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The promise never to put Mama in a home: Never demand, never consent

The promise never to put Mama in a home: Never demand, never consent

By Sandra W. Reed Julie’s dad pulled her aside and, whispered, “You have to promise me you will never let your mother and me be put in a…

First Amendment rights, open government essential to democracy

First Amendment rights, open government essential to democracy

By Kelley Shannon Defending the U.S. Constitution is popular these days when it centers on gun rights, states’ rights or search and seizure protections. As we guard the…

My Farmtastic Life: Drama donkey

My Farmtastic Life: Drama donkey

By Tammy Ammon As I’ve mentioned before, this farm mama has a day job, which occasionally calls for me to be out of town. But thanks to Cowboy…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: The summer of our discontent

Lee Hamilton on Congress: The summer of our discontent

There is great unease in the land — concern about economic inequality, disgust with scorched-earth politics in Washington. But the long reach of our history teaches that when…

News

Downtown historic district nomination to National Register wins approval

Downtown historic district nomination to National Register wins approval

Courtesy of Tarleton State University Thanks in part to research conducted by Tarleton State University…

Gala puts on the glitz to benefit Barnard’s Mill

Gala puts on the glitz to benefit Barnard’s Mill

By Kathryn Jones Editor Lights glimmered in tall oak trees, rhinestones sparkled on denim and…

Despite rain, drought still grips Texas towns

Despite rain, drought still grips Texas towns

By Mose Buchele StateImpact Texas Summer brought rain to some counties, but no relief from…

Texas still tops Census list of highest uninsured rates

Texas still tops Census list of highest uninsured rates

By Alexa Ura Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/09/16/texas-tops-census-list-highest-uninsured-rate/ The rate of Texas residents without health insurance has…

Patient data stolen in Chinese cyber attack on Lake Granbury Medical Center, Lakeside Physicians owner

Patient data stolen in Chinese cyber attack on Lake Granbury Medical Center, Lakeside Physicians owner

By Kathryn Jones Editor The company that owns Lake Granbury Medical Center and Lakeside Physicians…

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Environment

Liveblog: Environment discussed at Texas Tribune Tribfest

Liveblog: Environment discussed at Texas Tribune Tribfest

Texas Tribune We’re liveblogging the sessions from the2014 Texas Tribune Festival‘s Environment track. The sessions include panels on the state’s water needs, the Texas coast, agriculture in the state and Texas’…

Staples to head oil and gas association

Staples to head oil and gas association

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune The Texas Oil and Gas Association has named Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples its next president. “It will be my honor and privilege to…

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted waters

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted waters

https://www.texastribune.org/2014/09/15/drillers-not-fracking-tied-tainted-water/ By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus…

Texas buys conservation land with oil spill money

Texas buys conservation land with oil spill money

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/21/texas-announces-land-conservation-purchase-bp-doll/ A deal that was decades in the making has finally closed on the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: just over…

Events Calendar

Vintage Volkswagen show Sept. 20 benefits food bank

Vintage Volkswagen show Sept. 20 benefits food bank

Special to the Current The Granbury Volks Kruzers presents “Der Volkstock” on the beautiful Glen Rose downtown square, Saturday, Sept. 20,…

Native Plant Society chapter goes ‘batty’ Oct. 4

Native Plant Society chapter goes ‘batty’ Oct. 4

Special to the Current Things promise to get a bit batty around Glen Rose on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Prairie Rose…

Celebrate World Rhino Day at Fossil Rim on Sept. 20

Celebrate World Rhino Day at Fossil Rim on Sept. 20

Special to the Current We’re inviting all of you to come out to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center on Saturday, Sept. 20,…

Citizens Center activities for September

Citizens Center activities for September

Special to the Current Where has the month of September gone? Next Wednesday is already the fourth Wednesday in the month!…

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