John Hill
John Hill
John Luke Hill, Jr., was a Texas lawyer, Democratic politician, and judge. He is thus far the only person to have served as Secretary of State of Texas, Texas Attorney General, and Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.
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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Joins Dignitaries to Honor Start of New Homeless Housing
Yahoo News - about 1 year
ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please join U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, Alan Armijo, the City of Albuquerque's director of Constituent Services, Pastor John Hill, executive director of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Greg Leyendecker, president and CEO at New Mexico Bank & Trust, and representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), in celebrating the start of construction on homeless housing units at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission. The event takes place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission. ...
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Albuquerque Rescue Mission to Begin Work on Homeless Housing
Yahoo News - about 1 year
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to a grant-awarding ceremony on January 21, 2016, at the future housing site of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission. In attendance will be U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, Pastor John Hill, executive director of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, and Greg Leyendecker, president and CEO at New Mexico Bank & Trust.In 2015, the Albuquerque Rescue Mission was awarded two Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants of $286,000 and $500,000 from New Mexico Bank & Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). ...
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Bassetlaw League round-up: Weather halts Hosiery Mills’ solid start
Dispatch - almost 2 years
Mansfield Hosiery Mills’ solid start upon their return to the Bassetlaw & District League Championship was stifled this week by being involved in the only game where play was not possible due to bad weather. They added six points to their existing total along with opponents Worksop. North Wheatley with Leverton took a full 20 points in their home game against Notts and Arnold Amateur. Both sides were all out, however Wheatley’s first innings total of 154 was precisely double that of the 77 gained by the visitors, who were able to take four points only for bowing their hosts out. Two strong bowling performances by Papplewick and Linby saw Richard Hodgkinson take 4-10, and Charlie Blatherwick an economical 3-12 with Anston bowled out for a total of 96. Papplewick and Linby continued their fine form by taking a full 20 points by offering a reply of 99-1, this total was secured by Alex Lloyd’s knock of 39 not out and Justin Braithwaite’s score of 38 providing the only wicket for ...
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Florence + The Machine Announces New Album, 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Florence + The Machine broke its silence earlier this week when the band debuted a new song, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful." Now, they revealed it's actually the first track off a new album by the same name, due June 2 via Republic Records. The song was the first Florence Welch wrote for the album, she said in a statement. "The trumpets at the end of that song -- that's what love feels like to me. An endless brass section that goes off into space. And it takes you with it. You're so up there. And that's what music feels like to me. You want it just to pour out endlessly, and it's the most amazing feeling." Produced by Markus Dravs, the album features contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill. The first single, "What Kind of Man," debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on Thursday, and already has a video, directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington: Here's the tracklist for "How Big How Blue How Beautiful": "Ship to Wreck" " ...
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Laugharne, Wales: Heart of the Dylan Thomas Trail
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Dylan drank here," announced a painter as I approached the door of the Brown's Hotel on King Street. "We're touching up to get ready for his 100th birthday. " The man was obviously proud to be part of the countrywide preparation for the 2014 Festival In Laugharne, a small coastal town twenty miles west of Swansea, the soul of Dylan Thomas lingers on. It's possible to walk where he walked, ruminate where he wrote, and lift a pint, where he drank and observed the people who come alive in his poems, plays, and radio broadcasts. The poet lived here for a year early in his adult life, and returned to spend the last years of his life at The Boathouse He is buried just out of town at St. Martin's Church. From Brown's Hotel in Laugharne we walked to Seaview on Market Street, the commodious house with walled in garden he and his wife Caitlin rented when they were first married. From t ...
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The Best Gay Honeymoon Destination?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands of visitors roll into New Orleans this week for Southern Decadence: five days of celebration of gay culture in a city now being promoted by tourism officials as a honeymoon site for same-sex newlyweds – despite the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. "It just shows the dichotomy between what business knows in the state and what our political leaders think," said gay rights activist John Hill. "Obviously, the business community in New Orleans knows that the gay travel market, the honeymoon destination, is a big market." Southern Decadence runs through the Labor Day weekend and helps fill hotel rooms – an estimated 37,000 in New Orleans and its suburbs – at a typically slow time in the tourist season. This year's festival follows the Supreme Court's overturning of key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and coincides with a social media campaign by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau targeting 13 states where same ...
