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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Shortly after the news of World War II veteran Richard Overton's death, condolences and memories came pouring in from around Texas and the nation.
Overton's cousin, Volma Overton Jr., said the family will miss the funny 112-year-old and that his memory will keep them going.
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Richard Arvin Overton, the nation's oldest living war veteran — and the oldest man in the U.S. — died Thursday in Austin at the age of 112 after a bout with pneumonia.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A family member says the nation's oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S. has died in Texas.
Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard's cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday evening at a rehab facility in Austin.
Overton had been recently hospitalized with pneumonia.
GATESVILLE — Area representatives and officials threw a surprise retirement party in Gatesville this week for outgoing Coryell County Judge John Firth.
Killeen-Fort Hood area military experts said Monday they were pleased with President Donald J. Trump’s pick of current Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
To celebrate a year of love, growth and partnership with Johnson County residents, businesses, churches and other organizations, Crazy8 Ministries on Tuesday hosted a dinner banquet for more than 400 people at the Cleburne Conference Center.
During the event, more than $30,000 was raised through silent and live auctions.
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, credits his decisions to enter the public arena to former President George H.W. Bush.
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of well-wishers lined up on a chilly Washington day for a glimpse of George Bush's flag-draped casket and the opportunity to pay respects ahead of a state funeral Wednesday that will bring together five U.S. presidents and an assortment of kings, princes and prime ministers.
WASHINGTON — It was a national and international crowd that came to pay homage Wednesday to President George H.W. Bush at Washington National Cathedral, but there was a distinctive Texas air about the service, as dozens of Texans joined Bush’s Texas-centric family in celebrating the life of the nation’s 41st president.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be attending the state funeral for President George H.W. Bush Wednesday in Washington D.C.
“More than anything, George Herbert Walker Bush embodied class and decency. He treated everyone with a civility and grace that frankly we need a lot more of today,” said Cruz.