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Tenaha, population 1,170, is a sleepy stretch of East Texas that smells of its three main industries: cattle, timber, and poultry. The only sit-down restaurant for miles, the Whistle Stop, has a Texas Narcotics Officers Association sticker on the front door, along with a sign that reads We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone. Inside, when a newcomer sits down to order lunch on a workday afternoon, locals crane their necks to get a better look. Next door is the towns main tourist attraction, the Tenaha Antique Mall, where a cashier spends her days staring at a rusty Barry Goldwater for President sign and stacks of vintage Coca-Cola bottles; she sells her own tea cakes on the side, in small ziplock bags.

The town’s racial geography feels like a throwback, too. White residents live in homes that range from sturdy brick facades to ramshackle trailers; black residents tend to live in «the Quarters», where the roads are a lumpy mess of silt and rocks, and some houses have limited access to the sewage system. For years, young people of both races have been emptying out of Tenaha.

«There’s not much for our children to do but leave», Marie Crawford, a genteel former city councilwoman, told me recently, as we drove around town in her burgundy van. She has a silver-straight bob and

Continue reading Tenaha, population 1,170, is a sleepy stretch of East Texas that smells of its three main industries: cattle, timber, and poultry. The only sit-down restaurant for miles, the Whistle Stop, has a Texas Narcotics Officers Association sticker on the front door, along with a sign that reads We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone. Inside, when a newcomer sits down to order lunch on a workday afternoon, locals crane their necks to get a better look. Next door is the towns main tourist attraction, the Tenaha Antique Mall, where a cashier spends her days staring at a rusty Barry Goldwater for President sign and stacks of vintage Coca-Cola bottles; she sells her own tea cakes on the side, in small ziplock bags.

Last-minute luxury

AS SUMMER HAS SIZZLED ON, with all the relaxing or working, you may have forgotten to take a diversionary detour. There is much of Texas that needs to be explored when it comes to finding fun, tranquility and romance. Simply spin the compass and seek out these locations.

If you enjoy the picturesque Texas Hill Country, visit the Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort. This establishment is spectacularly placed overlooking Lake LBJ. The Bayside Spa is waiting to soothe and deliver decadent rejuvenation for those in need of pampering. If you desire your getaway to involve floating on or flying across tranquil

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CAF to vote on new HQ.

The Texas-based Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has recently decided to update its planning strategy in order to increase its profile and the relevance of its message to the general public, reports Richard Mallory Allnutt. The organisation will establish several «Airbases» around the USA which will be, for the most part, existing, well-established facilities within the CAF structure, featuring some of the more prominent aircraft within the fleet. However, each of these operations will transition into a more formal aviation museum, open to the general public on a daily basis with interactive displays, educational activities and events, which will include an

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On the roads of the Texas economy, replacing asphalt with gravel

Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to replace about 80 miles of asphalt roads in the rural gravel road. This is intended to save the state budget funds earmarked for regular maintenance web. Such a decision by the authorities drew sharp criticism from lawyers and local farmers who replace asphalt rubble promises a lot of difficulties. Replacing the cover touches the districts Live Oak, dhimmis, LaSalle and Zavala.

"Paving roads is too expensive, sufficient funding to repave all of them do not. Our only way out to the roads became safer, it is to turn

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15 U.S. states have filed a petition to secede from the country

November 10 representatives from 15 states asked the Obama administration with a formal petition to secede from the United States and the intention to set up their own government.

It is noteworthy that these petitions were filed in just a few days after the re-election of Barack Obama for a second term.

Total applications of intent to withdraw from the single state filed: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. All of these states have demanded that the Obama administration has granted them the right

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Balkanization of the United States

According to opinion polls, more than 70% of Americans believe the U.S. system of government ineffective. In this case, about one in five is ready to support the separatists in their state, speaking for the conversion of disaffected Washington state, primarily southern in individual states.

The dynamics of what is happening after the election of U.S. President Barack Obama for a second term leads to the conclusion that there is in America, the most acute political crisis since the 1861-1865 civil war years … It is interesting that in 2013 it will be exactly 150 years from the time

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Severe weather conditions do not leave the U.S.

Severe weather conditions do not leave the United States Weather and Climate

Increased frequency of severe storms in central and southern Great Plains USA. They are dangerous in the form of damaging winds, large hail and potential tornadoes. Rain walked one by one from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas. Some of them were so powerful that on the radar display strong rotation.

The National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., predicts the development of a tornado with large hail and strong winds. For areas of greatest activity is western Arkansas, southeastern Oklahoma, central and northeastern Texas. Powerful storms will likely go

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Flooding in southern Texas in the United States: the first victims in San Antonio

May 26, 2013. In the south of the U.S. state of Texas torrential rains caused rivers flood and flood. The most difficult situation is in San Antonio, there is recorded the first victims of the disaster. Rescuers evacuated around 130 residents of flooded houses, cars and buses.

The most serious was the situation in the major city of San Antonio. According to forecasters, there over night dropped more than 20 inches of rain. "We recommend people to stay at home and not to travel on the road," — said Mayor Julian Castro. However, he was unhappy with the

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In Texas, an explosion at a chemical plant killed 60 to 70 people

The powerful blast at a chemical plant in the West (Texas), killing 60 to 70 people. It is reported by television station KWTX, citing the head of the ambulance.

Message about the explosion at the plant received about 19:50 local time. Immediately after the explosion of ammonia at the plant started a fire that spread to neighboring nursing home and school.

The guests were in the nursing home "fire trap", which were able to get out, not all. Police officers, rescue workers and doctors are left to eliminate the consequences of the tragedy involved in the hospitalization of the

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In Texas, the police annually turns 300,000 children into criminals.

"One girl, a twelve Mary Spencer, condemned because she used to collect water, keep a bucket of mountains and the trip out ahead of him, as if beckoning him to her. " (England, 1633). Anthology "Beach and hammer. Witch Hunt in the XVI-XVIII centuries "

In Texas, hundreds of thousands of students appear in court for committing a "very serious" offenses, such as swearing or farting in class. Some of these so-called criminals (also known under the term "adolescents") face arrest and even imprisonment, like the honors pupil, who spent the night in jail for

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