Columns/Opinions

Thu
02
Jul

Wiley Post Set Flying Records with One Eye Closed

By BARTEE HAILE
Wiley Post and his Australian navigator landed in New York City on Jul. 1, 1931 completing
an epic around-the-world flight in record-breaking time. Two states claimed Wiley Hardeman Post as a native son. Texas had birth going for it since the intrepid aviator began his short life in Van Zandt County a couple of years shy of the twentieth century. Oklahoma, however,had residency on its side because the Posts relocated north of the Red River when Wiley was nine.

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Thu
02
Jul

Officials React to Decision on Federal Health Care Law

By ED STERLING
AUSTIN — Pursuant to a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 25, health insurance policies will stay on course for Texans who secured coverage through a federally facilitated exchange under the U.S. Affordable Care Act. The high court, in ruling against the plaintiffs in the case King v. Burwell, upheld the constitutionality of a federal tax credit that pays a portion of the cost of a policy.

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Mon
29
Jun

St. Michael’s VBS July 12-17

All children ages 4-11 are invited to participate in this year’s evening VBS - Camp Discovery.
Vacation Bible School will be at St. Michael’s Park each evening on July 12-17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with a meal, games, and activities. For more information and to register your children,
grandkids and friends, feel free to come by the church office or call (979) 242-3444.

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Mon
29
Jun

Muldoon Hosting July 4th Event

Muldoon will be celebrating the 4th of July in true American fashion with a parade through
downtown Muldoon and aroundthe park followed by a hat contest, auction and then a pot luck lunch. A true celebration of all things American.

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Thu
25
Jun

Hello Vietnam

This is a continuation of a guest column started in Tuesday’s Record. ... We later learned at orientation that a squad of VC had actually tried to gain entrance to the US Embassy, but were thwarted by the Embassy Marines.

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Thu
25
Jun

Is “Big Brother” Watching Us?

During my senior year of high school, we read George Orwell’s novel, “1984”. I don’t remember most of it, but I do remember a recurring theme – “Big Brother is Watching You.”

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Mon
22
Jun

Kleibers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Pat and Clayton Kleiber celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at Pin Oak Church grounds on June 6. They had a fried chicken dinner, a band, and drinks. Lots of their family and friends attended and celebrated with them. Their kids and spouses put the party together.

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Thu
18
Jun

“Princess of the Panhandle” Lived High on the Hog

The only daughter of one of Texas’ wealthiest cattle kings married a blueblood from Philadelphia on Jun. 17, 1902 in the family mansion at Decatur. Starting with a small herd of Longhorns in the 1850’s, Dan and son Tom Waggoner turned parts of six North Texas counties into a 750 square-mile cattle empire. At the end of the nineteenth century, the colossal Three D Ranch covered more than a million acres.

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Thu
18
Jun

Federal Court of Appeals Rules on Abortion Law

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on June 9 upheld the constitutionality of House Bill 2, the state abortion law revised by the Texas Legislature in a July 2013 special session. HB 2 and its provisions may be applied throughout Texas, the panel stated in a 56-page ruling, but drew two narrow exceptions: (1) a health clinic that performs abortions in McAllen may continue to function without upgrading its facilities to comply with standards set for ambulatory surgical centers; and (2) the law’s admitting privileges requirement does not apply to a certain medical doctor when he is working at the McAllen facility.

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Mon
15
Jun

Martin Luther Church VBS Set June 22-26 in Carmine

Vacation Bible School will be June 22-26 from 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with a closing program on June 28. All children from age 3 through 6th grade are invited to join the fun with the theme “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid.”

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