Results from Tag: 'December 18-31, 2011'

Texas Showdown

A group of citizens in El Paso managed to get a ballot initiative to repeal “domestic-partner benefits” offered by the city, but the city council reversed the outcome. A subsequent effort to recall the mayor and two city council members was overturned because signatures were gathered on church property.

Christmas 2011 in Bethlehem, USA

Regina Laudis Abbey in Bethlehem, Conn., which features an 18th-century crèche, and the Church of the Nativity, with its life-size Nativity, nearby — and other similarly named towns — remind visitors to welcome Christ all year.