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Editorial: Swinford makes clumsy exit

Former state Rep. David Swinford gave much to the Texas Panhandle during his nearly 20 years of service in the Texas House of Representatives.

Letter: Thanks for reminder

Myrna Raffkind has certainly done the community a service with her "think piece" (Aug. 22) about the importance of "critical thinking." Especially compelling was her personal recollection of growing up Jewish in the 1940s.

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