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I hope that I’m writing this article in the latter stages of the pandemic that has gripped us for the past year. I hope that the impact of vaccinations and safety-focused decisions will ensure that we see a return to more normal activity in the not-too-distant future. And, as the leader of a…

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In a long letter dated March 4, 1981, Paul “Bear” Bryant, former head football coach at Texas A&M, apologized to Kenneth Hall for squandering his gridiron gift in the 1950s.

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This past week, on March 2, Texans marked the 185th year since 59 delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. Originally, the Texas settlers were not fighting for independence from Mexico, but rather to be recognized as a state…

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It started when I was trying to plug in my space heater in my office. We are a house divided — I prefer to live in temperatures most suited to melting s’mores, the rest of my household prefers temperatures where you can almost see your breath. Given this, I have to resort to area heating if …

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Jerry wasn’t a student I knew very well at all. In fact, during my years as dean of students at Worthington High School (OH), I’m not certain I would have been able to point him out from the rest of the student body.

The Seguin Library is a mind opener, and an architecturally beautiful one at that. While San Antonio’s libraries closed for browsing, reading, etc., during the past year, Seguin maintains a welcoming, clean and safe facility, with a friendly and responsive staff.

Freezing Weather Electrical Charge. Normally every one of us pays our own electrical bill. However, because the STATE oversight commission really screwed up so badly, it’s my recommendation that the state pays this unseemly electrical cost as it was their ineptness that’s the underlying caus…

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Q. Our hedge is Viburnum sandankwa. Part of it is in the sun and part in the shade. All the leaves were frozen last week. Is it going to recover, or will we need new plants? Is there another tactic to implement?

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The Republican Party has become a cult of personality. The most recent evidence is the gold-plated statue of a certain twice-impeached former president at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week in Orlando, Florida. Considering that the current conservative movement lea…

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Back in September of last year, my good friend, Zachary, and I got together the day before my birthday to work on a project that I was looking forward to: building a gaming PC. Before then, I saved up money to by all the parts I needed to build said PC, and as soon as I got the final parts i…

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I’m not sure that any of you know, but I am a procrastinator. Generally, From the Right is submitted by Monday morning in order to be in the Wednesday paper. I generally start looking for motivation on Saturday afternoon, giving me time for thought and any necessary research, writing and edi…

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By the mid-1880s, Seguin was quickly emerging into a modern community. (The name Seguin is not Spanish, but a French origin name meaning victory or win. Seguin, France, located south of Bordeaux, is famous for its Chateau Seguin wine).

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Puerto Rican terrorists turned the U.S. House of Representatives into a turkey shoot on March 1, 1954. While his colleagues dove for cover, Congressman Wingate Lucas of Fort Worth reacted in true Texas tradition by bounding up the stairs to help subdue the snipers in the gallery.

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February has always been that Texas winter month that would lead you along as if you should get out and buy potting soil or maybe put up the hummingbird feeder. You start to think of packing up your “big coat” (which my sister in Chicago would call a “spring jacket”) and tossing your boots i…

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A couple of weeks ago when the weather in Texas looked like it had been hijacked from somewhere beyond the North Pole, I was driving a perilously icy roadway asking myself why I wasn’t at home hugging my fireplace and sipping hot chocolate.

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Let me preface with saying that I have never had anything against cats or people with cats, I just always had a dog … until now. We live right outside the city limits and our neighborhood has stray cats. They roam everyone’s lawns and all of the neighbors take pretty good care of these felin…

J. C. Dufresne describes himself as a “liberal activist” and a “member of the State Democratic Executive Committee.” In his February 24 column, he affirms these affiliations with typically false statements about “green energy” when he wrote that Gov. Abbott “lied to the public” when he blame…

People in and around Seguin and Guadalupe County make a powerful force when they come together. And come together they did as arctic air, sub-freezing temperatures, snow and ice blew this area into an emergency like none has seen in upwards of 30 years.

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Q. The freezing temperatures defoliated our two lime trees even though we covered them with both a layer of fabric and a layer of plastic. We did not have time to find a heat source. The trees dropped all their leaves. Are the trees going to die?

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This last week was challenging for all Texans. The Texas power grid, a subject of pride in the state for its efficiency and low cost, experienced a catastrophic failure that left millions without power and heat, some for days. Several Texans died from the storm, and that number will likely i…

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Let’s start with the facts. Nearly all of the power shortage last week was due to natural gas and nuclear plants being shut down due to frozen gauges, valves and other equipment. Gov. Abbott lied to the public when he blamed green energy. In fact, your neighbors who had power when you didn’t…

Shame on Governor Abbott for going on Fox News and blaming the winter storm power outages on frozen wind turbines. He surely knows that renewable energy sources constitute no more than 20% of the electricity generated in Texas, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office and other knowledgea…

When the week started, all of Texas was awestruck by the snow that was brought in by an arctic front. But by the second day in, fun of having snow and the subsequent ice started to wear off and, as day three rolled around, just about every Texan was over it.

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On Feb. 22, 1878, Sam Bass and his gang pulled the first train robbery in Texas history hitting the Texas Central at Allen Station 24 miles north of Dallas.

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve grown tired, perhaps at times even disgusted, by all the malicious, meanspirited and un-mistakenly unkind rhetoric we hear and witness on a daily basis. Since when did name-calling and hateful speech become the norm? When did our dialogue turn so vicious an…

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Once, while attending a wedding reception, I overheard a woman chatting with her friend about the groom. With a slightly snippy but deliberate tone, she said: “I don’t know what he (the groom) sees in her. It really must be true that love is blind.”

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A few weeks ago we paid our property taxes. Archer, our terrier mix, decided to hop in the car for moral support. I attempted to explain that once a year we had to drive over and talk to the very nice people at the tax office and give them money.

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There are many historical facts about our community that are not large enough for a snapshot but together mark certain milestones or points of interest. I’ve written about a few of them in previous columns. I decided to list the following short bursts of information because they are just fac…

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It has been a harrowing month for my wife and I. We both contracted the coronavirus and it took about two weeks to run its course. Now, we are COVID free. As you might have guessed, I have been working from home for the last three weeks. The wonders of the internet and laptops continue to am…

A meme making its rounds on social media sites encapsulates so well what many of us have been thinking, “Go home, Texas. You’re drunk.” Especially, as an arctic blast pushes its way into our region in the coming days, bringing with it much cooler weather.

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Just months after traveling to Pennsylvania to help the Trump campaign challenge the results of the 2020 election, State Rep. Briscoe Cain was named chair of the Texas House Elections Committee. That appointment doesn’t give me a lot of confidence that we’ll see real improvement in our elect…

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