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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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Fri
12
Jun

Governor Decides Fates of Bills Passed by Legislature

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, letting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them.

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Fri
12
Jun

What Happened to Good Sportsmanship?

By REGINA KEILERS

Good sportsmanship is something that has to be taught. As a mother to four children who all played one sport or another throughout their childhood, I can attest that my children wanted to win every game they played. They didn’t and that’s one of the first rules of good sportsmanship. You have to learn how to lose gracefully.

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Mon
08
Jun

Remember When?

The historic Winedale Stagecoach Inn in northeast Fayette County was given to The University of Texas for the benefit of the state by Miss Ima Hogg of Houston. The gift included more than 130 acres of land and several buildings, as well as an endowment for the maintenance of the property. After acquiring the old inn in 1963, Miss Hogg had authentically restored the two-story, eight-room building that had been a stagecoach stop on the old road from San Felipe to Bastrop from 1849 until after the Civil War.

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Thu
04
Jun

An Unforgettable Vacation

Summertime brings back memories of vacations I went on with my parents. Our vacations were not what people think of today. It was a little more like the Griswold’s of National Lampoon fame

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Thu
04
Jun

Legislature Passes Budget As Session Wraps Up

AUSTIN — Four days before the June 1 end of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature,
both houses finally agreed after months of deliberation on a state budget for fiscal years
2016 and 2017.

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Mon
01
Jun

Muldoon VFD Planning Fourth of July Fundraiser

The Muldoon Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Anyone that is interested along with residents is welcome to attend the meeting. Plans for the July 4 fundraiser will be discussed. Tickets are for sale for $20 or 6 for $100 and are available from any board member.

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Thu
28
May

Another View of Memorial Day 2015

As you listened to the politicians waving the flag on Memorial Day, remember our veterans died with the belief that their nation cared and is responsible for the men and women who fight our wars and that they would receive the nation’s full support when they return. Especially when they come home with physical and mental injuries. I watched AMERICAN SNIPER and was overwhelmed by the patriotism of soldiers, and ashamed for our nation. It is a disgrace and shame how we treat our combat veterans upon their return home.

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Thu
28
May

Abbott, Patrick, Straus Announce Tax Relief Compromise

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus on May 21 jointly announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. According to the announcement, the agreement reached by Patrick and Straus on a tax proposal, along with additional legislation, includes: 1. A 25 percent permanent reduction in the business margins tax; 2. A $10,000 increase in the homestead exemption, beginning in 2015, subject to passage of a constitutional amendment adopted in the November election; and.

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