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Two Americas is a phrase used by Martin Luther King in his 1967 speech titled “The Other America.” In his speech, King spoke of the economic discrepancies found in black communities, the lack of jobs, the lack of educational opportunities and King had a legitimate beef in my opinion. However…

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The same day that my previous story articulating how the billions of tax dollars for COVID-19 research and vaccines resulted in the increase of the selected companies’ CEOs netting several million dollars extra in their salaries, Joe Biden announced an additional 500 million doses of the vac…

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Q. After your raves about the attraction that suet has for insect-eating birds, we have started feeding it to our birds. They are slow to eat it all up. Is suet something you would replace like hummingbird sugar solution, or can we let them eat it up even if it takes quite a while?

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A close friend, John Martin, mentioned there is very little information available about the history of Seguin’s 1838 Ranger Station that was located near the corner of Guadalupe and Court streets on the banks of Walnut Creek. About 75 feet closer to the bridge was a blacksmith shop, and as a…

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If you have read any of my columns over the past three years, you probably know by now that I am a very nostalgic person. I have been told my entire life that I am an “old soul.” I just love history, photos, memories, stories that are told over and over. This day and age, it is much easier t…

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A few weeks ago, Mireya came home from her apartment because she was sick. Not COVID sick, but some other cold sick. Her tonsils looked like they had decided that there wasn’t room for the both of them in her throat and were trying to shove each other out of the way. She had a mild fever. Sh…

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It is in this same space last week that I professed my love of history — particularly that which embraces the human side of the men and women who we have come to love and admire, even emulate.

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Before I get started, just a little update from the Republican Party of Texas. This past weekend was our second quarter State Republican Party of Texas board meeting held in Tyler. The weekend-long meeting began sharply at 8 a.m. on Friday as the seven member Officials Meeting was gaveled in…

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On June 3, the Biden Administration issued a statement that the United States will send 80 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to African, Latin American, and Asian countries. National security advisor Jake Sullivan quantified this decision.

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As reported in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s “office spent nearly twice as much time working on voter fraud cases this year as it did in 2018 — logging more than 22,000 staff hours — yet resolved just 16 prosecutions, half as many as two years ago.” That’s accord…

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Q. We have a Texas mountain laurel that has been growing attractively for five years in the front yard. However, two of the five main branches are dying back. My neighbor who is a Master Gardener says it is because of poor drainage. Is that possible? Why now after five years? He pointed it o…

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It’s certainly no secret that my love of history has impacted my life in substantial ways. I rarely, if ever, read fiction but am completely drawn to both American and British history.

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You know when you get out to run an errand and you’re full of confidence that you know exactly what you are going to do, how long it’s going to take you, and the great sense of accomplishment you’ll have when you get home?

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A 21-year-old nobody from Dallas surprised the sports world on June 8, 1933, by coming within a single stroke of grabbing golf’s biggest prize — the U.S. Open championship.

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Most people who live in Seguin know a Texas Lutheran graduate. You meet them in our schools, in local businesses and industries, at the hospital, and in all kinds of volunteer groups. As a regional institution, we are proud to draw many students from this area — and, just as critically, we a…

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On May 26, 2021, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that effects election laws for third-party candidates, and the text of the now-signed law obviously shows how greedy, corrupted, and scared the duopoly are of third-party candidates. The piece of legislation I am talking about is Texas…

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The Zuehl family immigrated to Texas in 1846 and, like many of the German families following Prince Solms, they helped establish Seguin, New Braunfels, New Berlin, Boerne, Kerrville and especially the community of Zuehl, located about 12 miles southwest of Seguin.

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As the great Etta James would say, At Last! Last week, I ate two meals and didn’t have to worry about dishes. Also strangers brought me my drink — at a table that wobbled. It was amazing.

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The two-time popular vote loser and twice impeached, previous occupant of the White House has convinced nearly two-thirds of Republican voters that the 2020 election was stolen and that he had nothing to do with inciting the insurrection at the capitol on Jan. 6.

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Participation at our COVID-19 vaccine clinics is dwindling. As a result, the city of Seguin, GRMC and Guadalupe County likely will offer the clinics less often and alternate with the city of Schertz to coordinate monthly clinics.

After the liberals walked out of the state convention on May 23, 1944, Texas Democrats officially went on the record opposing a fourth term for the White House incumbent. Deep-rooted disenchantment with the New Deal finally caused conservatives to turn against ailing FDR.

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Here we are at the close of another school year, graduation is just around the corner. This time last year looked a lot different, and I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank all of our teachers, administrators and school staff for all that they have done this school year.

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Margaret Wright, Texas pioneer and patriot, was born in New Orleans in 1789 to a French mother and an English father. In 1805, two years after the Louisiana Purchase, she married James Williams Hays and moved to Apalousus, Louisiana, and there they had two daughters and a son. In 1811, the f…

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The devastation and worsening crisis in India due to the coronavirus pandemic has seemed unimaginable. As of late last week, a total of nearly 24 million cases had been reported alongside 259,000 deaths and rising rapidly.

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This past weekend, I attended the Texas State Libertarian Executive Committee (SLEC) meeting for the second quarter of this year in Corpus Christi. As a member of SLEC representing Senate District 21, I and many other elected members of SLEC meet up every quarter to discuss business within t…

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The deadline for passing bills in the 87th Texas Legislature has passed. The final few weeks are spent hammering out details between the House and Senate versions. In the next few weeks, I’ll share what passed and what should and should not have passed, who voted for what and I’ll let you pu…

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It’s not often that I think both sides, meaning both Democrats and Republicans, are the same, yet the action of the Biden administration last week is the same as I’d expect from any of the last half dozen presidents.

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In the book, “The Trail Drivers of Texas,” Samuel D. Houston describes the many dangers of driving cattle over the trail north, the routes followed, and the dangers they faced when coming in contact with Indians along the route.