Bill Zeeble http://tpr.org en Four Generations Attend One Storied Richardson School http://tpr.org/post/four-generations-attend-one-storied-richardson-school Today was the first day back to school for &#160;most Texas kids.&#160; – including a Richardson Schools&#160;2<sup>nd</sup> grader named Thomas Jefferson the 5<sup>th</sup>. And like a lot of other kids, TJ strolled into Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet elementary side by side with a family elder. But here’s where the story gets interesting. The great grandfather TJ accompanied is 70 year-old Thomas Jefferson,&#160;Jr. – who attended Hamilton Park himself six decades ago. He made the same walk with <em>his</em> son, Thomas Jefferson the 3<sup>rd</sup>, and grandson, Thomas Jefferson the 4<sup>th</sup>. Here’s a look at an African American family legacy.<p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:44:57 +0000 Bill Zeeble 17855 at http://tpr.org Four Generations Attend One Storied Richardson School Cliburn's Big Winners: A Ukranian, An Italian And The First American Since '97 http://tpr.org/post/ukrainian-takes-top-prize-14th-cliburn-contest <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vadym</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;Kholodenko, a 26-year-old Ukranian, won the top prize Sunday night at the </span>14<sup>th</sup> Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. A&#160;20-year-old Italian,&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beatrice&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rana, was named runner-up, and third place went to Sean Chen, 24, the first&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American to reach the Cliburn finals in 16 years.</span><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:32:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 12895 at http://tpr.org Cliburn's Big Winners: A Ukranian, An Italian And The First American Since '97 Dallas School Board Member Takes Vote, Ends Commencement Speech http://tpr.org/post/dallas-school-board-member-takes-vote-ends-commencement-speech Dallas School Board member Mike Morath was scheduled to give this year’s graduation speech to Woodrow Wilson seniors. But he offered something a little different.<p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:49:24 +0000 Bill Zeeble 12722 at http://tpr.org Dallas School Board Member Takes Vote, Ends Commencement Speech Six Cliburn Finalists Still Playing For Gold In Fort Worth http://tpr.org/post/six-cliburn-finalists-still-playing-gold-fort-worth Six finalists of the 14<sup>th</sup> Van Cliburn International Piano competition were named late Tuesday night. They include four men and two women, each from different countries.<p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:21:22 +0000 Bill Zeeble 12628 at http://tpr.org Six Cliburn Finalists Still Playing For Gold In Fort Worth A Dozen Advance in the Cliburn International Piano Competition In Fort Worth http://tpr.org/post/12-advance-cliburn-international-piano-competition Twelve young pianists have advanced to the semi-final round in the 14<sup>th</sup> Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. The musicians are&#160;playing for a top $50,000 prize and three years of worldwide concerts.<p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:56:47 +0000 Bill Zeeble 12490 at http://tpr.org A Dozen Advance in the Cliburn International Piano Competition In Fort Worth Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Believes County's Same-Sex Benefits Plan Legal http://tpr.org/post/dallas-county-judge-clay-jenkins-believes-countys-same-sex-benefits-plan-legal Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins believes the county's same-sex benefits plan approved last fall is legal, despite Monday's opinion from the Texas Attorney General that said local governments and school districts offering marriage benefits to same sex partners violate the state constitution.&#160;<p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:46:47 +0000 Bill Zeeble 10629 at http://tpr.org Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Believes County's Same-Sex Benefits Plan Legal Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton Appear In Dallas Before Bush Center Dedication http://tpr.org/post/jeb-bush-hillary-clinton-appear-dallas-bush-center-dedication <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two potential presidential candidates are in Dallas today. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will talk about immigration to one organization. Then in the evening, past Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a group of apartment executives. &#160;</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160;&#160;</span><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:30:44 +0000 Bill Zeeble 10222 at http://tpr.org Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton Appear In Dallas Before Bush Center Dedication Ex-Justice Of The Peace Eric Williams Charged With Capital Murder http://tpr.org/post/ex-justice-peace-eric-williams-charged-capital-murder <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams was charged Thursday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of the County’s DA, his wife, and the assistant DA. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;Williams was under suspicion early on.</span><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:20:59 +0000 Bill Zeeble 9941 at http://tpr.org Ex-Justice Of The Peace Eric Williams Charged With Capital Murder College Hopefuls Still Suffering After Recession http://tpr.org/post/college-hopefuls-still-suffering-after-recession <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas public college and university enrollment rose by 22.5 percent between 2007 and 2012, but state funding fell. </span><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:54:26 +0000 Bill Zeeble 7531 at http://tpr.org College Hopefuls Still Suffering After Recession Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol http://tpr.org/post/remembering-van-cliburn-giant-among-pianists-and-cold-war-idol <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apNTq-Tgf4w</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:50:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 7096 at http://tpr.org Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol