Gov. Rick Perry called a special session Monday night after a Democratic filibuster of a public education reform bill prevented the Legislature from balancing the budget before the legislative session’s end.
Growing up, summertime always meant swimming pools, sleep-away camp and girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch. But as I got older, my parents’ attitude about my favorite time of year shifted from “go out and play” to “go out and get a damn job.”
The memorial service displayed both the enormous amount of friendship and respect Shirley Bird Perry had established over a lifetime with so many people and the enormous circle of power in which she worked her magic.