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RECOGNITIONPrecinct 3 justice Pat Jacobs recognized by professional association

The honorable Judge Pat Jacobs, justice of the peace of Precinct 3 in Johnson County, was recently inducted as a “Distinguished Member” into the Texas Justice Court Judges Association College of Justice Court Judges. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
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AROUND ALVARADOHere is a photo potpourri of things Alvarado

Here is a potpourri of photos of events in Alvarado. Full Story
OBITUARIES
GENE HAYES

Cross Plains, Texas -- Gene Hayes, age 82, of Rising Star, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the Rising Star Nursing Home.  Full Story
SPORTS
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FOOTBALL | ALVARADO 34, RIVER OAKS CASTLEBERRY 14Indians rush by Lions, lock up playoff berth

After making its way through a tough non-district schedule, Alvarado's football team has started to hit its stride in District 5-5A Division I competition. Full Story
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Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold. Full Story
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Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz legend Herbie Hancock says he's ready to look for another job after hearing 11-year-old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander pay tribute to him at a benefit concert for the Jazz Foundation of America at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater. Full Story
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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.