Features

The feeling of fall is in the air, and with it comes pumpkins, falling leaves and little ones in costumes.

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Used to be when Carl Parker took someone to the woodshed, they’d better get ready to write a very large check or at least prepare to rewrite their policy manuals.

But the longtime lawmaker and well-known Port Arthur attorney goes to his wood shop these days to relax.

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This is not in the same league as “Saving Private Ryan,” but like that World War II film, this one also deals in graphic, visceral realism that gives it more weight than the old “B” war pictures that obviously inspired it. Call it “five guys and a tank” for the quasi family of men trapped inside the metal bucket called a Sherman tank in the final days leading to the end of the war.

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The American Cancer Society is calling out to local cowboys and cowgirls to “saddle up” for the much-anticipated annual Southeast Texas Cattle Barons’ Ball, an event that not only features fine cuisine and Grammy Award-winning entertainment, but does so while at the same time investing in the battle against cancer.

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Bob Wortham

There is so much at stake for the residents of Jefferson County in the election that is now upon us. Not just a choice between what party will control the House and Senate, although who represents us in Washington is very important, but this hits much closer to home. We are making decisions that will have an immediate effect on the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

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