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Guys are you ready? #FortWorth City Council returns from their summer break. I know you've all missed my live tweets filled with typos and jargon.
Work session is getting started.
We're being introduced to Reggie Zeno, the new #FortWorth city finance director. He comes most recently from #Cincinnati but before that he was with the city of New Orleans and the #NOLA school district. He's been here about 6 weeks and is excited to be here, he said.
He was apparently the finance director during Katrina, per city manager David Cooke. Mayor Price says she's a fan of his accent.
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Day 1 of #LaHEC2019 is underway! Excellent opening remarks from Dr. @KimHunterReed & Dr. Janice Petersen.

Followed by results from our 2019 Core Survey results by Dr. Laura Rowald of the Core Institute.
What are your policies for missed or late payments from a G.I. Bill? Are we penalizing students by kicking them out of classes for paperwork mishaps? - @dclosn #LaHEC2019

Excellent info to consider as our institutions & @LouisianaGov prioritize campus resources for #veterans.
Be sensitive to all disabilities #studentveterans may have.

Some disabilities are visible and some are not, especially for those who have had traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). - @dclosn #LaHEC2019
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Headed out to my fave city in America for a 100th birthday tribute to a legend - Henry Roeland Byrd, aka #ProfessorLonghair.🤩

#Fess #NOLA #jazz #jass
So a lot of y'all don't know who Professor Longhair is, despite knowing his protégées #DrJohn, #FatsDomino, & #AllenToussaint - even those of you who consider yourselves #Jazz aficionados.

There's one reason for that: extreme poverty.
Although the blues and boogie-woogie Black musicians from Mississippi & Louisiana who made it up the river to Chicago found a wealthy white audience, Black musicians who remained in Southern states didn't have that - & thus remain underappreciated or unknown.
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Lots of problems with this piece by Jonathan Zimmerman on historians' obligations to support the preservation and interpretation of Confederate monuments. #SilentSam #CivilWarMemory… via @chronicle
First, I should point out that I debated Zimmerman last year on @AJEnglish about Confederate monuments.…
Zimmerman believes that the best way to combat racism and its history is to utilize monuments for interpretive/classroom purposes. I do think he has a point and as many of you know I supported the idea of interpreting #SilentSam in a professional facility, however...
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#2918SHA O'Hara: policing is done by a variety of different agents. Wood: SC Gov. Cole Blease (rabid racist & passionate defender if lynching), but also used pardon powers liberally; wrote about penal reform = Southern exceptionalism?
#2018SHA Wood: reinforced the racial hierarchy of Jim Crow = what @Lankwa calls the paradox of Southern #Progressivism. Blease directly appealed to poor whites, engendering racism. But also ended convict leasing.
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Sitting outside on a beautiful, crisp fall night.

Soundtrack: Miss Barbara Lynn from Beaumont, Texas. I ❤️❤️❤️ her.😍
Do yourself a favor:

Sit down. Close your eyes. And just listen. Just gorgeous. (1962)

P.S. Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) was a session musician on this track - it was recorded in #NOLA. #NewOrleans
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