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Three-quarters Mount Rushmore

There is a lot of excitement about the possibility of Jordan Spieth winning the British Open, July 16-19, and then completing the Grand Slam with a triumph in the PGA Championship in August.Quite understandable with Spieth being only the sixth to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. Craig Wood, Ben Hogan (twice), Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods also captured the

Slow-Pitch Fun—For Some

I wrote a scathing indictment of the Home Run Derby several days before the Derby—a draft before my editor sees it—and then I watched the show, July 13. I may not have except that Serena, Jordan, and Novak all had the night off, and I was surprised that the NBA Finals had finished.Well, my "scathes" from scathing got reduced. I was most impressed with how quickly some computer knew a homer was

Success During Intermission

FREDERICKSBURG—Chance Craig is leaving nothing to Chance—uh, or maybe everything, and that's just fine. On the Lady Bird Golf Course, July 9, Craig fired a one-under-par 70 and wrapped up a 36-hole victory on the West Texas Junior Champions Tour.He had mastered Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville with a three-under 67 the day before. All he did there was birdie five holes in a row: 18, 1, 2, 3,

TWC, DARS to Hold Seven Regional Public Meetings

Agencies to take public comment on WIOA State Plan and transition of DARS functions to TWC

AUSTIN − Members of the public are invited to upcoming meetings to be held at seven locations throughout the state to provide input to officials from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) as the agencies prepare a combined state plan for core workforce programs governed by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Cleaning Up The Other Environment

The scene before me was picturesque: a swiftly flowing river bubbling over and around rocks framed by flowering banks and protruding ledges. I was visiting a natural beauty spot but swirling pools of foam caused by detergent being carelessly drained into the river somewhere upstream made the experience bittersweet.Many years have passed since my journey to that formerly favorite tourist retreat

Why Can’t Summer Be Forever?

Of all the seasons in the year, summer has to be my favorite. I am reminded of an uncle of mine who, when asked what his favorite piece of pie was, always said, “The one I’m eating at the time.” Maybe I have something of my uncle in me, I do not know. I just know that I love summer. It started back when I was a young boy and realized during summer I did not have to go to school. Another aspect of

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