Commentary

Brenda Cannon Henley

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” — Kahlil Gibran

I have news for all of us. God doesn’t expect or desire us to all be just alike. He made us to be individuals, to be different, so that we can all put our piece of the puzzle in the right place for the greater good of all. 

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We Texans have a nationwide reputation, if not worldwide, for about bragging Texas. Unfortunately, there are some areas where our state leads that we do not, and should not, be bragging about. These areas need legislative and leadership intervention.

Texas leads in the number of low paid workers. While we boast about the spectacular growth, or the Texas miracle, mainly stemming from our oil industry, Texas still lags the nation in pay for people who live by the sweat of their brow.

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Hi, my name is Altuve! I was born in the foster program of HSSET during Hurricane Harvey when my mother had to have an emergency C-section due to the stress the storm had caused her. I am lucky to be alive! My foster family describes me as a lap-loving dog who enjoys cuddles and kisses. I have been raised around other dogs and cats of a variety of different ages and sizes. I am now at HSSET so that I can get more exposure and find my fur-ever family! If you are interested in meeting me, please fill out an adoption application and come visit me at HSSET today!

 

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Claire Foy in Seven Soderbergh's Unsane

‘Unsane’

Starring: Claire Foy, Jay Pharoah

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Rated: R

As a cinematic experiment, this feature is pretty interesting. It was director Steven Soderbergh’s choice to film the entire movie on an iPhone. And it’s obvious that the usual technical aspects we barely notice most of the time are missing here.

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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

The first rule of reboot is make it better than the first version. This doesn’t so much break the rule as it ignore the rule. The biggest change from Angelina Jolie’s two features as adventure seeker Lara Croft to this Alicia Vikander version is an obvious shift from sexy to athletic. Vikander has even been taken to task on social media for her androgynous look by gamers and fans of the video game on which these movies are based.

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As I write this review, the clouds gather in the sky again for another spring shower. Such is life in Southeast Texas! The book I’m reading this month, Desert Light, offers respite from the rain and takes readers into the beautiful but rugged landscape of West Texas. Odessa poet Loretta Diane Walker, a music teacher by day, lends readers her finely tuned ear and her artistic eye to explore this region of Texas and how it can be both lovely and ugly all at once.

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Francis has been at the shelter for a few weeks now. She will need a loving, patient home and an owner that has the time to train her. Francis is a loving dog but needs reassurance on the leash.  If you love Dobies and have the time to work with her, then Francis may be the perfect pet for you. Stop by Beaumont Animal Care today and meet Francis and all of her roommates today.  

 

 

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Last year Infiniti launched the all-new Q60, the third generation of Infiniti’s iconic sports coupe. With its stylish design and tailored interior, the 2018 Q60 features a starting MSRP of $38,950 and is available in five models: Q60 2.0t PURE, Q60 2.0t LUXE, Q60 3.0t LUXE, Q60 SPORT and Q60 RED SPORT 400 (each offered in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive), along with a number of equipment packages.

Q60 Style 

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Insurance is a complex yet important aspect of our lives. From homeowners insurance to car insurance, we don’t want to deal with it, but we need it. These necessities seem to be out of our control, and in many cases beyond our understanding. But Bobby Counts, branch owner and agent of Bobby Counts Insurance believes it doesn’t need to be like that.

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