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Family Business Thinks Big Despite Pandemic Challenges and State Fair Cancellation

If you know of Sherry and Chris Howard through their State Fair of Texas concessions business, you might think their motto is “Go big or go home.” But if you learn more about their family and their Scrumbscious Burgers and Pieshakes restaurant in Forney, you’ll find they know how to go big and go home.

Their big family has been a key to their success in good times as well as more challenging times. In fact, it was their family that led them into the food business in the first place.

Staring down a recession, the couple brainstormed ideas for Sherry, a stay-at-home mother of six, to bring in some additional income. They decided to sell pies out of their home, and with a website Chris built to fuel the business, they launched the sweet venture in 2007.

By the next year, demand had grown so much they moved into

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Trump’s crackdown on ‘critical race theory’ training leads to cancellation of Justice Department ‘unconscious bias’ program

Weeks after White House officials called for a halt to training sessions for federal employees that deal with “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” some government staffers are starting to see the memo’s effects, MarketWatch has learned.

Last week, President Donald Trump told the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Employees in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division were supposed to hear about “unconscious bias” at a program scheduled for this week — but that has now been postponed pending further guidance.

“It does not appear that the Division has much, if any, discretion related to postponing the training at this moment,” Matthew Hammond, assistant chief of the department’s division’s telecommunications and broadband section, wrote in an email obtained by MarketWatch. “We were excited about this training. We had received a lot of positive responses about the

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