lon Burnam, a Fort Worth Democrat who is running for the Texas Railroad Commission, drew media attention last week for allegedly endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Burnam did tell the Sanders campaign last summer that he would support that campaign. But since then he began his own race, for the Railroad Commission, and hasn’t heard anything about it since then — until it was recently published in the media.

“I withdrew my endorsement,” Burnam said. “I don’t know if this is from an old list or just wishful thinking.

“I’m not endorsing anybody, anywhere, except for me ... and in a race in Harris County.”

Gala for Granger

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, is a proud 1965 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and the institution is just as proud of her, presenting her with a rare honor, the Law Sone Medal, at the university’s 125th Anniversary Gala held Feb. 20 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel.

“This award is considered the most prestigious honor bestowed by the university and has been given out only two times before,” said Frederick Slabach, Texas Wesleyan president, at the event. He saluted Granger and said her “desire to render the utmost service to her fellow man is why we celebrate her tonight.”

As part of the evening, Granger interviewed U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, who recently retired. He is a former commander of the United States Southern Command.

Granger, who received an Honorary degree from the university in ’93, was also the honorary chair of the gala.

Reminder

Texas’ primary election is Tuesday

If you haven’t already voted, head to the polls. They’ll be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Maria Recio, 202-383-6103

Twitter: @maria_e_recio

Anna Tinsley, 817-390-7610

Twitter: @annatinsley

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