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It’s that time of year again. The summer days are drawing to a close, and most kids have either started school or start very soon. Tax-free weekend has come and gone. The school supply lists are crossed off, and new school clothes are clean and bright, for now. Regardless of whether your lit…

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Last week I talked about the 10 Constitutional Amendments that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. We covered the first four and will pick up with the fifth through 10th. If you missed part one, it can be found online in the Aug. 16 edition of The Seguin Gazette.

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Most of us grew up with the notion that aggression was bad. We were told that we shouldn’t hit, kick, or bite others. Bullies and mean kids are usually shunned by the rest. Yet somehow, as we grow up, we start to make excuses for aggressive behavior, especially that of institutional violence…

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“Most people are good.” I like that song/singer, but when I hear that line I wince and mumble “hmmm” because I’m just not that sure. No problem seeing good in people, but my Libra scales simply won’t tip when I hear “most.”

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There was a legal notice in the paper to condemn Mrs. Jacquline Crayton’s house that got me thinking. This is the same home that family and friends gathered in front of for a vigil after she was found dead on the floor from a non-life threatening fall three years earlier.

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The Texas Theatre is more than just a stage where shows are performed. It’s a beacon within the community. A place where memories are created and art is nurtured.

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The letter from Forrest Mims of Seguin and his comments about J.C. Dufresne’s column show that he is living in a fog enshrouded atmosphere.

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In the 1950s, six of us in the same family either enlisted or were drafted, four of us ended up in Korea, including this writer. There were many young men barely out of their teens, and included many U.S. reservists from WW2, and many other countries, who also served, fought and many died th…

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The late Charles “Charlie” Rousculp was a veteran educator and Ohio Teacher of the year in 1968. He was also author of the popular and award-winning book, “Chalk Dust on My Shoulder.” And fortunately for me, he served as one of my mentors when I was beginning my teaching career in Worthingto…

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Archer, our terrier, is one of the weirdest dogs you’ll meet. First of all, his ancestry is a mix that must include dogs with one ear that sticks up, a tail that curls into a half question mark, an undersized head, long legs and the ability to complete a 4-foot vertical jump.

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As many people know, I grew up on Lake McQueeney. So, the news that Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority plans to drain the lake, along with the four remaining lakes was sad to hear, albeit, not much of a surprise.

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On the upcoming November General Election Ballot are 10 Propositions that few people know about or understand. I would like to take the next two or three weeks to explain what these amendments say, what they mean and what the supporters and opponents have to say. At the end of this series, I…

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Were it not for last minute action by a federal appeals court on Aug. 15 the state of Texas would likely have executed Dexter Johnson for the murders of Maria Aparece and Huy Ngo in Harris County in 2006.

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It’s been plenty hot around Seguin, Guadalupe County and Texas in recent days leading to sweltering temperatures for a prolonged stretch of days. No real respite has presented itself meaning our use of electricity for air conditioning and more has risen along with the temps.

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Culture, history and camaraderie are just some of the things that people who stepped into Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin’s community center on Saturday found at the Viva Seguin Conjunto Festival.

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While it’s good to see diverse views and historical facts on the Seguin Gazette’s editorial page, self-described liberal activist and Democrat J.C. Dufresne broke new ground for the Gazette on Aug. 9, 2019, when he wrote that if Republican voters “don’t repudiate President Trump and his enab…

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Q. Our neighborhood is loaded with deer, so I have planted lots of primrose jasmine and thyrallis. I like them both, but it has surprised me lately that they are wilting from the heat. They have been in place for 3 years; do I need to worry about them dying if the heat and dry weather contin…

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I am rejoicing with the happy news that there will not be any cut in Library funding by Judge (Kyle) Kustscher and the County Commissioners Court. They made the decision to continue the funding to the Seguin Public Library at the same level as last year.

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On Mireya’s 17th birthday we took a few of her friends ice skating. I love going to new places like ice rinks and climbing gyms and swing dancing because you get to come in as a stranger and glimpse a world that is completely different than the one you usually navigate. You notice things tha…

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In case you haven’t been watching or even listening, it really is that time of year once again — it’s back to school. Since I spent the best part of my adult life laboring in public schools across the country, I thought — just for fun — I’d ask some adults and kids alike what it is they’re m…

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In 1847, Seguin’s first courthouse was located in the center of town on the block north of the city park. When Guadalupe County was organized in March 1846, there was no facility available where representatives could hold government meetings and for some time county business was conducted un…

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Each year, the Carmage and Martha Ann Walls Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations in the communities of the 12 Southern Newspaper Inc. publications serve. Each publisher is asked to submit a recommendation and the board of directors meet to discuss, assign and distribute the g…

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At Bird’s Fort north of present-day Arlington, the Snively Expedition officially disbanded on Aug. 7, 1843 and the dispirited members went their separate ways.

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There are lots of problems in this country that our legislators fail to address. Last weekend, one event that is an example of how two of them are often intertwined occurred here in Texas. Yet another right wing, white supremacist used a gun to kill 22 people, at last count, in El Paso.

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After the current shootings here in Texas and Ohio, once again we see people jumping the gun (no pun intended) to restrict 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights and violations of the due process clause of the 5th and 14th Amendments.

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Last week, I discussed my fear and disgust of both the Millennials and Generation Z supporting the belief that our country would be better off as a government-controlled socialist regime than that of the strong free market capitalist system that helped our country grow in the past centuries.…

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With a weather forecast of “sunny and hot” being called for over the past several days and into the foreseeable future, Guadalupe County Commissioners Court pulled the trigger Tuesday to call for a county-wide outdoor ban on burning.

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Q. Why don’t we make more use of four o’clock for a landscape plant? They are not eaten by the deer, have nice blooms with fragrance, and are very drought tolerant.

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In his response letter to J.C. Dufresne (July 21), Forrest Mims mentioned, “the Democratic Party’s lengthy advocacy of slavery, its role in the Civil War, its establishment of the Jim Crow policies that persecuted former slaves and their descendants for a century after the war, and its activ…

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