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Henry Golden Boy Texas Tribute: Honoring a Great State

Henry Golden Boy Texas Tribute: Honoring a Great State

“I Wasn’t Born In Texas But I Got Here As Fast As I Could!” is just one of the bumper stickers you’ll see proudly displayed when visiting the Lone Star State. Texas enjoys an impressive history with all kinds of facts and dates worthy of mention in textbooks. However, I prefer to reminisce about our personal history there.

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The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming

Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?

Nautilus, By Kevin Berger March 12, 2020
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Dennis Carroll doesn’t mean to sound callous when he says the coronavirus outbreak was predictable. And he doesn’t. He sounds sympathetic to people frightened by the outbreak. He has been an eyewitness to people around the world suffering from similar viruses. Most of all, Carroll sounds authoritative.

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GOD BLESS TEXAS – 1836

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GOD BLESS TEXAS WOMEN – THE RUNAWAY SCRAPE

Yesterday was March 13, 2018, and a little more than 100 years since Dilue Rose Harris in her later years wrote her memoirs in the upstairs bedroom of my home at 100 West Stockbridge in Eagle Lake, Texas. This day goes down in history as the first day of the Runaway Scrape in 1836.

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Science Explains How to Cook Frozen Beef for the Perfect Steak Dinner

Throw it straight on the grill, it’ll be as if you never froze it at all.

At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t mess it up during the cooking process.

For many people, having a steak dinner means digging into the back of your freezer, pulling out that slab of meat you’ve been saving, and letting it thaw. But food scientist Guy Crosby, a Harvard professor of food chemistry and science editor for America’s Test Kitchen, says the thawing process may actually lessen the flavor and texture of your rib eye, strip, or t-bone.

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The Armed Citizen

AmericanRifleman, March 2, 2020 –

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Armed Citizen Extra

A good Samaritan came to the rescue in Cape Coral, Fla., when a man aggressively followed three woman from a local bar into the streets. The man was acting strange towards the women inside the bar, and when they left the man stalked them. In distress the women yelled for help on the side of the road to a passing truck, which pulled over for them. The driver let the women climb in and the man began to walk up to the truck. When the man approached the truck, the driver warned that he was armed and to stay away. The man then went to his own truck and chased down the truck with the women inside.

The man then passed the truck, moved in front of it, then proceeded to back up and ram the truck repeatedly. The driver of the truck responded to the assault by firing several rounds with a handgun into the man’s tailgate. The driver then held the man at gunpoint until police arrived. Police ruled that the driver was acting in self-defense for himself and the three women the man was stalking. The man was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for ramming the other truck with his own. (Fox 4 Now, Cape Coral, Fla., 01/24/2020) 

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Good Steward…Honesty?

By Max Arneson, 02/21/2020   Drikas-1B.jpg

Recently at a Candidate Speaking, each Candidate was asked if he had ever been sued. Mr. Drikas gave a one word answer – NO.

Please examine an entry of interest on the Parker County Court Records Inquiry site and enter Drikas’ name: https://txparkerodyprod.tylerhost.net/PublicAccess/Search.aspx?ID=200

Official records show Mr. Drikas lied to approximately 100 attendees with his answer. He lied with no hesitation whatsoever.

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We Deserve The Government We Elect

Is Candidate Drikas being disingenuous, is he merely embellishing his qualifications for County Commissioner, or is he lying? Become informed before you vote –

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Deception #1.
Stagecoach Freightlings, LLC
https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/companies/58edb45c5ac7b938b6629a48
2103 E FM 1187, Aledo, TX 76008
Candidate Drikas’ Statement: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-dillon-drikas-62142591/

Actual location of phony address: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2103+FM+1187,+Aledo,+TX+76008/@32.6713882,-97.5770104,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x864e0fd655d24e0f:0x3227c9f0d444080c!8m2!3d32.6726566!4d-97.5758823

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Intent to Deceive

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Should the deliberate act of altering a document with the intent to deceive voters be considered unethical behavior?

Should unethical behavior by a person seeking elected office, especially to the office of County Sheriff, be condoned?

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As you can see, the document to the right above was deliberately altered. On a copy of the same document (above left), Sheriff Larry Fowler’s name was removed and replaced by the name Darrell Hull.

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Do you really know the candidates

by Lenny Leatherman, February 4, 2020 –

Is Matthew Drikas attempting to perpetrate a fraud on Precinct 3 voters?

Drikas-1A.jpgIf accusations of Stolen Valor, and the false claim that he is an active member of the American Legion in Parker County aren’t enough to convince you, please read the following summary of Matthew Drikas’ work history since 2008. Information herein was taken from www.Linkedin.com and other sources shown below:

Triple C Transit, LLC. Total Duration 3 yrs 7 mos
Director of Operations
Dates Employed Oct 2014 – Feb 2018
Employment Duration 3 yrs 5 mos
Location Weatherford, Texas

Operations Manager
Dates Employed Aug 2014 – Oct 2014
Employment Duration 3 mos
Location Weatherford, Texas

Responsible for a 100 unit OTR trucking operation. Ensure schedules are met and service is provided to customers and vendors. Write and implement new company policies, rules and regulations, in line with the values and philosophy of the company.

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The Contrast is Stunning

by Lenny Leatherman, February 3, 2020 –

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We have Sheriff Larry Fowler, a superbly qualified lawman with a distinguished reputation for Federal, State & Local level service in extremely dangerous and stressful positions who is highly respected at all levels of law enforcement.

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The contrast is stunning!

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Kennedale Police Department
1996–Present (24 years)

In only 24 years he worked his way up to Captain and supervises four Sergeants, one clerk and a dog catcher.

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