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Source Reveals Details Of Family Member Suspected In Autistic Boy's Death
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MENIFEE, Calif. — The teenage suspect arrested on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of an 11-year-old California autistic boy is the child's half brother, a person close to the investigation said Thursday. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case, told The Associated Press that charges could be filed as soon as Friday against Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.'s 16-year-old half brother, whose name has not been released. Police found a body matching Terry's description Wednesday in a shallow grave under a tree about 75 feet from the house where he lived with his mother, half brother and other family members. The boy was reported missing Sunday by his mother, Shawna Smith, and was last seen Saturday evening by his half brother, authorities have said. A posting on a Facebook page devoted to the search said Terry's family worried he might have wandered off without food, water or special medication. Authorities said late Wednesday that ...
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Teen Family Member Arrested In Case Of Missing Boy With Autism
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MENIFEE, Calif. -- A 16-year-old family member was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the case of a missing 11-year-old autistic boy in Southern California, police said Wednesday. A body that matched the description of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. was found partially exposed in a shallow grave on the family property, Menifee police Chief John Hill said at a news conference. The body has not yet been positively identified, Hill said, adding that the death was the result of "a domestic issue" at the house. Terry has a 16-year-old half brother who authorities have said was the last person to see the boy. However, Hill identified the suspect only as a "family member" and would not confirm if the suspect lived at the house. Police responded to a tip about the body early Wednesday before they discovered the body, said Hill. Televised news reports showed sheriff's investigators concentrating on what appeared to be a small hole by a tree and about 75 feet from ...
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The Buzz On: SKATERS
MTV News - over 3 years
Meet your new favorite New York rockers: SKATERS. Our favorite thing about New York-based rockers SKATERS is that, well, NOT A ONE OF 'EM CAN SKATE! (Rocker boy irony is in full effect, my friends.) Michael Ian Cummings, Noah Rubin, and Joshua Hubbard, otherwise known as SKATERS, are a hodgepodge of members from various bands -- Cummings and drummer Noah Rubin are formerly of The Dead Trees, while guitarist Joshua Hubbard played in The Paddingtons and Dirty Pretty Things. After releasing a five-song EP for free on their website last year (which earned them a cool 10,000 downloads), the trio are currently recording their debut album with John Hill at NYC's Electric Lady Studios. As in, the place Jimi Hendrix built. No big deal. Read more about SKATERS after the jump. Sonically, SKATERS fall somewhere between grime, grunge, and true rock, a hybrid genre they're personally labeling "Humblecore." Maybe we'll call it The Clash lite? With a dash of Devo's pop sensibilities? Well, h ...
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Ed. Department Eases School Access to Medicaid Funds
Education Week - about 4 years
School districts now only need to get written consent one time from parents in order to tap Medicaid funds for some students with disabilities, according to new regulations from the U.S. Department of Education that will go into effect March 18. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and mental health counseling are among the services that schools provide that are potentially reimbursable through Medicaid, if a Medicaid-eligible student requires them through his individualized education program. But since 2006, regulations in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has required that schools get permission "each time" they attempt to get a Medicaid payment. The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education has said the requirement has been expensive and burdensome for schools and districts. When the education department first proposed changing the rule, way back in September 2011, it cited data from the alliance that said some districts had sustain ...
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Australian teen charged with impersonating hospital doctor
Fox News - about 4 years
Australian police have arrested a 17-year-old boy for allegedly impersonating a doctor several times at a local hospital. Sky News reports the teen apparently assisted patients at a hospital in the southern city of Adelaide recently, even helping a 12-year-old girl who had fallen off a scooter. The boy reportedly helped the girl with her injuries and then administered an unauthorized prescription drug. Police had heard reports of a fake doctor roaming hospital wards, dressed in scrubs and carrying a stethoscope around his neck, between October and December. The boy played up his part by wearing an identity badge, carrying a clipboard and stopping to read patients' medical charts and talk to them on his rounds. A Royal Adelaide Hospital staff memo said the teen had been at the hospital on at least three occasions. Australian police asked hospital staff to inform them if they saw any sign of the intruder, whom they nicknamed "Dr Who," according to a report in the Adelaide Adv ...
