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Texans need to do their part to keep moving forward the state’s recovery from the pandemic, the governor said. Last week, he also eased restrictions placed on businesses in most of Texas.

October 27 Harrison County will be helping host a multi county hay show. The Piney Woods Hay Show will be held in Jefferson Texas at the Kellyville Community Center.

It is that time of year again — coughs, colds, and the flu! Being ill can have a strange effect on your blood sugar (glucose) levels. Here are simple rules to follow when you become sick:

Six-year-olds Julius and Zach are playing in the dirt together at a local park. Julius is Black, and Zach is white. They’ve been friends for three years, and play together nearly every weekend.

Walking into the door of The Marshall News Messenger a year ago, I had no idea what awaited me. Knowing very little about the community, other than it had the most beautiful courthouse I’ve ever seen, I was welcomed by Publisher Jerry Pye, who hired me as editor.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, al…

A pet lion mauled to death a Czechoslovakian man a while back. Repeatedly this man was denied permission to own a lion but he ignored the warnings and the law. Sadly, the 33-year-old paid dearly for his negligence.

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The official Autumnal Equinox will arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd. A brief explanation of what this means: The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and of the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere…

Well we are in mid-September. Football has started and most of the kids are back in around this area. Fall is officially around the corner and with that there are a few things that need to be done very soon.

Proverbs 17:6 says, “Children’s children (Grandkids) are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”

The curling iron changed things. From the male perspective, not necessarily in a good way.

It’s finally September. We just finished our Labor Day weekend, which unofficially ends summer. We, in the south, know better. Our first cool front may come through, but don’t put away your summer clothes just yet. September, to me, means football, a few cooler nights and days, and it’s the …

Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building.

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Just as the summer is starting to really heat up in Texas, it is time for children to go back to school. This year with COVID-19, going back to school will look a bit different. For those children who will be going back to in-person classes, it will be important to take precautions to make s…

As we pause later this week to remember the anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attacks on our nation 19 years ago, I want to issue a couple of challenges.

The technology of 2020 and the ease in shopping online is incredible. Recently, Heritage Baptist Church’s office placed an online ink cartridge order on a Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday morning FedEx delivered it. That is truly amazing!

My father couldn’t pass a roasted peanut stand without stopping to buy a bag. He loved them.

I’m a high school choir director. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that before. If I have, please indulge me. Last week, in class, my students were given three new pieces of music they will be learning in class over the next several weeks. Before we ever start singing a new piece, there are se…

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Texas hunters should expect a promising number of dove in flight as the 2020 hunting season kicks off, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Some claim the Civil War was over taxation. The only true tax levied prior to the War was an excise tax during the Washington administration that did not affect cotton, rice, tobacco, or most products grown and distributed by the hands of the enslaved in the southern states.

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“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” Fear is overwhelming our society. People have reasons to be afraid as violence is common, storms are brewing, and viruses are invasive. Fear has even reached its tentacles into the church and caused such fear that many are no l…

Folks who aren’t from the South invariably aren’t familiar with grits. When they come for a visit, they often twist their eyebrows into a John Belushi-type look after they spot them on their breakfast plate.

My dad turned 83 this past Tuesday. I love my dad. I’m what you could call a “daddy’s girl”. We act and think alike in a lot of ways. My dad is a former Army drill sergeant and a Baptist preacher; quite a combination, don’t you think? He is a no-nonsense kind of man that spoke so many truths…

A common misconception among people living on a tight budget is that healthy food choices are too expensive. The reality is that everyone can make good food choices on a tight budget with the following money-saving tips.

Beef consumers should be seeing lower prices on beef, whether steaks or ground chuck, at grocery stores as production increased and wholesale prices continue to decline, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Students across Texas returned to campuses last week as schools and universities scrambled to put into place new lesson plans that best accommodate a pandemic.

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If you could travel back in time, what would you do different? How far would you go back? If you are a history buff, maybe you would return to a favorite spot in time. If you have made a poor choice in life, or had a disaster strike, you might return to just before that moment so you could f…

Charlie is 7. Part Basset and part Beagle; he was placed in an animal shelter. Not once, but twice. That means he went through three different homes.

Quick update on “Daddy Jack” Dillard. He is strong and doing well. His full time job now is keeping the staff in line at Winkler Place in Carthage. This past Saturday, he got to have his first “front porch” visit with Jim and Nancy Dillard. They said it was wonderful! Up to that point, he ha…