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Shared names could create voter confusion for Rep. Sheffield…and Rep. Sheffield

Shared names could create voter confusion for Rep. Sheffield…and Rep. Sheffield

By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune http://www.texastribune.org/2013/12/09/rep-rep-rep/ State Rep.┬áRalph Sheffield┬áis doubling his campaign budget for 2014, planning to spend twice as much as he did in 2012 because of another candidate…

Lee Hamilton: ‘Poison’ politics, budget delays hold back economic growth

Lee Hamilton: ‘Poison’ politics, budget delays hold back economic growth

The country needs gradual deficit reduction that avoids disrupting the economy or harming the vulnerable. Congress should craft a long-term solution to problems that have held economic growth far below…

‘Social’ media isn’t so social anymore

‘Social’ media isn’t so social anymore

By Brittney Smith Special Contributor Social media and technology are corrupting society as we know it. You may think this is an overly dramatic statement, but have you ever walked…

Winter storm dumps several inches of sleet, ice on area

Winter storm dumps several inches of sleet, ice on area

By Kathryn Jones Editor Mother Nature told North Texas to “have an ice day” Friday, so schools closed and some university students even got to delay their final exams. A…

Economic development committee to meet Dec. 12

Economic development committee to meet Dec. 12

Special to the Current The next meeting of the Economic Development Steering Committee will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the GRISD Technology Center. Nichole Belford, the new…

Reception to honor new CVB director Dec. 5

Reception to honor new CVB director Dec. 5

Film review: Disney’s animated ‘Frozen’ warms the heart

Film review: Disney’s animated ‘Frozen’ warms the heart

By Emily Hardman Special Contributor “Frozen,” Walt Disney Pictures’ new computer animated film, takes a fairy tale plot and adds some uncommon characters to tell the story of two princesses…

Film review: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is a worthy sequel

Film review: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is a worthy sequel

By Lindsey Rader Special Contributor “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the sequel to the hit movie about young people forced to fight for their lives by a sinister government, mixes action,…

Texas Tribune: Child poverty by county

Texas Tribune: Child poverty by county

[Editor's Note: The following report from the Texas Tribune shows that Somervell County ranks low, 223rd out of 254 Texas counties, for child poverty. However, the number of children in…

White House photographer still focuses on Bushes

White House photographer still focuses on Bushes

By Cassidy Horn Special Contributor David Valdez has traveled to over 70 countries on Air Force One. He has crossed paths with the Pope, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, George Strait…

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