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Black Friday marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Come Black Friday, shoppers strive to get the lowest prices on gifts for their loved ones.

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Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday.

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Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and that’s welcome news to people who can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season with their loved ones.

Schools & Sports

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Jeff Rice (Lt) and catfish guide Tony Pennebaker show off a big blue catfish Jeff landed last week.

My phone conversation with Lake Tawakoni catfish guide Tony Pennebaker went something like this.


Turkeys might be in short supply at the grocery store this year but there are plenty of them roaming the woods and fields across much of Texas. Luke arrowed this young gobbler last week on the Dale River Ranch.

I wrapped up the month long bow only season without releasing an arrow at a whitetail. I had plenty of opportunities at younger bucks and smaller doe but my goal was to put venison in the freezer.


All photos by JASON BOWIE

Columns & Editorials

It may not be easy for Christians to praise GOD in this time of trouble, but I think this is the time we should praise Him the most.

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It appears the uncertainty and inconsistency in public education is getting to be too much for educators across Texas. A decline in student behavior is a growing concern.

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Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas

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