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02
Apr

“Ragtime King” Left Unique Musical Legacy

By BARTEE HAILE
 
 
When Scott Joplin died in a New York City asylum on Apr. 1, 1917, the “King of Ragtime” was out of money and out of his mind. Florence Joplin, a freeborn black woman from Kentucky, gave birth to the second of her six children in late 1867 or early 1868 near Linden in northeastern Texas.
 
Thu
02
Apr

Not Where You Want to Spend Your Evening

By REGINA KEILERS

 

Emergency rooms are not places you want to be extra familiar with. As a child I spent a lot of time in and out of emergency rooms. Some of those visits were pleasant (as pleasant as an ER visit can be.) The doctors and nurses took care of the problem (I wasn’t breathing) and I left feeling much better. Other times, well, not so much. Once, I arrived to find NO ONE in the emergency room. My dad had to walk down the hall and find a custodian to tell us where the medical personnel were hiding.
 
Mon
30
Mar

Muldoon News

Muldoon was the center of excitement last week when Bob Phillips of Texas Country Reporter and his film crew came in to do an interview with Fred and Claudette Miller. The Millers have been earning money with their business Leaning Oak MesquiteWorks to help pay for their Autistic grandson’s schooling.

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Fri
27
Mar

House Passes Human Trafficking, Border Security Bills

By ED STERLING
 
AUSTIN — Bills to address the illegal importation and exploitation of persons and to protect the state’s border with Mexico moved through the Texas House last week. They were the first major statewide legislation to be approved by the body since Jan. 13, the opening day of the 140-day session.
 

 

Fri
27
Mar

Parking Problems

By REGINA KEILERS
 
Patience. It is said that it is a virtue. I know it is something that I have to work on – daily. One of the many things I have had problems with related to patience in the past involves parking. When you are in a hurry, there never seems to be a close parking place.
 

 

Mon
23
Mar

Muldoon News

Rain Muldoon has once again been blessed with rain. Over six tenths have fallen at the time of this writing and more is predicted on the way. Methodist Meeting Muldoon Methodist Churchis opening their doors each Sunday at 11 a.m. for all who wish to come out to worship. Muldoon Methodist are holding devotional and prayer time along with worship in hymns.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Lawmakers Seek to Control Elements of State Spending

By ED STERLING
 
Debates over the Texas House and Senate versions of the state budget lie ahead, and movement toward setting budget controls to blend into a final, agreed-upon budget for 2016-2017 emerged in low-numbered bills filed last week. SB 20 by Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, R-Grapevine, would strengthen state agency contract reporting requirements, require agency heads to sign off on contracts worth more than $1 million and require agencies to post a list of all contracts on their state website, according to a report posted by the Senate’s in-house news service. 

 

Thu
19
Mar

An Aggie at Heart

By REGINA KEILERS
 
Texas A & M has been in the news recently – thankfully it was good news, not bad. The news, (in case you missed it) was on the front page of The Fayette County Record, on many of the television stations across the state and even got some national coverage. The news was that a woman, Allyssa Michalke, was chosen to be the commander of Texas A & M’s Corps of Cadets. 
 

 

Mon
16
Mar

Methodist Church

by Joan Ivy
 
The Muldoon Methodist Church is once again meeting. Mar. 8 saw the reopening of the doors to the church with ten in attendance. The Muldoon Methodist Church is opening the doors at 11 a.m. for Sunday morning worship each week. They are worshiping with hymns, devotionals and lots of prayer.
 
Thu
12
Mar

Senate Bills Set Stage for Tax, Debt Relief

By ED STERLING

 

A trio of powerful state senators, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on March 5 jointly announced the filing of legislation they coauthored to cut taxes and pay off state debt. Patrick, who presides over the 31-member Senate, Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound; Senate Business & Commerce Chair Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler; and Senate Finance Vice Chair Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, each delivered brief statements.
 

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