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Governor’s squad terrorized state

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The trigger-happy state police opened fire without warning on a crowd of Saturday shoppers in Brownwood on Aug. 19, 1871. In his inaugural address in April 1870, Republican Edmund J.

Covert mission payback for raids

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At Bird’s Fort north of present-day Arlington, the Snively Expedition officially disbanded on Aug. 7, 1843, and the dispirited members went their separate ways. Seven tense years after San Jacinto,

Picture causing worry

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Dear Annie: Recently, I got married after being single and a widow for 23 years. My husband and I are in our late 70s and very active. We went on

Manage money for college

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All around the country, newly minted high school graduates will soon be heading off to college. They’ll be taking a lot of things with them, but statistics tell us that

Blind orphan whistled through life

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With the encouragement of his piano teacher at the Texas School for the Blind, Fred Lowery got up the nerve to audition for a radio program on July 31, 1929.

Stay or follow

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Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I are coming up on our sixth anniversary. A few years ago, his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. His parents live on the opposite

Showcase to be held tonight

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Tonight is the night! The Chamber is hosting The Chamber Showcase, a night of networking that features Chamber members in Hopkins County, on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Sulphur Springs

A cheating pig

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Dear Annie: My friend has been dating the same guy for about a year, and I have always gotten along with him just fine. He has become my friend, too.

How to clean leather furniture

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When it comes to furnishing your home, it’s difficult to find anything more luxurious and elegant than fine leather. With that elegance comes the challenge of how to clean it