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Analysis: An Expense to Texas Taxpayers That Carries No Explanation
Analysis: An Expense to Texas Taxpayers That Carries No Explanation by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune May 27, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's co...
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Memorial Day Remembrances
Memorial Day Remembrances Pastor Steve Ellison   The Civil War, our bloodiest war, gave birth to holidays honoring those who gave there all for their country. In 1868, the United States set aside M...
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Déjà Vu All Over Again!
  Last year Major League Baseball legend Yogi Berra passed away.  When Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were routinely slapping home runs out of the park in the early 1960s, Yogi said watching them hi...
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The View From Writers Roost
Not all Tabasco’s products are hot stuff, some are sweet My cowboy daddy, the late Lawrence Ray (L. Ray) Webb, saw to it that spicy seasoning was a staple around the household when he and Mom were ...
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'The Great White Hope'
"Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group ... death rates in this group have been rising, not fallin...
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Obama Promised Open Government, But Hasn’t Delivered Yet
Obama Promised Open Government, But Hasn’t Delivered Yet Elizabeth Hempowicz From torture to campaign finance, the president can still order important transparency reforms — but there isn't much ti...
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America’s Cosmic Tax Gap
by SAM PIZZIGATI, OtherWords
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America’s Cosmic Tax Gap Sam Pizzigati The federal government can now spot a bug in space — so why can't they spot rich tax cheats here on the ground? More
“Best of” Vanity Award Emails Targeting East Texas Businesses
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May 25, 2016, Tyler - BBB is warning of an email campaign announcing that local businesses have ‘won’ the 2016 Best of [city] award for their industry. Supposed winners are then asked to pay betwee...
Tactics Used by Investment Fraudsters
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Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme can mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your entire life savings. Investment scams and schemers are getting more sophisticated, and e...
Business Email Compromise Scams
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BBB serving Central East Texas advises businesses to be aware of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams that have stolen sensitive employee information and cost businesses across the U.S. millions o...
Children of Howdy Doody... 60 Years On
by PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO
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Children of Howdy Doody... 60 Years On Growing up in what we considered ' Beautiful  Brooklyn ' in the 50s and 60s, who would wish to live anywhere else? We had tree lined streets and neighborhoods...
The Immigration Reform American Workers Deserve
by JEFFREY DETMER
May 25, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
American workers' votes are up for grabs. And the Democratic presidential candidates are working hard to snag them. Democrats have wholeheartedly taken up the issue of income inequality and stagnan...
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In this frame from NASA TV, a new experimental room at the International Space Station partially inflates Thursday, May 26, 2016. NASA released some air into the experimental inflatable room, but put everything on hold when problems cropped up. (NASA TV via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is taking a second crack at inflating an experimental room at the International Space Station.


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Police patrol behind a parade on June 1, 2013 in New Orleans, LouisianaAggression toward police officers in Louisiana is now classified as a hate crime, an unprecedented legal expansion roundly criticized by minority rights groups Friday. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards -- the son of a former sheriff -- signed the bill in the southern state Thursday, expanding the state's list of those protected by hate crimes legislation to include law enforcement officials, firefighters and emergency paramedics. "The men and women who put their lives on the line every day, often under very dangerous circumstances, are true heroes and they deserve every protection that we can give them," Edwards said.


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