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I Love Shopping, Especially for Cars
  It is almost time for me to start searching for a new car. I can’t wait. My dad was a car salesman for most of my life, so I know both sides of the transaction.   As a buyer, you want the best de...
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The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism
The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism By John W. Whitehead  March 17, 2015 “ The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the c...
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Lawmakers Say Sports Shaped Their Political Careers
Lawmakers Say Sports Shaped Their Political Careers by Ryan McCrimmon , The Texas Tribune March 24, 2015 Lois Kolkhorst , a Republican state senator and former collegiate golfer at Texas Christian ...
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Keep Licking the Icing and You'll Never Eat the Cake
Americans love to be diverted. Perhaps it's our being bombarded since childhood with massive advertising, to the effect of subtle brainwashing. Then factor in the learned desire for the need to gos...
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Community Calendar
    Public Meetings   Gilmer City Council, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m., City Hall. East Mountain City Council, 2nd Mondays, 7 p.m., East Mountain City Hall. Union Grove City Council, 2nd Tuesda...
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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
GILMER Barbwire Cowboy Group, Cowboy Church - 6607 Hwy 154 W. meets Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. New Freedom Group  First United Methodist Church @ 105 N. Montgomery meets Thursday nights at ...
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Wellinghoff: Texas Needn't Fret Over Climate Rules
by JIM MALEWITZ, The Texas Tribune
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Wellinghoff: Texas Needn't Fret Over Climate Rules by Jim Malewitz , The Texas Tribune March 28, 2015 During this legislative session, Texas lawmakers are debating several proposals with major impl...
UT Tyler Graduate Biology Student Receives Top Honor from American Fisheries Society Chapter
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Daniel Symonds of Rochester, N.Y., a biology graduate student at The University of Texas at Tyler, received top honors at the 2015 Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society’s annual meeting. ...
E! Host’s Insensitive Oscars Comment Hits Home Near and Far From the Red Carpet
by RYAN FITE, Reporting Texas
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Carlotta Hamilton wasn’t watching the E! network’s hit show, “Fashion Police,” when an on-air host made an offensive joke about the dreadlocked hairstyle Disney star Zendaya wore to the Oscars in l...
Two Honors Northeast students published in state journal
by J. WEBER
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Two Honors Northeast students published in state journal MARCH 27, 2015     J. WEBER For the sixth time in the program’s short history, Honors Northeast has seen its scholars publish essays. Articl...
Blackstone Ridge Small Engine Wins Sales Award
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Mr. Tommy Kizziah, Blackstone Ridge Small Engine of Gilmer was presented an award for outstanding sales of Exmark Lawnmowers by R.W. Distributors the Exmark Distributor.
Just Un-Do It? Some Austin Runners Take to the Trail Sans Shoes
by RACHEL THOMPSON, Reporting Texas
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One early summer morning in 2007, Jim Nicar headed to the track at Austin High School, leaving his running shoes untied inside his home. Read more: Just Un-Do It? Some Austin Runners Take to the Tr...
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Buses of the French gendarmerie, park and mask the homage ceremony with family members of Japanese victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.


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Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.


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