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Friday, January 18, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 18, 2019:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Comal County’s daily road-maintenance plan is now available in map form online to help residents better plan for potential disruptions or distractions on their commute.   The daily plan comprises the road-maintenance projects county crews are scheduled to work on that day. By visiting the Comal County Engineer’s Office webpage, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Just in-- Tune in to 930AM on Saturday (1/19) from 4:00PM - 5:00PM to hear The Hancock Team's very own Sandy Hancock discuss real estate, the Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce, and other topics on Talk About Texas, hosted by Roy Holley. According to the Talk About Texas website, the show traditionally shares the stories of people who are passionate about helping others, so Sandy should ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
  About 70 middle school students in the Comal Independent School District are competing for the honor of being named the champion of their campus Geography Bee. Ten students from each of Comal ISD’s seven middle schools qualified to compete in their campus’ Geography Bee after taking a district qualifying test, explained Patricia Nieto, the district’s social studies/world languages curriculum ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Sunday, January 13, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 11, 2019:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — From cooking to cacti, the Comal County Extension Office is hosting regular workshops and classes this spring for residents interested in learning more about their health, their food or their surroundings.   Residents can call the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 830-620-3440 for more information and, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Section from the Monday, January 7, 2019 Edition  Commissioner Webb receives TxDOT 2019 Road Hand Award Photo Courtesy of TxDOT - Laredo District  - Commissioner Webb (third from right)The Texas Department of Transportation recognized Comal County Precinct 3 Commissioner Kevin Webb as one of three statewide winners of TxDOT's 2019 Road Hand Award at a breakfast held today as part of a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Saturday, January 12, 2019
 Congratulations to Sam Roberts of Sam Roberts Photography!!!   In December, the San Antonio Photographers Organization had their annual awards banquet in Downtown San Antonio at a restaurant on the River Walk.Sam Roberts with Sam Roberts Photography was honored to walk away with a few awards from the local guild's End of the Year Image Competition.        ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Firefighter/Paramedic Legacy Continues to Give to OthersJennifer Achay Awarded Scholarship  Spring Branch, TX, December 21, 2018 — The Brennan L. Livaudais Memorial Scholarship Committee selected Jennifer Achay as their 2018 award recipient. The Livaudais Scholarship was purposefully designed to assist those working toward a career in firefighting and paramedicine.    Mr. Steve Stevenson, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Cowboy Cleaners Offers Expert Linen ServiceCowboy Cleaners has been in business for over 60 years.  We are family owned and operated.For venues - We clean and press table linens.  We take the time to check for stains and make sure each item is properly pressed.  We can return the linens on hangers or neatly folded and wrapped.  We can also wash, starch and press chef coats and aprons.  We are a ...read more
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Sunday, December 30, 2018
  Third grade students lead annual food drive learning lessons in leadership, generosity, and service.  San Antonio, TX -December 28, 2018  During the month of November, third grade students at Timberwood Park Elementary held their annual food drive to benefit Provisions, a Bulverde based food pantry. Led by third grade teacher, Mrs. Julie Bice, the third grade students worked hard to collect non ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education, Community, General News Article
Friday, December 21, 2018
Dec. 21, 2018 – As part of its work to continually improve district safety and security for students, staff and visitors, the Comal Independent School District is implementing a clear-bag requirement for all high school athletic venues beginning Jan. 7.  Any visitor, spectator or patron attending an event at a Canyon, Canyon Lake, or Smithson Valley High School’s athletic venue will be required ...read more
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Friday, December 21, 2018
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS MSA HELD STEADY AT 3.1 PERCENT Workforce Solutions Alamo Releases November 2018 Job Market Information  (December 21, 2018) Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) released information today indicating that the unemployment rate in the eight county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) held steady at 3.1 percent in November. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
2019 is going to be epic!Big things are coming...New guest instructor workshops with (clockwise from top) Jeff Georgantes, Ken Only the best for you.We've just put the finishing touches on our guest instructor workshops for the first half of 2019, just in time to put one (or more!) in your Christmas stocking. These are some of the best of the best instructors teaching today and you get the first ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Education, Community
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Six players at Smithson Valley High School signed national letters of intent to play at the next level on December 19. They were:Levi Williams - Football (University of Houston)Rodney Copney - Football (Texas State University)Mason Reid - Football (University of North Texas)Hannah Kollmansberger - Softball (Schreiner University)Tyler Horn - Golf (Dodge City Community College)Preston Jones - ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, December 17, 2018