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Projo management seeking $1.2M in concessions or layoffs
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The Providence Journal’s executives are seeking about $1.2 million in concessions from their workers to deal with falling advertising revenue, a person familiar with the matter told on Thursday. It’s estimated reaching that level of savings would require around 15 layoffs, but it’s unclear whether those will be ordered or if the paper’s union will get the chance to make an alternative offer, the person said. Messages were left with Providence Newspaper Guild President John Hill seeking more information. The Journal’s work force has shrunk by a third since 2008 to an estimated 468 employees, about 220 of whom are members of the Providence Newspaper Guild. Update: The Providence Phoenix’s Dave Scharfenberg has more information. • Related: Union: Providence Journal to disclose plan for layoffs Tuesday (Oct. 5)
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On Bourbon Street, party but don't preach at night
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
On Bourbon Street, party but don't preach at night Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2012 Two weeks ago, a small group of street preachers were arrested during a gay pride festival, perhaps the first people to be booked under a nearly year-old ordinance against aggressive solicitation on Bourbon Street. Specifically, the law bans loitering on Bourbon to spread "any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise." John Hill, chairman of a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered rights group, said the preachers at Southern Decadence were a nuisance, but they have a right to free speech. Joe Traigle, who described himself as an equality activist, said those motivated by hate or raising money need to have boundaries. With its rows of music clubs, restaurants, ...
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Bradford Lague: Sweet 16 steers Pudsey Congs over finishing line
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
It was a case of sweet sixteen for Pudsey Congs in the Bradford League. The in-form Britannia Ground outfit vanquished any lingering relegation fears with a tense one-wicket victory over arch rivals and title favourites Woodlands and it was all thanks to last-wicket pairing Barney Gibson and Mushy Shah – both 16. The teenagers belied their tender years to take 11 runs from the final over as Congs snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Opening, Woodlands – without key man Sarfraz Ahmed – hit 201-8, with ace all-rounder Chris Brice top-scoring with 73 not out, backed up by Simon Mason (44), with Eugene Burzler taking 4-54 for Congs. Replying, Congs never got out of first gear, Neil Lindley (55) aside with Brice (4-45) bringing them to heel. But after hanging on for dear life towards the end, Andrew Bairstow’s troops had a sniff going into the last six deliveries – bowled by Stephen Piercey – and they edged home at 202-9 to follow up last season’s double over the Albert Terrace me ...
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Shakira Unveils 'Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)'
MTV News - over 4 years
Track is the official song of the 2010 World Cup and will benefit public health centers in Africa. By James Montgomery <P>Fresh off her duet with Rascal Flatts frontman Gary LeVox on Wednesday night's <a href="/news/articles/1638032/shakiras-gypsy-gets-boost-from-rascal-flatts-on-american-idol.jhtml">"American Idol,"</a> Shakira has unveiled yet <i>another</i> collaboration ... this one set to take place on an even bigger stage (yes, that's actually possible).</P><P>On her <a href="" target="_blank">official site</a>, she's just posted a track called "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," which will serve as the official theme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off June 11 in South Africa.</P><P>The track — a collabo between Shaki an ...
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Peabody plans £120m Clapham Junction estate regeneration
24 dash - almost 5 years
Peabody, advised by Indigo Planning, has submitted a planning application for the £120 million regeneration of its St John’s Hill Estate, opposite Clapham Junction station, in London SW11. Plans for the St John’s Hill Estate, designed by lead consultant Hawkins\Brown, include 527 new residential units in a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. 278 homes will be affordable (social rent and intermediate housing) and 249 for private sale. Sustainable initiatives have been incorp...
