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Achoo! Hill Country overgrazing blamed for Texas ‘cedar fever’

Achoo! Hill Country overgrazing blamed for Texas ‘cedar fever’

By Daniel Ramirez StateImpact [This story originally ran in 2013, but judging from the tickle in our throats, it seems appropriate to post again.] For many Texans, “cedar fever” has…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Budget process should be open, not closed

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Budget process should be open, not closed

Continuing resolutions and omnibus bills lift responsibility from most members’ hands. They produce decisions, but not in an open, democratic process. Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan…

Film Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ strums heart strings

Film Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ strums heart strings

By Sara Gann Texan News Service Ever since Disney released the film “Mary Poppins” in 1964, Julie Andrews has sang and danced her way through the hearts of children and adults…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Grands have rights, too — but they aren’t absolute

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Grands have rights, too — but they aren’t absolute

Every time I sign in to Facebook and scroll through my newsfeed, I am struck by how many of my FB friends are posting pictures of their grandchildren. No wonder,…

In ag comissioner race, hopefuls expand talking points

In ag comissioner race, hopefuls expand talking points

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/14/ag-commissioner-hopefuls-address-other-issues/ Given the crowded field of 2014 Texas agriculture commissioner candidates and a rapidly urbanizing state, the best way to get voters’ attention could have…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Chart the course for smooth estate administration

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Chart the course for smooth estate administration

This column has admonished readers of the importance of a will naming a person as independent executor. The will penned, properly witnessed and placed safely are only the beginning steps…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: A historic crisis in trust

Lee Hamilton on Congress: A historic crisis in trust

It may sound naïve, but we need to work toward more trust among our people, and between people and their government. Trust is one of the medley of virtues that…

Texas nuclear power plants seek new workforce

Texas nuclear power plants seek new workforce

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/12/texas-nuclear-power-plants-seek-new-workers/ By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune PALACIOS — At first glance, the large, framed photo hanging on a wall at the state’s largest nuclear power plant seems to tell a…

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County judge invites tech innovator to speak about economic development

County judge invites tech innovator to speak about economic development

By Kathryn Jones Editor County Judge Mike Ford is calling a public meeting to learn about new approaches for economic development from an Arlington expert on technology innovation. Wes Jurey,…

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