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Who Am I?

I come from Mexico, although I have become an American holiday tradition. The 14th Century Aztecs called me “Cuetlaxochitl” and I was used both to control fevers and to make dye. A U.S. ambassador to Mexico found me and took me to his home in South Carolina, before sharing me with his friends as gifts. This same man, who I would eventually be named after, later spearheaded the Smithsonian Institute.

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Last week’s answer: The Christmas Tree


Dixie Chicks sued for defamation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines is the target of a defamation lawsuit by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old boys slain in West Memphis.


Lil Wayne leads Grammy nods with 8, Coldplay 7

LOS ANGELES (AP)  Lil Wayne didn't get "A Milli" Grammy nominations, but his total haul was still pretty amazing  eight.


The Chamber Connection

altGo Wildcats!!!!!!!

Congratulations to the Wildcats on a GREAT win over the Denison Yellow Jackets! We wish you the best of luck this Friday against Rockwall Heath! We are so proud of you!


American folk music legend Odetta dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) -- Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77.

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