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  • “Within a year to two years, we should see U.S. exports to Cuba return to the $400 million to $450 million range," predicts Dr. Parr Rosson, who heads the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University in College Station.
  • Warren and Janell Jamieson pause for a photograph during a retirement reception December 19 at Bonham City Hall in honor of Janell's 33-year career with the City of Bonham.
  • (L-R) Joe C. Dale, Emory Banker, Elaine Ashlock, Craig Nichols and Mike Towery.
  • Playa lakes - part 3 photo by Russell A. Graves
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!" The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. Hitler planned the offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important harbor of Antwerp. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. United States forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred the highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armored forces on the western front which Germany was largely unable to replace. German personnel and Luftwaffe aircraft also sustained heavy losses. was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the United States in World War II.
  • The DC-8 airborne laboratory is one of several NASA aircraft that will fly in support of five new investigations into how different aspects of the interconnected Earth system influence climate change.
    image credit: NASA