Editorial: We recommend Lizzie Fletcher for U.S. House District 7

Two years after her first-ever run for public office resulted in the defeat of a nine-term Republican incumbent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher faces re-election with a solid record of accomplishment and a reputation for working across the aisle and serving constituents.

She has kept her promises.

We recommend that voters in Texas’ 7th Congressional District let her continue the job she has started.

Fletcher is challenged by Republican Wesley Hunt, a West Point graduate who served as a helicopter pilot in Iraq and as a diplomatic liaison officer in Saudi Arabia. He now works in real estate.

Libertarian candidate Shawn Kelly, a drafter-designer in the oil and gas industry, is also on the ballot.

Although a political novice, Fletcher, 45, hit the ground running in her first term, authoring a bill to cut federal red tape and speed disaster recovery funding that was much needed in the Houston area.

The measure passed the House with just seven votes against as Fletcher teamed with Fort Bend Republican Rep. Pete Olson and even pulled in conservative North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows as a co-sponsor. Meadows is now President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.

Fletcher also smartly sought spots on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where she is chair of the energy subcommittee. Other panels might be more glamorous or attention-grabbing but they are not as crucial to the interests of the region NASA calls home and where the oil and gas industry and the Houston Ship Channel mean jobs, commerce and development.

While some members of the progressive wing of her party have grabbed headlines, Fletcher has made her mark through hard work and coalition building.

“I don’t know how many other people,” Fletcher told the editorial board, “have been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a 100 percent rating from the AFL-CIO.”

That is an approach and an attitude the voters should reward on Nov. 3.

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Lizzie Cundy flaunts her sensational physique in cut-out swimsuit to sunbathe in her garden

‘At least Boris didn’t give us a curfew on bikinis!’ Lizzie Cundy, 52, flaunts her sensational physique in cut-out swimsuit to sunbathe in her garden

She’s been showing off her sensational physique in skimpy swimwear from her garden recently. 

And Lizzie Cundy made the most of the lingering sunshine on Tuesday as she pulled on a swimsuit for what could be the final time this year.

The presenter, 52, showcased her ample cleavage in the plunging green and pink one-piece as she shared with fans that she was ‘working from home’. 

Wow! Lizzie Cundy flaunted her sensational physique in a cut out swimsuit to sunbathe in her garden on Tuesday

Wow! Lizzie Cundy flaunted her sensational physique in a cut out swimsuit to sunbathe in her garden on Tuesday 

Lizzie left little to the imagination in the patterned number which plunged down to the naval and featured cut-out sides.

She wore her brunette hair in soft waves and shielded her eyes from the sun with gold tinted aviators  

Lizzie playfully captioned the snap: ‘At least Boris didn’t give us a curfew on bikinis!!! .. Working at home again today and making the most of the gorgeous sunshine!’ 

Radiant: The presenter, 52, showcased her ample cleavage in the plunging green and pink one-piece as she shared with fans that she was 'working from home'

Radiant: The presenter, 52, showcased her ample cleavage in the plunging green and pink one-piece as she shared with fans that she was ‘working from home’

Joker: Lizzie playfully captioned the snap: 'At least Boris didn’t give us a curfew on bikinis!!!'

Joker: Lizzie playfully captioned the snap: ‘At least Boris didn’t give us a curfew on bikinis!!!’

The post comes after Lizzie entertained fans last Wednesday by slipping into a barely-there one-piece to do a spot of digging with a garden fork. 

The former WAG showcased her ample cleavage in the plunging swimsuit as she revealed to her followers- after many months of hard work, selfies and a wardrobe full of bikinis- ‘my gardening is nearly done’.  

Lizzie then slipped into a busty yellow swimsuit and told her followers: ‘Hot stuff!! Get your bikini on!’. 

Digging deep: The post comes after Lizzie entertained fans last Wednesday by slipping into a barely-there one-piece to do a spot of digging with a garden fork

Digging deep: The post comes after Lizzie entertained fans last Wednesday by slipping into a barely-there one-piece to do a spot of digging with a garden fork

Sizzling display: Lizzie then slipped into a busty yellow swimsuit and told her followers: 'Hot stuff!! Get your bikini on!'

