Commentary

Q. I have heard that price gouging is illegal. Exactly how is price gouging defined and what are my remedies if I have been overcharged?

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The 2017 Infiniti QX80 is capable of transporting up to eight people and their belongings in spacious elegance. It is offered in three models: QX80, QX80 AWD and QX80 AWD Limited – the most premium SUV ever offered by Infiniti—along with five special option packages.

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Lamar math instructor Gary Brice said he started out writing a book to pay “homage to a special place and special people,” but ended up writing a timely memoir about racial tensions.

“The Birds, Their Carols Raise” was previously published as an e-book called “Nacogdoches, 1960.”

“You wouldn’t find hardly a hair difference between the two,” he said.

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If you lost a pet during the recent hurricane and flood, visit Beaumont Animal Care at 1884 Pine St. Call (409) 838-3304 for more information.

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Marshall

Meet Marshall, a beautiful male American Staffordshire terrier. He weighs 74 pounds and came in July 24 as a stray. However, he is extremely friendly and loves people. Marshall has shared playtime with other shelter dogs and gets along just fine. He showed no interest when a cat “fluffed” by him. Marshall is very much the gentleman when walking on a leash. A home visit is required on all American Staffordshire terrier adoption requests prior to approval. The adoption fee of $120 covers the neuter, DHLP, bordatella, rabies, flea treatment and worming.

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If news reports concerning the past regular session and the special session are accurate, it could be that our state senate is losing not only its independence, but also its credibility. It seems from outside appearance it is becoming more of a rubber stamp for the desires of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott.

From many years of observation as well as my years in the Senate, I know the Senate was once fiercely independent and jealous of any erosion of senatorial power or political stroke. In recent sessions, it seems this tradition of the Senate has faded away.

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The Threatened American Worker

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Q. I was told that Texas now allows me to have a special type of deed that transfers title to my home after my death without probate. Is this true? What is it called?

A. As of September 1, 2015, Texas allows an owner of real property to transfer the property to his or her beneficiaries by executing what is called a Transfer On Death (TOD) deed. This type of deed effectively avoids the need for probate to transfer the title to real property after death. Homeowners can now transfer real property after death without incurring legal fees or court costs.

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Q. I pay my bills by mail. My due date is the first of the month and I have a 10-day period before they charge a late fee. I always mail my check by the tenth day. The company has begun charging me interest and a late fee. How can I be charged a late fee if I can prove my payment was mailed before the due date?

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For 2017, FIAT simplifies the 500X lineup to three models (Pop, Trekking and Lounge) while changing available package content to offer customers the opportunity to better personalize their 500X. Additionally, Fiat 500X option packages, now offered on all models, can be combined with one another so customers can get the features they desire.

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