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'Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament' coming up
The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its first "Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament," in which hunters will seek pests ranging from skunks to coyotes, Aug. 14-16. Some 75 percent of th...
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SFA College of Fine Arts announces 2015-2016 University Series
NACOGDOCHES – The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University continues its tradition of bringing professional artists to East Texas in presenting five national touring acts in the 2...
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Experience the Adirondack Coast's Signature Colors and Fall Harvest
Autumn on the Adirondack Coast is characterized by sun-baked days and cool, crisp nights. Flaming reds, oranges and gold’s – the Adirondack Coast’s signature colors of fall – help make this, what i...
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Traffic accident in downtown Gilmer - July 29, 2015
A dump truck and a pickup truck collide at the intersection of Hwys. 271 and 154 in Gilmer, Texas, at 9:08 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015.
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Buckner to Host Foster Care and Adoption Interest Meeting
  LONGVIEW — Buckner Children and Family Services will present a FREE foster care and adoption information meeting at  6 p.m.   Tuesday, August 11  at Buckner’s offices, located at 110 E. Cotton. A...
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Fishin’ With Franks: Texas A&M Foundation Creates New Award For Fish Camp Attendees
COLLEGE STATION, July 27, 2015 – Students attending Texas A&M University’s Fish Camp this summer will have the chance to win $1,000, thanks to the generosity of an Aggie couple from Sugar Land. Bob...
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Gilmer's Johnson Signs Training Camp Deal With Cowboys
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas –  Former Stephen F. Austin All-American  Gus Johnson  has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys as the team gets ready to head to its 2015 Training Camp in Oxnard, California. Read ...
Texas Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
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July 27- Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas....
Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 to 9
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AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is sched...
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2016 PLANS
by BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS
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We're getting ready for Open Enrollment for 2016. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will offer individual coverage options in every market in the state, both on and off the exchange. If ...
What Are You Good At?
by MALU BRADFORD BEYONCE
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  The other day out of the blue, my husband asked me what was he great at. His sad puppy dog face appeared as I struggled to find an answer quickly. In my defense, it is a strange question to ask, ...
Insight, Incite, Sight & Site

by JIM "PAPPY" MOORE
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Two words sound the same, but they're not spelled the same and they don't mean the same. Insight and incite are pronounced identically, but have very different meanings. And each can be used in way...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts spent 114 minutes on campaign coverage from the beginning of June through the end of last week, and Trump was the focus of 60 of them. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Inbee Park resuming her quest for the career Grand Slam. Teenage prodigy Lydia Ko seeking that elusive first major. Michelle Wie going for victory with an injured left foot.


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Niger's parliament on Tuesday stripped the head of the opposition MODEN party grouping of his immunity from prosecution, opening the way to his trial on charges of corruption, judicial sources said. A magistrate said Bakary Seidou was suspected of misappropriating 6.5 billion CFA francs ($10 million) in food aid using false documentation in 2005 when he worked in the office of then-prime minister Amadou Hama, now the leader of MODEN. "The office of the National Assembly lifted on Tuesday the parliamentary immunity of Bakary Seidou," said another magistrate, who asked not to be identified.
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