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  • By TAYLOR ARMERDING CNHI News

Never have I seen so many “progressives” have so many faux fainting spells or faux temper tantrums over a scatological term. Not even a real obscenity — just coarse language that would have seemed mild in the Clinton White House.

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A month ago today, my husband had a bad accident. This is not really what this letter is about, it’s about the kinds of people who did not know me or us and their kindness to us “In the Holidays.”

  • By DALTON DEAN For CNHI News Service

I am in a darkened movie theatre in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. It’s a long way from the Ioka in Exeter, New Hampshire, where the upholstery had seen better days and the screen was little more than a mottled suggestion. Everything here is plush: fully reclining assigned seats, liquor in the lobby, a virtual First Class fantasy flight to compete with all the comforts of home and Netflix.

  • From Santo ISD

January is School Board Recognition Month in the State of Texas. Santo ISD, like other public schools across the state, says thank you to the leaders of our communities who are willing to serve the young people and taxpayers of our respective districts without compensation.

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  • By TAYLOR ARMERDING CNHI News

It’s hard to keep score in the sexual harassment/assault derby. No, not of the women who have come forward to say they have been victims of (usually) famous, powerful men who forcibly kissed, groped or even raped them.

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Hopefully you were among the thousands who attended in person, or among the thousands of others who watched our video broadcast online, Saturday night’s first Merry Wells event downtown featuring the lighted Christmas parade.

  • By TAYLOR ARMERDING CNHI News

The latest meltdown over Obamacare – President Trump’s recent executive order to eliminate so-called “cost-sharing reduction payments” to insurance companies – is yet another illustration of how selective our allegiance is to the allegedly hallowed “rule of law.”

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The owner of a successful Palo Pinto County business was in our office recently, talking with advertising rep Mary Gray about a promotional campaign for his expansion plans.

  • By TAYLOR ARMERDING CNHI News

At one level, what is happening to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reminds me of one of the more chilling scenes in Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” If two huskies got into a fight, the rest would gather in a circle and watch. Whichever dog went down first – even if it was just a fall – was doomed. The entire pack would pounce and tear it to pieces.

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It is very difficult to explain how disappointed and concerned we are with the city council’s decision to no longer provide EMS to the portions of Palo Pinto County outside their area of assigned responsibility.

  • By TAYLOR ARMERDING CNHI News

I guess we can thank Jimmy Kimmel for the health care debate getting some “oxygen” this week amid nonstop headlines about President Trump at the United Nations, North Korea’s nuclear program, the lousy audience for the lousy, self-absorbed TV stars awards show, and the continuing string of hurricanes.

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  • By KRISTENE BLACKSTONE

During the past year, there have been remarkable changes at Child Protective Services (CPS). With Governor Greg Abbott’s vision of CPS becoming the best child welfare program in the country, the inspirational leadership of Commissioner Hank Whitman, and the generous support of the Texas Legislature, CPS is making real, measurable improvements.

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  • By TAYLOR ARMERDING CNHI News

Charlottesville? So last month. Hurricane Harvey? So last week. This week’s crisis that is shaking the foundations of the republic – at least until it gets bumped for something else next week – is DACA. All DACA, all the time.

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  • The Joplin Globe

At the end of his life, his flowing black hair having thinned and gone white, Joseph Orville Shelby no longer looked the part of the dashing Confederate cavalry commander he had once been. And as the 19th century drew to a close, he no longer gave voice to that part, either.

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Disappointed is a mild word for my reaction to the article “Council calls for bond vote” in the Saturday, Aug. 19, Index. This article left me with the impression that here again us folks out here paying taxes are being subjected to another round of smoke and mirrors in the description of what we are being led into for the proposed bond election.


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