LIFESTYLES
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ALVARADO PEOPLEAlvarado resident wins another photo contest

She's done it again.Alvarado resident Mary Etta Cochran has won two categories in the monthly contest of the Cleburne Camera Club. 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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CROSS COUNTRY | DISTRICT 7-4A CHAMPIONSHIPSIndians, Lady Indians sweep titles

After coming close last season, Alvarado's boys and girls cross country teams swept the District 7-4A championships Wednesday at Arlington's Vandergriff Park. Full Story
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A distant father-daughter duo in 'Interstellar'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Chastain doesn't even feel comfortable saying her character's name. The Oscar-nominated actress quickly attempts to course correct when she realizes she's speaking liberally about Murph, the astrophysicist she's portraying in "Interstellar," one of the most closely guarded and anticipated films of 2014. Full Story