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Facebook as therapy to authors, readers

March 1, 2014

It’s easy to see how Facebook has changed the way we interact with our family and acquaintances, and it has even changed our definition of “friend.”

But what is less obvious and rarely written about are the psychological benefits to those people posting status updates and the people reading those status updates.

I’m not talking about the ones that say, “I just ran my first 5K!” Which, by the way, is a great accomplishment, and their Facebook friends make them feel good when people comment on their status or “like” it.Read the rest

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Living healthy is for me

March 1, 2014

I don’t want to overreact or be unkind, but the article on “Healthy Living – it’s not for me!” bordered on bad advice.

I think it was an attempt to be humorous and answer the over- the-top resolutions that come at us in the new year. The facts of the case are that in America we are being overcome with obesity, and it is growing, rapidly … and … being overweight is overwhelming our health care systems until they can hardly keep up.Read the rest

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The lazy days of life

March 1, 2014

One might assume I’m a tad bit lazy if they heard me complain.

However, I don’t think of myself as a slacker because I’ve been working practically all my life. From the age of 6 my parents assigned chores for me and my siblings. If they weren’t done, our allowance wasn’t given. I continued working as a youth at various jobs and through a career until retirement.Read the rest

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Joe Heller

March 1, 2014
Joe Heller

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No embarrassing entertainment

March 1, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, we had the pleasure to visit the Granbury Live Theater on the square and be thoroughly entertained by the Big City Music Revue.

The square was alive with lots of folks shopping and eating in our restaurants, and the show was packed.

The Big City Music Revue is much of the same group that performed there previously and as always, their show was awesome.Read the rest

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Wearing jeans to church? Thou art in the right place

February 15, 2014

Church services today are a far cry from when I grew up.

Come to think of it, everything now is a far cry from how it was when I grew up, which is kind of depressing.

Every Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night, my family would be at the East Side Church of Christ in Irving, rear ends planted firmly in the red-cushioned pews.Read the rest

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James Largent: Great chapter being written in history of Granbury ISD

February 15, 2014

Recently, I gave a “State of the District” address at the Granbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon, and I would like to share with you some of the key facts from that presentation.

I began by giving a brief bond and facilities update. We recently sold our bonds at a very good rate that will not require as high of a tax increase as we expected and will save taxpayers over $24 million during the life of the bond program.Read the rest

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Protect watershed, water quality

February 15, 2014

Water quality is always important.

It doesn’t matter if rainfall is above normal or below. It doesn’t matter if lake levels are high or low. We should always be concerned about the quality of water and the health of the watershed that holds that water.

A watershed is an area of land that drains rainwater or snow into water bodies such as a stream, lake or wetland.Read the rest

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Joe Heller

February 15, 2014
Joe Heller

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Resurgence of Barry Gibb brings back the ’70s

February 1, 2014

For decades, it seems that we hardly heard anything from Barry Gibb. Now, all of a sudden, he seems to be everywhere.

The sexiest of the three Bee-Gees brothers (remember the hair? The beard? The open shirts? The hair?) has become a popular parody on Saturday Night Live, featuring Jimmy Fallon as Barry and Justin Timberlake as Barry’s brother, Robin.

On Thursday, the sole surviving Bee Gee, who will be going on tour in the spring, was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show.Read the rest

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