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There are several excellent websites that provide information and evaluations of free software. One very popular site that has a large and loyal following is ilovefreesoftware.com. What makes I Love Free Software so popular are the constantly updated listings covering a variety of operating systems and applications. In addition to listing each title, a comprehensive review and evaluation is posted such that the viewer can fully understand the functionality of each free item prior to downloading the file.

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Jackie Steen, Master Gardener president

Did your mama always say, “Can’t get something for nothing”? Well maybe you can after all. For the second year, the Campbell Forestry group has partnered with the Jefferson County Master Gardener group to supply tree seedlings to our county. There is no cost to anyone. Yep, the seedlings are free.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents its annual Youth Education Concerts on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day, at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More than 3,500 local students are expected to attend the free concerts and gain exposure to a live performance of a symphony orchestra.

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Why stick with the tired cliché of candy and flowers on Valentine's Day when you and your loved one could enjoy an evening of food, wine, music and theater in an elegant 1930s setting.

Valentine's Day Dinner Theater” offers couples a unique opportunity to spend a romantic evening out on Feb. 14.

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James Richard “Rick” Perry has been governor of this state for more than 12 years, and there is mounting evidence that he has overstayed his welcome. Never the most popular figure in state politics, he only ascended to the governor’s mansion when George W. Bush was elected president in 2000. Since then he has managed to hang on largely due to political circumstance. He won reelection in 2006 with only 39 percent of the vote in a divided field. When he ran again in 2010 after first signaling he wouldn’t be a candidate, it caught Sen.

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