Guest Columnists

Cutting family ties

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Dear Annie: I have an abusive mother, and for many years I put myself in her path. Any time I opened up to someone about her behavior, I heard, “But

Elvis’ Army days at Fort Hood

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With basic training under his belt, Elvis Presley left Texas on Sept. 18, 1958 and shipped out for West Germany to complete his two-year military obligation. When the rock ’n

CEO out in the cold

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Dear Annie: Several years ago I became the CEO of a company with employees who work hard and provide excellent service at fair prices every day. I am very proud

Develop a saver’s attitude

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Cutting expenses is the way to spend less so you have money to save. But unless you are actually putting that money into a safe place to be held for

Still hurting after divorce

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Dear Annie: After 46 years, my husband decided to leave me soon after he met a gold-digger overseas. He went about it in a cowardly manner, looking for his condo

Break bad money habits

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Money a little tight these days? You might assume it’s due to rising costs, tightening credit and the fact you haven’t gotten a raise in, like, forever. But truthfully, if

The great Texas flood of 1921

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The Houston Chronicle reported on Sept. 12, 1921 that the number of confirmed fatalities in the worst flood in the history of the Lone Star State had risen to 45

Not my brother

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Dear Annie: I am looking for some help in dealing with my alcoholic, grossly overweight brother-in-law. He is 53 years old and has been an alcoholic since high school. Over