Commentary

About a year ago, I wrote about my then new favorite real-time smart phone road routing program Waze. At the time, Google had recently purchased Waze from its Israeli developer for over a billion dollars, a princely sum that the developer generously shared with his handful of employees.

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If you want a great place to spend next Saturday, Nov. 1, I have a suggestion for you! The Golden Triangle Rose Society is holding its Fall Rose Show at Tyrrell Park Garden Center at noon. They have invited the public to not only attend but to enter a rose in the contest Do you have a special rose in mind? Or you can just go and enjoy the Garden Center, which will be overflowing with the beautiful colors and fragrances of hundreds of freshly cut roses. How great is that!

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Just to give you an example of how good the fast approaching gun season on deer will be, check this out. Bow hunters recently tagged two huge bucks. One taken in the Pineywoods scored 163 Boone & Crockett points. Another taken in South Texas scored 183 B&C points. That’s a good indication this deer season could deliver some outstanding bucks.

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Community leaders helped volunteers delivered more than 1,200 meals Oct. 17 as part of Nutrition & Services for Seniors fourth annual “Big Wheels” for Meals Day.Community leaders and business owners like Bo Alfred, Pat Avery, Larry and Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieu and many others volunteered to help ensure seniors get their lunch-time meal.

This was the second year Jefferson County Commissioner Alfred participated in “Big Wheels,” a service he says is a worthy cause close to his heart.

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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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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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Due to the Ebola outbreak, the critical role of the Centers for Disease Control in the health of the United States has come to the forefront of news and reporting. No one who has taken the time to listen to the public statements by the Director of the CDC Tom Frieden, MD, cannot be impressed with the mission, passion and expertise of the CDC. This dramatic and critical function of the CDC is newsworthy.

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Subaru of America Inc. has introduced the all-new 2015 WRX. Powered by a new 268-horsepower, 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo Boxer engine, the WRX debuts the model’s first 6-speed manual transmission as well as bold, new sedan designs.

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