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Readers share many tales of internet woe

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Rural Texans have a lot to say about the lack of broadband service in their communities. Since we covered the topic earlier this month, many readers have emailed to share their stories and pleas for help.

Celebrating Safely: Keeping you, your family, your community healthy this holiday season

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The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic. As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to slow the spread in our community, it’s a good idea to take a moment and rethink how we celebrate during the upcoming holiday season.

TSTC Industrial Systems Program Meets Job Needs

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Graduates of Texas State Technical College’s Industrial Systems program in Waco should know that work opportunities are out there when they graduate. “The program in Waco is designed to provide our students with a wide range of valuable skills, from basic machining to boiler maintenance and even programmable logic controllers, which are the prevalent control systems in industry today,” said Edward Chaney, TSTC’s statewide chair of the Industrial Systems department.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with foods from the first feast

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Thanksgiving is celebrated each November in the United States and each October in Canada. People traditionally gather around the dinner table flanked by friends and extended members of their families to give thanks for the blessings they enjoyed throughout the year as they dig into a delicious feast.

Prepare a delicious turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner table

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While there are no laws governing which dishes must appear on Thanksgiving dinner tables, for many the fourth Thursday of November simply would not be complete without turkey. Turkey can be cooked in various ways, but roasting might be the most popular method used by Thanksgiving celebrants.

Thanksgiving quiche puts sweet potatoes front and center

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Sweet potatoes are a favorite side dish at Thanksgiving dinner tables. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber, and delectable flavor, sweet potatoes have earned their place on holiday dinner tables. While many holiday hosts bake, fry or mash their sweet potatoes, these beloved tubers can be prepared in other ways as well.

Mother of the Texas E.R.A.

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Texas welcomed women as settlement began in the region . However, their legal rights and liberties were not respected on the same level as the men. They were expected to stay and work at home while their husbands made all legal and property rights decisions. They could not vote or serve in any action outside the home. Today, a woman has been chosen as Vice-President of the United States.

Be quiet and always be present

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Climate change! No two words in the English language can get blood boiling as fast. There’s the old story of the wife walking in and finding her husband in bed with another woman. His response is “I know this looks bad, but it isn’t what it seems, so are you going to believe me or your lying eyes”.