The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

July 4, 2014

Declaring independence again

GREENVILLE — A group of local attorneys gathered Thursday morning on the north steps of the Hunt County Courthouse to recite the words which helped create the United States 238 years ago.

Members of the Hunt County Bar Association  conducted a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The event was sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA). The organization has been presenting readings of the Declaration on each July 3 since 2010.

Thursday’s reading was the first in Hunt County and was organized by Katherine Ferguson.

 A small crowd gathered as nine attorneys from the county, including 354th District Judge Richard A. Beacom and County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Duncan Thomas, took turns reading the sections of the document.

The TCDLA indicated that readings were scheduled Thursday in 68 cities across Texas, in seven cities outside the state, as well as in Paris, France and Cancun, Mexico.

Ferguson said the Hunt County Bar Association plans to conduct a reading again on July 3, 2015.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News