Commentary

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig

‘Lady Bird’

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Rated: PG-13

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Carl Parker

Several years ago, I had a friend who was a great golfer. In fact, for many years he held the course record on one of the municipal courses here in Port Arthur. My friend was given to entering serious golf tournaments around East Texas and once told me a story about what happened to him upon entering a tournament in Center, Texas.

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perspective in life can change over time

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude in our heart and life.” 

– Author unknown.

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Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie:

I am concerned about one of my friends, “Amanda.” She and I are both middle-aged housewives with only part-time jobs. For the past six months or so, we’ve been having lunch together once a week.

Amanda comes from a much more repressed background than I do. She was raised to believe that wives should be submissive to their husbands, etc.

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James Holly, M.D.

CVS Health Caremark continued the promotion of its plans regarding opioids in the September 21, edition of Health Affairs in a blog co-authored by Caremark’s Chief Medical Officer.

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Penny the cat
Randy the dog
Comet the cat
Dixon the dog

You can’t adopt the dogs and cats pictured here. Why? Because as past Pet of the Week candidates, they’ve all been adopted or pulled by a rescue group! But Beaumont Animal Care still needs your help in saving a life or fostering a homeless pet for the holidays.

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Fiat 124 Spider

Last sold in the United States more than 30 years ago, the iconic Fiat 124 Spider is back for 2017.

Nearly 50 years ago, on Nov. 2, 1966, the original Fiat 124 Spider was introduced at the Turin Auto Show. Spider sales in the U.S. began in 1968 and concluded in 1985.

Today, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider with it classic Italian styling and starting MSRP of $24,995 is available in three models: Classica, Lusso and Abarth.

Italian style

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Carl Parker

Following recent mass murders, conservative politicians have rushed to the scene to show sympathy. And there has also been a great deal of criticism of politicians who arrive and offer only thoughts and prayers for the survivors of the killings. As a person of faith, I certainly believe that there is a great deal to be said for offering prayers of comfort. The problem arises, though, when prayers and good thoughts are the only thing offered by politicians.

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Brenda Cannon Henley

Conversations with two people today led me to a long bout of thinking about people and personalities. What makes us tick? What catches our eye? What claims our attention, draws our finances, and causes us to make decisions - both good and bad?

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2017 Toyota 86

For 2017, our press vehicle of the week received a new name and a new look. What was formerly the Scion FR-S is now the Toyota 86, as Scion and its models transition back to the Toyota brand.

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