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During an interview I was watching the other day, the gentleman in the interview said, “I am 71 years old and the way I see it, I have about 15 more summers remaining.” I found that to be a very interesting way to look at life.

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In the past 12 months we have seen firsthand the sacrifice of people who are on the frontline fighting Covid 19. They had the grit to stand strong against this monster of a pandemic through bone-tiring hours of stress. However, they could not have accomplished their heroic deeds without the …

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There are friends who I know I can call on for pretty much anything, whether changing a tire on the side of the road to being that listening ear of support during the difficult moments life throws at us. Two people who have shown this level of friendship to me are my friends Marcus and Bianc…

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I have some friendly advice concerning the use of tongue-in-cheek humor on social media.

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When Thomas and I married, we had plans to travel outside of our comfort zones. Our calling was and still is to share the Gospel with as many people as we can as we clothe and feed the homeless. But, two short months after saying “I do,” we realized we couldn’t just jump in the truck and tak…

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Paul Gauntt’s article, “The Elvis Sneer,” featured in the Sun on March 14, brought back lots of memories for me, too. I am also a product of that era of shoo-bop, bobby socks, and saddle shoes. (Mine were black on white, and I polished them nearly every night).

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Disclaimer: Although I have personally experienced grief many times, I do not consider myself an expert. Nor can I claim any academic background that would qualify me as an expert. I just write about what I have experienced and what others have said about theirs.

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For well over 40 years, my brother-in-law, Miles, and I would get together and engage in activities which were … well … reminiscent of younger, more “frolicking” days. 

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For a lot of people, Easter is the reminder that spring is here, and warm summer months are approaching. For me and my family, Easter has always been the time we press the pause button and reflect on what Jesus has done for us.

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The emergency number field is diverse and offers a lot of opportunities to those who find their calling in it, but how does someone become a 911 dispatcher or call taker?

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Please join me in voting for Mary Lou Shipley for Place 4 on the Waxahachie City Council. Mary Lou is the very best because she combines good judgment with deep caring for the city of Waxahachie and all of its residents.

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I suppose I’m probably like most every red blooded American – or human in general. Periodically, I have had this secret urge to impress. I think most all inhabitants of this earth have been plagued with this terrible trait.

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In the Facebook group that I help moderate, dating is discussed often. I’ll begin this column by addressing the title question.

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I sat down to try to write my newspaper article and got distracted thinking about a book I had read recently about a female archeologist. I’ve always wanted to do that – go to exotic places and discover secrets of the past. Perhaps dig up a hitherto unknown mummy.

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. Lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is 1 in 23 (4.4%) in men and 1 in 25 (4.1%) in women.

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Prudence is such a wonderful word. Its meaning is the “ability to discipline oneself through reason.” According to Wikipedia, it is one of the four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, courage and temperance.

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We all remember phone booths, don’t we? In 1998 there were two million phone booths operating in the USA. They were in every shopping center, mall and bar. Gas stations often had them, and a lot were positioned along city streets. With the coming of cell phones, by 2018, there were fewer tha…

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A deep-seated feeling of fear rushed over me as my doctor uttered those dreaded words of “there’s some cancer there.”

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Some movies just fit the bill. For me, on Friday, the need was to see some great action involving fistfights, gun battles, and car chases – and Bob Odenkirk’s latest film “Nobody” fit the bill perfectly.

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Over the years I have noticed some films stick with you long after the credits have rolled, and you have left the theater or the living room. The characters and narrative connect with the audience on a deep level and pull on the heart strings. Such was the experience for me watching the Osca…

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“First we overlook evil. Then we permit evil. Then we legalize evil. Then we promote evil. Then we celebrate evil. Then we persecute those who still call it evil.” –  Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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If you took a road trip across the state tomorrow, you would expect 911 to be available should you encounter an emergency at any point. Whether you’re in Austin, El Paso, or deep inside the Hill Country, you know that those three digits will be there for you no matter what, but that wasn’t a…

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Have you ever had someone who was always your go-to person when you needed something done? Maybe you couldn’t figure something out or a big job you needed completed and you instantly knew who you could rely on to help? Remember that sense of relief when you called your person and explained w…

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The Texas Oil Products Company in Waxahachie abandoned its factory in the 1920s and, in 1932, S.W. Gough, a local citizen, saw the possibility of opening a swimming pool. He took the opportunity.

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In the first week of March, the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce reopened the option to its members of hosting in-person events again after a three-month time period of virtual-only events. That being said, the chamber’s upcoming schedule is packed-full of businesses ready to celebrate their h…

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A century ago, Major League Baseball flourished in Waxahachie in the springtime. Waxahachie was enamored with the visiting major leaguers. Overflow crowds came to watch workouts and games, and in the evenings the players were feted with parties and banquets around town. During those years, m…

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“Today’s cancel culture is comparable to a medieval mob looking for someone to burn.” – Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean)

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The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help yo…

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A few years ago, I received word that my cousin was diagnosed with cancer. His prognosis was grim, and we knew that unless the Lord healed his body, his days on earth were numbered.

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In my life, anytime I heard about mask-wearing, it was either for Halloween or to rob a bank. Having never done the latter, I remember one October when Momma pulled my hair back slick and smooth, put a sheet over my head, and I became a ghost.

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I’ve been hibernating for a while and I find waking up is not as pleasant as I had hoped. I’ve just had another birthday, Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl against Kansas City’s cute little quarterback, and Punxatawny Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. The good thing about more winter is th…

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It could have been a good movie plot. All of the elements were there. A teenager from a farm family, after being struck by lightning, spent the remainder of his life permanently blind. His family used much of its powers and money for trips to some of the world's best eye doctors, only to hav…

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In the Facebook group that I help moderate, a constant topic is movement. The idea is worded in several ways, and they have inspired many spirited discussions as to their meaning and intent. The most common of them are “moving on” and “moving forward.”

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In the nearly seven years I’ve been in Waxahachie, it has become apparent to me that the qualifications many believe are necessary to sit on city council or the school board consist of simply breathing and having the desire, or maybe just an epiphany. May sound a bit sarcastic but, truth is,…

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When my daughter was a senior in high school, she came home on occasion complaining about a classmate of hers who was being verbally abusive to her. I gave her some advice on how to possibly handle things. This young man played on the varsity football team and apparently enjoyed bullying oth…

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When you think about your health, some of the first things that probably come to mind are healthy eating, exercise, visits with a provider and other steps to help prevent and manage illness and disease. But there is another important factor to consider when thinking about maintaining good he…

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In the early years of our nation, there were many men who were instrumental in the formation of our country. During this period some developed the basic foundation for the State of Texas. These men were of a special breed, willing to sacrifice time, as well as lives, for the protection and p…

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All citizens have had to learn new coping skills since the pandemic began wreaking havoc on our nation in March 2020. From grocery shopping to attending church, our patience and willingness to adapt have been tested like never before.

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From the moment the screen comes to life, the audience is thrust into the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. The uncertainty and danger of a pending attack by German U-boats are constantly present in the new Tom Hanks naval epic, “Greyhound.”

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With the new trash service in Waxahachie switching to bins in April, when will citizens begin to see the new bins being delivered, and how will we know what our new service day is?

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Any experienced widow or widower can assure a new widow or widower that big changes lie ahead in every facet of their life. This week’s column focuses on several facets of a widow’s or widower’s life that will likely change. Sometimes that glass is half-empty. At other times, it’s very full.