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Folks in Kendleton sure do look forward to their annual Juneteenth ceremony, and this year they’ll have two opportunities to enjoy brisket sandwiches and learn about the emancipation of slaves in post-Civil War Texas.

When former Congressman Pete Olson showed Dexter McCoy the deplorable state of the historic grave sites and cemetery at Bates Allen Park last Juneteenth, the young man vowed if he were elected to county government he would find the funding to restore the sites and keep them maintained for fu…