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A Santa Primer For Parents
    Years ago when first attending the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School (“ The World’s Oldest And Greatest ,” now in its 79 th year), my class learned a couple of Big Lessons that have remained...
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Use Caution When Giving Puppies as Gifts this Holiday Season
Pets are popular gifts around the holidays. Giving a pet as a present during the holidays can be stressful for both you and the new pet, particularly if you’re not careful.  BBB has received over 4...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday Gift Exchange Could be Sour Grapes
  BBB is warning consumers about a gift exchange circulating on social media which promises a big payoff by mailing a wine to a friend.   Here’s how it works: You mail a bottle of wine for the frie...
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A 13th Letter to America
The Presidential Election is finally over! However, the demonstrations that are occurring shows how poorly a job our school systems and our news media is doing. Acceptance, after the people have sp...
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Analysis: A bathroom mess for Republican Texas lawmakers
 Illustration by Emily Albracht Analysis: A bathroom mess for Republican Texas lawmakers by  Ross Ramsey Dec. 7, 2016 If they were only listening to voters, Texas Republican lawmakers could cast st...
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Americans are Right to Worry about Insurance Quality
Of all their concerns about healthcare, Americans are most worried about whether they can afford their insurance. That's the key finding from a new Morning Consult survey of over 20,000 people. It'...
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Christmas 2016 – an Anniversary and New Beginning
by MARK VOGL
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Christmas has always been a special season filled with excitement, and anticipation, and wonder.   Christ is coming!  A new born and with Him, a new hope, a new day, a new time.  Christmas is the u...
When Might Opening a Joint Bank Account Make Sense?
by NATHANIEL SILLIN
Dec 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
  When Might Opening a Joint Bank Account Make Sense? By Nathaniel Sillin Did you recently get married, move in with a new roommate, see a child off to college or start managing a relative's financ...
Analysis: Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., literally out of sync
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
Dec 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
 Todd Wiseman/The Texas Tribune Analysis: Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., literally out of sync by  Ross Ramsey Dec. 5, 2016 Changes in federal policy during the coming Trump administration co...
Red Wine is Fine – maybe
by RON IRWIN
Dec 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
  Over the last several years there has been an abundance of evidence that drinking a little bit of red wine can actually have several possible health benefits. So let’s all break out that cork scr...
Electoral College debated
by JOE BIALEK
Dec 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The debate has started again as to whether the US Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a d...
Tiger By the Tail
by JIM "PAPPY" MOORE
Dec 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
  Texas is unique. We all know it. But this will shock you. There are more tigers living in the State of Texas than there are tigers living in the wild in the entire world. That's right. We have mo...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here's something else we lost with the death of Prince: A Netflix reality series centered on his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. A Netflix spokesperson told The Associated Press on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, that the online entertainment company had been in "discussions" with Prince about a series, but that the project did not "come to fruition" before his death in April. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something else we lost with the death of Prince: A Netflix reality series centered on his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.


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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port.
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