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Now that smart devices, including smart phones and tablets, have arguably become the most widely used devices now in use to surf the Web, it may be time for those users to consider an alternative browser, rather than the one that came factory installed on their devices. As has typically happened on desktops and laptops regardless of the operating system, the default Internet browser is the one that tends to be most widely used, as many users are either unaware or reluctant to try another browser.

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I don’t know about you all, but about this time of year, I’m getting anxious for a little cool weather. And not all of us head to Market Basket or H-E-B for our pumpkins and squash when its time to start fall decorating and cooking. Lots of you all have already prepared and planted your fall gardens and are ready to pick those squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes and more. In fact, many local gardeners can just walk into their backyard and pick what they need. Would you like to try? It’s just not that difficult.

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Q. Am I entitled to a paid leave when I have a child? My employer has told me any leave will be without pay.

A. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, you may be entitled to up to 12 weeks leave, depending on the size of the company and how long you have worked there. The law, however, does not require that the leave be with pay. All you may be legally entitled to is an unpaid leave.

 

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Warren and Pam Adams standing in the doorway of FantaSea BBQ and Grill  on the B

Perhaps you have read one or more variations of this little writing that has come to mean a lot to me and to several of my friends. There are several that claim to be the original author, and I honestly do not have any way of proving the truth, but that doesn’t diminish the greater good of the thought.

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Q. I rent a small house. I have made all my payments on time; my lease has one more year until it ends. My landlord told me the house was being foreclosed this month and I will have to move. This doesn’t seem fair. How soon do I have to leave?

A. A foreclosure terminates your relationship with your landlord pursuant to the laws of the state of Texas. This means that your lease is terminated at the time of foreclosure. (The only exception is Section 8 leases, which may remain in force.)

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