Monthly Archives: September 2011

Historic Texas documents to be unveiled at Austin reception

Twenty historic documents that provide significant information about Texas history and many of the characters -- both famous and infamous who contributed to the Lone Star State's colorful past -- will be unveiled for the first time at a reception at the State Bar of Texas Building, 1414 Colorado Street in Austin, on Monday, September 26, 2011, starting at 4 p.m.… Continue Reading

Bob Black on Civics Education

A major initiative during my tenure as president of the State Bar of Texas this year is working with the State Bar Law Related Education Department on Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers - an interactive, web-based project to assist Texas teachers and middle and high school students in preparing for the new TEKS standards in the areas of government, history, citizenship and culture.… Continue Reading

President declares disaster For Texas

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.… Continue Reading