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Monday, Jan. 17 marked the 38th celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Texas and the United States. The call for such a holiday began almost immediately after Dr. King’s assassination in 1968, but did not actually become a federal holiday until Nov. 2, 1983, when President Ronald Reaga…

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Dear Dave: Our son is 13, and he has been doing some part-time work for a friend of the family. He makes $40 to $60 a week, and he would like to begin investing the majority of what he earns. Do you have a suggestion for a good place he could put his money? — Lindsay

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All animals, including humans, need food, water, shelter, light and a suitable, if not always safe, environment. Competition among and between wild animals is ongoing in the great outdoors. Territory is established, trespassers are confronted, often bluffed and occasionally battled.

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Texas history is a rich vein, a past that is vibrant, often unique and definitely illuminating. Still, despite such a deep heritage, we must also recognize when accounts and past narratives have distorted, exaggerated and in many cases simply mythologized the record. Such examples are numero…

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There is a great deal of controversy surrounding attempts by the government and state governments to control the spread of COVID-19. This seems a good time to consider attempts by the State of Texas to control the spread of disease.

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The first of the year is always a time for new beginnings. I am thankful for the time to rest during the holidays, as resting my mind, body and soul is necessary for renewal.

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