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Montague County, Texas

Montague County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas, established in 1857. As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,719; the county seat is Montague. The county was organized the next year, it is named for a surveyor and soldier in the Mexican -- American War. Republican Drew Springer, Jr. a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Montague County in the Texas House of Representatives. He carried the county in the 2012 Republican runoff election. On July 9, 2001, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a state of disaster for Montague County relating to substantial fires which had ravaged large portions of the county. In interviews, Perry called the fire "the most vicious" he'd seen. On September 26, 2009, an historical marker on the Chisholm Trail was unveiled at the site of the former community of Red River Station in Montague County; the 5.5-foot concrete marker is the last of twelve erected in Montague County as part of a joint project of the Texas Lakes Trail and the Montague County Historical Commission to outline the Chisholm Trail.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 938 square miles, of which 931 square miles is land and 7.4 square miles is water. Jefferson County, Oklahoma Love County, Oklahoma Cooke County Wise County Jack County Clay County Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland As of the census of 2000, there were 19,117 people, 7,770 households, 5,485 families residing in the county; the population density was 20 people per square mile. There were 9,862 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.95% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races. 5.41 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 7,770 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.40% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.91. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,048, the median income for a family was $38,226. Males had a median income of $31,585 versus $19,589 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,115. About 10.00% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over. The following school districts serve Montague County: Alvord ISD Bowie ISD Forestburg ISD Gold-Burg ISD Montague ISD Nocona ISD Prairie Valley ISD Saint Jo ISD Slidell ISD In addition, a branch of North Central Texas College operates in Bowie.

U. S. Highway 81 U. S. Highway 82 U. S. Highway 287 State Highway 59 State Highway 101 State Highway 175 Bowie Nocona St. Jo Montague Nocona Hills Sunset Red River Station Prior to 1996, Montague County was Democratic in presidential elections; the only Republican Party candidates who managed to win the county from 1912 to 1992 were Herbert Hoover thanks to anti-Catholic sentiment towards Al Smith as well as Richard Nixon & Ronald Reagan in their 49-state landslides of 1972 & 1984, respectively. Since 1996, the county has swung hard to the supporting Republican Party similar to all white-majority rural counties in the Solid South, with its presidential candidates winning by increasing margins in each passing election; as a testament to how Republican the county has swung, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a margin of over 75 percent in 2016, compared to an only 4.7 percent margin Bob Dole won the county by 20 years prior at the start of its Republican trend. National Register of Historic Places listings in Montague County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Montague County Buford T. Justice Montague County government's website Montague County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas Historic Montague County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.

Montague County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Gary Smith (economist)

Gary Nance Smith is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics at Pomona College. His research on financial markets statistical reasoning, artificial intelligence involves stock market anomalies, statistical fallacies, the misuse of data have been cited. Smith earned his B. S. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and enrolled in Yale University’s graduate economics program. After taking classes from James Tobin and William Brainard, he decided to focus on macroeconomics, he earned his Ph. D. in economics from Yale in 1971 and was hired as an assistant professor. In a demonstration of the law of comparative advantage, Smith taught the first-year graduate course in macroeconomics while Tobin taught the first-year graduate course in microeconomics; the economics department polled students about what courses they would like added to the curriculum and the runaway winners were Marx and the stock market. Smith wasn’t interested in Marx, but the chair of his thesis committee was Tobin, who would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, in part for his analysis of financial markets.

So, Smith asked Tobin to recommend a textbook. His immediate answer was John Burr WilliamsThe Theory of Investment Value, published more than 30 years earlier, in 1938, was not a textbook, it was Williams’ Ph. D. thesis and had been rejected by several publishers for being overly academic. Harvard University Press published it; this stock-market course pulled Smith away from macroeconomics towards finance, the use and misuse of statistics in finance pulled Smith towards a lifelong interest in the abuse of data and statistical analysis. Tobin once wryly observed that the bad old days when researchers had to do calculations by hand were a blessing. In today's language, it was a feature, not a flaw; the calculations were so hard. Today, with terabytes of data and lightning-fast computers, it is too easy to calculate first, think later. Smith argues. Smith has been a lifelong proponent of value investing, buying stocks based on the cash they generate, instead of trying to predict short-term movements in stock prices.

