Juneteenth 2015, A Freedom Celebration… The Juneteenth celebration came about when the slaves down in Gavelston, Texas was freed due to the orders of President Abraham Lincoln. Although the president gave permission for all slaves to be freed 2 years prior, the slaves down in Gavelston didn’t receive their freedom papers until June 19, […]

Today is Presidents Day and the “Uniform Holidays” bill was inacted by Congress in 1971. The bill combined three existing holidays including the birthdays of George Washinton and Abraham Lincoln. Federal and state government offices are closed today.   Federal Government Offices: Closed today United States Postal Serivce: Closed today; no mail delivery   State Government DMV: […]