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20
Feb
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More local support a must for Simms VFD

More local support a must for Simms VFD

It was a disappointing turnout at the Simms Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) fundraiser this past Saturday; especially in regards to the turnout from local officials and the Simms Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
Only Dwight Byrd attended the event. There were also very few from the community there that night. But the items on the auction table were fabulous so everyone that didn’t make it really missed out.
I’m told that the event normally benefits the department $10,000, but this year Simms VFD only brought in $2,000.
This is less of a gripe, than a heads up to the community to keep these brave men and women in mind whether it is an election year or not. This department in particular has responded to some of the worst tragedies in the area over the past few years and has been relentless in their campaigning for fire safety and prevention.

Wed
20
Feb
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NASCAR season fires up at Daytona with Patrick as first ever woman on the pole

BY Kenny Mitchell

Tribune Sports Editor

Sat
09
Feb
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Keep our Texas parks open

Last week, stories broke across Texas that Texas State Parks may need to close given proposed funding levels in the state budget. This news may have come as a shock to Texans given the state’s current budget surplus. The possible closure of state parks begs the following questions: what is the value of state parks, why are they facing a budget shortfall, and what mechanisms exist to ensure they remain open and thriving?

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