The same principles apply to real estate. From a financial standpoint, the decision to buy a house should be based on the cash flow—the rental savings minus the mortgage payments, property taxes, other expenses associated with home ownership—not guesses about future home prices. All real estate is local, so the answer to the question of whether a house is a good financial investment varies from place to place. A cited Brookings paper, co-authored with his wife Margaret H. Smith, applied this reasoning to ten U. S. metropolitan areas in 2005 and concluded that there was not a nationwide real estate bubble. In cities like Indianapolis and Dallas, residential real estate looked like a terrific long-run investment in that the rent savings were much larger than the expenses. A follow-up study by Smith found that, not only in these 10 metropolitan areas, but in cities throughout California, areas with low price/rent ratios were the most resistant to the drop in home prices between 2005 and 2010; when intellectual ability, athletic prowess, other traits are measured imperfectly, those who seem to be the most able are more to have been overrated than underrated.

Their subsequent performance tends to regress by being closer to the mean than previously. This little-understood phenomenon of regression reaches into nearly every aspect of life, from academic achievements to athletic performance to corporate profits to the campaign trail, it happens with students, athletes, CEOs, soul mates. The baseball star having an MVP season one year is to do worse the next; the hot company will cool down. And vice versa. Smith has investigated regression in education, forecasting and investing; the efficient market hypothesis holds that stock prices take into account all relevant information, so that no investor can beat the market by taking advantage of others’ ignorance. Evidence that contradicts the efficient market hypothesis has become known as anomalies. In addition to stock market anomalies created by an insufficient appreciation of regression to the mean, Smith has found that a portfolio of the stocks identified each year by Fortune magazine as America's most admired companies outperformed the market, contradicting the efficient market hypothesis.

He found that a portfolio of stocks with clever, eye-catching ticker symbols—for example, LUV, MOO, GEEK —beat the market, again contradicting the efficient market hypothesis. In another study, Smith found that the U. S. stock market has done better on sunny days than on cloudy days in New York City though daily fluctuations in New York's cloudiness do not affect the fundamental value of the stocks being traded. Although not a stock market anomaly, another Smith paper found further evidence of the cognitive biases that lead investors astray: experienced poker players tend to be less cautious after large losses, evidently attempting to recoup their losses quickly. If investors are like poker players, their behavior might well be affected by large gains and losses, for example, making otherwise imprudent long-shot investments with the hope of offsetting a prior loss cheaply. Gilovich and Tversky's analysis of basketball data debunked the common perception th


KSBI, virtual channel 52, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Oklahoma City, United States. The station is owned by locally based Griffin Communications, as part of a duopoly with CBS affiliate and company flagship KWTV-DT; the two stations share studios on Kelley Avenue and 74th Street in northeast Oklahoma City, adjacent to the studios and main offices of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority PBS member network. On cable, KSBI is available on Cox Communications channel 7 and AT&T U-verse channel 52 in standard definition, in high definition on Cox digital channel 707 and U-verse channel 1052; the UHF channel 52 allocation was contested between two groups that vied to hold the construction permit to build a new station on the frequency. The first prospective permittee was Satellite Broadcasting Company – a religious nonprofit corporation headed by Donald J. Locke, owner of Oklahoma City-based regional hardware store chain Locke Supply Company, his wife, Wanda McKenzie Locke – which petitioned the Federal Communications Commission allocate a ninth television frequency in the Oklahoma City market in the spring of 1979.

The FCC Broadcast Bureau contended that though Edmond had no television channel assignments, Satellite Broadcasting failed to justify that such a need for one in the Oklahoma City suburb existed, but did allow the group to apply for use of the Oklahoma City-assigned allocation with Edmond as a designated city of license under the FCC's "15-mile" rule, which allowed licensees to assign a city of license located 15 miles from the city to which the proposed station's broadcast assignment was designated. Satellite Broadcasting filed an application with the FCC for a license and construction permit on October 17, 1980, proposing to sign on a religious television station on the frequency; the second applicant, TV 52 Broadcasting, Inc. filed its own application on January 8, 1981. The FCC granted the license to Satellite Broadcasting on April 15. 1982. After six years of delays in getting KSBI operational, the station first signed on the air on October 3, 1988. KSBI's original studio facilities were housed out of Locke Supply's corporate offices on 82nd Street and Pole Road in southeast Oklahoma City.

