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On August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City, Texas. LBJ would go on to become a US Congressman, US Senator, the Vice President under President John F. Kennedy, and finally the President of the United States. His birthday is celebrated as a state holiday.

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On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston led the Texan Army in a decisive victory over General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto. The fighting lasted a mere 18 minutes. Though Santa Anna escaped the battlefield and fled, he was captured the next day and held as a prisoner of war for abou…

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Monday, April 19, 2021 (12th day before election day; day before the last day to apply for a ballot by mail)

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With Election Day just around the corner, Texas voters have been taking advantage of the early voting period in record numbers. Though the Lone Star State has historically lagged behind in voter participation, Texas is currently leading the nation in voter turnout with nearly 6 million cast …

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Texas will hold its 2020 runoff elections July 14 to finalize which Democratic and Republican primary candidates will be on the ballot for the November general election. In more than 30 races in the March 3 primary, no candidate exceeded 50% of the vote, bringing about runoff races between t…

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Sales tax allocations for the city rose for June, but decreased almost one percent for the year to date total. The net payment for this period $41,803.93, this time last year the net payment was $34,347.88 for comparison. A 21.70% increase over last year. The year to date payment is $220,617…

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This upcoming month we will celebrate two important holidays. The first being the Fourth of July to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The second is National Pecan Pie Day on July 12. Pecan pie also happens to be the State Pie of Texas. So while you shoot off firewo…

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Trump 2020 Boat parade Saturday July 4th 🇺🇸 Lake Sam Rayburn! We will assemble in front of Hidden Beach and pull out at noon proceed towards the dam run alongside the dam towards public boat ramp then turn towards Rattlesnake island where we can split up and go your own way. This is open to …

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The TxDot project along Timberland Highway or Highway 83 west begins at the square and proceeds west in front of West Sabine High School, ending at Highway 96. Motorist should use caution. The state project has provided for sidewalks along TXDOT easements in several East Texas cities includi…