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Twentieth Century Club Makes Visit to Walker Manor
On Thursday, April 7, the Twentieth Century Club enjoyed a tour and luncheon at the Walker Manor Bed and Breakfast in Gladewater. After greeting members, tour coordinator Reta Lewis introduced innk...
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Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq
  USA Today   revealed on April 19th  that U.S. air forces have been operating under looser rules of engagement in Iraq and Syria since last fall.  The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders a...
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Common Sense: Independence (1776)
  After reading Thomas Paine’s  Common Sense , many citizens shared the pamphlet with friends.  George Washington described the general reaction to  Common Sense :  “ My countrymen I know, from the...
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Video: A Conversation about the State Budget
  Video: A Conversation about the State Budget by  Evan Smith April 30, 2016 3 Comments At our 4/29 symposium on the Texas economy, Ross Ramsey talked about the state budget and spending with state...
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State Spending More on Mental Health Care, but Waitlist for Beds Grows
State Spending More on Mental Health Care, but Waitlist for Beds Grows by Edgar Walters , The Texas Tribune May 1, 2016 Throughout Mental Health Month in May, The Texas Tribune is partnering with M...
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Who Needs a Bucket List?!

According to a prevailing theme in our society, I'm supposed to have a bucket list - things I want to do before I die. You know, jump out of a plane, stand on the front of a ship and yell "I'm King...
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The View From Writers Roost
by WILLIS WEBB
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Age, walking cane ended the fun days of dancing  Age carries lots of burdens with it. Among them is “blame” for ending fun things you did as a young person. So, I have no compunction about hanging ...
The Art of Complaining
by MALU BRADFORD BEYONCE
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    I have a complaint. I actually have a lot of complaints. I just usually keep them to myself. I wish I expressed my complaints out loud but it seems like people are not so receptive? I just don’...
Trump’s speech explains his appeal to so many Americans…
by MARK VOGL
Apr 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump said alot…his speech on foreign policy is worth a read. Here in this article I will pull those quotes I feel have most bang for the buck with the American people. Donald Trump’s speech...
The GOP has split into Trump and Ryan wings
by JON WARD, Yahoo! News Senior Political Correspondent
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The day after Donald Trump swept five primaries this week and tightened his grip on the Republican nomination for president, both he and the other most prominent Republican politician in the countr...
30th Anniversary of the Death of Gilmer’s “Everlastingly Beautiful”, Jack F. “Spot” Baird
by JEFF BAIRD
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    JEFF BAIRD · TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 The “Everlastingly Beautiful” part of the title of this file is what appeared on a large photo of my Dad that was the first thing you saw when walking into ...
The American Energy Model Works; Don't Break It
by ANDREW LANGER
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The Obama administration recently reversed course on a plan to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic. The move is the latest attack in the White House's war on fossil fuels in the name of safegu...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Employees at giant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group, have set fire to more than seven company buses to protest a reportedly large round of looming layoffs and not being paid their salaries for months.
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Britain's Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks during a hustings event in LondonBy William James LONDON (Reuters) - Sadiq Khan of opposition Labour Party is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres. London's population of 8.6 million is among the most diverse in the world and it is rare for identity politics to enter British campaigning.


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