Q. Are there any cool-weather annuals that the deer won’t eat?
Last week’s column discussed the advantages of Medicare for All from the point of view of any individual — everyone would be covered with the same benefits regardless of what size business they work for and even if that employer shuts down or lays off workers. This week let’s review the adva…
Perusing Facebook or Twitter in the U.S. will quickly lead you to the conclusion that these United States are divided more than they have ever been in our lifetimes. Friends and family are divided by their political beliefs. Each individual is quite certain that their bias is correct, and th…
Every once in a while, when the Democrats take a brief break from their mission to find any means to remove a legally elected president, they return to their efforts to bring equal misery on all Americans.
The art of coding is a valuable skill in a job market. And it is showing no signs of letting up. More and more children are becoming adept at computer-based skills, and it is likely the future holds endless opportunities for those who learn to code.
Growing up in New Bedford, Mass. still remains bright in this 91-year-old’s memory. It was a time of depression and poverty for most, but it did not steer or deter us from the love and respect that we accorded each other. We lived in three- and four-story tenements. Mine had a French family …
Francis Augustus Hamer (March 1884 - July 1955) was a Texas Ranger, best known for leading the posse in 1934 that killed the criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. (Snapshot in 2017)
Sandy and Eric Thompson seemed to have it all. He was a successful business executive and Sandy volunteered her time at the local hospital. Still after 11 years of marriage, they lacked one thing – a child of their own.
When the Reconstruction constitutional convention reconvened on Dec. 4, 1868, Radical Republicans sharpened their knives in eager anticipation of carving up Texas like a Christmas turkey.
Every family has their mysterious cures. A special chicken soup for the flu. Humidifiers filled with elixirs passed down from great grandparents. A pat of cold water on your head when you’re going out in cold weather to keep you from getting a virus.
As mentioned before, the deficit accumulated by the two parties is something we should all be concerned about. After looking closely at our federal budget, I would like to address the billions of tax dollars we give every year to foreign countries.
Every now and again, I run into a Democrat who says they support healthcare reform, but not the Medicare for All plans promoted by Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. When asked why, they say they have a good plan through their employer and don’t want to give it up. They support a “public op…
Have you ever wondered why some elections are nonpartisan? I sure have many times. Most nonpartisan elections involve cities and school boards; why do we not want to know right up front if those candidates are right or left leaning?
Just about this time of year a little more than a decade ago, I received this well-considered message from my dear friend and colleague, the late Jim Kern:
My husband and I purchased our home about six years ago and have been very blessed. We live outside of the city limits in a secluded neighborhood that consists of no more than 50 homes. It’s an older neighborhood, and the larger lots and lack of an HOA were the most appealing things to us wh…
Life magazine in its Nov. 29, 1963 issue published the first shocking pictures of the Kennedy assassination with frames from a home movie shot by a Dallas dressmaker.
In the 1950s, the State Attorney General, Will Wilson, tried to close the Chicken Ranch. He was told that a man and woman had moved to La Grange and started a candy company. The wife didn't like the idea of a house of prostitution operating in the county so she started to circulate a petitio…
This Thursday, we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many of these relatives and friends, we are happy to see after a prolonged separation. Others, we sit with in uncomfortable silence as we tolerate their presence, and count down the time until it is time to part for …
Last Friday, the nation-wide non-partisan organization Common Cause called for impeaching President Trump. In a letter to every member of congress, Karen Hobert Flynn, the president of Common Cause, reviewed the organization’s reasons as “The President and his Administration’s abuse of power…
For these past months that I’ve been at Seguin High School, there have been numerous times where I’ve been attacked by many different people, because of my political beliefs, for speaking my truth!
As a student journalist, I’ve been taught how imperative it is for news to be presented in an unbiased, truthful manner, giving readers the opportunity to form their own opinions. Throughout my high school career, I have attempted to uphold these principles, performing my civic duty as an in…
Ay Dios Mio! Shirley Hester, Oh my God! Did you really write “you people” on your recent Letter to the Editor? The letter you wrote giving your opinion on the Aumont mural.
Dr. Pepper had an ad that touted, “I’m a Pepper; he’s a Pepper…wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?” Well, I avow, “I’m a turkey; he’s a turkey; wouldn’t you like to be a turkey, too?” I say that neither to mock nor wound. That assertion reminds me of being God’s turkey.
“Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.”
I’m considering starting a new business that I think will be a sure fire hit. It’s something I’ve seen there is great demand for, even in our own home. As far as I can tell no one has figured out a way to make it work, perhaps because they are too exasperated to see past the hurdles. But I’m…
I’m writing about your Nov. 10 article regarding the mural on the Aumont Hotel depicting the Texas Rangers. Mr. Ornelas stated the mural honors a law enforcement group that was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Mexicans. The mural in no way depicts that. It represents the 33 Rangers…
Sunday morning, while drinking my coffee and reading the Seguin Gazette, I also took a few moments to read Cricket Chirps, which is the Seguin High School newspaper that appears in the Gazette.
In the mid-1840s, German immigrants were settling in the Seguin, Schumansville, New Braunfels and Fredricksburg areas. The greatest problem facing these settlers during this time was the Apaches and Comanches who were constantly raiding through the Hill Country and Guadalupe River Valley.
- NB officer arrested, facing child porn charge
- Pair write, record song about Seguin
- Harless announces bid for Guadalupe County sheriff
- Two 18-wheelers collide killing 1, injuring another
- Benefit planned to help 3-year-old with Spina bifida
- NB man arrested on capital murder charge
- Two 18-wheelers collide, close SH 123 for hours
- Gregory Eugene Carr
- New manufacturing facility bringing $35 million, 100 jobs
- Suzanne Marie Pereira