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Tue September 2, 2014

Neches River Rally to showcase natural marvel in Beaumont

Paddlers will encounter bald cypress and tupelo trees on a new trail loop through the Big Thicket in Beaumont.
Credit Big Thicket Association

An organization formed 50 years ago to preserve one of the most biodiverse lands in the world -- the Big Thicket of southwest Texas -- is holding its first kayaking and canoeing event Saturday in Beaumont.

The executive director of the Big Thicket Association, Bruce Walker, says paddlers will go upstream on the lower Neches River to explore oxbow lakes during the Neches River Rally.

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Fri August 29, 2014

Gary Borders: Sunshine Law had chickens at its heart


I was reminded of the Sex With Chickens story recently when passing a truck loaded with them, headed to the processing plant. That reminded me of a fight I had with the Leander Police Department four years ago over releasing police reports while running a paper there.

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Tue August 19, 2014

History Matters: Why Texas takes pride in its lone stars

Commentator Gary Joiner explains the history of the Bonnie Blue, one of the original Texas flags.

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Wed August 13, 2014

Pittsburg, Texas, announces business plan competition to spur growth

Credit City of Pittsburg, Texas

Pittsburg, Texas is launching its first startup business competition that will reward a small business for opening up inside its city limits. 

The Pittsburg Innovative Entrepreneur competition will award $20,000 to the winning business plan to be used on startup expenses, along with other perks. Pittsburg’s economic development director Jenny Rowan said she wants to generate buzz and grassroots support for economic development.

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Fri August 8, 2014

Gary Borders: Courthouse restoration is a labor of love for Long Islander

The Franklin County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, Texas, is being carefully restored to its 1912 grandeur.
Credit Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders visits the Franklin County Courthouse and finds the 102-year-old structure is being brought back to life by a true craftsman.

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