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With Halloween only a few days away, this is a good time to write about the old mansion house I stayed in for a month in upstate New York. I’ve never believed in ghosts but have to admit I once had … more
Generally speaking, investing is a long-term process. You invest in your IRA and 401(k) to reach a long-term goal – retirement. You may invest in a 529 education savings plan for many years to … more
Foot massage has long been a part of Chinese tradition and culture.  It is maintained that a foot massage promotes good health, and if you’ve had this, you know it is relaxing and enjoyable.  I … more
Dons Column   I’ve written before about accents, languages and translations.  The way we pronounce words, and the choice of words, are some of the most interesting differences in … more
In talking with folks around Knox County, I often hear comments about businesses that are needed; retail stores, service providers, and restaurants. What new or additional types of businesses … more
When we’re children, memorable birthdays seem to start at about six years old, when we start the first grade.  The next big one might be 13, when we’re officially a teenager. If you are a … more
USDA-Texas NRCS TEMPLE—The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has announced the first funding application deadline of Oct. 29, 2021, for the Environmental Quality … more
One of my favorite foods is Chicken Fried Steak.  That just goes along with being a Texan.  A real chicken fried steak, not the frozen imitation.  Not a “country fried steak” …that’s … more
One of my favorite holidays rolls around every September 19th…aaargh, matey! In 1965, friends John Baur and Mark Summers decided there was a need to create this holiday and succeeded in having a … more
By  Jay Williams   Anyone who has grown up around baseball knows all about the game’s so-called unwritten rules. You don’t bunt to try and break up a no-hitter. (I’m sorry, but … more
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