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County’s homeless pets need help!
An increase in strays and otherwise abandoned animals is becoming a big concern among those tasked with trying to find them appropriate homes.
History tour a journey into yesteryear
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While most may think of April as a time for celebrating fools and spring showers, some of the local folk in Palo Pinto County are more apt to think of it as the perfect time for celebrating history. They have good reason. Ever since 1837, when Bigfoot Wallace first planted his reportedly big feet on a portion of the 948 broken and hilly square miles that make up the county, the area has been steeped in a rich and varied history worthy of celebration. That’s why every other year the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission hosts a driving tour, opening wide the gates to yesteryear and giving history buffs an opportunity to venture through the beautiful Palo Pinto Mountain range and straight into the past.
Ada Lee Jennings
Ada Lee Jennings, 107, passed away April 19, 2013, in a Mineral Wells hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1905, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Ben and Lula Thompson Raney. She married William Aubrey Jennings in 1922 in Saltillo.
She was a longtime resident of Oran and a member of Oran Baptist Church for 77 years.
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Boston bombings probe turns to wider terrorist ties
Authorities said they will examine every scarp of evidence, including text messages and cell phone calls, to determine if an organized terrorist group encouraged two brothers from Russia to plant bombs at the Boston Marathon, then engage police in two bloody shootouts before one was killed and the other captured Friday.
Tips for preparing for a natural disaster
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QUIZ: Are you ready? Test your emergency prep knowledge
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Boston bombing victim in iconic photo helped identify suspects
Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.
Weather warnings now issue from your pocket
Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.
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