For its first 16 years on the air, channel 52 was run as a religious independent station. Atypical of most television stations on the air at that time, KSBI broadcast on a part-time basis, airing Monday through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during a six-month test broadcasting stage. Programming expanded to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by March 1, 1989. The station was available over-the-air in the market until June 1993, when must-carry rules passed by the FCC that allowed broadcast stations to request mandatory carriage on cable providers went into effect. Cox Cable—whose Oklahoma City system, at the time, only served the city proper and select inner-city suburbs—began offering KSBI on channel 40. In preparation for the addition to Cox and Multimedia, channel 52 adopted an 18-hour daily schedule from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.. During most of the 1990s and early 2000s, in addition to airing local and nationally syndicated religious programs, KSBI carried a limited amount of secular sitcoms and movies, some of which were cherry-picked from INSP and FamilyNet.

Despite its format, KSBI did not accept or solicit financial support via monetary contributions from viewers. Beginning in the 1990s, KSBI signed on a network of translator stations throughout the state; because of this wide relay network, channel 52 claimed to have the largest broadcast coverage area of any commercial television station in Oklahoma. It gained cable coverage in the Tulsa, Amarillo, Lawton–Wichita Falls and Ada–Sherman markets. In August 1999, the station upgraded its transmitter from an effective radiated power of 1,355 kW to a total power of three million watts, after installing a new transmitter antenna atop the 1,600-foot broadcast tower on 122nd Street and Kelley Avenue in northeast Oklahoma City. In June 2000, KSBI began including more family-oriented secular programming in themed evening blocks; the inclusion of more secular programs to the s

Mark Orton

Mark Orton is an American composer and musician. An alumnus of the Peabody Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music, he is a founding member of the San Francisco-based Tin Hat chamber music group, is best known for his score for the Academy Award-nominated film Nebraska. A recipient of a Sundance Composer Fellowship and nominee for Best New Composer by The International Film Music Critics Association, some of his other film credits as a composer include The Good Girl, My Old Lady and Sweet Land, while he has written or performed songs in films including Everything Is Illuminated and The Boxtrolls. Orton lives in Oregon; the Last Shift The Lears People Places Things My Old Lady Joan A Place in Hell Box Trolls Best Man Contest Drunktown’s Finest The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Big Significant Things 9 The Chair of Happiness Nebraska Felix Austria! Dryland Redemption Trail A Tangled Tale The Revisionaries 360 Buck CPR Mine The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond La Giusta Distanza Orthodox Stance Beyond Conviction Comrades in Dreams Sukkah City Everything is Illuminated Sweet Land The Real Dirt on Farmer John The Mushroom Club Remarkable Power The Good Girl SoundtracksMy Old Lady Nebraska Tin Hatthe rain is a handsome animal Foreign Legion The Sad Machinery of Spring Tin Hat TrioBook of Silk The Rodeo Eroded Helium Memory Is an Elephant Official website Mark Orton on IMDb

Ezra Weston II

Ezra Weston II known as King Caesar, was a prominent shipbuilder and merchant who operated a large maritime industry based in Duxbury and Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Ezra Weston I, began small scale shipbuilding operations in Duxbury in 1763 and came to be known as "King Caesar" for his success in business. Ezra Weston II, his only son, inherited the nickname when Ezra I died in 1822. Weston served as a clerk in his father's firm and was made a partner in 1798; when his father died, Ezra Weston II became sole owner of the firm and continued to increase its scope of shipbuilding and international trade. In 1841, Weston launched his largest vessel, the Ship Hope, at the time the largest merchant vessel in New England. U. S. Senator Daniel Webster, during a speech in Saratoga, New York, made the claim that Weston was, "the largest ship owner in the United States." In the same year, an agent of the insurance firm Lloyd's of London made the same assertion. Although these claims are difficult to support, evidence shows that the Weston firm was the largest mercantile operation on the South Shore of Massachusetts in the early 19th century and one of the largest in New England.

