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An oft repeated adage is that when the leaders lack vision, the people perish. Nothing could be truer as demonstrated by Texas today. Our governor and fellow Republicans apparently believe that the way for Texas to prosper is to keep taxes low, wages low and any benefits or consideration for the average worker almost non-existent. While Texas has provided great opportunities for the wealthy, who are drawn here because of the low taxes and low wages, Texas has not done right by the poor — nor the middle class.

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Living in United States to attend college was supposed to be temporary for Iranian born Sina Nejad. And while relationships between the U.S. and Iran were strained, Nejad could not have imagined he would never be able to go home again. But politics and revolution intervened and in 1977, Nejad found himself stranded in the United States, specifically in Beaumont, Texas.

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The oldest video game genre has added a new contender. Tribes Ascend is the latest FPS game (first-person shooter game) to enter this massive market of combat competition. The new projectile producing gameplay is free, only available on the PC, multiplayer and created for the 13-plus crowd.

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Ford Pavilion will host the first ever Mass Chaos Tour with co-headliners Godsmack and Staind on Tuesday, April 24 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

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Not being a student of German and not certain exactly what a schnitzel is, I was a little apprehensive about eating a meal in a totally German restaurant. I had been told that the restaurant that has been open just about a year was small and not very inviting looking on the outside, but when we arrived, I was a bit dismayed. Knowing I needed to go inside, order the food, and eat a meal to write truthfully, I chided myself for my thinking and went inside. Boy, am I glad I did. Appearances can be deceiving, and I found that to be true once again.

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