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It started with a call from Ferris Fain about an opening for a typesetter at The Daily Sentinel back in 1985. Now after 34 years of both uplifting and heartbreaking stories, deadlines and late nights, my time at The Daily Sentinel is coming to an end.

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At least 24 percent of small business owners say their single biggest problem is not finding customers, but finding qualified workers, according to a survey by the NFIB. The U.S. Small Business Administration is stepping up to help.

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Are you frustrated by road construction and subsequent delays? Maybe Austin Street quickly comes to mind? And we won’t talk about Starr Street and the bridge.

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The next time you hear from me, the 86th Legislature will have ended. On average only about 1 in 5 bills will make it successfully through a session. At the writing of this column, approximately nine percent of the 7,324 bills, filed have been passed and sent to the governor. This number wil…

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Dax Cowart, one of the most famous and controversial East Texans of the 20th century, died quietly at his home in California last month, going largely unnoticed until an obituary was published Wednesday in the New York Times.

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While session is five months long, 80 percent of the work is done in 20 percent of the time. At the writing of this column, we have 11 days left in the Session, and much of the work is left to be done.

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It all began, as most things do in life, by taking a chance. In my first year in college, I was a music major struggling to find enjoyment and a passion that I thought I had in the years before. I would sit in a practice room with a blank stare, telling myself I would “practice in five minut…

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Many Texans are unaware that three federally recognized Indian Tribes call Texas their home; the Traditional Kickapoo Tribe of Texas in Eagle Pass, the Ysleta del sur Pueblo in El Paso and our tribe, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas near Livingston.

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“Y’all come on in and sit down,” yelled the white-haired lady from behind the counter as I entered the door of the small café. The Blue Plate Special was meat loaf with marinara sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes with a roll and I heard it was good. As I waited for my lunch, I could hear th…

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The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas. SCR 20, which was passed by the Senate Administration committee this week, would make this true for even our knives. It designates the Bowie knife, made famous by Jim Bowie when he carried it during the Battle of the Alamo, as the official …

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