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Memorial Day has passed, but just one day of recognition does not do enough to express the debt of gratitude owed to those men and women who lost their lives serving our country in its time of need.

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A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. The 35th anniversary season of the Lutcher Theater comes to an end Wednesday, June 17 with the world’s No. 1 show, Mamma Mia!

A few tickets remain and can be purchase online at lutcher.org for $70-$35 or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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The Jefferson County Go Texan committee has scheduled its annual scholarship banquet for Tuesday, May 26 at Courville’s on Hwy 90.  A meet and greet reception will begin at 6:30

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The pages of The Examiner this week are full of stories that describe sordid acts of violence, horrendous crimes involving drugs, greed and a willful indifference to human suffering. These incidents constitute a basic assortment of the worst sort of depravity visited upon us by wretched creatures who have forfeited the right to be among decent people.

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It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages.

This is the most important government document produced each year, so its heft is more than physical. The budget is how we decide what share of this country’s economic resources we should devote to government — and how we should spend them.

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