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Forget about hoping for samples when you visit your local grocery store. At Robert’s Meat Market & Steak House, you can have a meal and then do your shopping. And you know the great steak or hamburger you just ate are the same quality that you will be taking home.

Robert Ramirez started his grocery store 32 years ago, according to Tina Myers, store manager, who has worked for Ramirez for the past 32 years. “I wouldn’t have stayed on that long if Robert wasn’t a great guy and the store wasn’t a great place,” she said.

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Artist Charles Stagg lived for art. In fact, he lived “inside” his artwork. Since the early 1980s, Stagg worked and lived in a house-sized sculpture in Southeast Texas. Over the course of 30 years, he built a unique home out of cement, wood, cans and bottles on his family’s land off Main Street in the woods of Vidor.

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The commonly asked question that we will look at today is, “What is man?” Since I believe that the Bible is the source of truth, I am pointing us to the Word of God for our answers to these common questions. Today we are reading from the 144th division of the Psalms.

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In the past several weeks, we have discussed prayer and its many forms and trustfully, I hope we are exercising our duty and privilege to pray daily for ourselves, for others, our nation and our world.

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“Labor Day is traditionally a time for picnics and parades. But this year is no picnic for American workers, and a protest march would be more appropriate than a parade.”

Last week, those tough words were uttered not by a fiery union organizer or laid-off worker but by Robert B. Reich, a university professor, economist and author who was Secretary of Labor when Bill Clinton was president.

Reich minced no words detailing the source of discontent that demands a protest march.

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