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USPS: Reducing costs to sustain affordable mail service

March 6, 2012

By Timothy J. Vierling, District Manager
USPS Fort Worth District 

America needs a financially-stable Postal Service to best adapt to a changing marketplace and evolving mail needs. Toward that end, the Postal Service is taking responsible actions to preserve the long-term affordability of mail and return this organization to financial stability.
The Postal Service is pursuing a significant consolidation of its national network of mail processing facilities — reducing the total number of facilities from 461 to less than 200 by the end of 2013.    

Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2012

Dear Editor:
There has been media coverage recently of two cases involving crimes against children here in Nolan County. Unfortunately, these crimes do happen here, in our community, as well as every other community in our country, too often. Every one of them is serious and affects many lives. My office and I, as well as law enforcement, deal with these cases on a daily basis. We all work hard to successfully prosecute these cases. Sometimes, however, that is not possible.

I'm in love with my boss

February 22, 2012

Hi Molly,
I am in need of advice. I have been working for the same company for 10 years and in my mid 30s, attractive and intelligent. I come from a wonderful family and have a good support system that includes close friends, too. I say all of this so you won’t think I’m totally horrible.

Cheers and Jeers

February 22, 2012

One of my favorite sections in my local newspaper is called Cheers and Jeers. What is seen in this section is letters from readers where the contributor will either tell of some great event that they have experienced or applaud the actions of someone else. Of course, the Jeers would be the opposite of that. The readers sometimes complain about something that personally happened to them or just a universal distaste of someone or something.

Dog lover from Austin

February 15, 2012

Dear Molly,

And the awards go to...

February 15, 2012

This is a special time of year. Not only do we get a Super Bowl on one Sunday but in the next three weeks we get to see who the best in music and movies are. On Feb. 12, the Grammy Awards will air. While the big dawg of all awards, the Academy Awards, will hand out the Oscars on Feb. 26.

Needy Boyfriend

February 8, 2012

Molly, can you help me understand a "needy" man? I have been dating one for over a year now and it seems to be getting worse over time. Even a simple night out with girlfriends turns in a dozen texts of "I miss you". The tighter he tries to hold on, the more I pull back. I have raised three boys by myself and feel like I am raising another one. He is always asking "aren't you proud of me"? He has health issues that he won't address but has no problem complaining about how he doesn't feel good. I have gotten to the point where I don't even comment back to him.

What’s Wrong With My Wife?

February 1, 2012

Dear Molly,
I’m writing because I need a woman’s point of view. I’m 47 and married to a wonderful woman who is 48. We’ve been married since college and have had our share of upsand downs but it seems like over the last few years things have settled into a sort of calm. That is until now. I should say that we have two sons who are 18 and 20.

Dublin Dr. Pepper: The Texas legend is no more

February 1, 2012

By Rusty Berry

Last year my wife and I traveled down to Waco to watch one of her first cousins get married over Memorial Day weekend.
Due to the price of gas and the distance, we decided to make the trip with my wife’s parents, which meant traveling down to Plainview and making the journey to Waco by going through Abilene and cutting through the northern part of Central Texas.

Still intimate after divorce

January 25, 2012

Dear Molly,
I’m 34 yrs old and have two children 3 and 7. I’ve been divorced for one year and still have a lot of resentment towards my ex and how things ended. He cheated on me, tried to deny everything when I knew who she was and I was the last to know. I’ve caught them together around town, and had to even stop him allowing her around our kids. He denies everything and said she was just helping out with sitting and meals. I don’t believe him for one moment.

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