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 17, 2018:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Comal County’s Master Gardeners in 2018 donated a record 6,310 pounds and counting of produce to food pantries in the county.   The total beats last year’s record of about 6,100 pounds, said Sam Norris, who coordinates the efforts of the Comal Master Gardeners, whose members volunteer their time growing food in the demonstration ...read more
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
This year the Bulverde/Spring Branch Angels will make the dreams of more than 420 kids come true this holiday season. With 15 decorated trees spread across the Bulverde/Spring Branch community including several at Comal ISD schools, the Angels will give kids from birth to 18 years of age a reason to smile this year with gifts under their trees.Founder of the community service organization, Cindy ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The Smithson Valley High JROTC and girls basketball teams held a very successful toy drive for Toys For Tots as part of their Community Outreach Project for SVHS. Throughout the month of November they collected new, unwrapped toys, and presented approximately 200 toys to Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Dahlin, coordinator for the 2018 San Antonio Toys For Tots campaign, on December 5. The JROTC also helped ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Sunday, December 02, 2018
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Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Twelve second graders from Indian Springs delivered 202 toys to Centenarian Gladys McLean in honor of her 101st birthday, doubling her wish for one toy for every year of her life.      Gladys McLean wished to give 101 toys to children in need for her 101st birthday, and the second-grade class at Indian Springs Elementary School, a neighbor of McLean’s retirement home, Sodalis Stone Oak, took on ...read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCTOBER 30, 2018:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — A pair of initiatives in the Comal County Clerk’s Office have led to the online availability of hundreds of thousands of land records for public viewing.   First, all official public records (OPR) dating to the establishment of Comal County in 1846 are now available for preview and potential purchase at comal.landrecordsonline.com. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Danville Middle School Head Athletic Coordinator and Football Coach Mike Broaddus made a play that would touch the heart of every fan in the stands at the last home game on October 10. He geared up his athletic managers Gage Dunivan, a 7th grade student with cerebral palsy, and Michael Driskell, an 8th grade student with disabilities, to make the first play for Danville to score a touchdown ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
        While their anthem song may be “On the Road Again,” their heart song is probably “Imagine” by John Lennon or “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. As they travel the backroads, highways and creek beds that make up the Comal Independent School District, they offer a unique perspective on education, students and families. They are the small team of homebound teachers who ensure that ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Sunday, October 14, 2018
         Ay Chiwawa! Mexican Café has just celebrated our 2nd Anniversary and thanks to our wonderful community we are going strong!           With the Holiday Season upon us we are now taking pre-orders for our delicious homemade tamales.   Christmas gift cards are also available.  Stop by and visit with the staff at your earliest convenience.               Our staff is also ready to help you ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Expertise LLC, a research company from Seattle, WA has named SpyderwareTech.com, one of the top 19 “Best computer repair services for 2018”. Over two hundred and ninety-eight computer repair businesses throughout San Antonio and the Hill Country were validated and researched and SpyderwareTech.com made the list! Expertise LLC identifies the top service professionals in over 100 business ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Saturday, October 06, 2018
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Friday, October 05, 2018
Dr. Charlie C. Majdalani, DDS Special Care General Dentist Dr. Charlie C. Majdalani is a native Texan. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. and attended Antonian High School. He moved to Austin, TX to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Biomedical Engineering degree. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
San Antonio urgent care pioneer Texas MedClinic opens 19th clinic in Spring BranchSeptember 4, 2018 Open 8 a.m.- 11 p.m. every day, clinic offers quality care, affordable price San Antonio, TX San Antonio urgent care pioneer Texas MedClinic continues growth in South Central Texas with the opening of its Spring Branch location, the 19th clinic in the urgent care chain. Located on US 281 South, a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Comal ISD Chief Financial Officer, David Andersen, reported a perfect score for Comal ISD on the Texas Education Agency’s FIRST report (School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) at its September Board Meeting. This year, the district received 100 out of a 100 possible points, earning a Superior Achievement rating for the seventeenth year in a row. The FIRST report ensures that all Texas ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Comal ISD received a special visit from Alex Sheen on September 27, one that students from all four high schools and seven middle schools will not forget. Sheen is the founder of the worldwide social movement “because I said I would,” a nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.  It was the death of Sheen’s father Al, the man he looked up to most in life, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