Sizzling display: Lizzie then slipped into a busty yellow swimsuit and told her followers: ‘Hot stuff!! Get your bikini on!’

The star’s latest slew of sizzling snaps comes after she flaunted her sun-kissed physique in a tie-dye cut-out swimsuit last week. 

Captioning the snap, she penned: ‘I’m doing a Brook Sheilds today .. well I’m in a brook and I’m shielding!!  

‘Making the most of the last of the Summer sunshine ! What are you doing today ? #positivevibes #keepsafe #sunshine #fun.’   

Wow: The former WAGs latest slew of sizzling snaps comes after she flaunted her sun-kissed physique in a tie-dye cut-out swimsuit last week

Wow: The former WAGs latest slew of sizzling snaps comes after she flaunted her sun-kissed physique in a tie-dye cut-out swimsuit last week

On her Instagram Stories, Lizzie posted a shot of her perched on the wooden bridge with her toes in the water, captioned: ‘Making a splash!’  

Earlier this month, Lizzie stepped out for dinner with Niccolo Barattieri who has previously been linked to model Elizabeth Hurley.   

Niccolo was romantically connected to the actress

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Ax murder suspect Lizzie Borden’s mansion is for sale in MA

A piece of history is up for sale: the Massachusetts mansion alleged ax murderer Lizzie Borden owned and died in is listed on Zillow.

The nearly 4,000 square-foot Maplecroft mansion built in 1887 in Fall River was posted on Zillow in late August. The house Borden and her sister Emma lived in together, which has six fireplaces, seven bedrooms, and three and-a-half bathrooms, is listed for $890,000.

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After losing a legal battle with the city of Fall River and getting hit by the pandemic, the owners of Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft mansion are selling the property. Zillow

“Presenting Maplecroft — the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion that once belonged to Lizzie Borden, who was accused and acquitted of the brutal ax murders of her father and Stepmother,” the listing, posted on Zillow by Suzanne St. John, says. “This was her final resting place that she lived in until her death, NOT the house where the murders happened.”

This is the second time in three years Maplecroft has been on the market, according to Boston Magazine. Previous owner Kristee Bates bought the house in 2014 and restored it, hoping to turn it into a bed and breakfast, before putting it up for sale in 2017, the magazine reported.

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After losing a legal battle with the city of Fall River and getting hit by the pandemic, the owners of Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft mansion are selling the property. Zillow

Donald Woods and Lee-ann Wilber bought it in 2018 for $600,000, The Herald News reported.

Woods and Wilber own and operate the nearby Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum — where the homicides took place in 1892, according to the Herald. They bought Maplecroft with the intention of turning it into a B&B but after spending $250,000 to update the house, the city asked them to make more changes to comply with accessibility regulations, the newspaper said.

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After losing a legal battle with the city of Fall River and getting hit by the pandemic, the owners of Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft mansion are selling the property. Zillow

Woods and Wilber appealed the city’s decision to the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board of Building Regulations and Standards because they wanted to preserve the house’s historical integrity. But after the coronavirus pandemic entered the picture, they decided to sell, local media reports say.

The mansion will come “fully furnished with exceptional period pieces that speak to the very special past inhabitants of this home,” according to the Zillow listing.

Borden and her sister bought the 14-room mansion in 1893 after she was acquitted, the Herald reported. Borden’s sister moved out in 1905 but Borden spent the remainder of her life there until she died in 1927, according to the Herald.

Borden’s wake was held inside the house as well, the Herald reported. Borden’s sister died just days after her, according to the newspaper.

Jerry Pacheco, operations manager for the Borden B&B and museum, says the mansion offers a truly haunting experience, Boston Magazine reported.

“Honestly, that house has a lot

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Legend of Lizzie Borden (and Maybe a Ghost) Lives On in Victorian House for Sale


Is it too soon in the season for a ghost story? The Victorian home in a small town in Massachusetts where the infamous Lizzie Borden lived after her time in jail until her death can be yours for $890,000.

The legend of Lizzie Borden has gripped the town of Fall River since the gruesome ax murders of Borden’s father and stepmother in the house where they lived on Aug. 4, 1892.

