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A year ago, my family went through the annual ritual of asking me what I wanted for Christmas. As it was with my father, they had a problem: What do you buy for a person who needs and wants nothing? After having told my wife that there was nothing I wanted, I called her one day and said, “I found something that I want!” Her response was, “Buy it.” I told her that it was not inexpensive and she repeated, “Buy it.”

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This 22-pointer was tagged last week in South Texas on a low fenced ranch.

The greatest thing about deer hunting is that we never know what is going to be seen during any given hunt. The best possible situation is that we get the opportunity to see a muy grande buck, make the shot and have bragging rights for years to come. On the flip side, there is the surprise factor like opening the door of your blind and finding yourself staring point blank at a bobcat. There is always adventure in walking to and from a blind.

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Robert Jackson of Vidor receives the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour
Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn receives the Knight medal of the French Legion

Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn, 90, and 94-year-old Vidor resident Robert L. Jackson both received the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour on Friday, Nov. 14, from the Consulate General of France Sujiro Seam at Fort Sam Houston, MacArthur Field in San Antonio.

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Mission Concepción was originally established in East Texas in 1716 and moved to

Human occupation of East Texas goes back thousands of years. In fact, East Texas was the home to roaming families hunter-gatherers and prehistoric animals. Then, they turned into tribal, mound building farmers. After a few hundred years, mound building stopped and modern Native Americans society evolved, then Europeans came into their land.

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Christmas came early at the historic archives of the General Land Office with a gift Texans worldwide will be eager to share. A private collection of some of the oldest and rarest maps of Texas is now available to the public, thanks to a unique digitization project with Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb.

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