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Mon
03
Feb

Muldoon News

Weather in the Muldoon area has included temperatures below freezing with frozen precipitation, then up to warm into the
sixties within a few days. Temperatures were around 19 in and  around the area and there was a light snow and ice mix on Friday morning, causing the roads to be icy. Over the weekend, temperatures rose before another round  of cold weather
came
 
Thu
30
Jan

Cowboys and Rodeos

With rodeo season quickly approaching, my thoughts turn to Texas cowboys, cowpokes, stockmen, cowhands, ranchers, etc. I recently saw two cowboys exiting their trucks. How did I know they were cowboys? They had on the typical cowboy gear, jeans, boots and the classic straw cowboy hat that so many men around these parts wear
 
Thu
30
Jan

A Special “Letter to the Editor”

Every week we get letters from our readers. The topics range from politics to pollution to problems with puppies – but sometimes we get one that really touches our hearts. This week was one of those occasions.
 
Thu
23
Jan

Child Support Enforcement Brings Hope

In the state of Texas, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is charged with administering the state’s child support collection agency. As a result, the OAG is responsible for collecting child support for more than one million Texas families.
Fortunately, the vast majority of Texas parents provide their children the financial resources and support they need to grow
healthy and strong
 
Thu
23
Jan

It’s Not As Simple As You Think

In the 1980s, Nancy Reagan (who was the first lady at the time) decided to make drug use awareness and prevention her project. “Just Say No” became the anti-drug campaign slogan when a little girl asked Mrs. Reagan what to do when offered drugs. Mrs. Reagan’s response was “just say no.”
 
Thu
16
Jan

We (Are) The People

When I was a kid growing up in Austin, I was in the band at school. (I know – big surprise there.) In band, I did all the usual
stuff that band kids did – the auditions (we called it District Band back then), the contests, the football games, and the trips. Lots of great memories were made. Like most kids, I had no idea how all of these activities came to be.
 
Thu
16
Jan

We (Are) The People

When I was a kid growing up in Austin, I was in the band at school. (I know – big surprise there.) In band, I did all the usual
stuff that band kids did – the auditions (we called it District Band back then), the contests, the football games, and the trips. Lots of great memories were made. Like most kids, I had no idea how all of these activities came to be.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Dentaphobia and Root Canals

Dentophobia, or fear of the dentist. Do I have it? In a word – yes. My rational mind tells me that there is nothing to fear, but the moment I walk into any dentist office, my irrational mind takes over. My blood pressure rises. My heart starts to race. I can’t stand to have any type of pain in my mouth.
 
 
Thu
09
Jan

Water, Water Everywhere

Water. You don’t realize how much you use it until you can’t. This week we were without water for a time at our office. We
experienced frozen pipes at The Fayette County Record. Luckily, it only lasted for a few of our working hours, but it sure was
inconvenient. Why did this happen? I forgot to wrap the outside pipes. We were lucky it only froze and the pipes didn’t burst.
 
Thu
09
Jan

Attorneys General Fire Off Letter to Sebelius

AUSTIN — U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received  a letter dated Jan. 2 from 10 state attorneys general, expressing concern over recent action related to the enforcement of the federal Affordable Care Act.
 

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