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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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Mon
25
May

Remember When?

La Grange’s public school received tentative approval for a summer neighborhood youth corps program in which 300 boys and girls, aged 16 through 21, would be employed to perform various jobs in the La Grange school system and on public property in and near the city.

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Mon
25
May

Heavy Rains Flood Roads in Muldoon

Rain was the topic on everybody’s mind last week. Early Monday morning a big thunderstorm
came in and camped right over the Muldoon area dumping over five inches of rain. This deluge caused many of the local creeks and streams to overflow.

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Thu
21
May

The Hazards of Planting Flowers in the Country

As the weather gets warmer, the wildlife around our house seems to increase – exponentially. There especially is an increase in the insects, spiders, snakes, mice and rats. The insects seem to multiply over night. They are always buzzing around my head. It’s like they know just where to go so that they are the most annoying, and how to stay out of reach so that I cannot destroy them.

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Thu
21
May

Agreement On State Budget Evades House, Senate

AUSTIN — June 1 is the last day of the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. From now until then is all the time that remains for the House and Senate to decide if they’re going to agree on a 2016-2017 state budget.

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Mon
18
May

Lane Rightmer Graduates From Baylor University

Lane Rightmer, daughter of Clay and Jennifer Rightmer and granddaughter of Harold and Billy Jean Rightmer graduated from Baylor University with Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and a minor in nutrition. Lane graduated from high school in Flatonia before heading
off to Waco to strive for this lofty goal. During her studies at Baylor, Lane has been very active on campus with Alliance Sing and the Student Foundation. Now with degree in hand
is looking forward to finding the perfect niche to fill.

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