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Jun 30 2015

Declaring Independence

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By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of …

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Jun 30 2015

Tyler hosts free Fourth of July Celebration

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The City of Tyler will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Lindsey Park again this year. The FREE fireworks show will be July 4 at 9 p.m. Grab your friends and family for some Independence Day fun! Make sure to carpool to ease traffic congestion. Lindsey Park is located at 12566 Spur …

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Jun 25 2015

Putting ‘Independence’ Back in Independence Day

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Studying history can help us imagine ways to gain more control over our lives at work and at home. By Jack Kelly When we fire up the grill on the Fourth of July, few of us take time to consider what “independence” is all about. We live in the land of liberty. We celebrate freedom. …

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Jul 24 2013

July 4th: Celebration of Agitation

Are you an agitator? You know, one of those people who won’t leave well enough alone, who’s always questioning authority and trying to stir things up. If so, the Powers That Be detest you — you … you … “agitator!” They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand anyone who dares to challenge …

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Jul 24 2013

America, land of the free and home of the blessed!

Happy Birthday, America. God has truly showered His grace upon you as a nation. Many people today take delight in attacking America. Many people castigate the U.S. regularly, spewing hate-filled epithets about our nation. The problem is, the leading America-haters are American citizens. We have so much to be thankful for, yet so many of …

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Jul 24 2013

America needs a July 4th Seder

Perhaps the major reason Jews have been able to keep their national identity alive for 3,000 years, the last 2,000 of which were nearly all spent dispersed among other nations, is ritual. No national or cultural identity can survive without ritual, even if the group remains in its own country. Americans knew this until the …

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Jul 24 2013

Dogging it for the 4th

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Dale Lessenberry Longview Cable market place coordinator bragged on Michael Santellano, a coworker and contestant at the City of Longview July the 4th Media Hot Dog Eating contest. “He is pre-qualified,” Lessenberry said. “He ate 10 hot dogs in 24 minutes and 14 seconds.” However, Richard Yeakley of Longview News Journal demolished Santellano’s qualifications when …

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