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Encore Performance of Always… Patsy Cline in Palestine

Do you enjoy Country Music? Are you a fan of Patsy Cline’s music, songs like Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, and Walking After Midnight? Come see Always…Patsy Cline at the historic Texas Theatre in downtown Palestine. The show will run two days (Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21) with curtain at 7:30 p.m. each night and a complimentary reception at 6:30 p.m. before the Friday performance. Tickets ($15 adults & $10 students ages 4-18) are available now at the Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Center, Blake Furniture, and Discount Pools, as well as online at Always…Patsy Cline is...

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Emergency Prep Supplies Sales Tax Holiday April 22-24

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, April 22-24. “Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” Hegar said. “But we can be prepared, and this tax holiday helps Texans save money while stocking up for emergency situations before they happen.” There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include: –batteries, fuel containers and flashlights priced at less than $75 –hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced at less than $300; and –portable generators priced at less than $3,000 Purchases that do not qualify include: –batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles –camping stoves and camping supplies –chainsaws –plywood –extension ladders and stepladders –tents A list of emergency preparation supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller’s website. The Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save $1.5 million in state and local sales taxes during the tax holiday, approved by lawmakers during the 2015 Texas...

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New photography book ‘ACTION’ – 90’s Glamour in Hollywood

by Ouri Sivan   If you haven’t been in Hollywood during the 1990’s, then this book might be the next best thing.   ‘Action’ is a rare collection of celebrity photographs, taken in one of the most celebrated decades in Hollywood. International photographer Ouri Sivan spent over a decade in and around the ‘glitzy’ fish bowl of Southern California snapping these close ups of movie stars and starlets, super models and music icons, on and off the red carpet. The book features an unusual ‘cast’ of young and old Hollywood…and everything in between and could easily be viewed as a ‘class photo’ of 90’s Hollywood. The artistic style of these photographs is one of opposites. His intimate cruise through High Society stars shows the glamour truths, without staging the events. Every single photograph is a split second in a famous life story. Altogether, they create a collage image of the abstract dream, otherwise known as Hollywood. Sivan’s book may be found online at         (FOR WEBSITE ONLY – link to the book page on Amazon)...

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Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious

by Bob Garver   For over a decade, you knew exactly what you were getting with a “Fast & Furious” movie. You went to see one of these movies, you got fast cars, gratuitous shots of women, dumb one-liners, ruminations on family during the slow parts, and completely implausible action sequences. The movies were fun if you were in the right mood and grating if you weren’t, but they never aspired to be anything more. Then things changed with “Furious 7” in 2015. Star Paul Walker died unexpectedly in a car crash, and although he had already filmed most of his scenes, the film needed to be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity. And it delivered perfectly. The final moments of that film were so beautiful that they took the franchise to a level never before thought possible. Now comes “The Fate of the Furious” to put it right back on the level it was before. Maybe even a little lower. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is on his honeymoon with wife Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) when he’s recruited for a black ops mission by his old-enemy-turned-friend Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). He gathers his family, which also includes Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris), and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel). The family pulls off a heist with relative smoothness, but then Dom does the unthinkable and turns on his family. He puts the deadly...

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High Winds Topple Traffic Sign in Teague

IT WAS AN AVERAGE AFTERNOON at the Iron Horse Salon in downtown Teague, until owner Julie Atchley was interrupted by a loud bang outside her front door. High winds toppled a roadside sign onto Main Street. Mrs. Atchley promptly notified the City, and TxDOT repair crews were on the scene soon after. A big thank you to City Administrator/Secretary Theresa Prasil, and Thais McAnally for moving the sign out of the roadway! (Photo by Megan...

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