Deborah Ray Holst, right, has attended each day of testimony.

After the death of her mother at the hands of accused courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, Deborah Ray Holst said what she’ll miss most about her mother, Minnie Ray Sebolt, was cooking some of the finest holiday meals in all of Southeast Texas.

“This past November, I had to do it alone,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Examiner. “I had never done it by myself. Me and her always did it together.”

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When I taught in Christian school and worked at the church, our many bulletin boards, church publications, and classroom decorations often depicted brightly colored kites, hot air balloons, and steps rising into the air. Our theme was to rise higher, accept challenges, and grow to be the “you” that you had envisioned. Some of us started on an exciting journey but got waylaid and have not had the strength or courage to start again. But as long as there is breath, there is hope.

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Allen Kruse

The 2013 season on ShareLunker bass weighing 13 pounds or more is nearing an end, but not without at least one more very interesting twist.

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