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Awakening at three in the morning one day this week, I opened an audible Bible on the Internet, pulled on my Bluetooth headphones and listened to the Book of Psalms. I busied myself doing laundry and routine housekeeping.

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My late father, T.J. Newbury, was a grand story teller. Friends and neighbors in Early gave him high marks for joke-telling, and so do I.

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One of the reasons Lake Jackson has managed to live up to its “City of Enchantment” mantra is its well-defined restrictions and willingness to enforce them. City leadership through generations has worked hard to make sure things that could make the city look rundown or unkempt were addressed…

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There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. And the third will be Oct. 22 at Belmont University…

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Many parents are seeing their teens doing more driving as the restrictions of the pandemic are loosened. Unfortunately, most parents are not aware of what is called “The 100 Deadliest Days for Teens,” when it comes to vehicle-crashes.

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Property valuations in Texas are supposed to be complete now that the July deadline has passed. The next step is as hard as arguing over what a house is worth, as cities, counties, school districts and all those other local governments set their budgets and their tax rates.

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My heart hurts as I watch the unrest in our country, and the question on my heart may be the same question that is on the hearts of many American citizens: “How do we get beyond what’s occurring and return our nation to civility?”

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If you Google around, you can find photos taken around July 4, 1913, the 50th reunion of soldiers on both sides who fought at Gettysburg. Some are in their uniforms, blue or gray, with medals. They are aging gray beards, a few with only one leg or a single arm, smiling for joint photos or kn…

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An article in Politico got a lot of buzz in Washington, D.C., by reporting Sen. Kamala Harris might not be a very strong front-runner, or even a front-runner at all, in the Democratic vice presidential selection race. Politico reported former Sen. Chris Dodd, 76, a member of 77-year-old form…

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A state fund used to buttress rural telecommunications and internet services could run out of money before the end of the year, even as Texans’ reliance on those services for medicine, education and commerce balloons.

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Today is Friday, July 31, the 213th day of 2020. There are 153 days left in the year.

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Some 83 years ago, a group of disgruntled Americans organized a sit-in at a broom shop here. They were blind workers, and their act constituted one of the first sit-ins for the rights of the disabled.

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Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 211th day of 2020. There are 155 days left in the year.