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Exciting time to be a Guy Clark fan

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It's a great time to be a Guy Clark fan as he's just finished a very successful mini-tour of Texas and today comes the news he's working on a  biography and has two CDs coming out ... The hard part is going to be waiting for the August release of "Songs and Stories" and the November release of "This One's For Him," set to coincide with Clark's 70th birthday. No release date on the biography, but it's a safe bet to say it will be reviewed in an upcoming edition of your News-Telegram.

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Don't do it Dirk

I hate to tell someone not to have national pride.

 

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Jury Duty - A Writer's Perspective

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When most people get a 'dreaded' jury duty letter in the mail they immediately enter into a state of despair, as if they had been mailed their own death certificate. Not this writer. When I opened the mailbox and discovered I had received my first official jury summons I was ecstatic. It was as if I had received a free front row ticket to my favorite band, or box seats at a Rangers game. This is not a common reaction, needless to say.

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There's something good here . . .

There’s something good here . . .
In the photo at right (first row, left to right) Honesty Bridges, Molly O'Dell, Maddie O'Dell, Jessica Pazin, Kiara Stowater and (second row, left to right) Montana Clark and Chloe Anderson sold cookies, brownies and lemonade at 724 Davis St. Thursday. The girls raised money for Nothing But Nets, and organization committed to providing Africans with bed nets to protect aganst malaria-infected mosquitos. "We do a lemonade stand every summer," said Aldona Pazin, Jessica Pazin's mother and organizer of the event. "It's to teach Jessica and her friends that other people need things, and we need to do our part." Kudos to the kids and Aldona for teaching them the importance of giving back. (Thanks to Autumn Keiss for sending the photo.)

 

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My Summer Reading List - so far

When I was growing up, summer was a time to play outside, go swimming and make almost daily trips to the library. This summer, there seem to be a lot of books to curl up with. Here are a few from my list so far:

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