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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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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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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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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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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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In his guest column last Sunday, Kevin Patteson of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) addressed what he called “misleading and inaccurate information” in filings in ongoing litigation as reported in a recent article. According to Mr. Patteson, GBRA saw fit to break with its general …

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Q. Our snapdragons look beautiful except they are surrounded by two types of weeds. One has a scalloped round leaf with a purple flower, and one has a small mouse ear leaf and white flowers. I don’t know if they will grow over the top of the Sonnet snapdragons, but they shade the foliage. Is…

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For most of you today is a day of family, friends, food and fellowship. It’s a day to open presents, hug loved ones and meander down memory lane of Christmases long since passed.

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A boatload of Napoleonic exiles sailed from Philadelphia on Dec. 18, 1817, on a mysterious mission to establish a secret sanctuary for their imprisoned hero in Spanish Texas.

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The early frontier of Texas presented tremendous dangers, not only from the wild animals that threatened the livestock and people, but even more was the danger of Indian raids. The Comanches were the greatest danger to the settlers, killing many and taking captive the women, young boys and g…

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It is the general practice of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority not to comment on matters subject to pending litigation. However, we cannot in good conscience sit silent regarding the misleading and inaccurate information in the Plaintiff’s filings as reported in the recent “Attorney clai…

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Today, the United States House of Representatives will vote on the Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump and will almost certainly approve them by a party line vote with a couple of dissenting Democrats, one of whom has announced he’s switching parties. There’s discussion of making Ju…

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Q. We quit feeding the birds last spring on May 1 and have resumed this fall about Nov. 1. We had run out of every seed except safflower seed. We bought new mixed seed, suet, thistle, and sunflower seed this fall. The birds are eating it all except the safflower seed. Would safflower seed be…

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This past weekend was our Fourth Quarter Republican Party Executive Committee meeting for 2019. Friday was filled with committee meetings and ended with a wonderful gala honoring our Volunteer of the Year.

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With the new year coming in within the next couple of weeks, many hard-working and dedicated members of the Libertarian Party are getting ready for a major election year. Not only are we seeing a presidential election across the country but, here in Texas, we will see a race for U.S. Senate,…

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Last week’s column discussed the advantages of Medicare for All from the point of view of any individual — everyone would be covered with the same benefits regardless of what size business they work for and even if that employer shuts down or lays off workers. This week let’s review the adva…

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