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Citizens Center news, events

Citizens Center news, events

Special to the Current We hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day with lots of family. We celebrated with root beer float punch and spicy cracker bundles for the dads.…

What will hundreds of water tests reveal about drilling in Texas?

What will hundreds of water tests reveal about drilling in Texas?

By Dave Fehling StateImpact Texas http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/06/17/what-will-550-water-samples-reveal-about-drilling-in-texas/ “In Texas, I don’t think there’s anybody else doing quite what we’re doing,” says research scientist Kevin Schug. What Schug is doing can be…

‘Dinner Tonight!’ program promotes healthy eating with recipes, videos, cooking schools

‘Dinner Tonight!’ program promotes healthy eating with recipes, videos, cooking schools

By Paul Schattenberg Texas AgriLife Extension Service The idea of a family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative…

Lee Hamilton: What our country needs from the press

Lee Hamilton: What our country needs from the press

There is a place for entertainment that plays off the news, but there is no substitute for dogged reporting and the traditional values of accuracy, truth and fairness. These days,…

Life Care Planning: Medicaid planning that doesn’t work

Life Care Planning: Medicaid planning that doesn’t work

By Sandra W. Reed Planning to Qualify for Medicaid Is Important Estate planning for most families is more about strategies to qualify for federal and state benefits than it is…

Analysis: Cutting a tax the state does not levy

Analysis: Cutting a tax the state does not levy

By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/06/16/analysis-cutting-tax-state-does-not-levy/ Somewhere, in their town hall meetings and visits with constituents, in their political campaign polling, or by watching their tax bills, Texas politicians are…

Test driving the new Chisholm Trail toll road

Test driving the new Chisholm Trail toll road

By Kathryn Jones Editor They built it. Now will they come? The statement and question concern the anticipated influx of people to Johnson and Somervell counties now that the Chisholm…

Sales tax data reflects strong spring break for tourism

Sales tax data reflects strong spring break for tourism

By Kathryn Jones Editor Spring break visitors must have spent a little more this year, pushing Glen Rose’s sales tax receipts up 38.6 percent from the year before, according to…

Comanche Peak parent company wins $5.4 billion loan approval

Comanche Peak parent company wins $5.4 billion loan approval

By Kathryn Jones Editor Energy Future Holdings, parent company of energy generator Luminant, will be able to keep its businesses running under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection thanks to a $5.4…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Why I still have faith

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Why I still have faith

From the perspective of decades, there is good reason to believe that Congress can and will do better. It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for…

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