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By: Yami Virgin
Families who have filed complaints with the Texas Funeral Services Commission over Southern Memorial Park/Eastview Cemetery are finally seeing some action.
Crystal Morris, who buried her mother there 10 years ago, has been trying to find her remains without any help of the cemetery. Today, Morris showed Fox San Antonio a letter from the Texas Funeral Services Commission notifying her of an informal conference. The commission in its letter encourages the complainants and the respondent to be present during the conference.
The owner of the cemetery, Joanne Ramon, claims that she has not been notified of the conference. In a phone interview Ramon said, "If they ask me to come I will be there". Ramon also tells Fox San Antonio that she conducted her first funeral today after the commission gave her permission via email. Fox San Antonio has been told in the past by the commission that the cemetery may bury people but not collect money for anything since they don't have a license. Ramon replied to this by saying, "Well, no one is going to dig a grave for free".
If you have any complaints on this cemetery or any other you can file a complaint with the Texas Funeral Services Commission.
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Bush hosts bike ride for military combat veterans
May 24, 2013 08:11 GMT
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush is hosting a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride at his Central Texas ranch for military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The second day of the ride begins Friday. This is the third year for Bush to host the Warrior 100K. Last year, the ride was held at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, with the previous year's ride in the Big Bend region of West Texas.
Fifteen wounded veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are participating in the ride, which is part of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative. The institute is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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