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I have not abandoned writing about freshwater fishing. Normally by mid-summer, the saltwater action has taken precedence. That doesn’t mean that the sweetwater action has ceased. According to Rayburn professional guide Will Kirkpatrick, the topwater action is really good. The secret is to be on the water when first light appears in the east.

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My name is “Spot.” I am a 1-year-old female akita/shepherd mix. I weigh 67 pounds. I came to the shelter as a stray, and no one has claimed me. I am good with other dogs. I am a working dog and will need lots of exercise. My looks are a little intimidating, but my personality will melt your heart. Apartment living is not for me; I love the great outdoors with a big fenced-in yard with lots of toys. Please come and give me a good home.

 

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Grand Theft Auto (GTA) has got it all – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. If you want your child to learn the seven deadly sins first hand, this game is full of teachable moments.

I’d heard the game was “bad” and “not good for children,” but upon personal research and review, I’d label it indecent for even creator Rockstar Games’ intended market, 18 year olds. Call me prudish, but hear me out.

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‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Director: David Yates

Rated: PG-13

 

And so we come to the end. After 10 years and eight movies, Harry Potter and You Know Who face off for a finale that makes for a very satisfying ending to the longest, most successful movie franchise in history.

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Downtown get around … Beaumont Main Street hosted Recreate recently with creative duo Grace Mathis and Lorena Head co-chairing this innovative fundraiser. This fun-filled event combined all art mediums — music, fashion and visual art. Guests noshed on tasty bites and sipped ice-cold beer and wine as they took in all the happenings in and around the historic Fire Museum of Texas.

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My name is Sparky. I am a 2-year-old pit bull/Lab mix. I weigh 65 pounds. I am good with older children and other dogs. I am very sweet, lovable, and I love to ride in the car. I was brought to the shelter as a stray and no one has claimed me. Don’t condemn me because of my breed. I am not a fighter, just a lover. I can make a good pet for a loving family.

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OK, this video reviewing column is getting personal. Starting as a way to research the appropriateness of games for kiddos, my 9-year-old gamer son included, the column has now forced me to enjoy myself and has become a HUGE distraction to making dinner, doing laundry and other daily mommy jobs. In fact, I nearly missed the deadline for this review because it was “my play.”

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For the past few years, I have been using two primary methods for recording personal medical information. One method I have been using to keep track of my personal medical information and records is an 8 gig flash drive attached to my car key chain along with a large, red, aluminum, engraved medic alert logo.

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Q. I have a will that was prepared some time ago. It is not notarized. Is it still valid?

A. In Texas, a printed or form will is valid if it is signed and witnessed by two people. There is no requirement that a will be notarized. Having said that, however, there are two things in your question that suggest you might want to get a new will prepared.

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Although this movie will hardly be anointed the comedy of the summer, it does benefit from the royalty cast as its leads. The pairing of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts brings a respite from super heroes and clanking robots, and it’s a welcome offering even though it has some weak spots, mainly its premise.

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