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Where’s The Paddle Mr. Principal?

When I was a student at Kirby Junior High School, Mr. Otis C. Polk, Sr. was our principal.  Or, as he told it, he was our princi-pal.  It was Mr. Polk's way of 'killing two birds with one stone".  One,

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Drought Effects May Last Years

We all know what the intense heat and drought have done to us.   Just look at the majority of lawns around the area.  Or look at the dwindling cattle herds.  It's awfully tough to maintain a herd with no grass and dry tanks, so area ranchers have sold them off in record numbers

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Another Piece of the Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Texas

Authorities in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches have found an object about four feet in diameter that NASA believes to be a power and water tank from the space shuttle Columbia.

“It’s one of ours,” said NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone. “We’re looking into whether we’ll send a team out or local authorities can.”

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Extreme Temps Can Spell Danger In A Hurry

Way back in 1990, I was young, fresh out high school and looking for a job doing anything I could to make a buck.  I found lots of work, but not a lot of bucks.  It was late June or early July I think

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Is Glenn Beck Texas Bound?

Glenn Beck going Texan?  It sure looks that way.  The New York Daily News reports that Beck has leased a large, secured estate in the Dallas area but will continue to use NYC as a base of operations for his production company, Mercury Radio Arts

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Burn Bans Expanding As Drought Worsens

Few Texas counties are not under a burn ban at this time.  The threat of wildfire is so severe that these counties are also banning the use of fireworks.  On Monday's "Rise and Shine" program, Clay County Sheriff Kenny Lemmons said violators would not be ticketed, they'd be arrested.  Offic

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Burn Bans Will Dampen 4th Of July Celebrations This Year

It's dry.  Very, very dry.  Texas is in the grips of one of the worst drouhgts in the last 50 years and this has prompted over 125 Texas Counties to enact burn bans to include the use of fireworks this year

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Staycations Are The New Vacations For Many

I can’t remember where I first heard the term ‘staycation’, but I caught myself using that word the other day.  I nearly slapped myself.  Where did that come from?  I’d run into a friend of mine who remarried a while back.  He an

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