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Our felonious assault on English language

August 15, 2015

This is a story about right and wrong, and knowing the difference.

Don’t worry, though.

I won’t bog you down into a depressing tirade or lecture about morals. Not this time, anyway.

The world has changed in many ways over the past 10 decade or so. One of the most obvious is in our use and abuse of the English language.

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When in Doubt, Girls’ Weekend

August 15, 2015

Every year at the end of summer, my best girlfriends and I go on a weekend getaway.

For the past several years we’ve gone to the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, but this year they were all booked on the weekend we were all available, so we ended up booking a resort in San Antonio.

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Letters to the Editor

August 15, 2015

Protect the children

Contrary to what Kathy Cruz would have people believe, the Christians and most people in Hood County do not hate homosexuals. However, they do have a great concern for them, pray for them, are saddened by their lifestyle and are very outspoken about the materials in the library that are promoting the homosexual lifestyle to children.

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Hood County readers speak out

August 8, 2015

Censorship in America

A book in the Hood County Library, a flag at the South Carolina state capitol, and the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma state capitol – one object is allowed to remain while the other two must be removed.

This reflects censorship in America in 2015. Anyone else confused?

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Highway officials need to hear from citizens on Cresson bypass

August 1, 2015

In less than a week, the window of opportunity will close on giving feedback to TxDOT about two Cresson relief routes.

Option 1 is what was agreed upon two years ago.

You would think that the Memorandum of Understanding between our county commissioners and the Texas Department of Transportation would have ended the discussion, and that plan would have moved forward.

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‘Overpayment scams’ common

August 1, 2015

A couple of weeks ago a local woman and her husband offering a metal detector for sale learned that scammers say the darndest things.

A man sent her a check, but claimed he had a minor problem.

He said his “financial advisor” sent him a check for $1,980 to cover several “bills” he had to pay.

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Joe Heller

August 1, 2015
Joe Heller

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Letters to the Editor

August 1, 2015

Freedom of speech protects

When disagreements about issues arise, concerned religious people should remember that freedom of speech protects their rights and their scriptures.

L’Amour, a champion of the written word, said that the founders of the University of Paris considered public libraries a threat to political power. For similar reasons, students in England were taught Latin, not English, in school.

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Hey everyone, I have some exciting news

August 1, 2015

Surprise! The month of April was very bittersweet for me.

It was the due date for the baby that I miscarried last year. I dreaded the specific day approaching and found myself trying to act like I was totally fine, when in reality, I couldn’t stop thinking about what might have been.

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What would Jesus do?

August 1, 2015

Remember the slogan “What Would Jesus Do?” and the “WWJD” bracelets that were popular back in the nineties?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about that phrase. And I’ve also been thinking of how mean some of us are in Hood County.

That meanness was clear during the gay rights rallies that were held last month on and near the square.

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