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Howe ISD to discuss election, district goals

HOWE — The Howe Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the revision of the joint election agreement with the city of Dorchester. There will also be a budget workshop during the meeting to discuss district and board goals for the 2015-16 school year.

Denison P&Z to consider zoning change for American Legion post

The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission will convene at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a regular meeting at Denison City Hall, located at 500 W. Chestnut. The Commission will hear a request submitted by the American Legion for a zoning change from multi-family one district to central area district for a property located at 419 W. Crawford. The applicant is planning to offer bingo at the location.

MOMENTS WITH THE MINISTER: Jesus’ last words in this life

There are seven sayings of Jesus from the cross. For him to speak, he must raise himself up on three points of pain—the nails in his wrists and his feet. If a man relaxed on the cross, his lungs would fill up with air; the only way to breathe out was to raise himself up on the cross. His pain increased each time he spoke his final words.

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US indicts Sen. Menendez on bribery, other charges

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, charging the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with trading political help for assorted benefits from an ambitious Florida eye doctor.

Texas Senate votes to overhaul contracting rules

AUSTIN — The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to reform state contracting rules and strengthen oversight of contracts at all state agencies. The action came in response to revelations of financial irregularities at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

White House reverses course, releases weapons to Egypt

WASHINGTON — The White House, which halted weapons transfers to Egypt in mid-2013 to protest a military takeover and harsh political crackdown there, reversed course Tuesday and announced a quick infusion of military aid to help Cairo respond to the mounting turmoil in the Middle East.