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7:35am

Tue August 6, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Letter writing has made a mark on history

Commentator Gary Joiner puts old-fashioned pen to paper this week with thoughts about letter writing and journaling and their important contribution to history.

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7:35am

Fri August 2, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Sulphur Springs auction is a hub for antique collectors and dealers

Credit Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders introduces us to the Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery and Auction in Sulphur Springs, Texas, where dealers and casual collectors (like Gary) bid side by side on imported antique furniture and other finds.

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6:56am

Fri August 2, 2013
Local

Shreveport thrift shop proceeds benefit animal welfare

Heather Scarano of Shreveport stands among racks of vintage clothes at Olive Street Thrift. She's accompanied by her 7-year-old daughter, Hendrix, who enjoys creating artwork to benefit animal welfare organizations.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A new thrift shop in Shreveport has a mission that extends beyond the reuse of vintage clothing and jewelry. The owner of Olive Street Thrift, Heather Scarano, gives away most of her business proceeds to benefit local animal welfare groups. She says her thrift store is an ongoing fundraiser to help animal rescue organizations with the pursuit of one day becoming a no-kill city, where the shelter system doesn’t need to put down dogs and cats. She’s found many like-minded customers.

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9:37am

Thu August 1, 2013
Business

Nacogdoches consultant encourages city governments to ramp up social media efforts

Nacogdoches, Texas-based employee development consultant Kent Hutchison will present a social media workshop on Aug. 2 to help workers in government agencies incorporate it into their departments. The presentation is part of Stephen F. Austin State University’s Texas Certified Public Manager program. Hutchison said city departments that use social media more fully embrace open government, and citizens should demand this communication.

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7:35am

Thu August 1, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 1, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes the Desert Island challenge and presents his list of music he'd want if stranded.

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