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Creating Texas - A Brief History of the Revolution
  The Academy of Western Artists has awarded the 2014 Elmer Kelton award for best non-fiction book to  Creating Texas: A Brief History of the Revolution  by Jeffrey Dane and Rod Timanus. Jeffrey Da...
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The talk show primary
Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him. Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him. Hugh Hewitt calls him an “intellectual leader.” Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was “masterful.” Lau...
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LETU AND PINE TREE ISD TO ANNOUNCE NEW DUAL-CREDIT PARTNERSHIP MONDAY
LETU AND PINE TREE ISD TO ANNOUNCE NEW DUAL-CREDIT PARTNERSHIP MONDAY What: LeTourneau University and Pine Tree Independent School District will sign an agreement and announce a partnership to prov...
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Twentieth Century Club Offers Scholarship
    Every year the Twentieth Century Club offers a $500 scholarship open to graduating seniors from Upshur County schools. Applications are now available in each high school counselor’s office. Inf...
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Jerry (Animal) McFadden's escape to be featured on Investigation Discovery Channel
A re-enactment of the late Jerry (Animal) McFadden’s nationally publicized 1986 escape from the Upshur County Jail, and his abduction of then-sheriff’s dispatcher Rosalie Williams (now Rosalie Turn...
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Upshur County Grand Jury returns indictments
The Upshur County Grand Jury returned 20 indictments, no-billed four cases and passed one March 18, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd. Of the indictments, seven were sealed because no...
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U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe to host meeting at Black Kettle Cafe in Gilmer on April 1
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U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe will host a “Coffee with your congressman” event at the Black Kettle Cafe in Gilmer on Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is to meet with constituen...
As snug as a bug
by DUB MOWERY
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With all the cold weather we might hear the old expression, “as snug as a bug,” or “as snug as a bug in a rug.” Actually the expression goes back to at least the 1800s. It first appeared in print i...
Cancer, it's past time
by GLENN MOLLETTE
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  Cancer is one of the most feared words of all.   Almost every week I hear about a friend, acquaintance, old schoolmate or family member being diagnosed with cancer. I have Facebook friends who re...
The Gates Foundation vs. the World Social Forum: A Tale of Two Meetings
by MORTEN THAYSEN
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This week the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID hosted a meeting in London with big agribusinesses to discuss strategies to increase corporate control over seeds in Africa. The location o...
Longhorn Blitz: First day in pads [March 28, 2015]
by TEXAS LONGHORNS
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About 38 seconds into this video, you will see Coach Jeff Traylor, formerly of Gilmer, in the background.
Do not legalize marijuana
by MICKEY SPENCER
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Legalize marijuana? No! Society has enough legal substances to abuse. It would be foolish to add fuel to the fire. Having worked as a Narcotics Agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety, I h...
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges.
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Women in khimars wait in line to cast their votes at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State in the most closely fought presidential election in Nigeria's historyNigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls. The United Nations Secretary General congratulated Nigeria for holding a "largely peaceful and orderly" ballot, as the head of the country's electoral commission said Sunday that the first results could be announced the following day. Military fighter jets and ground troops pounded Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern state of Bauchi on Sunday after a series of attacks on polling stations at the weekend.


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