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Local News
6:36 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Use of Combustable Gas Likely the Cause of Explosion at Coryell Co. Farm


The cause of an explosion on a Coryell County farm that killed one man and injured two others has been confirmed. 

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Likely Stories Book Review
8:44 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Likely Stories: Art as a Way of Life

Jim McKeown

July 3rd Likely Stories book review with Jim McKeown

  Roderick MacIver, in a beautifully illustrated books, outlines the joys and benefits of art in all genres.


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8:03 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Business Review: Emotional Labor

Business Review July 3, 2014

Researchers dubbed this project "The Waiter Spit in my Soup!" You might be surprised that over 50 percent of customer service employees are responsible for some sort of deviant behavior toward customers.

Texas News
8:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

For Trailblazing Texan Oveta Culp Hobby, a Long Overdue Biography

Col Oveta Culp Hobby (right) talks with Auxiliary Margaret Peterson and Capt. Elizabeth Gilbert in this 1943 photo at New York's Mitchel Field.
Al Aumuller/ World Telegram & Sun/Library of Congress

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 3:10 pm

From the small Texas town of Killeen, Oveta Culp Hobby grew up into a remarkable woman, serving her country and opening doors for women in the military.  

She helped establish the Women’s Army Corps and received a distinguished service medal – the first woman in the army ever to do so. She also served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Texas News
8:58 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Texas Bats Help Deliver New Sweetener

Texas long-nosed bats help cultivate Maguey plants in the Mexican desert.
Lucy Nieto

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 9:24 am

A new organic sweetener has hit the Texas market. Well, certain Central Markets around Texas for now anyway.

Villa de Patos, a family-run business in Mexico, is hoping to push its sweetness into other stores this side of the border soon. Maguey Sweet Sap is made from the nectar of a Maguey plant – an agave plant that grows chiefly in the Mexican dessert without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

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