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A FLU CASE -- Dr. Laura Birnbaum’s medical clinic confirmed a case of the flu on Monday.

This is their fourth flu case over the past month.

And last week we reported a flu case at Dr. Amy Jatzlau’s pediatric clinic in Giddings.

ONLY 25 PRISONERS -- Our Lee County Jail only at 25 prisoners early this week. That’s got to be a record low going back a while.

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NO-SHOW TEXANS -- Let’s get the worst part behind us and talk about the Houston Texans losing to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It wasn’t just a loss, it was a 41-7 one-sided whipping. No doubt about that.

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THE BIBLE Solid Ground

Few of us have never had money worries at one time or another.

Sometimes we might think that money is the answer to all our problems.

Then there are times when we might think of money as the root of all the world’s problems.

Either way, we can very easily find ourselves tied up by it.

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ACTING UP ON BUS -- It seems like when we get a big weather change it also affects the nerves and manners of some people.

One of the Giddings ISD school bus drivers reported that a number of students were acting up on her bus taking kids home from school at 3:45 pm on Veteran’s Day Monday.

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THE BIBLE

There was a Jew named Yankel who owned a bakery in Crown Heights, New York. He survived the concentration camps.

He once said, “You know why it is that I’m alive today? I was a kid, just a teenager at the time. We were on a train, in a boxcar, being taken to Auschwitz.

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PRETTY GOOD ONE -- It turned out to be a pretty good game, but just didn’t end up the way we wanted as the Cowboys lost to the Vikings 28-24 on Sunday Night Football.

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UNBEATEN -- I still can’t believe the San Francisco 49ers are the only undefeated team in the NFL. Almost feels like it’s not real, or just a dream since it has been so long since they’ve been good. Or great, in this case.

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THE BIBLE

A very good example of determination is the life of General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.

He made a decision to fight for others, and he refused to give up under the most dire of circumstances.

Here are the words of determination that Booth wrote in his final address 100 years ago:

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VETERAN’S DAY -- This week we’ll be honoring all our Lee County veterans in our Veteran’s Day edition.

A list of over 2,400 veterans has been compiled by the Giddings American Legion with the help of the staff at County Clerk Sharon Blasig’s office.

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BLACK UNIFORMS -- Unranked TCU had a 3-3 record and unranked this year, but they were only a 1-point underdog to the 15th-ranked Texas Longhorns. Call it home-field advantage or what you want, but I smelled a rat or something fishy.

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