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Hello Libertarians, libertarians, and freedom lovers! Hopefully you have heard by now that the Libertarian Party had its online convention in order to select candidates for both president and vice president of the US. I wanted to do a quick introduction of both candidates so that you can get…

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Q. I have a 21-foot Viburnum hedge that is 30-inches wide that I would like to trim out the dead branches. The hedge is 20 years old and I keep it pruned to 36 inches tall. I would like to trim it down to 14-16 inches tall in order to access and remove the dead branches. Is pruning down to 1…

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I read with interest the well written letter from Gabriel Solis regarding the Texas Rangers in the June 24, 2020, edition of the Seguin Gazette titled “Texas Rangers Are Not Our Heroes.” He stated the Seguin Commission on the Arts should replace the Texas Ranger mural on the Aumont building …

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This time next week, I will be in my third day at the State Republican Convention in Houston. As a Republican Party of Texas board member, we have endured seven and a half hours of meetings to amend and adjust rules over two days’ time making final arrangements. Though we have a binding cont…

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I’m writing this column on my first anniversary as president of Texas Lutheran University. What a year it has been! When I think back to a year ago, I realize how much has happened that I could not have anticipated in any way last July.

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“The view when one arrives at New York is marvelous…It is, indeed, the New World…Yes, in this very place shall be raised the Statue of Liberty, grand as the idea which it embodies.” —  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty.

Ask the 26 million people confirmed with COVID-19 if it’s real. Ask the families of the over 127,000, young and old, healthy and vulnerable, who have died from COVID-19. To them it is painfully real. Ask our family, friends and neighbors from Seguin who have recently either been infected or …

According to recent announcements, “Preregistration and symptoms not required for free COVID-19 mobile testing in Seguin on July 1 and 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.” No big deal.

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In 1825, Green DeWitt and James Kerr began bringing in settlers to the Guadalupe River Valley to form one of the major colonies in the settlement of Texas. William Polk Hardeman arrived as part of those settlers, arriving at Matagorda, Texas, with his father and other family members in 1835.…

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The gray days we’ve had lately have been a topper on everything else going on. When they were talking about dust from the Sahara, I admit, I’d glamorized it. I imagined brilliant sunrises and sunsets, skies that looked like swirly copper dunes, maybe a few camel shaped clouds making their wa…

Independence Day is behind us and summer is in its full swing, which means the Texas summer sun is beating down on us.

It’s time to stop the moronic activities happening in our country. We are tearing down historical monuments because they are offensive to some? Maybe we should consider removing ALL monuments, including those of Black, Hispanic, Asian or other minorities!!!

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We’ve gotten a little too used to being at home. Since we’ve got three out of four of us with some sort of underlying health condition, we’d been keeping ourselves pretty homebound while our friends were getting out for the first three weeks. Then, when we were about to venture out, everythi…

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The continuing images of the Black Lives Matter protests in cities and towns all across America has taken me back to a time when I was a young high school English and history teacher in Central Ohio.

I think it is both. COVID-19 is real. The most vulnerable in our society are in danger. The elderly, those fighting diabetes, cancer, COPD, asthma, and any number of other health conditions are at risk. These folks need to be protected.

We’re seeing numbers of positive and pending COVID-19 cases rise. It’s a tough pill to swallow because we all want to get back to normal, or however close to normal we can get in a pandemic.

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Early voting for the Primary runoff starts Monday next week. Guadalupe County’s elections administrator has announced a series of measures her office will take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 unfortunately she believes is limited by the Secretary of State guidance to suggesting voluntary m…

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As Confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy are being removed or toppled as part of this country’s long path toward reckoning with hundreds of years of racist violence, it’s time for Seguin’s leaders to stop embracing skewed historical narratives that blindly glorify the Texa…

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What have we become as a nation? As I watch the last month’s news and the social media, and listen to my neighbors, I am not sure, but I can say that I am ashamed.

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Q. Our tomatoes have done very well this spring. I think they have the potential to continue producing this fall. They are Red Snapper, Tycoon, BHN 968, HM 8849 and all the recommended varieties. They are still producing fruit, but they are partially infested with spider mites now. Surely th…

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Uncle Ben famously tells Peter Parker (Spiderman), “With great power comes great responsibility.” Unfortunately, the United States has seen a gradual shift away from any type of accountability by those who hold some of the greatest power. If the Jeffrey Epstein case taught us anything, it’s …

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Let me start with a full disclaimer: I am in NO WAY writing this to dishonor, minimize, belittle or in any other way disparage mothers, moms, mamas, meemaws or women who carry on the immense gravity of bearing and rearing children.

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As has happened in communities throughout the world, effects from the tragic death of George Floyd have also been felt in Seguin. So far, the protests here have been peaceful and without incident. That is a credit to those who organized and participated in the protests, and also to our local…

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This week we watched a sort of documentary/reality show about very smart dogs. To be fair, there was also a raccoon and a donkey, both of whom seemed to be potty trained, but overall the show was about “clever dogs.” It was British, hence the term clever.

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Over the course of the last 21 years as a weekly columnist, I’ve written an estimated 1,200 articles on a wide variety of topics. While I’m almost certain a writer is not supposed to have favorites amongst his written pieces, I must admit that I do.

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After reading Roberto Treviño’s editorial in the San Antonio Express News on June 10, 2020 entitled “Push back at the Alamo for the truth”, I was a bit enflamed. Was I angry at the Black Lives Matters Protestors or the people that think the Alamo was a battle for slavery? No. I was angry wit…

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Q. We have a zoysia grass lawn at our new house. It is attractive and grows slowly so we do not have to mow very often but when we mow the lawn looks scarred. We are mowing it 2 inches tall with a rotary mower. One neighbor suggests that zoysia grass needs to be mowed by a reel mower. Is that true?

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In the world history of sports, Smokey Joe Williams is widely recognized as one of baseball’s greatest players. The Baseball Hall of Fame great was born in Seguin, Texas, on April 6, 1886. His parents were of mixed heritage, one being African-American and the other Comanche Indian. At an ear…

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Let me be the first to admit I don’t enjoy reading and especially writing about stories of human prejudice and racism but it’s a subject that has overwhelmed and staggered this nation for the past three weeks.

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In a private meeting at the White House on June 13, 1968, Earl Warren told Lyndon Johnson that after 15 years the time had come for him to leave the Supreme Court.

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