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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Wood County Fatal Crash – 9/18/2023

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1         Number of   Injured:1   Number killed: 1 Date & Time: 9/18/2023 & 7:03 A.M. County: Wood Location: State Highway 154, 13.3 miles west of Gilmer, Texas Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph Vehicle 1: 2007 Chevrolet 1500 Driver 1: Leopoldo Guerrero, Jr., male, 24 YOA of Gilmer, Texas. Seatbelt: No Non-incapacitating injuries, transported to UT Health Hospital in Quitman,…

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JIM ‘PAPPY’ MOORE: Heavenly Song Leader

By Jim “Pappy” Moore On September 15, 1924 a country boy was born in Angelina County. His mama died giving birth to him. His family lived a hard life. They were salt of the earth. He shared his departed mother with her other son, Hollis Capps. Baby William Iris Capps would grow up as an…

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Gilmer 82, Prosper Walnut Grove 62

By Elwyn Henderson The Gilmer Buckeyes moved their season record to 3-2 Friday night at Jeff Traylor Stadium in Gilmer with an 82-62 thrashing of the Prosper Walnut Grove Wildcats in front of a nice Homecoming crowd in the second of three consecutive home games. The Buckeyes have now completed Phase 1, the non-district schedule…

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Gov. Greg Abbott says special legislative session on “school choice” coming in October

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Sept. 19, 2023 “Gov. Greg Abbott says special legislative session on “school choice” coming in October” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The…

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Texas Weekly Gas Price Update

September 18, 2023 Average gasoline prices in Texas have risen 7.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.41/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 13,114 stations in Texas. Prices in Texas are 5.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The…

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JIM ‘PAPPY’ MOORE: Language Wrangling

By Jim “Pappy” Moore I accept that language evolves, and not always for the better.  We create new sayings and we abandon old ones, often for no reason other than a younger group of people has changed or contorted the language for their own purposes. Today, companies don’t have problems.  They have issues.  If your…

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