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JEB HENSARLING Congressman champions benefits to veterans
2007 was an interesting year in Congress, where I fought against amnesty for illegal immigrants, championed increased benefits for our nation's...


Jerry Seeton, resource specialist with the Texas Forest Service, inspects a recently thinned stand in September 2007. The landowner received cost shares from the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. PHOTO: TEXAS FOREST SERVICE Landowners must guard against southern pine beetles
The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) has not plagued Texas' pine stands in recent years as it has other states. With the help of $1 million provided by...


JAMES CAMPBELL Sheriff's department books 2,438 in 2007
It's hard to believe that this year is already drawing to a close. The Cherokee County Sheriff 's Department has had a very busy year as usual....


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Rail authority mistakenly thought $2 million budget was discretionary
It was never obvious during the hearings leading up to the passage of the bill establishing the Texas State Railroad Authority how much more than the assets of Texas State...
Without God, this nation will fall
I honor our flag, obey the laws, respect the Constitution and worship God. However, there are some who think their ideas should be put into place regardless of laws and try...
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This nation will be humbled
People wonder what has become of our country. Many things have happened like 9-11, Katrina, earthquakes and more. They don't realize these things are taking place because...
Veterans Day program was big success in Alto
On behalf of Alto ISD, I would like to thank everyone who helped put on our Veteran's Day program last Monday. It was, indeed, a "team" effort. The program was coordinated...
Cherokee County employees help FEMA process claims in record time
I would like to take time out of my busy schedule to extend my thanks to Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis and the other Cherokee County employees for their cooperation in...
Thank you from the heart
To all of our friends, family and community, thank you so much for the amazing things you have done for us. We never would have imagined so many people coming together in...
Branson, Mo., was the destination for 48 energetic folks from two churches in Cherokee County. HIGH POINTS FROM EL CAMINO REAL
Folks along El Camino Real honored our veterans on Sunday in many of our area churches with patriotic music and words of praise. We are proud of...


Parents must set limits
To anyone involved in raising a child(ren): Where are all the parental guidance providers? And if you are there, what are you teaching your pupils? Are you paying...
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