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    I remember when

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Over the past week or so I have had a chance to reflect a lot on the events our area is observing today- the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Carla and the 10th anniversary of the 9/011 attacks. As I read ...

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    It's August, it must be time for tax/budget workshops

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    It’s August so you know what that means....we as journalists will get our annual dose of numbers as we report on proposed tax rates and budgets of area taxing entities. This is the time of year we keep our calculators ...

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    It's Back

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Like it or not, $3 a gallon gas is back. Driving up Navarro on my way home tonight I noticed most stations offering unleaded gas for $3.09 a gallon. Glad I filled up last night for a mere $2.94 a ...

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    Cleaning out important papers

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Tonight I did some cleaning – I know you ask why clean when I could be celebrating the new year? Well, I was at work and I was caught up with my work so I looked around and saw boxes ...

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    A lot to love about Christmas

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    I love Christmas. Always have, always will. I love the lights and the sounds of Christmas. I love the goodwill shown for fellowman. I love the religious anticipation of Jesus’ birth. I love Christmas carols and have even caught myself ...

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    We receive so much from giving

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Tis the season for giving and receiving. Every year about this time I am all wrapped up in what gifts to buy and give family and friends for Christmas. But I also have a special shopping list for children in ...

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    Giving thanks today and always

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Thanksgiving is here. Today, I stop for a few moments and give thanks for the many things in our lives. Actually, I make it a practice throughout the year to give thanks for the people and things in my life ...

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    Read your Advocate this week

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    I just spent part of the night reading columns and working on the schedule of stories for this week. We have to work farther ahead this week than usual because the Thanksgiving holiday changes some of our regular schedules. Without ...

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    I admit it, I'm a sissy

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Tonight one of my biggest fears came true - I was greeted by a really huge snake on the sidewalk to the house as I attempted to go inside. Let’s make it clear right up front - I hate snakes ...

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    Do you hear what I hear?

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    After eight days without modern communication at home, we are back in business. The home and business phones are working, as is the Internet. And it is nice to know I am connected to the world again from my little ...

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