While 175,000 children ages 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer annually worldwide, more than 80 percent of U.S. childhood cancer patients are long-term survivors. Comal ISD students and families have been affected directly with this disease which is why we have gone gold for September and ask everyone to wear gold on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Here are a couple of student stories.  Mo’s ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 21, 2018
Comal ISD personnel, board of trustees, parents, students, and other community members gathered at Danville Middle School on September 20 for the dedication of the new school. Various groups participated in this celebration including one very special group, the original Danville School alumni.  Other participating groups included Boy Scout Troop #828, the Danville Middle School band, cheer, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Comal ISD personnel, Board of Trustees, parents, students, and other community members came together on Monday, September 17 to celebrate the dedication of Pieper Ranch Middle School. Various groups participated in the program including Boy Scout Troop #1776, the Pieper Ranch PTSA, cheer, dance, and 8th grade choir, as well as the Comal Education Foundation. The American Legion Post 179 also ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, August 17, 2018
Twenty outstanding Comal ISD 4th-8th graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. These young leaders were selected for the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities. The participating students, representing ...read more
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Friday, August 17, 2018
The 39th Annual Awards were held on Sunday, August 12, 2018.  It was an evening of delicious food and great entertainment.  The St. Genesius Award, the highest award given by the Board of Directors, was awarded to Mona Klein of Bulverde.  Mona has been the Corporate Manager at S.T.A.G.E. for the last 4 years.  She has been instrumental in the remodeling of the theater, bringing online ticketing ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Community
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
As students and parents prepare for back to school, the Comal Independent School District welcomes its first Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna, Ph.D. McKenna is leaving his post as the associate director of research and education at Texas State University’s Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to take on this new role for the district.  McKenna brings more than six years of experience ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
 Each year, the Texas PTA recognizes a handful of outstanding educators who exemplify its mission of making every child’s potential a reality. This year, Comal ISD’s Andrew Kim was named the 2018 Texas PTA Superintendent of the Year for his dedication to every student’s education.   The announcement was made by the Texas PTA earlier this month, and Kim was presented the award this past weekend ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 02, 2018
Bulverde/Spring Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Recognized For Media and Communications Excellence Grapevine, TX—Local Chambers from across the state of Texas convened Tuesday, June 19, 2018 for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Annual Excellence Awards.  The awards honor organizations for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications and media outreach.  Awards are judged in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Bracken Christian School in Bulverde wins best in state Class 1A private school in Texas for the 2017-2018 school year.   On June 6th, Bracken Christian School was awarded The Henderson Championship Cup for their cumulative score in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) competitions.   This award includes points earned in art, academics, vocal and instrumental music, and ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
We'd love to introduce our two newest staff members here at Mercy Wellness Clinic, Riley and Parker! Riley is taking up the role of marketing director, so you will likely see him around as he delivers business cards and helps to get our name out in the community. Parker is our head lab technician, so he's our man for assisting with blood work and many of the other tests that we run to make sure ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Bracken Christian School posted huge results at the TAPPS 1A South Regional meet in Webster, Texas this past weekend!   The girls clinched the regional championship win for the second year in a row, and the boys brought home regional runner-up also for the second year in a row.  School history was made when Marlee Dockery qualified for the second year in all five of her events for the state meet ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Twelve players at Smithson Valley High School signed national letters of intent to play at the next level on April 11. Taylor Green  Hayley Oatman Brance Anderson   They were:  Caitie Mansker – Swimming (Indiana State University), Avery Wilson – Swimming (Adams State University), Cordrick Sabbatini – Soccer (LeTourneau University), Kayci Peak – Soccer (Hardin–Simmons University), ...read more
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Friday, April 13, 2018
​                 Cuatro Kowalski, who also owns Freedmen’s in Austin, has brought his love for BBQ to the Spring Branch/Bulverde community with the reopening of Texas 46 in February 2018.  Cuatro and his team would like to invite you to come out and enjoy  a great meal.   The pit masters at Texas 46 BBQ smoke meats low and slow. Using post oak wood in four 1,000-gallon offset smokers, each about ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 02, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Five Smithson Valley High School NJROTC cadets were presented with scholarship checks on March 27 by Petty Officer First Class Steven Camacho. Pictured are students Asia Sanders, Kami Matthews, Logan Marraro, Joseph Miller, and Lucas Stewart with their large scholarship checks totaling $742,000.  
