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Opinion: Walter E. Williams

The Devil and Karl Marx Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many…

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The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Make it rhyme with brewski I’m a great poet, but the world don’t know it. That rhyme I learned from my mother. The truth outweighs the faulty grammar. So many great poets go unrecognized. Me and others. It’s no surprise a scammer of some stripe has targeted unrecognized poets. He (or She) is asking Facebookers…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979

THE STAPP FAMILY RAYMOND AND SYBLE TEEPLE Raymond Teeple came to Floydada in Floyd County in December of 1917.  He was the eldest son of Robert and Nellie Teeple from Speegleville in McLennan County near Waco, Texas.  He was born May 26,1904.  He attended schools there, walking the 1 ½ miles with his older sister…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Examining today and yesterday In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. In 1936, most black people lived in gross material poverty and…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979

J.A. AND NORMA WELCH J. A. and I have lived in Floyd county most of our lives.  We grew up about 15 miles apart but did not meet until 1944 when we began dating. Although J. A. was born in Briscoe County, January 12, 1927, he was reared on Roberts Creek, at the foot of…

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Alzheimer’s research

Dressing and Dementia By Scott Finley/Media Relations Mgr., Alzheimer’s Association® in Texas— Believe it or not, despite COVID-19, there is every reason to hope that we’ll be entering into more traditional fall weather in Texas soon. Tuesday, September 22, is actually the “official” date, but of course, it’s Texas, so who knows? Cooler weather also…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Possessions: Jesus was right. It’s been 50 years since my college graduation. Surprise. Homecoming has been cancelled, meaning the usual on-campus activities. No surprise. The school sent questionnaires to the Class of 1970. Once we return the forms, they’ll compile a memory book for us. We’re supposed to get the books by mail in October.…

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