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The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech
By John W. Whitehead June 29, 2015 “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there i...
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SBA Tops $30 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Regional Administrator Yolanda G. Olivarez of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced today that SBA has approved more than $31.5 million in federal disaster lo...
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Consumer Tips for Buying a Used Car
Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily calls from consumers who question a recent purchase they made or a...
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Texas homes needed for high school students from Germany & Spain
This 4th of July, open your heart and home to an exchange student and make a dream come true Marie-Claude Dijoud, program director for non profit Educational Merit Foundation for Student Exchange, ...
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Weather Whys: Dust Devils
Q: What exactly is a dust devil? A:  It's really not that sinister, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University.  He says a dust devil is a swirling wind that looks like a small tornado, but is no...
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David Simpson Calls for Special Session to End Marriage Licensing in Texas
Simpson calls on Governor Abbott to immediately recall legislature in light of Supreme Court ruling.   LONGVIEW — On Monday, House member and Texas State Senate candidate David Simpson announced th...
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Washington: The Indian Prophecy (1770)
by JAMES STILL
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In 1755, a young Colonel George Washington fought under British General Edward Braddock against the French at Fort Duquesne [pronounced, “doo-cane”]. The British suffered a devastating defeat. Fift...
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe to visit Jefferson on July 2
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U.S. District 4 Representative John Ratcliffe will make a visit to Jefferson tomorrow, July 2nd. He will be at the City Drug at 4 p.m. and will be glad to meet anyone who wants to come. Feel free t...
Texas A&M Forest Service employee receives prestigious Smokey Bear Award
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COLLEGE STATION—Preventing wildfires has many benefits. For one Texas A&M Forest Service employee, helping spread the message of wildfire prevention has resulted in receiving a prestigious Smokey B...
July 4th celebration in Winona
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Join us at the Winona ISD Baseball/Softball complex this Saturday for our annual July 4th celebration. Begins at 7pm with softball games on the baseball and softball fields, live music, a couple of...
Return to Reasonable Lending Opens Door to Homeownership
by DAVE LINIGER
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Home-buying season is heating up. Homes sold faster in April than at any point in almost the last two years, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home ...
For Astronomers' Sake, Some Drillers Cut Their Lights
by JIM MALEWITZ, The Texas Tribune
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For Astronomers' Sake, Some Drillers Cut Their Lights by Jim Malewitz , The Texas Tribune June 30, 2015 FORT DAVIS — As a cool breeze blew across the 6,800-foot mountain that Coyne Gibson stood on,...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Adam Lind (24) and Scooter Gennett (2) celebrate next to Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after Lind's two-run home run off starting pitcher Aaron Harang during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Lind homered, Scooter Gennett doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs and the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers won their season-best fourth straight game 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.


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FILE - In this May 1, 2005, file photo, Bishop Gene Robinson addresses the congregation at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Robinson, now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago. Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.


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