Nearly 60 Texas House Democrats left the state last Monday for Washington, D.C. in an effort to stop passage of a Republican-led elections bill. This in effect blocks all legislation since the House doesn’t have a quorum present. As the Austin American Statesman and other media outlets reported, Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to arrest the absent lawmakers upon their return. While in Washington, the legislators have met with Vice President Kamala Harris and several Democratic senators to push passage of a federal elections bill that is currently stalemated.
Someone once said that it didn’t get officially hot in Texas until the temperature broke 100 degrees. 99 degrees was still in the “warm” zone. I would disagree with that, but the fact that we’ve made it halfway through July without a real statewide scorcher is encouraging.
Black Cactus Armory held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 15th for the opening of their new location at 311 W. Navasota in Groesbeck. Pictured (l-r) Chamber President Joan McEntyre and her granddaughter Keira, Chamber Executive Director Scooter Kennedy, Black Cactus Glock Armor Tomas Guzman, Black Cactus Gunsmith Chris Young, Black Cactus Gunsmith Ben Dyson, Black Cactus owner Bryce Worsham, Black Cactus HR Theresa Worsham, Chamber Director John Bush, Chamber Director Tom Hawkins. Not Pictured Black Cactus Gunsmith Brody Burleson. The new location brings more space to the store and an array of newer outdoor items ranging from hunting, fishing, archery, and much more. They still carry all your armory needs and welcome everyone to come and visit them at their new location just right down the street from the previous location. Groesbeck Journal photo/ Jennifer Paul
July 5, 2021