From 1809 to his death in 1842, Weston resided in a Federal mansion known as the King Caesar House, which still stands and is operated as a museum by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Weston was the son of Salumith Wadworth Weston, his father began building small vessels on the shore of Powder Point in Duxbury in 1764 and the modest firm, "E. Weston," soon came to encompass merchant trade. Ezra Weston II began working for his father in the 1790s in a clerical capacity in the counting rooms on his father's Duxbury wharf but on voyages as supercargo, maintaining records of trading activities abroad. By that time, "E. Weston" was a expanding maritime operation focused on the Grand Banks fishery and operated vessels engaged transatlantic trade. Ezra Weston II became a partner in 1798 and the firm was renamed "E. Weston & Son."In 1793, Weston married Jerusha Bradford, daughter of Col. Gamaliel Bradford and Sarah Alden Bradford, both of Duxbury. Well educated and a lively socialite, Jerusha was a descendant of Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford and other Pilgrim settlers.

In 1803, Ezra I earned the nickname, "King Caesar" due to his ambitious character, but due to his victory in a local political conflict that year involving the construction of the first Bluefish River Bridge in Duxbury. Ezra I succeeded in pushing the expensive project through town meeting, much to the consternation of his opponents; when Ezra I died in 1822, the nickname passed to Ezra Weston II. "E. Weston & Son" became a diverse operation which included a large ropewalk on Weston's property on Powder Point; the 1,000 foot long structure produced cordage for Weston vessels and became a lucrative component of the enterprise as the Westons supplied rigging to all of Duxbury's major shipbuilders as well as shipyards in Boston. In 1812, the Westons built a sailcloth mill in the Millbrook section of Duxbury, they owned a blacksmith shop and tar kiln and employed a large workforce of carpenters, laborers and mariners. Thus the Westons were able to supply all their own raw material needed to build sailing vessels.

The Westons built numerous smaller vessels, including schooners for fishing and coastal trade. However, Weston's best known vessels were large brigs and ships which traded in the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; when his father died in 1822, Ezra II inherited the firm and it returned to its earlier name of "E. Weston." He inherited his father's nickname of "King Caesar." Ezra II increased the scope of the firm's activities after his father's death. As evidenced by a sharp increase in shipbuilding and international trade, Ezra II had more ambitious goals, a broader vision for the firm, the managerial skills to achieve success. Weston transferred much of the firm's administrative and financial activities to Boston over the course of the early 1820s, representing one of the first major operational changes after his father's death; the firm first occupied counting rooms on Boston's Long Wharf. When Commercial Wharf was completed in 1835, it became home to some of Boston's most successful firms.

The Weston firm occupied offices on Commercial Wharf from 1835 until the firm closed in 1857. The firm continued to operate a shipyard, mill and wharf in Duxbury. Weston expanded the firm's operations by hiring a talented, young master carpenter, Samuel Hall, to superintend his shipyard. Hall built some of the finest vessels in the Weston fleet and helped the Weston firm earn its reputation, he oversaw the Weston shipyard for ten years until, in 1837, he established his own shipyard in East Boston. Hall went on to build famous clipperships including the Surprise. In 1834, Weston established a large shipyard on the Bluefish River in Duxbury known as the Ten Acre Yard; the largest vessels of the Weston fleet were built there, it had the capacity for the simultaneous construction of two vessels. When Samuel Hall left Weston's employment, a local master carpenter named Samuel Cushing took over as superintendent of the Ten Acre Yard and built vessels there until the yard ceased operation in 1843. By the 1830s, the Weston firm was shipping large cargoes of cotton from ports in the southern United States, including New Orleans and Mobile to the textile mills in Liverpool, England.

The largest ships of the Weston fleet, launched in the late 1830s and early 1840s, were spec

Laurie Mayer (news presenter)

Laurie Mayer is a British journalist who had a 23-year career with the BBC on radio and across most television news programmes. His last main presenting role was of South East Today for BBC News, until he resigned in 2002, citing a culture of bullying at the BBC in the South East News department. Mayer's radio career started on BBC Radio London in 1971 presenting the station's breakfast show "Rush Hour". Between 1973 and 1979 he was one of the presenters on the BBC Radio 1 news programme Newsbeat. Mayer was a presenter of the BBC's Breakfast News programme, before leaving for Sky News in the early 1990s, he went on to become the press spokesman for the owner of Harrods, Mohammed Al Fayed. before returning to the BBC as the main presenter of South East Today. Mayer got engaged to his wife Jill Hanson in 1971