Memorial Day weekend events

1. Memorial Day weekend starts next Saturday. I hope your plans include one of the many Memorial Day opportunities across the county.

a. Did you know that we have a military museum in Nevada? It is known as the Military Heritage Collection. Saturday evening, I will speak to a group of veterans at the 5th Annual Veterans Memorial Day at the collection – always a treat for me.

b. The Smiles Charity annual concert is Sunday evening at 4:30 PM at Adriatica in McKinney, headlined by Rodney Atkins. Admission is free, so bring your lawn chairs, enjoy the music of four bands, and support our wounded veterans with your donations. Your kids can check out the kid’s area as well. This is always a great family event.

c. Memorial Day dawns bright on Monday morning. Find a ceremony near you, or join me at the Pecan Grove Cemetery ceremony in McKinney. The ceremony kicks off at 10 AM, but bring your lawn chairs and come early – many people come early to get the best seats.

d. There are more events – I encourage you to remember those who died in the service to our nation by attending one of the opportunities.

2. My June citizens’ roundtable is June 23, but this one is different. This will be a dessert meeting in the evening so that citizens who may not be able to get to a breakfast meeting can come to the courthouse and spend an hour or so.

If you would like to be one of sixteen citizens to meet, receive a short presentation from me, then ask questions, please contact Teresa Mercer at or 972-548-4631 to sign up. If we have more than sixteen, which I expect that we will, everyone will get a chance in the months to come to make a meeting.