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  • Extension news: Peaches - a tasty summer treat

    Summer just wouldn’t be summer without Parker County fresh peaches. Now is the time to enjoy juicy peaches. Farmers’ markets, roadside stands and grocery stores are loaded with blushing, sweet, fragrant peaches. With the perfect combination of flavor and nutrition, peaches can be enjoyed in appetizers, desserts and everything in between.

    July 14, 2013

  • Veteran's Corner: VA acquires land for burial benefits in Puerto Rico

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has acquired 247.4 acres of land in Morovis, Puerto Rico, to prevent the loss of burial benefits to Puerto Rico’s veterans when the Puerto Rico National Cemetery, located in Bayamon, closes to new interments sometime in 2022. The VA closed on the Morovis property for approximately $7.6 million. There is no possibility for expansion adjacent to the original cemetery because the property is surrounded by commercial and residential developments.

    July 14, 2013

  • Millsap matters: Summer events to attend

    While it is only mid-July, plans are underway to help students get ready to go back to school.  Millsap’s Second Annual Back to School Fair is on the calendar for August 10 and it’s going to be great!

    July 14, 2013

  • Now Hear This: Have I Got A Deal Just For You?

    Each time I sit down with my sharpened quill and Big Chief tablet to concoct my weekly missive, the hardest struggle I often have is to decide on a topic on which to pontificate.  This week my wife Helen, the little lady preacher, suggested writing about some of her pet peeves---misleading sales flyers and advertisements at stores and raising prices prior to “markdowns.” 

    July 14, 2013

  • Idle American: Oh, Canada!

    Americans have fallen into a crevice of sloppiness with usage of the word “hot,” and it has nothing to do with 100-plus degree days.

    July 14, 2013

  • West: Is Paula Deen the worst American ever?

    As practically everyone knows by now, multimillionaire TV chef Paula Deen was yanked from the pinnacle of free-market success after admitting to a lawyer taking a deposition in a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit (already Orwellian) that she had used what is referred to as “the N-word” some 25 years ago. 

    July 10, 2013

  • Independence Day 2013

    July 4 is the day all Americans should say a prayer of thanks to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. This signing was the beginning of the struggle against the largest power in the world at that time, England. Our ancestors won the battle and in doing so enabled we Americans to have the greatest freedom ever had by men and women on this earth.

    July 2, 2013

  • Keeping Your Money Safe over the Phone

    June 9, 2013

  • Veteran's Corner

    June 9, 2013

  • Millsap Matters: Long time Millsap ISD educator retires

    June 9, 2013

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