Commentary

Today, you stand upon the precipice of the rest of your life. Precipice – “a very steep side of a mountain or cliff; a point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins” – is not often used in this context. More often, one would choose threshold, which means “the point or level at which something begins or changes.” In actuality, both precipice and threshold apply to commencement.

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Q. I let a friend borrow the extra key to my apartment and he lost it. Can I require my landlord to change my locks?

A. Under the law, a landlord has an obligation to change the locks at his expense when a new tenant moves in. After that time, the landlord must change the locks whenever the tenant requests, as often as the tenant wants. The tenant, however, must pay the costs of installing the new locks. In other words, you can require your landlord to change your locks; however, you must pay the costs.

 

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I have often, over the years, written about the power of words — both those that hurt and wound and those that help and heal. The Book of James teaches about the tongue and how powerful it is when used in anger or insult. I read Chapter 3 three times this week because I wanted to understand it as best I could.

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Ken Meyer of Conroe remembers their sacrifice, as he must. Some things are simply too sacred not to be remembered and honored. The U.S. Air Force Security Police veteran is honoring the 19 servicemen who lost their lives in Operation Red Wings in a way that is a bit unusual, but one that will certainly stand out in the minds of those he meets on his 628-mile journey.

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As one of the leaders in the minivan segment since its creation back in 1983, the Chrysler Town & Country has spent more than three decades delivering versatility, functionality and innovation. New for 2016, the Town & Country Anniversary Edition celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Chrysler brand.

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Layla

You would just love Layla. Her foster mom says she is lovely, and we agree. Layla is a 1-year old, 53-pound golden retriever/hound mix. Layla came to the shelter due to the death of her owner. She has a medium-short length, red-colored coat. She has the appearance of a hound, especially with her long ears and pining eyes. She is super sweet with a hound’s laid-back nature.

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Q. My son was hired as a mechanic’s assistant at $14 an hour. He told the supervisor that he had some experience, but he was willing to learn as he went along with the job. The supervisor was fine with this, and my son was given other duties as well. My son was very happy, always on time to work, apparently no problems. Last week he was called to the office and told they had hired a previous ex-employee to come back as the assistant. My son was given the option to go work in another job, but his pay would be reduced to $10 an hour. Is this legal?

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Consider this column a Public Service Announcement. I have been in the newspaper world for many years now and have written my fair share of articles about fraud, theft, criminal activity, and those who live to take from those who work hard to pay their just and honest debts. In the past few years, I have interviewed bankers, loan officers, members of law enforcement, and individuals affected by crime, and have learned a lot.

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Sophisticated looks and expressive materials make up the 2016 Chrysler 300, which is available in four models: 300 Limited, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum.

At the front, a sculptured surface fascia proudly accommodates Chrysler 300’s prominent grille with unique dimensional texture and chrome grille surround. The grille contains the Chrysler wing badge, which highlights the new “face of Chrysler.” Nestled below the upper grille is an elegantly drawn chrome band that outlines the lower grille opening and extends outward.

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Hendrix is one cool dude. He is great on a leash, loves to play, doesn’t bark a lot, is very patient and knows basic commands. He’s a staff favorite at Beaumont Animal Services, where they believe he is a red healer mix around 2 years old. His fur is very soft, and it has orange/red dots. He weighs 43 pounds. No. 24681

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