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, March 22, 2018
REOC San Antonio is a licensed Real Estate broker in the State of Texas operating under REOC General Partner, LLC. The information contained herein is deemed accurate as it has been reported to us by reliable sources. As such, we can make no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness thereof. Further, the property is presented subject to availability, change in price or terms, ...read more
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Friday, March 16, 2018
The Bulverde/Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center welcomed approximately 375 guests to the Bulverde Baptist Church on March 8th for its 3rd annual Celebration fundraiser "Rooted In Christ".  Guest speaker, Frederick Brown, M.D. gave an inspiring and heartfelt speech while the Bulverde Baptist worship team provided the evening's entertainment.  Joining the event were nearly 40 local teens who ...read more
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
March 8, 2018—The Bill Brown Elementary Student Council held a successful Pet Drive recently. A total of 101 items were collected to help the Bulverde Area Humane Society (BAHS). Student Council members made creative and clever posters with catchy slogans asking students to go “fetch” items they listed from the BAHS’s wish list. The daily announcements reminded students that the class with the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Students and advisors from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Smithson Valley High School attended the Region V FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) STAR Events and leadership conference in Corpus Christi in February. These students competed in various categories where participates are tested in their understanding and achievement in chapter and individual projects, ...read more
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Friday, March 02, 2018
GVTC BlogApply now for $40,000 in scholarships from The GVTC Foundationby Tulsi Mason | Mar 01, 2018 Applications are now being accepted for The GVTC Foundation’s 2018 Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship for Leaders and the Ola Armstrong Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $20,000 and available to qualified high school seniors residing in GVTC’s service area. The GVTC Foundation is once again ...read more
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Friday, March 02, 2018
March 2, 2018—A tragedy ultimately paved the way for a brand new habitat to be born.In 2002, the flood that rocked the Comal County region created the Canyon Lake Gorge, unearthing aquifers and fossils buried for more than 100 million years. As a result, plant and animal life has sprung to life in the waters that now flow there.Fifth-grade students at eight Comal ISD campuses had the unique ...read more
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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Bulverde Hobby Shop, Where Family Fun Starts!   We are a local Hobby Shop that specializes in battery and nitro powered RC trucks, drones, planes and boats.   We have an extensive selection of hard to find replacement parts, aluminum upgrades and a wide variety of NiMH and LI-PO batteries and chargers.                                                             We service what we sell ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
BULVERDE SENIOR CENTERdba Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center2017 Activity Report   During 2017, the Bulverde Senior Center experienced a great deal of growth in membership, activity participation, nutrition program, volunteers and outreach services.      In 2017, 14,142 meals were served to 104 unduplicated clients. This was an increase in clients of 14% and increase in meals of 10% above ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Feb. 8, 2018—Jacob Foster continues to make history at Canyon Lake High School.On National Signing Day February 7, he became the first CLHS football standout to sign with an FBS (formerly Division I) school, inking his name to a scholarship offer with the United States Air Force Academy.In 2016, Foster pulled off the unique feat of being named District 14-4A Most Valuable Player despite playing on ...read more
Sunday, February 04, 2018
 COMING IN FEBRUARY GEEZERS  a comedy/drama by Tommy Lee Johnston DATES:          Feb. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25,   Mar. 1, 2, 3, 4 PLACE:          KRAUSE HOUSE THEATRE (Home of S.T.A.G.E., Inc.) 1300 Bulverde Road in Bulverde (Wheelchair accessible) S.T.A.G.E., Inc. is honored to present GEEZERS a comedy/drama by Tommy Lee Johnston, on February 15 through March 4.Opening night is a benefit ...read more
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Friday, February 02, 2018
 February 2, 2018—Johnson Ranch Elementary School is certainly full of competitive students.When they learned one of their classmates finished second in The Stock Market Game in the 2016-17 school year, JRES students wanted higher dividends.They certainly got it during the first semester of 2017-18, as Johnson Ranch Elementary swept first, second and third place in The Stock Market Game. They ...read more
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Monday, January 22, 2018
The Canyon Lake High School baseball team held a very successful “Home Run for the Hungry” Food Drive for the Community, Resource, and Recreation Center (CRRC) Food Pantry recently.  They donated more than three grocery carts full of food and $350 to the CRRC located in Sattler.   While at the CRRC, the boys also helped with carts, loaded firewood, and talked to the community members about ...read more
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Jan. 18, 2018—It didn’t take Margaret Brooks long to decide what to write when coming up with an essay about “America’s gift to my generation.”That was the theme in this school year’s Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest, sponsored by the local VFW.In the simplest terms, she wrote about freedom.But if you dig deeper into the 350-word essay Brooks penned in just under an hour, she also talks about the fact ...read more
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Jan. 11, 2018—When several members of Smithson Valley High School’s marksmanship team told Commander Vince Quidachay they wanted better results he had a solution.Quidachay, who sits at the helm of the Navy Junior ROTC program at SVHS and is also the marksmanship team’s coach, simply changed the practice schedule.“A few years back we were just practicing once per week,” Quidachay said. “We changed ...read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 8, 2018:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a series of DIY Saturdays beginning this Saturday, Jan. 13, providing county residents the chance to learn how to bake bread, make sausage, make pickles, catch rainwater and more.   Classes will be held from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the ...read more
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