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Energy Future Holdings scuttles restructuring plan, still wants to spin off Luminant

Energy Future Holdings scuttles restructuring plan, still wants to spin off Luminant

By Kathryn Jones Editor Texas power giant Energy Future Holdings Corp., the parent company of Luminant and the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, said Thursday it was terminating its financial…

Native plant society chapter holds public program on preserving horny toads

Native plant society chapter holds public program on preserving horny toads

Special to the Current Everyone loves horny toads, but for many Texans, the fierce-looking, yet amiable, reptiles are only a fond childhood memory. Once common throughout most of the state,…

Citizens Center to offer Facebook, Pinterest, craft classes

Citizens Center to offer Facebook, Pinterest, craft classes

Special to the Current Have you been missing out on your grandkids’ photos and videos because you just don’t know what this “Facebook” is all about? Have you seen all…

New study shows rate of groundwater decline slowing in Texas

New study shows rate of groundwater decline slowing in Texas

By Dylan Baddour StateImpact Texas Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have published the first long-term statewide survey of Texas groundwater. According to the study, statewide median groundwater levels fell by about 70 feet, or…

Beaujolais: The greatest secret in wine

Beaujolais: The greatest secret in wine

By David White One hundred years ago, the Wine Society, a wine club in London, offered its members a Beaujolais from the appellation of Moulin à Vent for $29 per…

Comanche Peak parent company may scrap bankruptcy plan

Comanche Peak parent company may scrap bankruptcy plan

From staff reports Energy Future Holdings, the Texas power giant and parent company of Luminant and the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, said it may throw out or amend its bankruptcy…

‘Envision Somervell County’ sows seeds for progress

‘Envision Somervell County’ sows seeds for progress

By Kathryn Jones Editor Business leaders put their heads together at last week’s first work session for “Envision Somervell County” and came up with the seeds of a strategy for…

Sandra W. Reed on Life Care Planning: Fictional account of Alzheimer’s sufferer mirrors real life

Sandra W. Reed on Life Care Planning: Fictional account of Alzheimer’s sufferer mirrors real life

By Sandra W. Reed The novel Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante is an excellent example of how fiction can often teach us as much about life as non-fiction. LaPlante…

Thrift Store needs your help to stop trash, dumping

Thrift Store needs your help to stop trash, dumping

By Kathryn Jones Editor Contrary to the saying, one person’s trash is not always someone else’s treasure. On many mornings, volunteers at the Thrift Store on Vernon Street arrive to…

A ‘to do’ list for your garden before vacation

A ‘to do’ list for your garden before vacation

By Bonnah Boyd Somervell County Master Gardener The phrase “dog days” refers to the sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere the dog days of summer are most commonly…

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