Columns and Opinion

Deadline extended for Feeding Texas program

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Feeding Texas applauded a decision by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to extend an application deadline for a new program that could provide families with up to $1 billion in food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild

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To say we live in a very complex world would be a gross understatement. Very few, if any, things in life are simple. Even the one most important role we have as citizens, voting, is far from simple — at least if we are going to take it seriously and do it right.

Owners of Heritage Funeral Homes speak out about preneed service plans

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Editor’s Note: This interview article is running for a second time as recommended by The Texas Department of Banking and the owners of Heritage Funeral Homes in order to clarify certain statements made by the owners of Heritage Funeral Homes. Examples given by the owners may not always be the case for other pre-paid funeral plans since Heritage is referencing a specific type of pre-paid funeral plan - that is, insurance-funded. According to Texas Department of Banking, there is a trust-funded pre-paid funeral plan, which other funeral homes may offer. Revisions will be bolded and underlined. For additional information, please check out the website: .

Message From a Father to His Late Son That Will Lift Every Heart

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Life is short, and moments are gone even before you know it and get etched in memory. Richard V. Battle’s son, John, was born when he was fortyfive years old. Like every father, Richard wished to give his son a life full of possibilities and opportunities and the future he deserved. “I was concerned about living long enough to teach him the important things in life,” he says. “It was important to me for him to benefit from the lessons I had learned, without making the mistakes I had made,” recounts Battle, a father, loss survivor, veteran business building expert and award-winning author of six books including his latest one Conquering Life’s Course: Common Sense in Chaotic Times.