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“By and large, the region was only miles upon miles of loneliness, which is just the way most of the inhabitants liked it.”

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COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 11, 2019 – Horses use their teeth for several functions, including eating, grooming, and defense. Like most other pets, horses need regular check-ups and maintenance for their teeth, which should be done by an equine veterinarian.

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Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s day! I hope you are with a loved one, celebrating with him or her. If your loved one is no longer with you, then remember the happy and good times and celebrate the love that you shared with them. If you need a fraternal hug, then come to the library on F…

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What if you possessed a power to increase your overall potential, extend your longevity and help prevent disease?

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Good afternoon. This is a cold Saturday. I didn’t check the temperature today, but yesterdays was 30 degrees.

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Climate change can be difficult to fully wrap your mind around. My fear is that more people will engage only after facing a crisis themselves—losing a home due to flooding, markets upended by multi-year droughts, or water shortages.

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My daughter, Celese, worked at a taco establishment. One of the things that annoyed her most was when boys came in and flirted in a crude way. Unfortunately, just such a group of boys had started coming in every evening and stayed until closing. The girls working there were getting fed up wi…

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With the discovery of a highly offensive and racist photo associated with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, the country has been forced to grapple with yet another instance of blatant racism. According to CNN, the same Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook is…

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after an alleged picture of him in black face surfaced. Northam at first said the picture was a mistake and then later said the picture was not him at all. He did admit to trying to portray Michael Jackson. 

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When he was 8 years old, Leon Measures of Livingston was shooting flies off the wall with a bb gun while going back and forth on his front porch swing. As the years progressed, he increased his accuracy with an air gun. Now he conducts shooting clinics in coliseums and stadiums all over the …

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A belated story about our Comanche ISD teachers and students visiting with us. This was Friday, January 25, 2019. Darla Taylor, Comanche ISD elementary teacher, Comanche elementary, 4th grade, in fact, set up an appointment for about 90 students to visit with us on Friday. Darla has brought …

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Scott Glover owns a pet food company in Mount Pleasant. He has a deep love for aviation and founded a museum five years ago to hold some of his planes. He named it The Mid America Flight Museum. Eight hangars are full of military and vintage aircraft. The oldest is a 1925 Waco 9 and the newe…

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January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month which makes it a great time for the whole family to create healthy lifestyle habits.

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Story Time is still going on every Wednesday at 10 am here at the Library. The kiddos enjoy songs with Doris Pyburn, stories with Miss Linda and craft time with Miss Linda and then a tasty snack. All of this takes about 45 minutes and we ask that an adult stay with your child. Doris comes up…

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Greg Smith of Brady makes shaving soap and after-shave in a variety of flavors. “Grandpa’s Barber Shop is a traditional, clean, old school kind of barbershop scent,” he says. “We’ve got Cherry Pipe which is a sweet cherry and tobacco scent. Weekend Rodeo is a pretty popular one. It’s a mixtu…

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There are several thousand acres of corn planted for silage in the county every year. It is now one of the larger crops grown in the county and has a major economic impact on the area. The Comanche County Agents office will be hosting a corn preplant meeting to help producers get geared-up f…

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If you had been at the Museum on Tuesday, January 15th, you would have had wonderful time, along with our volunteers. GARY LEONARD and the group of the TRIPLE CROSS COWBOY CHURCH in GRANBURY was with us during the morning. Gary Leonard had already scoped out the Museum with Garry Steele, our…

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 One of my scouts asked me about my most embarrassing moment. I could think of many, but because I had just been to a wrestling match, I thought of one that had to do with that sport.

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As the current partial government shutdown – now the longest in our nation’s history - continues to remain in effect, a feeling of precariousness seemingly shrouds our collective national consciousness. 

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Let’s talk about the Thomas Oscar MOORE log cabin which is located today on the Museum Grounds. On Saturday, January 26th, there will be an official dedication on the Museum grounds of the Historical Marker for T.O. MOORE.

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Jim Baum had a weekly road kill report on his radio station, KVMC in Colorado City. Every Saturday he would update the number of cats, dogs, birds, porcupines and skunks that had been killed by vehicles within a mile of the station. First he would give the most recent weekly number followed …

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Over a lifetime in politics, I’ve met a lot of interesting, impressive politicians. But those I truly admired were men and women who were adept at the arts both of politics and legislating — a rarer combination of talents than you’d hope for in our representative democracy. They’re a reminde…

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This week I helped my son as he moved his family across the country to a new home. He has a one-year-old daughter, and the whole episode reminded me of our first move after my wife, Donna, and I were married.

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George W. Bush apparently asked Dick Cheney to be his running mate while munching on a fried chicken leg. 

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A few years ago I visited South Africa where the average house was surrounded by a concrete wall. South Africa has many villages and rural communities of impoverished people where the main goal each day is to find a clean drink of water. However, people throughout many of the towns and citie…

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Waco has the highest hotel occupancy rate in the state partly because of the TV show Fixer Upper and the Magnolia restaurant and store owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, creators of the TV show. David Ridley noticed the big increase in tourism and decided to start a tour company. He calls it W…

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Greetings again from the Comanche Historical Museum. I’m here to work on my newspaper article, and it is such a beautiful day outside. I am at the museum this afternoon for sending the emails and there were two men here when I got here. They were leaving the building and were going out to th…

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Many people start the new year with good intentions to accomplish certain goals, only to then set their goals aside when life gets busy.

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The children were in the pew in front of me.

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Looking back at 2018’s weather-related news, it seems clear that this was the year climate change became unavoidable. I don’t mean that the fires in California, coastal flooding in the Carolinas, and drought throughout the West were new evidence of climate change. Rather, they shifted the na…

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When Donna Albus threw her hat in the ring for the Abilene City Council, she announced her candidacy in a leather shop owned by her son. She is a flamboyant woman who wears outrageous hats and clothes that give the appearance she’s always in costume. She is known as Abilene’s biggest cheerle…

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Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proport…

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The Comanche County Retired School Employees will have its first meeting of the new year at Matt Daddy’s in Comanche on Tuesday, January 8 at 12:30. After lunch, our guest speaker will be Janis Petronis, District 15 President. She will be giving updates on what is happening in Austin. If you…

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I am hoping that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas holiday. School is out, and I can remember how wonderful it was to have that “Christmas Vacation.” Best wishes for a happy New Year.

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Arrive at 2020 alive. Another full year of life will give you the opportunity you desire to pursue happiness and fulfillment. You can't achieve anything in this world if you are dead. Think about driving a bit slower, eating healthier, some daily exercise and monitoring your health. The real…

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I walk into a house in White Oak, near Longview, and all I see is Santa Clauses. They are everywhere. Every room including the bathroom has Santas of all sizes and descriptions. In some rooms they take up so much space there’s barely enough room to squeeze by. The house belongs to Sandy Rawl…

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I walk into a house in White Oak, near Longview, and all I see is Santa Clauses. They are everywhere. Every room including the bathroom has Santas of all sizes and descriptions. In some rooms they take up so much space there’s barely enough room to squeeze by. The house belongs to Sandy Rawl…

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A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our many friends. We invite you to visit the Museum during the Christmas holidays, we have many things that children (on school vacation) will be interested in. We are decorated so beautifully, and all of this accents our many historical items.

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Christmas trees are like a distant cousin. They come to your house, surround themselves with presents, stay a month…then they begin to shed, and need somebody to drive them off.

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