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SAIL Brown Bag Series Continues With Local Historian

June 26, 2008 - Talk local history and legend during the upcoming installment of Seniors Active in Learning's (SAIL) Brown Bag Series 2008.

SAIL will host the local historian and author Jim Gatewood at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at noon and bring their own brown bag lunch.

Gatewood will share the legendary story of former Dallas sheriff Bill Decker and the lawman's battle against crime in the early part of the 20th century.

The final Brown Bag Series installment will feature former Dallas sports anchor Scott Murray, Thursday, August 7.

All SAIL Summer Learning events are held at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

SAIL events include:


  • Keepsake Writing - 10 a.m.-noon
  • Book Discussion Group - 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Afternoon at the Movies - 12:30-3 p.m.


  • Current Events - 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Short Fiction: Stories and Film - 1-3 p.m.
    A weekly discussion of one short story or film.


  • Mah Johgg - 9-11 a.m.
  • History Series - 1-2:30 p.m.
    Weekly lectures about specific points of 20th century American history.


  • Celestin's Café - 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Discuss religion, politics, art, education, science, technology or anything else that comes up.

For a list of events and a host of other information, visit the SAIL website at For more information, contact SAIL at 972.985.3788 or e-mail

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