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Fireworks, too

The deadline is noon tomorrow — Friday, June 27 —to order your tickets to Wharton Chamber Night at the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game will be played Friday night, July 12. There will be a fireworks show after the game at Constellation Field. Call us (979-532-1862) to...

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Skeeters, golf, parties, snow, parade, fish, and more

We are heading into another busy season of chamber events and activities. It’s Chamber Night at the Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday, July 12. There will be fireworks after the game, too. Come by the chamber office to buy your ticket. They are just $8 apiece. Planning is...

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Yes, thank you

This is the blog of the big “thank you.” As we get things done around here, it can’t get done without an army of volunteers. Do I say thank you enough? No. So, here is a partial list of the volunteers who should be thanked very often. John and Jane Bard. Jane was the...

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Garage Sales: a personality test

The Wharton Citywide Garage Sale is this Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. We have 55 of them for you. Whether you do garage sales or not, it sure can be fun to watch. We found a delightful summary of types of people who do garage sales from daveramsey.com. Here...

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Morehouse gift leads by example

Robert F. Smith’s commencement speech at Morehouse College will be remembered not for the words. But for what he did, promising to pay off the student loans of the entire graduating class. These graduates are leaving the bubble to the big world often piled with debt...

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What’s the problem?

No Problem — we hear that phrase a lot. Can the true meaning be confusing?  When someone says the phrase, does it assume there could have been a problem? Or there really was a problem? But it is a problem no more? Or there never, ever was a problem? But there could...

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Ben Sharp: Mentee and Mentor

Ben Sharp is a bright star for Wharton. He is a gifted and skilled writer and photographer— you’d have to go far and wide to find someone of his talent and character. He is now publishing his third novel, In the Morning. He spoke about this newest mystery novel as the...

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Salsa, lots of Salsa

Our next biggie is a brand new event, the 1st Annual Texas Salsa Showdown, on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, at the Wharton Civic Center. We expect this festival to blossom into an annual event that will be enjoyed by Wharton area residents and attract...

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Give, receive — It’s good for business

Helping other businesses will help your own business.   Trade with other businesses than trade with you. And trade with businesses that you think should trade with you.   Give a great review on line when you shop in a local store or dine in a local restaurant and have...

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We need more bars

Drainage, roads, and utilities are essential if your community wants to grow or influence how it will grow. However, it seems, that one other thing needs to be included: wireless connectivity. That’s your mobile phone, plus if you wirelessly stream, surf or access or...

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