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Each January, thousands of people across the country gather in hamlets, towns and cities to honor a man and continue fighting to see his dream realized. Seguin, its residents and visitors are no different.

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When Shania sassed her way through that song, she sang truthfully. It might be my age, the jobs I’ve had or simply my temperament, but iconic stature (even Seguin style) “don’t impress me much.”

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I think it’s fair to say that most Americans believe that no one should be above the law and the overwhelming majority of us think justice is best served by a fair trial. It is generally accepted that a fair trial requires the ability of both sides to call witnesses and that evidence be pres…

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I cut my own hair. It’s getting easier now that there is a lot less of it these days. But I started doing it back when I was in the Navy because I was expected to have a fresh haircut every two to three weeks and that got expensive.

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By the time this goes to press, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, will have come and passed. As everyone knows, Monday is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day that we celebrate a man who spent his life and gave his life in the pursuit of racial equality, a right granted by God and guaranteed…

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The well-being of a district is measured utilizing many factors. Some of the factors include but are not limited to teacher turnover rate, compensation, climate surveys, STAAR results, attendance rates, truth, clarity, honesty, accuracy, fairness and other factors. Below, you will find data …

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Jimmy Demaret trailed Dr. Cary Middlecoff by one stroke with five holes to go in the fourth and final round of the Thunderbird tournament at Palm Springs on Jan. 22, 1956.

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Another thing was the problem of body cleanliness after going to the bathroom because toilet paper didn’t exist on the frontier. The first toilet paper manufactured for that use was found in China in the 6th century. The first tissue manufactured on a large scale was in the Zhejiang Province…

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The other day I was talking to my cousin about her little girl. They recently moved to the area and her little girl, who is a little rambunctious, was having a hard time adjusting to her new elementary school. Fortunately, her teachers understood that she was going through a tough time and w…

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I found it! For the longest time I’ve been searching for something I collected years and years ago. Although only valuable to me, it was a list I compiled from a weekly church bulletin in Ohio called “Ten Second Sermons.” Hidden deeply away in a four-drawer file cabinet, my collection was bu…

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Binge Watching - Now there’s a term I never learned while growing up. But now I’m doing it all the time… probably too much. This is one of those chronic behaviors that really can make you go blind!

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As a Mom of two young boys, ages 8 and 11, one can imagine what our household sounds like most of the time. Our boys fight hard and love hard. They are extremely competitive, and everything usually ends up in an argument or something that resembles a hockey fight with shirts being pulled off…

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Youngsters who take part in the Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemakers Show take away much more from the event than ribbons and cash — they learn something that can last forever.

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Q. We have an orange tree where its stems and even leaves are covered with a powdery white material. We also can see some round, dark-colored patterns on the foliage. Is it fungus and scale insects? How do we treat it?

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One truth that many Libertarians know is that the mainstream media continuously dissuades people from taking the Libertarian Party seriously. Fortunately, the Seguin Gazette allows us a forum to present our ideals in a way that allows the reader to draw their own conclusions about us.

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In March 2018 when Beto O’Rourke ran in the Democratic Primary, he faced only two other candidates, both of whom were unknowns with no background suggesting they understood campaigns or even government. His near miss in the general election prompted pundits to claim that Texas was turning pu…

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Thought I would share a few things going on in the Republican Party of Texas. At our fourth quarter meeting on Dec. 14, we passed a unanimous resolution to provide a questionnaire to every candidate for the state Legislature concerning the party’s five legislative priorities, which include t…

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Each year as the clock strikes midnight people across the globe vow to make a change in their life.

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The recent news that the SISD superintendent of schools is on the short list of a large school district in Wisconsin inspired me to express a long-standing concern about vocation. Some years ago in a conversation with a superintendent of my acquaintance, he shared with me his (and the appare…

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I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. I want to wish everyone a great and prosperous 2020.

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Fearing for their safety and wondering what next to do, two Texas diplomats sent an urgent request for instructions to the president of the Lone Star Republic on Jan. 8, 1844.

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Today, the idea of “proper” hygiene is entirely different from that of the frontier days due to the advertising of commercial hygiene products such as deodorants and shampoos. Shampoo wasn’t produced until the 1920s and soap made from animal fat and ash was hard on women’s hair so they washe…

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While most Americans were making their final preparations for Christmas and New Year’s Day, the two major parties were making plans to spend even more of the taxpayers’ money. In a rare example of bipartisanship, the two parties agreed to fund each party’s pet projects.

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Q. We are new to the area and the damage caused by the freezes surprised us. Will the lantanas come back? How about crepe myrtles, Pride of Barbados, a desert rose, and a knockout rose?

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Nearly half of all American workers age 18 to 64 hold low-wage jobs, according to a recently-released study by the Brookings Institute. Don’t let your MAGA hat-wearing relatives and neighbors claim that’s all liberal propaganda. Brookings may lean slightly left on analysis, but their data ch…

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of three columns.

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Now is the time to act before it’s too late. The mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and the San Antonio City Council have been pushing through their agenda to make many changes at the Alamo.

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This is 2020. I just can’t say that without hearing Barbara Walters’ voice ringing through my head. Welcome to the New Year, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I don’t want to sit and write about all the ways I’m going to try to keep up with my New Year’s resolution, but rather,…

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The very first words out of my mouth this past New Year’s Day were to my wife: “Hey, Honey, did you hear about the man who was caught shoplifting a calendar? He got 12 months!”

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Q. We are planting the winter vegetables such as broccoli and carrots. We keep finding grubs in the soil. Should we eliminate the grubs somehow before we plant more vegetables?

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This is the time of year when you’ll see a lot of year in review articles, but I prefer to look forward so let’s look at some important issues our nation will be addressing very soon and what we can do about them.

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Well, it’s finally 2020. Many people have waited for the new year to come, and see what it brings us. Personally, I am one who is excited about this year. It’s been the 10 years since I graduated at Seguin High School. I will finally release my first new original short film since 2013. Most …

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The ball in Times Square has dropped, the fireworks that lit up the sky are smoke, the champaign sipped, black-eyed peas eaten and the New Year has officially begun.

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During the holidays we all spend a ton of time together and we discover some pretty interesting things around the house. For example, a member of our family was recently discovered to be royalty.

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On the night of Dec. 30, 1842, Angelina Eberly sounded the alarm that dealt Sam Houston a stinging defeat and kept the new capital of the Texas Republic from drying up and blowing away

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Thanksgiving is the time where everyone talks about how grateful they are. And this year was no different.

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