Troy T. Becker

Troy Becker

Troy has been a graphic artist and illustrator for Forum Communications since 2007. He earned a B.A. in Art and Communications from Concordia College in 2000. Troy's art can also be seen in several area museums and galleries.

Texas was the first state to designate it as an official holiday 42 years ago.
The holiday honors service by American veterans and serves as the unofficial start to summer. The interactive graphic below provides some facts about the holiday.
Temperatures will vary from the 60s in north to the 70s in the southern parts of the state.
The Vikings look to fill holes on both sides of the ball, though defensive gaps could be addressed early in the NFL Draft, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Regional college stars like Christian Watson, Boye Mafe and Cordell Volson are likely to hear their names called during the three-day event.
Minnesota added several new players, including shortstop Carlos Correa, catcher Gary Sanchez and several pitchers, to join Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano on the roster.
Kickoff time for Super Bowl LV is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb. 13.
There will be seven new medal events, including men's and women's big air freestyle, women's monobob, mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing aerials, ski jumping, and snowboard cross, and the mixed relay in short track speed skating.
The Minnesota Timberwolves begin their season Oct. 20 against Houston.
The Minnesota Vikings look to make a run to the Super Bowl with a mix of veterans like quarterback Kirk Cousins and talented rookies
Independence Day is more than fireworks.