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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

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Rural Texans have a lot to say about the lack of broadband service in their communities. Since we covered the topic earlier this month, many readers have emailed to share their stories and pleas for help.

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Here are some turkey facts for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration put together by the the University of Illinois Extension.

I wasn’t exactly an “A” student when it came to history during my school days, so some of my facts could be wrong about the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Jonah was in the belly of a big fish, when out of his mouth came these words: “But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.”

Have you ever wondered what a Master Gardener is or how to become one? Well I ran across this article on the Texas Master Gardener webpage and thought I would share it.

Ever wonder what the difference is between measuring dry and liquid ingredient, and which measuring cup to use?

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When we moved into our house several years ago, it was during the month of June. A scruffy tree with small green leaves was blocking our view of the pond. I said I was going to cut it down.

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Our founders setup a simple government with three branches—an executive, a legislative and a judiciary that function through a system of “checks and balances” in order to keep anyone individual, group or branch from dominating the whole. Foolish changes have been patiently and aggressively i…

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Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Music can explain your emotions, shape your mood, and speak volumes about who you are. I could always tell what kind of day my mom was having by the music that would be playing when I got off the bus. From the Happy Goodman Fami…

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The Texas Legislature won’t convene until January, but Monday marks the beginning of that session. It’s the day lawmakers can officially file legislation for the coming session — an opening look at the issues legislators want to address or at least talk about.

Texas remained sixth in the nation for honey production in 2019, and is home to thousands of overwintering hives that contribute to the nation’s agricultural economy each growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

According to the Veterans Affairs website “veteran” means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. On November 11th we will remember and honor our veterans. Here’s a little histor…

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“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.…

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Deer season is upon us, and everywhere you look, camouflage is in style. This writer thinks it is classy and elegant year around, but that is beside the point. When hunting season begins, hunters start thinking about how to blend in.

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This past weekend was one of my favorites of the year. Why, you might ask? We got that extra hour back. I always feel cheated for six months or so when they take that hour away in the spring. However, it was kind of bittersweet this year and I didn’t really get to celebrate it like I wanted …

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As a writer and climate activist, I have a deep faith in our ability to heal the planet and ourselves. Even so, 2020 has been a heavy year, with the pandemic spreading, inequality growing, and our democracy fraying — all against a backdrop of wildfires and hurricanes.

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The year 2020 will go down as probably one of the most cultural shaping years of the United States and world in recent times. It began in January with retired NBA legend, Kobe Bryant’s sudden death. News of his passing impacted the globe. In February, President Donald Trump became the third …

If Democrats win the majority of seats in the Texas House on Tuesday, they’ll have a way to push congressional redistricting out of Republican hands and into federal courts, plus they’ll have a powerful lever for negotiation with the Republican governor and Texas Senate on everything else.

I’m old enough to remember needing to dial only four numbers to call someone. And when Zip Codes weren’t necessary.

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Voter mobilization is not easy in Metcalfe Park, a majority-Black neighborhood in Milwaukee scarred by poverty, racism, disenfranchisement, and neglect.

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When I was growing up, my mom kept an immaculate house. Our house always felt like a “home”; not sterile and uninviting but very comfortable and welcoming. It was clean! (I was thinking about that this afternoon as I walked through my living room and ignored the dog hair on the floor.)

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Social media is an amazing tool for connecting with the past. Someone this writer has not seen since kindergarten and who lives 1,052 miles away sent a message. This was our first communication in almost 40 years! If you have ever had something like this happen, write, and share it.

If you grew up in the south, you could tell what your momma was about to make based on the bowl or casserole dish she had sitting on the kitchen counter.

On many farms, hay feeding losses are as high as storage losses. Some hay losses during feeding can be expected with any feeding system, but the amount of loss varies with the system used. The major objective for any feeding system should be to keep loses to a practical minimum level, thus p…

Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.

I can still remember the first time I met Steve Hoeppner. Entering the bay of the Farmersville Volunteer Fire Department, he was hanging out with some of the other firefighters. I believe, if memory serves me right, that we were cooking hamburgers on what was known as a “training meeting.” L…