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16
May
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Capital Highlights

By ED STERLING

 

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week asked two federal agencies to move quickly to fund the state’s Healthy Texas Women program. The program was cut off from Medicaid funding by the Obama administration in 2012 after the Texas Legislature enacted a law preventing taxpayer money from going to abortion providers. In a May 7 letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Paxton said the addition of some

 

$30 million a year in federal dollars would increase access to family planning and preventative health services for low-income women across the state who are not covered by traditional Medicaid in Texas. Paxton sent the letter at the request of Gov. Greg Abbott and on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. He wrote that allowing states to exclude providers who perform or promote abortion is consistent with federal policy.

 

Wed
09
May
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A winning strategy?

by ELLIS KNOX

The Democrat party has announced its new tax reform when they take over the U. S. House and Senate. They announced they will raise taxes on the rich, lower taxes on working families. Now in “Democrat speak” the rich is anyone getting a paycheck and working families means any municipal or state union member or employee of an abortion mill.

I know everyone just hates having more money in their pocket or being able to pay less taxes on April 15. The GOP tax cut means next April, families will not have to pay any tax on the first $24,000 of their income and for a single it will raise from $8,000 to $16,000. I know all this good economic news is just breaking everyone’s heart.

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Wed
09
May
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Upcoming events

By CHRISTINE JACKSON

The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce is busy making plans for upcoming events. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the events we’re currently working on.

Plans are well underway for this year’s Pioneer Days, scheduled for September 12 – 15. Here is a quick glance of activities:

• Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Peach Queen Coronation

• Thursday, Sept. 13 – Leadership Luncheon

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Wed
02
May
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The New Tax Law

By ELLIS KNOX

 

Residents of California and other states with a state income tax will no longer be able to deduct those taxes from their Federal income tax. And, they will have to pay their fair share of federal taxes instead of skating on them. Inasmuch, Californians will probably reap no benefits of the Trump/Republican tax cuts because they will still owe $1.1 billion in federal taxes.

Wed
25
Apr
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Former first lady dies

by ED STERLING

AUSTIN — Former first lady Barbara Pierce Bush died in a Houston hospital on April 17. She was 92.

A funeral for Mrs. Bush, the wife of George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, was conducted on April 21 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Cathedral in Houston. Burial was in the family plot at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station on April 22.

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Wed
25
Apr
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True Colors

by ELLIS KNOX

As usual, the Democrats have shown their true colors, with Randa Jarrar, a lefty author, and professor at Fresno State’s Department of English, calling the late Barbara Bush an “amazing racist,” who raised a “war criminal.” She said she was glad “the witch is dead.” Mrs. Bush was one of the kindest, most God-loving people we’ve ever seen as First Lady in the White House.

Of course, what she and most lefties have in common is hatred of that “God-loving” part of Mrs. Bush’s resume. That’s always confused me about the Texas church-going Democrats. How, when the party promotes and takes big money from the abortion mills, can Christians be involved in abortion, which I believe is murder? When abortion became legal in Texas, most of my family switched parties.

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Wed
18
Apr
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Feral Hogs, Part 1

by KAYCEE DAVIS

Wild pigs are notorious for their ability to adapt and evade various control efforts. New research proves they are even more adaptable than we thought.

Did you know that hunting can accelerate feral hog birth rates? Research indicates that high hunting pressure can cause feral hogs to advance offspring birth rates by as much as 12 days per gestation cycle. Sexual maturity is also being reached earlier. Typically, female maturity is reached by 12 months, but it has been noted in females as young as 6 months old. Therefore, feral hogs are breeding earlier and producing offspring more quickly.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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PHS Time Capsule opens embers of past

By LYNDA STRINGER

Monday, April 2, 2018 marked 20 years since Pittsburg High School buried a time capsule and with its unearthing came a flood of bittersweet memories of the previous chaotic year.

“It’s kind of like the line in A Tale of Two Cities. ‘It was the best of times and it was the worst of times,’” former PHS Principal Jack Arnwine told the crowd of current and former faculty, students and community members at the unveiling.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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The CIA, part 3

by ELLIS KNOX

In one and two, I explained what I was doing in CIA while I was a contractor there. In this issue I’m going to try to explain the challenge of collecting and sifting through intelligence information. On numerous occasions I heard Intelligence officers describe it as being handed a box of puzzle pieces. Some pieces had pictures, while others were blank, and some had nothing to do with the puzzle at all.

Wed
04
Apr
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Question to appear on upcoming census stirs opposing viewpoints

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — Ted Cruz of Texas was one of three United States senators who requested that respondents to the 2020 decennial census be asked if they are citizens of the United States.

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross responded in the affirmative last week, Cruz said, “I applaud Secretary Ross for honoring this request by my colleagues and me. It is imperative that the data gathered in the census is reliable, given the wide-ranging impacts it will have on U.S. policy. A question on citizenship is a reasonable, common-sense addition to the census.”

 

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