Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces She Will Seek Re-election. At a breakfast yesterday, 77-year-old U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who has spent the last 20 years in Congress, said that she will seek another term. “I’ve wanted to retire for a long time,” she said (paywall). “But national officials and all of you all over the state, and all of you all over the district keep saying: ‘Hang in there. We have to fight this battle.’ I still have friends and family who want me to funnel money to them from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.”
State Fair Fried Food Winners Announced. In the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards, the Deep Fried Cuban Roll won in the “best taste” category, and Fried Thanksgiving Dinner won “most creative.” A Lemony Kale Salad with pumpkinseed kernels and pecorino Romano was not entered in the contest.
Deadly Weekend on North Texas Lakes. On Lewisville Lake, one man drowned after falling off a party boat, and another drowned while tubing. Neither was wearing a life vest. Then there was this at Lake Worth: a man and his nephew were standing on an underwater ledge about 75 yards from shore. Both slipped under the surface. A family member said, “They grabbed each other like a lock, and they were holding on to each other with their rosaries to their chest. And when they took them out, they took them out together.” Life vests, people. Even if you can swim, even if you’ve got your rosary, when you’re on the lake, wear a life vest.