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December 12, 2017

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Advances in Dentistry

Odontophobia is the fear of dentistry.  As an adult I reunited with a cousin whom I had not been in contact with for a couple of decades.  One of her first questions was did I have dental work performed by Dr. “X” when I was a child.  I will only refer to this dentist as

Aggravated Assault W/ Deadly Weapon Arrest

A Waskom, Texas man is behind bars after running his girlfriend’s vehicle off the road, prior to forcing her into his vehicle. The incident occurred on Friday, January 20 at approximately 11:46 p.m. The victim was able to call 911 and advise dispatch she was being chased by another vehicle. She stated that the other

The Inaugural Address

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.  TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort

Gohmert Introduces Kari’s Law of 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the reintroduction of his bill, H.R. 582, the Kari’s Law Act of 2017, which previously passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives but was held up in the Senate:   “In the last Congress, we had strong bi-partisan and bicameral support for Kari’s

No. 11 Wildcats look to defend home court

After being ranked for a third straight week, the No. 11 Wiley College men’s basketball team will look to protect its ranking when it hosts University of St. Thomas-Houston at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Texas College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “I told the guys we owe these two teams,” said head coach Jameus Hartsfield, who

MISD begins process to become District of Innovation

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD began the process of working toward becoming a “District of Innovation” during Tuesday’s January meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees, with the school board approving a resolution to authorize the district to move forward in seeking the designation. The “District of Innovation” concept was passed into law by the

Living Wage

In the summer of 1960 I began my first employment for wages.  I had previously worked at various jobs including mowing lawns, delivering newspapers as a relief newsboy, shoveling snow, and other odd tasks.  I was hired by the Holyoke Public Library for the astronomical sum of $.85 per hour.  I was a very good

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