Borden was accused of the murders, tried, and acquitted. She died of pneumonia in 1927 at the age of 66.


“This was not the house where the murders were committed,” says listing agent Suzanne St. John, explaining that Borden inhabited the home on French Street known as Maplecroft until her death. It may also be the home of some spooky inhabitants.

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Borden lived in Maplecroft with her sister Emma from 1893 until the two had a fight in 1905, and they never saw each other again.

The home where the murders took place is on Second Street. It is now the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, a top tourist attraction in the town.

“Lizzie just has a lot of fans, a lot of curious people. The legend of Lizzie Borden just brings thousands of visitors to the area from all over the world,” says St. John, who is also a tour guide at the B&B.


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The current owner bought this property, which sits on a half-acre lot, in 2018 for $600,000. His aim was to turn it into a B&B, like the “murder house” that he also owns. But since it had never been used commercially, storms, permitting issues, and the COVID-19 slowdown intervened. The owner instead decided to sell it.


Maplecroft was built in 1887 and has seven bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It measures nearly 4,000 square feet. It was restored by the previous owner.

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“The house is like stepping back in time but with modern amenities,” St. John says. “It’s three floors and restored in high Victorian style. The fireplaces are very ornate and original. Some of the wallpaper has been uncovered and is original, dating back to Lizzie and Emma.”

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The sale price includes all of the furnishings, which are period pieces. The kitchen has antique-looking appliances, but everything works.

Some of floors are parquet, and some ceilings are tin. A few of the house’s six fireplaces are carved—and Borden legend says the carvings have hidden meanings. St. John is not one of those believers.


“We don’t actually even know if it was Lizzie who put in the mantelpieces or if they were ordered from Sears, Roebuck or something,” she says. “They have these sayings, and I have read the sayings and I don’t think they actually have a hidden meaning. They are poems that are engraved into

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Lizzie Borden’s House Is For Sale In Case You Want To Walk In The Footsteps of an Alleged Murderer

The house where Lizzie Borden lived and died after allegedly murdering her family is now for sale. It’s not the home where Borden was accused of killing her father and stepmother in 1892, it’s where she lived after being acquitted of the crimes.



a wooden bench covered in snow: A hatchet sits on a fence at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on January 5, 2016, near Burns, Oregon.


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A hatchet sits on a fence at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on January 5, 2016, near Burns, Oregon.

The home, called Maplecroft, is in Fall River, Massachusetts, the same town of the infamous Borden murder home. Apparently, it’s being sold by the same people who own the house where Borden allegedly murdered her family. That home is now a museum and bed and breakfast, something else to keep in mind if you’re looking for a terrifying vacation rental.

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Donald Woods and Lee-ann Wilber, the owners, bought the Maplecroft property in 2018 with plans to convert it into a second museum location. “Our goal is to tell the story of the second part of her life,” Woods told the Herald News in 2018. “She really was a complex character. She’s not just an alleged ax murderer.”

The home is on the market fully furnished with furniture that represents the early 1900s. Though she was accused of murder, Borden went on to live an incredibly privileged life, one full of a rich social life and high societal standing. Her wealth is seen in the home itself, a mansion that sports seven bedrooms and incredible wood detailing.

It appears Woods and Wilber may have decided to sell the house after the building was declared not up to code. Local authorities declined to allow the public to visit the historic mansion without the addition of an elevator. Woods argued an elevator would take away from certain aspects of Borden’s history, according to the Herald News.

Since it doesn’t appear the home will be opening to the public anytime soon, now is the ideal chance for a true crime lover to dive into a historic, yet macabre location. It’s on the market for $890,000. You can see the full listing here.

Borden was found not guilty of mutilating her father and stepmother’s bodies with a hatchet, but it’s widely believed she was the true murderer. Borden’s name has become synonymous with American true crime and the creepy, yet fascinating stories that somehow inch their way into daily life.

In her case, the goes past being a household name and even into the realm of a terrifying children’s rhyme that details the brutal slaying. “Lizzie Borden took an axe,” is the first line of the jingle, which may be one of the ways the woman’s name was highly publicized.

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