Honoring the Veterans

Honoring the Veterans

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice was signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning formally ending the hostilities of World War One. Since June 1, 1954, Americans have celebrated “Veterans Day,” honoring all American veterans of all wars.

Financial Tips

Financial Tips For New Veterans

On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. If you’ve recently separated or retired from the military, or you will be leaving soon, you can be proud of the service you’ve provided to your country. But once you’re a veteran, away from the structure and imperatives of the military, you may need to take greater control over managing your finances and protecting your family.

Varsity Golf Finishes Fall Season JV Teams Continue

Varsity Golf Finishes Fall Season JV Teams Continue

The boys and girls varsity golf teams played in the Bridges invitational at Firewheel in Garland recently. The boys team finished 13th in the team competition. Leading the way for the Jackrabbits was freshman Jackson Belobraydic. Other notables were senior Austin George, junior Brennan Horton, seniors Andre Kielczewski and Austin White. The girls varsity team finished 5th place overall in the team competition. Leading the way for the Jackrabbits was junior Alexis Abart. Other notables were seniors Lilli Wehmeyer, Chloe Crane, sophomores Emma Chaney and Makayla Peek. This was the varsity’s last tournament in the fall and will go into the offseason to prepare for spring events.


Deer season opens this weekend! Campfires at hunting camps will be burning bright and every hunter’s dreams will be of harvesting a monster buck come opening day!


With the opener of the general deer season last weekend in North Texas, many of us have been making last minute preparations for upcoming hunts. On many ranches managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), deer hunting began in early October and hunters were allowed to use all legal sporting arms to harvest deer but for the majority of us across most of Texas, November 6 is the official opener of what we old timers used to call ‘gun season’.

Laymen’s Corner S

I have been reading in the Bible book of Ezekiel about the many idols Israel had made and placed throughout Israel. They worshiped those idols and made sacrifices to them, including their own children. GOD became sick of their worship of the false gods and chose Ezekiel to carry His message to the Children of Israel that He was about to completely destroy Israel and almost all of the people. He saved only a small remnant of those who had not worshiped the idols.

5 Tips to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests

5 Tips to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests

Cooler temperatures, outings to the Christmas tree farm, game nights and holiday feasts. Now that the holiday season is here, it’s time to prep your home for seasonal fun! Whether you’re hosting a big or small group of family and friends this holiday season, decorating and decluttering around the house can make party prep easier and more enjoyable for everyone. With that in mind, here are some top tips to create functional and stylish spaces that are easy to keep clean and tidy throughout the festivities.

Just Like Cyn
Just Like Cyn

Just Like Cyn & Nancy

I love Adele. Let’s go ahead and set some parameters for this article. I don’t love her more than Bobbie Gentry, but it’s close. One of my favorite Adele songs has some gorgeous lyrics that contain, but are not limited to, this selection: “You look like a movie/You sound like a song/My God this reminds me, of when we were young/Let me photograph you in this light/ In case it is the last time/ That we might be exactly like we were/Before we realized/We were scared of getting old/It made us restless/It was just like a movie/It was just like a song.” When Adele gets to this point in the song, I think in technicolor. I see my Aunt Joan’s pseudo beehive hairdo, my Aunt Karen’s long straight early 70s hair, my grandmother when she still was still a redhead, and my mom as a bottle blond. They’re all sitting around an aluminum Christmas tree, the kind that came with the wheel that rotated the primary-colored cellophane wedges. Everyone is happily smiling for the camera. But, there’s a wistfulness in the picture – not quite a polaroid, but the old ones that were printed on dense cardboard with the generous white borders. The folks in the picture never envisioned a world where no one would get pictures developed again. They couldn’t see laptops or magical cell phones in their minds. They just had a sense that change was a comin’. And, come it would.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration over new COVID-19 vaccination rules for big businesses announced on Thursday. Credit: Eric Lee for The Texas Tribune

Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over New COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Big Businesses

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration recently over new federal COVID-19 vaccine rules announced, which order big businesses to mandate vaccination against the virus among their employees by Jan. 4 or require regular testing.

BBB Releases 2021 Online

BBB Releases 2021 Online Purchase Scams Report

Online purchase scams continue to be one of the riskiest scams facing consumers, according to the 2021 Online Purchase Scams Report. BBB’s annual report aims to provide new information about how consumers can find trusted sources that will help them make safe buying decisions. These findings provide key insights for consumers and businesses on how to safely navigate an increasingly online environment.

Legislature Wraps Third Special Session With new Maps, Property Tax Relief

The third special session ended recently, with lawmakers granting final approval to new maps for statehouse and congressional districts, completing a process that began almost a year ago when the Legislature opened redistricting hearings in January. Delays in census data pushed the process back months, but the Legislature reached a consensus on a map that creates two new congressional districts, one in Travis county and another in northwest Harris county, increasing the size of the state delegation in Washington to 38 seats.


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