Commentary

Ian McKellan in ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Southpaw’

‘Southpaw,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

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Forgive the personal reference today in my column, but I have had an exhausting two weeks with over 3,000 miles covered and a lot of heartbreak. When I start to write my column, I always think of what I have been learning and how I can communicate what I have stored away in my heart and mind with those who follow my writing. I only know how to write what is in my heart.

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Q. My stepdad recently died. He was the only father I knew for more than 40 years. He did not have a will. Do I inherit any of his property?

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Jet logo

You could not watch any local or network show Tuesday, July 21, without hearing about a new online shopping service that claims it will undercut Amazon, Costco, Sam’s, Walmart, and all other online and local retailers. In beta testing for several months, this new online shopping service Jet (jet.com) went live to all July 21.

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The new Tahoe is built at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly plant.

The new Tahoe was redesigned along with its sibling, the Chevrolet Suburban, for the 2015 model year.

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I wrote to a friend from high school the other day and said, “At our age, we learn to take our little delights and unexpected gifts of life whenever they come and however we can absorb them.” Marie wrote back and said, “You are very right. And I am only glad that I have learned to be content in whatever state I am in and with whatever good I have in my life.”

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After 80 years, the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Suburban continues to offer roominess, functionality and many amenities.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Microsoft’s commitment to officially release Windows 10 on July 29. Microsoft has emphatically stated that Windows 10 will commence its rollout July 29, but do not expect to get your copy on that date. Due to the sheer volume of Windows users that have reserved a free download copy of the PC version of Windows 10, along with the release of the tablet and phone versions of Windows 10, it may take quite a while for users to actually be able to receive their copies of Windows 10. 

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Trainwreck poster

In a Judd Apatow comedy, you can always count on the lead character following the same story arc. Usually he’s a hard-partying, pot smoking schlep who meets a girl and messes it up due to commitment phobia. In the end, he gets his act together and gets the girl back. Happy ending.

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Q. A credit card company sued me and has a judgment against me. Now it has garnished my bank account, and all the money in the account has been taken. I thought there was no garnishment in Texas?

A. With the exception of obligations for child support and student loans, Texas law prohibits wage garnishment. In other words, a creditor who sues for a credit card debt cannot garnish your wages through your employer. Creditors, however, can garnish a bank checking or savings account.

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