This Week in Texas: February 19, 2014

Posted February 19, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols of Spring Branch as Adjutant General of Texas for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2016. The adjutant general is commander of the Texas Military Forces, and subordinate only to the governor in matters pertaining to the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard and Texas State Guard.  Nichols was appointed as adjutant general in February 2011. He previously served as assistant adjutant general for air and commander of the Texas Air National Guard at Camp Mabry.

Don’t forget to vote!  Early voting for the Texas primary election runs through February 28th.

Only in Austin:  Because of sign ordinances in the area when the restaurant opened in 1982, the owners came up with the idea of a giant fork in front of Hyde Park Bar & Grill.  The artwork on top of the fork changes periodically but is always interesting and eye catching.  Don’t miss the fabulous Hyde Park fries!