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Cowboys & Heroes: A feature by Gil Potts

(Note from Editor: In the print edition, the jump page portion is missing because of a printer error.) Nearly forty-some years ago, song writer Mary Sharon Vaughn penned a song about cowboys. In 1976 it was recorded by Waylon Jennings, but it was the…
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Health tips for back to school

It's back-to-school time, and that means for teachers and students alike it's also a time you're more likely to get sick. That's mainly because once students and teachers start gathering together, schools become a hotbed of germs. But…
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Cowboys & Politics (A feature story by Gil Potts)

As every cowboy knows, gettin' hungry out on the trail is just no fun at all. The lack of alternative groceries has led to more than one hungry cowboy when uncooperative critters refused to participate in dinner preparations. Yes indeed, ill preparedness…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: We know it's not possible to rain cats and dogs, but sometimes you hear about frogs and other animals coming down from the sky. Is this possible? A: It is, and it's happened many times throughout history, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M…
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Nature Notes: Desert Termites

Residents of the Trans Pecos area have long been accustomed to the sight of great open spaces populated seemingly entirely by cattle – huge lumbering creatures weighing upwards of 1000 pounds apiece. But in terms of sheer biomass, cattle are actually…
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How Does He Do That?

One of the very first things I remember as a child, was learning to say my prayers every night before going to bed. Nowadays, when I wake up in the morning I throw in a solid "Thank you Lord" for a shot at one more day.
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

A: The place with the lowest daily temperature in the continental United States is Mount Washington, N.H., which has an average July temperature of only 54 degrees, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "But the problem is that no one lives…
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Worst and Best food choices for diabetics

When you've got diabetes, your food choices matter a lot. Some are better than others. To help you choose, here are list of best and worst foods for breads, grains, and other starches. Foods that are in the "worst" group can be occasional…
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