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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott last week convened the quarterly meeting of his Domestic Terrorism Task Force at the state Capitol.“We must work together to develop meaningful solutions to fully eradicate domestic terrorism in the Lone Star State,” Abbott said in explaining the purpose of the meeting. “Just as domestic terrorism takes many forms, this task force is committed to developing comprehensive and evolving defense strategies to ensure a safe and secure future for every Texan,” Abbott added.

Trisha Carey

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So, as of late, pickles have become pretty much an everyday topic of conversation at our office. Our co worker LOVES pickles! I would go so far as to say a ‘pickle-holic.’ Since the topic of pickles has become a part of our daily lives, I see stuff about pickles everywhere. I even saw something just before Christmas about a pickle ornament for the tree. Who knew there was a whole tradition about this? So, being inundated with pickles, a jar in my fridge caught my attention.As a mom, I hate for empty jars or boxes to be left instead of being put in the trash can. After finding an almost-empty pickle jar in the refrigerator, I took a picture of said jar, which had maybe an inch or so of juice left in it, and posted it on Facebook. My daughter’s reply: “I was drinking it!” Again, apparently this is a thing! It blew up and all kinds of folks talked about drinking pickle juice. Pictures were posted. There were memes. Then to my surprise, a friend posted a list of the benefits and uses of pickle juice. Who knew? Not me! But now I do. Guess I will have to give some of them a try. Thanks, Deanna.

Ed Sterling

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Abbott, Patrick react after shooting incident at churchAUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released statements following a deadly shooting on Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a city of 16,000 people on the west side of Fort Worth.

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Abbott, Patrick react after shooting incident at churchAUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released statements following a deadly shooting on Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a city of 16,000 people on the west side of Fort Worth.

Can we please be smart about this?

Here we are, in a new year. A new year means new resolutions from many people. From losing weight and being more active, to spending more time with family and reading more, everyone seems to have SOMETHING they resolve to do better in the New Year.New Year’s resolutions can be a great thing, as many times they give someone the support and accountability system to keep their resolve and see it through to fruition. But this year, I have an idea. How about we all resolve to be better human beings? I know, I know, that sounds like your normal, every year resolution, right?

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