CITY ELECTIONCandidate forum, mayoral debate draws good crowd

Five of the six candidates for City Council and both candidates for mayor answered questions about annexation, the strategic plan, economic development and why each thinks he or she is the best candidate Oct. Full Story
TRAVEL
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Readers offer travel tips, especially about flying with children

Whether flying alone for business or with spouse or family for pleasure, Star Group readers offer tips that will help make your next trip in the air a walk in the park. Full Story
OPINION
DOUG CARVERAs Time Goes By No. 13: School got serious in the fifth grade

During the days when the dog was chasing the two old men and an explosion destroyed the refinery at Ibex, spring had passed and school was out. Full Story
OBITUARIES
GENE HAYES

Cross Plains, Texas -- Gene Hayes, age 82, of Rising Star, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the Rising Star Nursing Home.  Full Story
SPORTS
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CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENTSShake up in schedule of area charity golf tourneys

Marine Corps postponed, Champions added
One charity golf tournament scheduled for October has landed in a hazard and taken a drop to a later date, but three others are on the tee box and ready to swing away. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
DOUG CARVERRemembering Fort Brown

Before World War II began, we always had Wednesday afternoons off, and the troops usually arranged for some sporting event. Full Story
New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. Full Story
Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 hours of interviews. Full Story
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.