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Celebrate the New Year with 10 free trees

Celebrate the New Year with 10 free trees

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Ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017.  By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive

Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe and illegal

Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe and illegal

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While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be

MacArthur musician earns top honor

MacArthur musician earns top honor

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MacArthur senior and tuba player Erik Hernandez-Trujillo achieved the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. After excelling in Area auditions on Jan. 7, Erik placed in the 2017 Texas All-State Band. He is

Texas A&M institute sends up ‘bat signal’ for help from Texas landowners

Texas A&M institute sends up ‘bat signal’ for help from Texas landowners

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By Paul Schattenberg COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources bat research team is asking Texas residents to help document bat species and populations throughout the state. The institute’s Bat and Hibernacula

Steer clear of student loan scammers with hollow promises, high-pressure tactics

Steer clear of student loan scammers with hollow promises, high-pressure tactics

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PHOENIX – With the U.S. Department of Education reporting that more than 40 percent of all borrowers are late or in default, it’s no wonder fake or unethical student debt relief companies are popping

Film Review: Great looking film brings gangsters blazing to the screen

Film Review: Great looking film brings gangsters blazing to the screen

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Synopsis: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centers around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime. Review: A clear sign that Live By Night is a solid

Law enforcement officer fatalities nationwide in 2016

Law enforcement officer fatalities nationwide in 2016

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Washington, DC — Law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose to their highest level in five years in 2016, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to preliminary data compiled by the National

Film Review: Strong actors bring modern fable together

Film Review: Strong actors bring modern fable together

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Synopsis: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. Review: A Monster Calls is an emotional journey anchored by an impressive debut by young star Lewis MacDougall.

Resolve to replace your bad financial habits

Resolve to replace your bad financial habits

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By Nathaniel Sillin Most people have at least one bad financial habit. Whether it’s impulse shopping, forgetting to pay bills on time or putting off building that emergency fund, balancing what you want to do

Texas’ most classic and clever personalized plates

Texas’ most classic and clever personalized plates

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Austin, TX — Texas’ best, most classic and funniest personalized license plates for 2016 have been revealed. My Plates has named their favorite plate combinations for 2016 in a series of category awards following a