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The San Antonio legal community is reeling after news prominent attorney Jimmy Parks Jr. unexpectedly died Sunday.
The accomplished defense lawyer was also a doting husband, father
and grandfather. Married to his high-school sweetheart 43 years,
friends say there was nothing more important to Parks than his family.
His two children say he was a generous man who led by example.
Grandchildren remember him as a devoted fan, who never missed a game.
At 61, Parks showed no sign of slowing down. Just last week
Thursday, he announced his intent to run for Congress. Family members
say it was just another way the man who lived by the "Golden Rule"
planned to give back to the community he loved.
The medical examiner determined Parks died from a heart condition known as dialated cardio myopathy.
A viewing for Parks will take place Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at
Porter Loring North Chapel on Loop 1604. Services will follow Saturday
at 11 a.m. at the Community Bible Church's main sanctuary, also on Loop
Monday, February 20 2012, 08:59 PM CST
Boy Scout leaders to vote on lifting gay ban
May 22, 2013 14:42 GMT
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban on openly gay boys in the scouting movement.
Officials of the Irving, Texas-based organization are scheduled Wednesday to open the first of the ballots cast on whether to allow homosexual Boy Scouts. Scouting officials propose allowing openly gay Scouts but retaining the ban on gay adult Scout leaders.
The final vote is scheduled for Thursday in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine.
Some conservatives have denounced the proposal, saying the Scouts' traditions would be undermined by the presence of openly gay youth. Gay-rights supporters have welcomed the proposed change as a positive first step but want the BSA to lift the ban on gay adults as well.
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