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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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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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