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Frank urges allowing nursing home visits

From The News-Courier staff— WICHITA FALLS—Rep. James Frank believes visitation is essential to the health and safety of those most vulnerable Texans who now are in nursing homes. He said in a recent post that only 25 of the more than 1,200 nursing homes in Texas have met the requirements put in place by the…

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Fall-like temps arrive in Knox

Up to 8 inches of rain From The News-Courier staff— Fall-like weather arrived a little early in Knox County when a Canadian cold front blew through last week. Fall doesn’t arrive until next week, officially. In fact, a record low of 48 was reported in Benjamin by Weinert Meinzer, who has been keeping records for…

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Feed the hungry for just $5 per month

Munday Food Pantry’s goal By Rileigh Lowe— MUNDAY—Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed a 100 people, then just feed one.”  This is a challenge for the very generous and loving community of Munday. When you open your refrigerator door, do you routinely scan the contents to choose the ingredients for your next meal,…

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DL extensions still in effect

Texas Department of Public Safety— AUSTIN—The Texas Department of Public Safety reminds Texans that it’s important to remember that the extension for expiration dates that was granted in response to COVID-19 remains in effect. The extension means that if your Texas ID, DL, commercial driver license or election identification certificate card expires on or after…

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Dispose of PPE items correctly

Texas Department of Transportation— AUSTIN – With a growing number of discarded face masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes found littering roadways and parking lots, Don’t Mess with Texas called on the help of some celebrity friends to remind fellow Texans that the only safe way to dispose of used Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in…

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Mac’s View

Make sure you’re counted With a population growth anticipated, Texas was expected to gain two or even three seats in Congress, but because of our responses to Census 2020 we are currently projected to maybe lose one. Of course, we need to make sure that Texas gets the political representation in Congress we deserve. An…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Examining today and yesterday In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. In 1936, most black people lived in gross material poverty and…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Possessions: Jesus was right. It’s been 50 years since my college graduation. Surprise. Homecoming has been cancelled, meaning the usual on-campus activities. No surprise. The school sent questionnaires to the Class of 1970. Once we return the forms, they’ll compile a memory book for us. We’re supposed to get the books by mail in October.…

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