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Singer Santigold sounds off on dance music, new CD
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
NEW YORK —  You may love dance and electronic music, but Santigold hates it. The singer-rapper, who has collaborated with Jay-Z, the Beastie Boys and Mark Ronson, says she wishes the sound wasn’t so popular. “I really don’t like that music, that sort of Euro-dance music, Ibiza-style. I’ve never liked it, even when it was kind of new and underground,” she said. The electronic and dance genre has taken over U.S. radio in the last few years, with acts from Rihanna to Britney Spears to Usher to Katy Perry adopting the sound, and churning out No. 1 hits. Santigold says today’s pop hits are formulaic, where artists “hire one of three producers, one of a couple songwriters, and you pretty much get the exact same song every time.” “It’s created a dismal landscape for music, but it’s a sure bottom line for the record company,” she said. “It’s really become about the economy of the music industry, and it’s shaping the music that we’re getting in a really unfortunate way.” Philadelp ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Hill
  • 2007
    Age 83
    Died in 2007.
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  • 1997
    Age 73
    In 1997, Governor George W. Bush called Hill from retirement to ask him to become a member of the Texas Lottery Commission following a scandal. Hill died in 2007 after undergoing heart surgery in St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Bitsy Hill. Their son, John Graham Hill, and son-in-law, Michael Warren Perrin (born ca. 1948 and the husband of daughter Melinda), are trial attorneys in Houston. A second daughter, Martha Hill Jamison, is a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston. Hill also had ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
  • 1988
    Age 64
    In a news conference in August 1988, Hill announced that he was leaving the chief justice position with three years remaining in his six-year term.
    More Details Hide Details He claimed that the partisan election of judges was "creating a perception of impropriety" and that he planned to devote his time to reforming the judicial system.
  • 1984
    Age 60
    Hill practiced law until 1984 when he was elected as Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice to succeed the retiring Jack Pope.
    More Details Hide Details During this period, there were concerns about ethics of the courts which brought about a legislative committee investigation. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct chastized two justices and CBS's 60 Minutes offered a story on lawyers who practice in the courts making large donations to campaigns. Hill championed reform of the partisan election of judges and argued that judges should be selected based on merit, similar to the system used at the federal level.
  • 1972
    Age 48
    In 1972, Hill was nominated as attorney general when he upset the incumbent Crawford Martin by 100,000 votes in the Democratic primary.
    More Details Hide Details It was a year in which Texas incumbents fared particularly poor in state races. His most significant achievement was persuading the Legislature of Texas to support a deceptive trade practices act providing triple damages for victims of unfair trade practices. He also played a leading role in closing down the Chicken Ranch in Fayette County, the inspiration for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Hill had a subordinate leak material to reporter Marvin Zindler who ran a week-long series of special reports on The Chicken Ranch putting pressure on Governor Dolph Briscoe. After Briscoe turned to him for advice, Hill suggested that Briscoe call the sheriff of Fayette County who closed down the Chicken Ranch. Hill served as Attorney General until 1979. Hill challenged Briscoe in 1978 in the Democratic primary and was successful but lost in the general election to Republican Bill Clements. Hill was the first Texas Democrat since 1869 to lose a gubernatorial general election to a Republican nominee.
  • 1966
    Age 42
    Connally appointed him Secretary of State in 1966 and he served until 1968.
    More Details Hide Details That year he ran in the Democratic primary for governor, but the nomination and the election went to sitting Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith of Lubbock. Smith defeated a strong primary field that also included Waggoner Carr, the former attorney general who had lost the U.S. Senate race in 1966 to Republican John G. Tower; Dolph Briscoe, a future governor and wealthy landowner from Uvalde; liberal leader Don Yarborough of Houston, and Eugene Locke, the former deputy ambassador to South Vietnam whose campaign was managed by a Connally brother, Merrill I. Connally of Floresville.
  • 1951
    Age 27
    In 1951, he founded his own Houston-based firm specializing in plaintiff's trial work.
    More Details Hide Details He was considered one of the top lawyers in Texas. Hill won $3.5 million from Lockheed and $8.5 million from Braniff in lawsuits during the early 1960s. He was known for mastering his brief and for his down-to-earth style as an advocate. Hill's career in politics started as a county campaign manager for John B. Connally, Jr., in Harris County during the 1964 gubernatorial campaign.
  • 1947
    Age 23
    After attending Kilgore College, Hill received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the Texas Cowboys. In 1947, he earned an LL.B., graduating with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.
    More Details Hide Details Hill was admitted to the Texas bar the same year and went to work for a small law firm in Houston which gave him experience in trial work.
  • 1923
    Born on October 9, 1923.
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