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Habitat for Humanity Building Homes in Corrigan
Habitat for Humanity of Polk County (HHPC) has almost finished building its second home in Corrigan, and HHPC leaders are inviting east Texas area women to help finish the house this Friday, just in time for Mothers' Day.
Happy Texas Independence Day – Ya’ll
Today, March 2nd, is Texas Independence Day. The 176th anniversary of the day in 1836, when a group of Anglo colonists gathered at a place they named Washington on the Brazos and agreed it was time for the area called "Tejas" to declare its independence from Mexico.
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10 Delicious King Cakes for Mardi Gras
The king cake is a traditional Mardi Gras food. It is usually a ring-shaped pastry, sometimes filled with cheese or jelly and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras. It began as an Epiphany treat, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born. Oh, and it&CloseCurl…
Valentine’s Day Spending Expected to Soar This Year
Americans shelled out more for holiday presents last year, and it looks like that trend will carry over to Valentine’s Day — analysts expect spending on gifts like flowers, candy, cards and jewelry to rise eight percent compared to numbers seen in 2011.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day was first celebrated on February 2, 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but the legend of the groundhog’s prognosticating prowess was first established a year later. A group of devoted followers went to Gobbler’s Knob to spread word that the little rodent had special powers to determin…

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