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DEALER CHANGES: New look could mean higher prices

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Ever since the American auto industry plunged into financial darkness, the question was never how would the Big 3 come out of its collective economic mess, but rather, what would it look like when it did come out.

We are beginning to get a clear picture.


PAYMENT PLAN: Can we save on the costs?

By a slim margin, Sulphur Springs voters pushed through a $48.4 million bond proposal to build a new middle school, an indoor multi-use facility and make needed upgrades at various campuses. The vote tells us two things: 1) We care about our school district; and 2) we are worried about our tax rate.


NOW IS THE TIME: Vote Yes for the bond

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At some point on Saturday, many Sulphur Springs residents will make their way to the Sulphur Springs Independent School District administration building to decide the fate of a bond proposal that would pay for the construction of a new middle school, a multi-use indoor facility and various improvements at several of the district's campuses.

GM SAGA: A monumental flop?


When General Motors came crawling to Uncle Sam for billions in funding to stave off utter collapse, many supported the government's bailout because GM was simply too big — and too iconic — to fail. Jobs needed to be saved. Dealerships needed to be saved. One of America's Big 3 was simply too big to simply vanish.

Now $15 billion later (with a desire for another $11 billion), GM has announced a restructuring plan that completely disregards every reason we were given for saving it in the first place. 

How sad.


SWINE FLU: It's not 1918 anymore


The swine flu outbreak that has gripped Mexico and made its way to several other countries — including the U.S. — is disturbing and the fears of a more problems are certainly justified. But this isn't the early 1900s and though people should be cautious and on alert, there is not yet reason to be alarmed.

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