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  • Risland US Holdings announced it has broken ground on its newest North Texas development, Mantua, which encompasses five miles of Highway 75 frontage in Anna and Van Alstyne. The development includes 2,000 acres for single-family residential homes, 675 acres for commercial and mixed-use space, as well as 275 acres of parks, lakes and creeks.
  • On Gold Star Mothers Day, Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in a special ceremony to be held at the Lt. Russell A. Steindam Park, 4501 Quincy Lane, Plano, Texas, a historical marker honoring the late Plano war hero will be dedicated. The popular neighborhood park, built in 1993, was named for an honor student of the Plano High School Class of 1964.
  • The Flights of Our Fathers Air Show & Fly In, benefiting the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Terrell Municipal Airport, just north of IH 20 on SH 34.
  • On Saturday, September 21, Powder Creek Pavilion will host a funkadelic '70s theme dance party with all the trimmings, including dance floor disco lighting and a professional DJ. Admission is only $5.
  • The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council unanimously approved a $1.99 billion comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2020 during its Saturday, September 14 session. It is significant that 79% of expenditures are committed to member services. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Council and Leadership pictured together on Labor Day are (bottom row): Perry Thompson, District 8; Jennifer Woods, District 6; Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr.; Chief Gary Batton; Delton Cox, District 4; Jack Austin, Sr., District 7; Robert Karr, District 11; Anthony Dillard, District 10; Thomas Williston, District 1; James Frazier, District12; Ronald Perry, District 5; James Dry, District 9; Tony Ward, District 2; Eddie Bohanan, District 3. (photo by Deidre Elrod / Choctaw Nation)
  • 1923 birth of Hank Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hiram King "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously). Years of back pain, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health. In 1952 he divorced Sheppard and was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry because of his unreliability and alcohol abuse. On New Year's Day 1953, he died suddenly while traveling to a concert in Canton, Ohio at the age of 29. Despite his short life, Williams is one of the most celebrated and influential popular musicians of the 20th century, especially in regards to country music. Many artists covered songs Williams wrote and recorded. He influenced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, George Jones, Charley Pride, and The Rolling Stones, among others.