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Wild hogs numbers must be controlled. Thisis an absolute fact. I’ve read that over half the population must be removed each year just to maintain current numbers. I get it, but probably because I spent my younger days on a small farm where my Dad raised hogs for meat and to make a few extra …

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Those of us that have spent a lifetime in the outdoors have undoubtedly witnessed some sights that we didn’t understand. Through the years, I have learned that there is usually rhyme and reason to everything in the natural world. 

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It may still be hot outside, but fall is here and it’s time to get ready for winter. And even time to think about spring. Fall is a good catch-up and planning time. It’s a great time to plant. Before planting, though, take some time to plan. What is your vision for your lawn and garden? Want…

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Suppose you’re switching jobs if you were furloughed because of the pandemic or you’re simply searching for greener pastures. If you have a 401(k) from your soon-to-be former employer, you must decide what to do with your retirement account when you leave. Here are your four options:

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On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers captured their 17th championship in franchise history. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 in the best of seven series to snap a 10 year title drought for one of the most prominent organizations in all of sports. 

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The 2020 Major League Baseball season was unusual, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic halted Spring Training in its tracks, creating unknown and uncharted territory for fans, players, and owners. When play finally got underway, 119 days behind schedule, the product wasn’t exactly what f…

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Hello, Kaufman County! My name is Taylor Dunn and I am excited to announce my presence in this week’s edition of the Kaufman Herald. I have recently accepted the role of news reporter for the Herald and look forward to fulfilling this responsibility and serving you, the reader, by bringing y…

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The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its 2020 edition of its annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to COVID-19 tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. Here are six of the more common scams.

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My name is Michael Morrill, and I'm joining the Kaufman Herald team as the new sportswriter covering the varsity high school sports scene at Kaufman High School, Crandall High School, and Scurry-Rosser High School.

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I enjoyed a summer hog hunt with some great friends recently and, as is often the case, I volunteered to be the camp cook.  I learned a long time ago that it’s most challenging to actually hunt, or fish for that matter, and come in after being in the field or on the water all day and prepare…

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Pollinators are responsible for about 75% of the food we eat. The European honeybee is the most well known but our native bees are also critically important.

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Ending cruel puppy mill practices is an issue most Texans want to get behind – and enthusiastically did when the state passed a law in 2011 to put an end to them. Overbreeding, inhumane conditions, and the poor health of puppies and kittens are just a few of the problems with bad commercial …

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If you’re like me, you are probably following the COVID-19 pandemic closely. And you are probably very concerned for the health of your family, friends and loved ones. I am writing to you to let you know that Texas Health Resources, the largest provider of healthcare in North Texas, has been…

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I enjoyed photographing some local baseball last week. I’ve been a baseball mom for 17 years, serving as a team mom and assistant coach during the T-ball years, and helping with fundraising and team logistics as my younger son started playing club ball. His first year of high school baseball…

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Hey everyone! I hope this post finds you and your family COVID free and enjoying the crisp and cool Texas summer. 

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Many Americans have been focused on their own finances over the past several months. But don't neglect helping those closest to you with their finances as well, especially aging parents. Here are some questions to ask your parents to help them sort through their financial picture.

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Numerous new laws provide economic relief to individuals and businesses hardest hit by this year’s pandemic. This much-needed financial assistance, however, comes with a few strings attached.

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I was heading out of work earlier this month when I saw a group of five young people standing in front of the courthouse holding signs.

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May and June is always a busy time for a community newspaper. There are end-of-school events, Memorial Day commemorations, and graduations.

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Coronavirus uncertainty abounds. Thankfully, by monitoring tax changes on your behalf, we can work together to navigate the right path for you and your family. Here is a round-up of tax-related laws and information to help with tax planning for 2020.

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Update: I received my results May 21, six days after my COVID test, and I am glad to say, the results were negative!

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Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own li…

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Talking with a few members of the Class of 2020 from Kaufman High School was fun this week.

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Texas State Parks reopened for day-use only April 20 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Visitors have to wear face coverings, stay six feet from individuals outside of their party, and prohibit the gathering of groups larger than five.

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Looking through my calendar since March, I’m seeing a lot of events with lines through them.

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Wow, what a time to be a reporter! I never thought my first few weeks with the Kaufman Herald would have me covering a worldwide viral outbreak. Every day I’m receiving email updates, conducting interviews, and listening in on conference calls so that I can share the newest information with …

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The April 15 federal income tax filing due date has been moved to July 15, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS recently announced. Here is what you need to know: The due dates for all tax payments normally due April 15 have been pushed back 90 days to July 15, regardless of the amount owed.…