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Seeing Is Believing: For Athletes, Picturing Success Is a Winner
Seeing Is Believing: For Athletes, Picturing Success Is a Winner April 22, 2014 Doug English outside his home in Austin. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez.  By Ali Killian For Reporting Texas Sometimes ath...
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Voters Could Approve Billions in Debt in May Elections
Voters Could Approve Billions in Debt in May Elections by Aman Batheja and Ryan Murphy , The Texas Tribune April 24, 2014 Early voting begins Monday for dozens of May 10 bond elections across Texas...
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Refuge International hosting Chainge the World Bike Ride & Fun Run
Refuge International is hosting the Annual Chainge the World Bike Ride & Run to be held April 26, 2014 in Gilmer Texas. Bike riders will have the opportunity to enjoy a picturesque bicycle ride thr...
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TxDOT public hearing on lake bridge replacement held at Ore City High School
ORE CITY — Citizens expressed several positive comments, and "very few negative" ones, at last Thursday night's public hearing concerning the proposed replacement of the aging bridge over Lake O' t...
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Upshur County Shares helps 646 families in March
The Upshur County Shares Food Pantry helped 646 families and 1,646 people with food in March. Of these families, nearly five percent came in for the first time. “So we are continually seeing new fa...
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Sideglances
BEING HOUSEBOUND for whatever reason can open worlds that you never suspected were out there. I’m thinking of the Association of Professional Surfers. We inland folks can easily lose track of our p...
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Disaster Assistance Sign Up for Farmers and Ranchers Begins April 15
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Over the past several years, livestock producers have suffered through long-term drought, blizzards and other extreme weather-related disasters. Without the surety of disaster assistance programs, ...
The View from Writers Roost
by WILLIS WEBB
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LIFE’S BEEN just full of fun and funny things for me. And, when you aspire to being a “story-teller,” then you feel someone is rolling out the red carpet when a funny story evokes a column via your...
Gilmer to host Kilgore
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The final regular season baseball game for the Buckeyes varsity baseball team begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Matt Camp Ballpark on the campus of Gilmer High School against the Kilgor...
6 Tips For Balancing Work/Children This Summer
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What Will I Do This Summer By Terri Fedonczak Life Coach, Parent Counselor and Author of Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even if You Were Raised by Wolves Field Guide To Plugged-in Parenting W...
Gilmer Elementary School Principal John Wink leaving for Tatum
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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Gilmer Elementary School Principal John Wink has resigned to become Curriculum Director of the Tatum Independent School District. Wink, who is in his third year here after coming from Hallsville IS...
WalletHub Report: Most & Least Financially Literate States
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With tax season now behind us and National Financial Literacy Month winding down, WalletHub decided to follow up on yesterday’s report on the states with the best taxpayer ROI by analyzing financia...
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Randy Beller, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, April 24, 2014. Mixed earnings from a large number of U.S. companies left the stock market without direction early Thursday, despite positive results from a handful of names including Apple and Caterpillar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain.


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This undated photo obtained from the Department of Homeland Security shows former Acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. A Senate subcommittee says Edwards was too cozy with the political appointees of President Barack Obama whose activities he was supposed to oversee. A 27-page report from a Senate homeland security subcommittee says Charles Edwards improperly rewrote, delayed or classified reports to accommodate the department. It says he also asked for guidance from senior Homeland Security Department officials instead of his own staff. (AP Photo/Homeland Security)WASHINGTON (AP) — The former internal watchdog for the Homeland Security Department was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama's political appointees, according to a Senate report released Thursday.


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