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Local residents showed up large when it came to charitable giving in December, according to leaders of some of the assistance groups. “We received a little over $2,500,” Jim Finstrom who heads up the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign said. “Last year we only received $1,700. Finstrom said the increase was appreciated. “We were pleased,”… Read More Marion County Folks Open Hearts, Wallets Over Holidays
Review By Stacy Mills “Hawke’s Prey” is the first in a series of thrillers by Reavis Wortham. The setting is in the fictional town of Ballard, Texas, but based upon the real-life West Texas town of Marfa, according to the author. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as the suspense of what was going to… Read More Book Review | “Hawke’s Prey
For Many, You Can’t Beat Properly Prepared Venison As the deer season draws to a close (Jan. 7 around here and Jan. 21 in South Texas), you may be asking yourself what should you do with that freezer full of venison? Deer meat can be tasty in addition to providing that satisfying pioneer sense of… Read More Let’s Share Some Recipes
Actor Spencer Tracy said, “Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.” Having a water leak in your plumbing system is not fun, especially if it cannot be located easily. Water follows the path of least resistance and where you see water surface is often not where the problem is. Experts in… Read More Weekly Devotional | Do You Have A Leak?
From Staff Reports Jefferson’s Lady Dawgs traveled to Daingerfield for a district matchup on Friday night. The Lady Tigers took advantage of 25 turnovers to take the 38-53 win over Jefferson. The Lady Dawgs struck first in the game with an early layup by Tierrani Johnson. Daingerfield quickly answered and tied the game. Mackenzie Jordan… Read More Lady Dawgs Drop District Game to Daingerfield
By STACY BAUER & DAX HUGHES Jimplecute Movie Reviewers “Escape Room” has potential, but unfortunately, does not fully live up to it. My personal, first clue that things were going to go predictably wrong with this puzzle: I had never seen nor heard of any of these actors before. While they apparently have parts on… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “Escape Room”
By EUGENE ROBINSON “Our government may at some time be in the hands of a bad man. When in the hands of a good man it is all well enough. … We ought to have our government so shaped that even when in the hands of a bad man we shall be safe.” Frederick Douglass… Read More Congress has the power and the duty to tell Trump: Enough
By MARC A. THIESSEN President Trump did something Tuesday night that he has rarely done since taking office: He used the presidential bully pulpit to reach beyond his hardcore base of supporters to make his case to the American people as a whole. Speaking from the Oval Office for the first time during his presidency,… Read More Trump won the night. Schumer and Pelosi lost.
By BOB PALMER When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warns the legislature, the treasury won’t have enough money to fund every item on their collective wish list, you have justifiable reason to be skeptical. After all, the Texas economy is rolling like a downhill freight train with no brakes. Sales tax collections pour into Austin like… Read More Pothole Priorities