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10 Interesting facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

Compiled by Jan White 1. The name given to the great civil rights leader at birth was Michael King, Jr. During a trip to Germany, Michael King Sr. was so moved by the history of Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, that he returned home and changed his name as well as that of his 5-year-old son. 2. In 1957, Martin Luther King, Jr.…
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Texas Monthly icon remembered

Chester RossenBy Jan [email protected] An article in the December issue of Texas Monthly paid tribute to a local resident who was somewhat of a celebrity at the magazine. Chester C. Rosson, Jr. longtime employee of Texas Monthly, recently passed away. But he left a legacy that most of us could only dream of aspiring to. Rosson was born at…
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Cole crops are king of the winter garden

By Matthew R. March, MNRDPolk County Extension Agent Cole crops are the king of fall and winter gardens in our region. Cole crops are a term for a broad group of vegetables from collard greens, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard greens, broccoli and bok choy to name a few. Cole crops all belong to the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The mustard family…
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State DUI enforcement steps up during holidays

The Texas Department of Transportation has kicked off its statewide “Drive Sober. No Regrets” drunk driving prevention program for the holidays. Throughout the month, TxDOT has released videos of people who deal with the daily consequences of driving while impaired, either as an offender or survivor. The stories and facts about drunk driving can…
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Pineywoods Fishing Report 1-6-2021

B.A. Steinhagen Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.45 feet low. The sunny weather has cooperated for fishing and the fish are biting in the same patterns. Black bass are fair on crankbaits. Crappie are fair with minnows on the structure edges and above brush piles. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait. Caddo Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 1.06 feet…
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Wassailing and Figgy Pudding – what are they?

Did You Know – Part 3 By Jan [email protected] One of our favorite Christmas traditions is singing Christmas carols. There’s something about the cheerful nature of the season that lends itself to song. Who doesn’t love to hear a rousing chorus of Here Comes Santa Claus or the reverent hymn, Silent Night? But some carols contain words that,…
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