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Christine Ligon

Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. Christine was born December 23, 1922 to Roy and Alice (Groves) Wood in Petrolia, Texas. She married R.V. (Buddy) Ligon, Jr. in 1941. They were married for 41 wonderful years prior to ...

No. 3 Muenster pushes Petrolia out of playoffs

BOWIE - On a night when heavy fog blanketed most of North Texas, the No. 3 Muenster Hornets made sure their playoff journey became a lot more clear. Playing in their first game in nine days, the Hornets showed no signs of rust against the Petrolia Pirates ...

Patsy Faye Jackson

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the funeral home in Duncan. Patsy was born July 19, 1937, in Petrolia, Texas, to Alta Mae Patrick Haney and R.D. Addison Haney. She started school in Petrolia and graduated from Fox ...

Darrin D. Paschall

Darrin was born Nov. 28, 1964, in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Danny Melvin, Sr. and Delores (Barnett) Paschall. He graduated from Petrolia High School in Petrolia, Texas, and served in the U.S. Marines during Desert Storm. Darrin attended Crowder College ...

Richard “Jelly” Franklin Platt

Richard “Jelly” Franklin Platt, 92, a loving husband, dad, Papaw and great grandpa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1922, in Petrolia, Texas. After graduating from Petrolia High School ...

Fire Damages Home in Petrolia Tuesday Evening

A fire in Clay County on Tuesday evening causes damage to a home. PETROLIA, TX -- A fire Tuesday evening in Clay County causes damage to a residential home. The fire occurred at the home located on the corner of Hampton Street and Morgan Avenue in Petrolia ...

Judge rules for school district after disciplining student for not shaking superintendent's hand

WICHTIA FALLS, Texas - A United States magistrate judge ruled in favor of Petrolia CISD Monday after a high school freshman and his family sued the school district for violating his civil rights. The August lawsuit was filed after the student was given 10 ...


DeKALB, Texas—Anna Pearl Schmittou, 78, of Petrolia Texas, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. Mrs. Schmittou was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Artesia, N.M. She was a retired respiratory therapist and a member of Western Heritage Christian Church, Dean, Texas.

Body found in rural North Texas identified as soldier

PETROLIA, Texas (AP) — The human remains found last month in a shallow grave in rural North Texas have been identified as those of a missing U.S. Army soldier. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Spc. Jose Ramirez is the person found near a house south ...

Petrolia: “The encyclopedia of the forces of evil: werewolves,...

Petrolia: “The encyclopedia of the forces of evil: werewolves, demons, vampires and real estate agents.” Flavien: “ I have the “Encyclope dia of the forces of good: Angels, faeries and aunts Rita.”” Br…

Town of Petrolia 2014 Sunshine List, Rankings and Analysis

Here is the 2014 sunshine list (salary disclosure) for Town of Petrolia (released March 28th, 2015). The total number of individuals on the list for this year is 1. The total salaries on the list is $…

Quebec artists draw up new front in battle against energy development

MONTREAL — Quebecers love their artists. The likes of folk singer Kevin Parent, actor Roy Dupuis or playwright Robert Lepage are probably better known in some areas of la Belle province than, say, Tay…

Early morning traffic accident in Butler County kills Petrolia man

A Petrolia man died in an early Friday traffic accident in Butler County. According to a state police news release, Tyler Ray Thompson, 25, was … Early morning traffic accident in Butler County kill…

Book Notes - Andre Alexis "Fifteen Dogs"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, …

another b-day

When we brought you home from the hospital, it was a snowy April day. We carefully buckled you into your brand new car seat and took you home. You’ve so grown up through the years. Wearing tea towels…

Petrolia: Allocation of Stock Options

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC–(Mark etwired – April 2, 2015) – Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) announces that in accordance with its compensation policy and its stock option plan, which encourage to grant stock optio…

Cashing in on Oyster Renaissance: Branding Premium Gulf Oysters

This image has been enhanced with augmented reality. To view, download TigerView by Auburn University to your smartphone or tablet. Open the app and use the “view now” feature to scan this image and e…

Petrolia applauds Quebec’s LNG support

Quebec-based P&eacut e;trolia welcomed the willingness expressed by the Government of Quebec in the Leitao Budget to complete the assessment of the oil and gas potential of Gaspésie. This willingness, coupled…

Petrolia Inc. announces Quebec budget 2015-1016

Pétrolia is pleased to note the willingness expressed by the Government of Quebec in the Leitao Budget to complete the assessment of the oil and gas Tags: Pétrolia


What do you know about abuse of women in PETROLIA TEXAS ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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The importance of local education funding in PETROLIA TEXAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


The Guardian and a warning to PETROLIA TEXAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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