The 91st Academy Awards finally arrive this Sunday, and the news cycle surrounding the awards seems to have barely been about the nominees themselves. Yes, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has dealt with a sex abuse scandal involving its credited director, “Green Book” has been accused of twisting its story to fit a particular narrative, and the Best Picture race feels all over the place, but much of the Oscar talk over the last two months has been about the ceremony and not the purpose of the ceremony. What will the show look like without a host? How long will it actually last now that categories have been cut and re-added? What will the musical performances look like? How will the show transition between presentations?

When traveling in Jacksonville we may often see, or hear, the Union Pacific Railroad traversing our community. Our community is located here because of the railroads that first came through here in 1872. While we don’t have the space to display a complete railroad engine, we do have the first thing everyone would see as the train came into town, or looked into a tunnel as it was coming through, the engine’s headlight. The museum’s headlight was manufactured by the Pyle National Headlamp Company. The brass label affixed to the headlight has a Design Patent date of May, 1909. Since there is no Mechanical Patent that was listed on later models, and since the first unit of this design was not installed until 1913, we believe our head lamp is among the first produced.

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — U.S. and Royal Air Force planes roared over the English city of Sheffield on Friday to honor 10 American airmen who sacrificed their lives to save British children playing in a park beneath their crippled bomber during World War II.

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A sale of Huntsville Memorial Hospital could be imminent within the coming week.

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The Samuel Walker Houston Cultural Center spent Friday honoring the man who devoted his life to education in Huntsville.

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The Taco Station owner hosted an exclusive tasting party Monday evening at the former El Mexicano Grill location at 2105 W. Sixth Ave. to get feedback on his next enterprise, an upscale traditional Mexican dining experience he hopes to open in mid-March.

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Members of the Republican Party of Walker County and the Walker County Republican Women took time Thursday to honor an “iconic” duo that helped mold the political organizations in the area. 

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In honor of Library Lovers’ Month, staff of the Weatherford Public Library and East Parker County Library reminds the community about why it’s important for residents to attend the library, what services they offer and special events they put on.

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My wife loves cooking. When we take road trips she passes the time by reading cookbooks. When browsing the TV, she usually settles on a cooking show. Any cooking show, it seems to me.

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Gas prices jumped across the state over the past week with the statewide average now sitting at $2.12 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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For the second year, 100 West Corsicana Residency for Artists and Writers, partners with G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society to bring artists and writers invested in racial topics in their work to the residency located in Corsicana’s historic downtown.

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees heard a bond planning update from the Bearcat Growth Committee co-chairs as well as a demographics report Tuesday night. 

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the District of Innovation plan and the district-wide calendar at Tuesday night’s meeting. 

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Car wars along Interstate 45 will be heating up, as the new $8 million Huntsville Toyota dealership opened for business Monday morning. 

It took a little over an inning for the Lady Hornets to find their groove in the district opener. Once they did, they never stopped rolling.

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The Centers for Disease Control made national headlines last week with stories about a “zombie” deer disease. Using “zombie” in the headline gets people’s attention. I

Sen. Paxton defends bill empowering husband’s office in securities rules

Brock ISD board of trustees approved an advance funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation to install a traffic light at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1189 and Eagle Spirit Lane.

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PALO PINTO – A Dallas man charged with felony murder and initially jailed under a $750,000 bond was released last week on a personal recognizance agreement.

Two police officers went the “extra mile” Monday while pursuing a string of vehicle burglaries in west Huntsville. 

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