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Fri
13
Dec
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2 Cents Worth

2 Cents Worth

CAROL GREENWAY-HOLLAND

Well do you have it all done all that Christmas Shopping, presents wrapped, house is cleaned ready for Santa Claus? Well we can dream can't we, after all do what to get everything done too fast!!!!!! I told some of my friends I get slower every day, I can't seem to get it all done start in the morning and before I know it the day is gone and I wonder

Fri
13
Dec
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Persistence

Let’s first address the most important topic: I finished the 5K.

I walked more than I wanted. I’m sure that watching me wasn’t always (ever?) pretty. It required a whole lot of music from the soundtracks of Top Gun, Rocky, and Rocky IV. It took me 45 minutes and 44 seconds to finish. But the Mayor’s Santa Chase was a personal success. Sadly, I can’t tell you whether the lead runners ever caught that Santa Claus fellow that they were chasing, because they quickly sprinted out of my sight and I never saw them again.

Fri
06
Dec
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Terlingua’s Female Entrepreneur

Terlingua’s Female Entrepreneur

I was on one of the dusty roads in Terligua’s ghost town riding in Mimi Webb Miller’s Checker Cab when a young girl flagged us down, ran over to Mimi and told her in an excited voice, “We’ve just found a house here. We’re moving from Austin next month.” There’s a reason Terlingua is known as Austin Far West.

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Fri
06
Dec
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Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds

Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 25 announced the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund and into the Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund.

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Fri
29
Nov
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Worth Being Thankful

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Worth Being Thankful

Essays from West of 98

It’s Thanksgiving. Last year, I wrote about the history of our Thanksgiving. I wrote that our forefathers found reasons to be thankful when their daily affairs were not pleasant and their

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Fri
29
Nov
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Faces & Places

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ~ Andy Rooney

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Fri
29
Nov
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2 Cents Worth

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CAROL GREENWAY-HOLLAND

Good morning to all of you, set and rest with me a while, lots to do this week, pies, cakes, and all those good things to eat, but I've got my orders Mom we are taking care of the cooking, but can you still make a pie, so pecan pies, and Ann's Christmas pie

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Thu
21
Nov
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My addiction is out of control …

GARY W MOORE

GARY W MOORE

Positively Speaking!

I’ll confess here and now. I have an addiction. It has come and gone through the years. It began at a shockingly young and innocent age, fed by a pusher named Carlos. I was too young.

I’ve moved from periods of control into others of rampant need and reckless desire. Lately, it has almost taken over my life. This addiction has been compounded through the years by access to pictures I see but know I should avoid. Yet, when they appear on my phone, I’m unable to turn away.

My wife is aware and worried. Even though she knows, I still find myself hiding, then when I’m sure she’s not watching, I pull out my phone, go to a certain page and pull up the pictures that send me into uncontrollable urges.

Thu
21
Nov
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Guy Nelson, Rotan Board President, Resignation Speech

I was blessed to have good parents. My father was a DPS State Trooper and my mother was a middle school teacher. They taught me about giving an honest day’s work, always trying to do the right thing, standing up for what you believe, spending your time and effort where it will do the most good, and the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I was able to go to work with my father on many occasions and observe his interactions with people. From watching those, I learned that often people will tell you what they think you want to hear, tell you whatever it takes to convince you of something, or give reasons for their actions that are not always accurate.

Fri
15
Nov
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Faces & Places

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

About four years ago, my husband came home with a real bargain he found at a local thrift store. It was a red, artsy baseball cap with images of brown autumn leaves mingled with gray camouflage. Sewn-in just above the tattered bill of the hat were the initials for Texas Tech. I had never worn a baseball cap in my life, but I always wanted to.

It was a frantic untamed hair day, and, not having the time to sketch in my eyebrows, which takes longer than fixing my hair, I spied the ball cap. I had thought of putting a paper bag over my head. Respecting the fact that the hat officially belonged to my husband, I asked permission.

“Hey, can I borrow your baseball cap?”

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