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Lessons from labor

In 1892, the workers of the Central Labor Union in New York City held a holiday to celebrate the American worker. The idea spread across the country and now, for over a century, the first Monday in September has been a time when Americans look back with pride in jobs well done.

No one shows up talk about tax rate at Grayson County Commissioners hearing

Grayson County commissioners Tuesday took to their bench ready to hear from residents about the proposed 2015 tax rate. But when it came time to hold the public hearing on the rate, no one came forward. Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum called for comments from the public a number of times before he declared the one-minute long public hearing over and went on with the rest of the items on the Court’s short agenda Tuesday.

Soldier benefit Sunday a ‘Labor of Love’

POTTSBORO — All the way up Preston Peninsula, less than a mile from Preston Point, sits Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7873, tucked against the shores of Lake Texoma. It’s smokey and dimly lit in the warm, Cheers-y way that a VFW cantina should be, with the requisite celebrations of military history and Americana on every wall. In other words, it resembles your typical VFW hall.

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Texas judge overturns state’s school finance system

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge overturned Texas’ school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature’s funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state’s 5 million public school students.