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27
Dec
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Deadline to hit for disaster aid applications

Deadline to hit for disaster aid applications

AUSTIN — Texans applying for federal funds for housing repairs and reimbursements relating to Hurricane Harvey damages face an important deadline.

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Fri
20
Dec
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2 Cents Worth

2 Cents Worth

CAROL GREENWAY-HOLLAND

Good morning to all of my wonderful friends across the lands, and I say lands because Crystal and Josh are enjoying 2 cents worth in Japan, she loves it, thank goodness, if she didn't 4 years would be miserable, but she's kind of like her Grandma Carol, she enjoys all new things, new places, and even more outgoing than I am, so I wasn't worried about her making

new friends and new places. She has been sending me pictures of the flowers how they grow wild over there, but I told her only the pictures I could never fly to Japan, thank goodness she knows all this electronic stuff so we can talk to her and see the pictures, even thought Grandma is having a hard time texting her in Japan!!!!!!!!

Fri
20
Dec
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Clean Slates

Whether we like it or not, one year is coming to a close and a new year is drawing near. I could write several paragraphs on the old adage that, as you grow older, time seems to move faster, but that wouldn’t do us any good. Ready or not, 2020 is coming.

How do you feel about 2019? I don’t mean the world at large. We could debate whether America and the world are better off in 2019 than before. Intelligent humans could have differing, reasonable opinions on both sides. But one thing is for certain: 24 hour news and social media keep everything in our face nonstop, so it all seems much more urgent and disastrous than ever before.

But today I’m not talking about the world. I’m talking about ourselves individually. How was YOUR 2019? How did you do personally, professionally, and spiritually? Was 2019 a good year? Was it a hard year? Was it something of a mixed bag? Have you even stopped to reflect yet?

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
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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
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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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