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Caution against techno-thieves bears repeating

’Tis the season to be cautious. We have recently learned about scams designed to extort their victims, thinking they’re securing a vital service, into paying the wrong people. In it, the fraudulent callers tell intended victims their power bill is overdue. Then they threaten to turn off the power if the targeted victims don’t fork […]

Enjoy celebrating your own way

By Kent McManigal Local columnist Maybe I’m sappy, but I love Christmas and the festive atmosphere surrounding it. If you do too, and like for things to come together the way you hope they will, be grateful for voluntary individual actions. Part of the magic of Christmas is its voluntary nature and its decentralization. The […]

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Brandon — Theological awakening worth retelling

I told this story several years ago in my weekly column and I believe it is worth telling again. Several years ago, I had purchased a CD with Christmas songs sung by children for my grandchildren. Not long after that, I was on the way home from some doctor appointments in Lubbock and pushed that […]

Amos the churchmouse — A Christmas paradox

Editor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the malling crowd but in the heart of Bugtussle. Jenny (the little girl […]

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