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Texas’ history of relations and treatment of Indian peoples is, to say the least, checkered. When Spanish, Mexican, and European-American migrants moved to Texas, tension and conflict often flared with contact between Native Americans and the new interlopers. Even when the two cultures worke…

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1 John 5:14 tells us “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Last week we went to God and we shared with you certain needs. He answered some of our prayers through you.

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A previous article provided a short history about the changes in income tax rates in the United States since the passage of a constitutional amendment authorizing its creation in the early 1900’s, just over a hundred years ago. Estate and gift taxes were imposed prior to the income tax. Prio…

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Dear Dave: My wife and I made a resolution this year to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt we’ve accumulated. I want us to follow your plan, and live on a really tight budget. She wants us to use a debt consolidation company, like some of her friends have done. I’m really against her idea, …

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I’ve been thinking a great deal about friendship lately – thinking about it and writing about it. In fact, my latest book, The Art of Friendship was just released last week. It came out just at a time when I was personally being challenged to be the faithful friend who sticks through thick a…

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Dear Dave: My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered to let us move in …

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Texas, often referred to as “the dark corner of the Confederacy,” had few Civil War battles, and those that did take place in the state were almost all confined along the coast. Perhaps the most important was the defense of Galveston, the primary port. A huge component of the United States’ …

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Chairished Blessings, our annual fundraiser, is less than a month away. We will celebrate together at the Nacogdoches Convention and Civic Center the evening of Feb. 7. Do you have your tickets yet? We are doing some exciting new things this year. We will have a new store, Delicious Delicaci…

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The best way to understand the philosophy for the federal income tax is to be aware of the fact that unless there is an exception, “income” for tax purposes, occurs when something of value moves from one place/person/entity to another place/person/entity. Consider the following examples of “…

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It’s a New Year and I am still stuck in last year’s messes. Between celebrating the season, mourning a passing, entertaining our family and capping it off with a New Year’s family wedding I am three weeks behind on a 2019 work deadline and the holiday mess remain untouched.

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