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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 an aroused…

Estate planning for family businesses, working farms and ranches

Estate planning for family businesses, working farms and ranches

  By Sandra W. Reed An agreement establishing the parameters of ownership, management and rights to sell or to purchase the equity position of other owners is a fundamental estate…

Analysis: School finance ruling gives candidates a talking point

Analysis: School finance ruling gives candidates a talking point

By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/09/02/analysis-legislative-agenda-bench/ Give this to state district Judge John Dietz: He gave the next Legislature a purpose. This year’s general election campaigns, to be fair, are…

Farmtastic Recipe: Lemonade Cake

Farmtastic Recipe: Lemonade Cake

By Tammy Ammon Special Contributor   To celebrate the end of summer, I decided to do a little baking with one of Cowboy’s absolute favorite flavors – lemon! I came…

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 clinic in Glen Rose last week informed patients that their personal data – including names,…

Judge finds Texas school finance system ‘unconstitutional’

Judge finds Texas school finance system ‘unconstitutional’

Special to the Current An Austin district judge last week held that the state’s school finance system is unconstitutional and that capturing property tax dollars to help pay for public…

Sandra Reed: Honoring the rights of surviving spouse and minor children

Sandra Reed: Honoring the rights of surviving spouse and minor children

By Sandra W. Reed The rights of the surviving spouse can be trampled when the other spouse dies, making it imperative that couples understand what those rights are and plan…

Lee Hamilton: Why government openness matters

Lee Hamilton: Why government openness matters

Failing to share information makes us weaker. It enfeebles congressional oversight, which is a cornerstone of representative democracy and which, when aggressively carried out by fully informed legislators, can strengthen…

Envision Somervell County sets priorities for growth

Envision Somervell County sets priorities for growth

By Kathryn Jones Editor Business leaders again gathered at last week’s second work session for “Envision Somervell County” and began narrowing priorities for future economic growth. More than 50 people…

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 17,000 acres…