Jerry Nelson’s Hill County welcomes country music singer Mark Chesnutt to the Backyard Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 8, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets are $37.50 (reserved) or $25 (general admission) and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue.

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John Frossard and Shaunte Guillory
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The 9th Court of Appeals has intervened in the case of a temporary injunction granted by Jefferson County Judge Gary Sanderson to prevent the termination of former Beaumont Independent School District elementary school principal Shaunte Guillory. According to the judicial panel’s order, published Thursday, Jan.

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Now this plant loves cold weather! I never cease to be amazed when big box garden centers have cyclamen for sale in September here in Texas. Yes, sitting next to heat loving flowers, they place these gorgeous cyclamen flowers. November through February is when these beauties thrive in our neck of the woods. They do not like hot climes.

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A few years at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, I was intrigued by the numbers of both prototype and production items that were evolving into what is now known as “Internet of Things,” or “IoT.” For the majority of us, when we think of the Internet, we think of our computers, tablets and smart phones.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday, Jan. 6, that U.S. Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom. The product, manufactured for and held by Dordoniz Natural Products LLC, located in South Beloit, Illinois, is marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro and worth more than $400,000.

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