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Annual lockup event aims to raise funds for the MDA
Posted: February 27, 2015

For one day each year, there’s a new sheriff in town and he’s here to lock up some of our most prominent and public-spirited citizens.

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Investment on unique dam structure mutually beneficial
Posted: February 25, 2015

Guadalupe County Commissioners voted Tuesday to cut a check to Comal County for $125,000. The money is the latest installment on a half-million-dollar agreement this county made with our upstream neighbors a couple of years ago to help pay for a flood-retarding structure (FRS) — some would call it a dam, but it’s a very unique kind of dam — designed to reduce the impact of a flood on the Dry Comal Creek west of New Braunfels. The FRS, located in Krueger Canyon west of town, was one of five Comal County wanted to build in the wake of the 1998 and 2002 floods with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and would have augmented a series of similar structures located upstream from New Braunfels on the creeks that feed the Guadalupe River that were built beginning in 1959. The idea behind an FRS is that it is built in a choke point along a creek prone to flash flooding, and it’s basically a big wall with a little drain at its base. In a severe storm or flooding event, it fills with water which is gradually released from the drain over the course of days or a few weeks, cutting the impacts downstream.

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Big thanks to anonymous donor
Posted: February 24, 2015

Guadalupe County K-9 deputy Mark Miller recently got his third police dog, a German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix named Rex, bringing Sheriff Arnold Zwicke’s K-9 unit back up to four animals and handlers.

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FOWLER: Go away, Brian Williams — and don’t come back
Posted: February 15, 2015

Brian Williams had climbed to the top of the tree. Then he lied. Well, to be perfectly clear he never actually admitted that he lied; he only apologized for misremembering being in a helicopter that was hit by RPG fire in Iraq. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it. How can you misremember something like that?

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FOWLER: Benefits of immunization make it well worth the shot
Posted: February 08, 2015

Rotary International has been instrumental in practically eradicating polio, one of the most debilitating diseases known to mankind. How? By helping immunize more than 2 billion children worldwide since their first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

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FOWLER: 'Sniper' not politically correct, but worth seeing
Posted: February 01, 2015

If you haven’t seen “American Sniper,” you should. If you haven’t, you certainly have no reasonable standing for condemning or criticizing it. This is a masterful piece of cinematography that represents the Clint Eastwood franchise extremely well.

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YOUNG: New Berlin preps for reunions
Posted: February 27, 2015

The 40th annual Herman Doege family reunion will be held on Sunday, March 1 beginning at 11 a.m. at Lubianski Hall in Saint Hedwig. There will be a meal at noon. Those attending are asked to bring vegetables, salads dishes and desserts for the meal. There will be a short business meeting, door prizes, an auction and other activities in the afternoon. The day will be commemorated with a panoramic photograph of all the family members. For more information, contact Edward and Viola Doege.

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LINDEN: War is no trivial matter
Posted: February 27, 2015

The president is asking Congress for authority to use military force around the world even though he has been using it based on a previous authorization. This request is all-encompassing if one really analyzes his request. Yes, he has limited his request for a duration of three years, but the authority he is seeking is for the use of force world-wide. His request also does not overtly request the use of ground forces, except for limited assignments.

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KEIL: Please be patient during ongoing construction
Posted: February 26, 2015

Folks, we are into it now! The city is fully engulfed in construction barriers, traffic diversions, mud, and dust. As much as we need new streets and infrastructure, it is always a miserable pain in the posterior while it is being constructed.

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Extra Mile Seguin campaign to honor teachers
Posted: February 22, 2015

The leadership of Educate Seguin wants to make the community aware that we are currently sponsoring the Extra Mile Seguin campaign to honor the teachers of Seguin ISD.

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God helps heal all
Posted: February 22, 2015

The Garcias know about miracles. I read their thank you note in the Gazette. I identify with Justin Garcia. I, too, had an AVM that ruptured. I know the arduous journey they’ve all had so far. I don’t have “survivors remorse.” Yet, every single day without fail, I ask God to make sure I heed His directives for me (or, since I talk to Him with a vernacular tongue, I say, “Now what?”) I’m not necessarily stubborn, just supremely oblivious!

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Think twice before dishing out labels
Posted: February 15, 2015

This letter is in response to Jack Linden’s column on Feb. 6, 2015. I believe most Americans care deeply when someone, anyone is murdered.

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