Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development director Wyman Williams says plans are being made for a ceremony Wednesday, October 14 unveiling a new historical marker at the birthplace of Flying Tigers Gen. Claire Chennault on north Monroe Street in Commerce. The new marker will stand alongside the existing marker and will be the first Texas Historical Commission marker in another language, Mandarin Chinese. Here's the biography of Gen.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the existence of poor farms in Hunt County 100 years ago. People and their families who could not pay their debts or were otherwise indigent were sent to the poor farms. Carol says they came to an end after World War II. Here is an article on poor farms in neighboring Kaufman County.
A major fund raising event for the Hunt County United Way, the "Hearts and Hands Gala and Auction," is scheduled for Friday night, August 28 at the Big Sky Event Center (formerly Fish Camp) in Royse City. United Way executive director Frances Dalbey also discusses the Lakes Regional Community Center, which receives assistance from the United Way, and provides education for developmentally delayed adults.
Long-time certified financial planner Jim Ainsworth discusses a recent article on "the five most common personal finance mistakes" that people make, everything from not having clear goals to paying retail without taking advantage of many options. Jim says the relatively low personal savings rate is costly to the economy.