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The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It by Robert Zimmerman

This is a fabulous book with lessons on so many things including bureaucracy, government waste, leadership, vision and the costs of pursuing a dream. I love this book. - … [Read More...]

Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8 by Robert Zimmerman

Science writer and acclaimed space historian Bob Zimmerman's book on the Apollo 8 mission is by far the most enjoyable non-fiction book I've read in years. I highly recommend it to … [Read More...]

A prayer for your Thanksgiving gathering.

A General Thanksgiving from the Book of Common Prayer. This prayer is very appropriate for use at your Thanksgiving gathering: Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that … [Read More...]

Mills: Refiners Profit From Oversupply Of Crude Oil

By Alex Mills The collapse of crude oil prices has created massive layoff in the exploration-and-production sector of the industry, but the refining-and-marketing sector is … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving stories

Why George Washington Thought the Practice of Gratitude Was Essential for the American Character ‘Saints and Strangers’ Gives the Real Story Behind Thanksgiving 1943: A … [Read More...]

Political and other Texas news for 11/25/2015

----Texas Legislature / government / issues ----- Texas Attorney General’s Office Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Challenging Constitutionality of Obamacare AG gets 5th … [Read More...]

Local government and public school news for 11/25/2015

SBOE to tour Texas for feedback on assessment, accountability New grading system for schools could lead to huge changes not anticipated by lawmakers San Angelo ISD … [Read More...]

Borderland & immigration issues 11/25/2015

Feds Counter Texas Bid to Delay Immigration Appeal Some Birth Certificates Issued, But Battle Continues Global "refugees" take long detours through Latin America to reach … [Read More...]

Higher Ed. / Colleges & Universities 11/25/2015

Colleague Blames Rep. Byron Cook for Failure of Illegal Immigrant Tuition Bill Are Violent College Protests a ‘Wonderful, Beautiful Thing?’ One Ivy League Administrator Thinks … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 11/25/2015

Co. Tax-Assessor Keister Talks New Vehicle, Trailer Inspection And Registration AUDIO Co. Treasurer Winn Says America Has Become A Nation Of Scofflaws AUDIO Pay your fines … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 11/25/2015

A Tour of MSU's Sikes Mansion VIDEO - worth the look! MSU dining hall re-do slated for spring 2016 Wichita Co. grand jury no bills Wichita Co. Deputy Seizes $120K on … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 11/25/2015

Assistant district attorney Wilks seeks top job in office 2015 currently ranks as 10th wettest year on record for Abilene Veterans have below average wait times at Abilene … [Read More...]

Political and other Texas news for 11/24/2015

----Texas Legislature / government / issues ----- Governor Abbott To Lead Business Development Mission To Cuba Greg Abbott to lead trade delegation to Cuba Governor Abbott … [Read More...]

Local government and public school news for 11/24/2015

‘Clock Kid’ Demand for $15 Million Goes Too Far Pamela Geller: ‘Clock Boy’ Exploiting War on Terror, Punishing TX School District with $15 Million Shakedown "Clock Boy's" … [Read More...]

Borderland & immigration issues 11/24/2015

Texas Wants More Time for Immigration Appeal Judge: No "Emergency" to License Detention Centers UPDATED: Human Smuggling Chase on Texas Border Kills 1 Woman, Injures 12 … [Read More...]

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