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Of clouds and cotton: Remembering an era gone by

April 25, 2015

It really bites when your chosen profession is listed along with lumberjack at the bottom of the 200 worst jobs of 2014.

But that’s what happened.

The list in question was compiled by CareerCast, which publishes an annual jobs rated report.

According to the CareerCast website, these two jobs ranked so low due, in part, “to dwindling hiring prospects.”

The website also states that the U.S.

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Stranger danger! Revisiting health care safety at home

April 25, 2015

Do you recall as a child your teachers and parents constantly bombarding you with warnings about talking to strangers?

Did you ever believe that when you became older and, theoretically wiser, that you would need to continue this trend into late adulthood?

The world of health care is blessed with people who have been called to serve on the health care front lines.

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Joe Heller

April 25, 2015
Joe Heller

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Good in Hood

April 25, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Sound Off at the very top.

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This is Hood County

April 25, 2015
This is Hood County

The Marshalls store at Luton Ranch West (U.S. Highway 377 and Meander Road) is open for business. Doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday to a crowd of eager shoppers. The store employs about 60 full-time and part-time workers.

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Letter to the Editor

April 18, 2015

The fear of flying

While working years for two of Uncle Sam’s Inspector General offices, I never thought twice of climbing on planes and flying anywhere.

Now days I wouldn’t fly somewhere to pick up lottery winnings.

The way planes keep falling out of the sky I am seriously considering asking the FAA to ban all flights over my house.

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Good in Hood

April 18, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Sound Off at the very top.

Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission.

If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected] Include your name and address (names will be published but not your address).

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Officers handle tough situations with skill

April 18, 2015

It’s impossible to know exactly what goes through the mind of someone who flees from police, or who decides to engage officers in a fight.

We’ve seen with a few recent police shootings, that the response by some of the officers has been less that exemplary.

One officer, allegedly seen shooting a suspect in the back as he ran away, has been charged with murder.

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Oh, this young generation!

April 18, 2015

I’ve never really felt old before.

For all of my adult life, I’ve felt about 25. Even getting married, buying a house, having babies – none of those things made me feel like I was getting older.

When I turned 30, I was a little worried that it might sting a little, but much to my pleasant surprise, it didn’t.

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BRA, other river authorities would be under review

April 18, 2015

Last week, the Texas Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 523, which I authored, to place all 18 of Texas’ river authorities under review of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

The commission (commonly referred to as “Sunset”) is the nonpartisan body charged with reviewing and analyzing our nearly 200 state agencies and making recommendations to the Legislature for those agencies’ improvement or potential abolition.

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