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Tue
16
Dec
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TSCRA prepares for 84th Texas Legislative Session

On Jan. 13, 2015, the 84th session of the Texas Legislature is kicking off in Austin. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is looking forward to being on the ground working at the state Capitol to make sure cattle raisers and landowners are properly represented..
 

 

Tue
16
Dec
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A mother's letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor, sold 62 cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec
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Handling the busy holiday business season

To many small business owners, this is a crazy time of year. You are pushing projects across the finish line. Completing performance reviews with employees. Finalizing plans and budgets for next year. Oh, and the  holidays are coming to bring even more chaos onto your over-scheduled calendar. Some companies are not running what is called a “lifestyle business.”
 
 
Wed
10
Dec
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Christmas Greetings

I'm one of those people who said I'd never forgo the sending of traditional cards and instead send one of those form Christmas letters that we all get bragging about the exploits of the sender's family. But have you seen the cost of a box of Hallmark Christmas cards lately? Couple that with the embarrassing problem of taking someone off your Christmas card list that you've mailed to for 30 years with no reply, only to receive a Christmas card from them the
day before Christmas, which doesn't allow you anytime to reciprocate in kind, well, I decided this year to have my wife write and send an e mail Christmas letter to everyone this year.
 
 
Tue
02
Dec
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APHIS rule proposal could devastate American Cattle Herd

On August 29, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), published a rule proposal in the federal register that would allow the importation of live cattle and fresh or frozen beef from Northern Argentina.
 
Tue
02
Dec
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Just follow the bouncing ball

Time was, when urged to “follow the bouncing ball,” we did so willingly. Hopping from syllable to syllable, the ball was helpful as we sang along - or maybe just hummed - during cartoons at Saturday movie matinees. And didn’t 
we willingly “sing along with Mitch” (Miller) on his weekly TV show? 
 
Wed
26
Nov
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The case against President Obama’s amnesty

Just a few years ago, a prominent national Democrat firmly and unequivocally rejected the idea that the president of the United States could singlehandedly enact an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants. In 2011, for example, this Democrat reminded us that “there are laws on the books that Congress has passed,” and that therefore it would not be permissible for the president to “suspend deportations through executive order.”
 
Wed
26
Nov
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Thankful for double-stick tape

As this week is thanksgiving, and since I just spent a weekend with my husband and good friends in California, I thought I would add some new things to my thankful list. As a person who is not found of flying, I am thankful for safe takeoffs and landings
 
Tue
18
Nov
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Market research is important for new businesses

Market research is one of the most important activities that someone wanting to open a small business can do. A lot can be learned about a given market and when analysis of the research is properly done, the prospective business owner can make that go or no-go decision  
 
Tue
18
Nov
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Seeing the news - from every angle - is necessary to report it

Things are not “looking  up” when it comes to our ability to “look down” or just around to keep an eye on what our police and other authorities are doing. In several high-profile incidents and elsewhere, police have moved to block
the public from effectively seeing what they are doing at scenes. 
 

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