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...a Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains In Effect Until 215 Pm Cdt For Southwestern Real County... At 150 Pm Cdt, A Severe Thunderstorm Was Located Near Camp Wood, Or 13 Miles West Of Leakey, Moving East At 25 Mph. Hazard...60 Mph Wind Gusts And Quarter Size Hail. Source...radar Indicated. ...Read More.
Effective: April 25, 2018 at 1:52pmExpires: April 25, 2018 at 2:15pmTarget Area: Real

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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana...texas.. Atchafalaya River At Morgan City Calcasieu River Near Glenmora Sabine River Near Deweyville The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: April 25, 2018 at 12:03pmExpires: April 26, 2018 at 2:02amTarget Area: Newton; Orange

Author: Cheril Vernon

Weekly Bible Commentary 4-22

By Wes Woodard Genesis 37 – “Joseph Sold into Slavery” Jacob (Israel) sent Joseph to check on his brothers. When he found them they plotted against him and threw him into a shallow pit (hole). Then a caravan of Ishmaelites approached heading toward Egypt. They quickly decided to sell him to these traders. They probably thought they were rid of him forever. They took his multi-colored robe, killed a young goat; put the goat’s blood on the robe, and took it to their father. Jacob reasoned that a wild animal had killed Joseph. He mourned and thought he would never see Joseph again in this life. In the last verse of this chapter, it reads: “Meanwhile, the traders sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, the Captain of Pharaoh’s...

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By Walter Scott I am old and from a different generation – actually several generations back. As I look at the people – young and adult of today, I am saddened by the lack of a well rounded education. There is little or no American History and what little there is is warped beyond belief. If some event is offensive to someone, it is deleted from history. As our nation developed, it was not without mistakes and was certainly offensive to some. However, that is only one facet in the poor education the more recent generations of students have received. Another more glaring failure is in music. Here in east Texas the mindset is “if it ain’t country, it ain’t music!”  Schools are no longer teaching music appreciation. Classical music isn’t music to most people. Many popular songs were derived from music of the Masters. Do you know what I mean by the “Masters”? They are composers from the past – Tchaikovsky and Chopin (pronounced sho-pan) to name two. Let me give you some examples of some popular songs written using music from these classical composers: “Tonight We Love” was from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto in B flat minor. “No Other Love” from Chopin’s Nocturn in E flat Major “Till The End Of Time” from Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat Major “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” is from Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu....

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THE WEEKENDER: Dizzy and Confused

By Clyde Black  I can’t decide who to pick on tonight.  There is so much in the news that it’s hard to decide which is the most ridiculous that gets dumped on us.  Is California really deciding to break into three states?  They better hurry before they split in half and slide into the Pacific!  They always cast their electoral votes to the Democratic Party candidate and liberal causes so guys like me say please split.  Hurry up!  This whole sanctuary city silliness originated out there.  Mayors, cities and governors out there decide which laws they want to follow and which they do not.  Thanks California for setting such a great example for young people to follow.  If you don’t like a law just disregard it is their creed and example.  If you wonder why they seem to lead the country in stupidity just look at their leader.  Governor Jerry Brown is probably one of the few people still around who could actually tell us about Woodstock except his brain is so fried he can’t remember.   Then there is the FBI. What a national disgrace their leadership has become.   Quite frankly, as a former Houston Police Officer, I never really trusted them.  I can’t speak to recent years but in the old days they were very hard to work with.  Law enforcement should share info but as a Houston...

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HORACE MCQUEEN: OPM – Watch Your Back!

By Horace McQueen Lots of folks want what they didn’t earn. OPM is simply an abbreviation for “other peoples’ money.” And when it comes from those “other people” it’s so easy to spend.  We see this more and more as budgets get tight and those elected officeholders want more bucks to fund their programs. Many East Texas cities are applying for every grant they can to fix streets, their water system and other “necessities.”  One old timer told me that in the “old days” folks fixed their own problems — not running to Austin or Washington D.C. for that mountain of cash. For those of us who aren’t making money hand over fist, trying to raise a family, pay the bills and contribute to the community, increasing taxes just because a taxing authority “needs more money” is frightening. The Houston County Hospital District is one of the offenders wanting to increase taxes on an already burdened citizenry. With a vote coming up May 5th, the hospital district is asking for the right to increase the tax rate to 35-cents a hundred dollar valuation of property. Why? HCHD board members say the extra dollars will be needed to fund the reopening of the now closed Crockett Hospital. One neighbor, a farmer, has close to one million dollars in property on the tax rolls in the hospital district. His home, barns,...

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Thomas L. “Little Fady” Hammond, Sr.

Thomas L. “Little Fady” Hammond, Sr. age 78, of Pasadena passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Houston Hospice. He was born September 20, 1939 in Port Arthur to parents, Lafayette Hammond and Ruby Harrell Hammond. Thomas was an Appraiser for the Texas Comptroller’s Office and also an ordained minister. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Hammond of Pasadena; sons, Thomas L. Hammond, Jr. of Nacogdoches , Thomas R. Hammond, Sr. and wife, Sondra of Vidor , and Stephen Hammond and wife, Tammy of Lufkin; step-daughter, Shonda Whitney and husband, Eric of Pasadena; grandchildren, Gayla, Thomas R. Hammond,...

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