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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.

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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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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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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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The proposed major wastewater treatment plan for Seguin must be carefully reviewed by independent experts before it is approved by the city council. Why? Seguin’s leadership, and its poorly selected low-bid contractors, have an extraordinarily poor record in the installation and maintenance …

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In a case of Orwellian doublespeak, the president claimed to be “an ally of peaceful protestors” while tear gas and rubber bullets were fired to disburse crowds near the White House so he could walk across the street to stand on the steps of a church he doesn’t attend and flash a Bible he is…

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Q. What are some good vines to use in the landscape? I want to be able to block at least one unattractive view in full sun and I would like to use some old fencing for some vines that provide nectar to the butterflies and hummingbirds. 

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Policing the police is currently being brought to the forefront of the mainstream media. Ever since Rodney King was videoed being beaten by four police officers in March of 1991, there has been a continued focus on use of excessive force when dealing with suspects of color. The latest, which…

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Texas Lutheran University is in the midst of one of its largest and most complex planning projects ever — considering every detail that will allow us to reopen our campus in August, providing our students with an outstanding academic opportunity within the context of a safe and healthy envir…

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I would like us all to take a step back and reflect on what is going on in our country and to say a prayer that we will heal ourselves and be the unified nation we are supposed to be.

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Texans have been witnessing things that would have been unthinkable until now: Surge teams, testing of nursing homes for COVID-19 and the National Guard helping to disinfect nursing home facilities around the state. 

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A couple years ago, I found it difficult to find words to share with you. Words have always been my solace in life. When I was a skinny, nerdy kid, the one who had trouble making friends, I had words.

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Longley’s trial was set for Sept. 3, 1877, in a temporary courthouse in Giddings. The trial only took one day and the jury took only one hour to return a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. It was a death sentence for Longley.

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What should be understood from the very start is that the protesters in San Antonio were mourning. When we went to the Black Lives Matter march last Saturday, we realized very quickly that everyone around us was grieving, and in a very significant way, we were too. We were grieving the death…

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Three days ago, I reached a milestone in my personal life — I entered into my 75th year of living. There. I’ve said it for all the world to witness.

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It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. The squatter in the White House continues to violate his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution by adding three new attempts to violate the Constitution to his already lengthy resume.

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I’m sure that most folks like me have had their fill of the coronavirus and the news it has generated. Last week, we got our wish in a sad turn of events. Suddenly, on Memorial Day the news switched from the coronavirus to the death of George Floyd, a black man and his accused assailant Dere…

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Almost two years ago, I wrote a column based around the destruction of President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I pointed out how destruction of property does not prove a good political point, and how low common sense seems to be with society. Well, that bar has sunk lower than …

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Stranded and broke, on June 22, 1870, Bill Longley enlisted in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The primary duty of the troops was scouting against Indian threats. Longley soon found the military structured living was not to his liking, and deserted after only two weeks. However, he was caught, ret…

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I get that sibling rivalry is as old as the first two brothers in the Bible, but I’m never quite ready to accept it when it shows up in my house. I have a “thing,” as one mom told me, about conflict among family members, so I tend to shut it down pretty quickly. Maybe it’s the wrong approach…

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President William Howard Taft, all 335 pounds of him, personally welcomed the Abernathy brothers to Washington D.C. on May 27, 1910, and gave the famous travelers a guided tour of the White House.

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This past weekend, numerous Libertarian delegates and alternates across the country gathered online to officially nominate our presidential and vice presidential candidates for the ballot this November. Though the process was stressful, especially for those who have supported their candidate…

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Doesn’t it seem odd that we can not really predict the weather or the next year winner of the Super Bowl, yet our elected officials fall head over heals for the predictions from some highly overpaid government medical authorities?

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When we first built our house, I fell in love with the idea of tall, soaring ceilings. This may have been because I’m a tiny bit claustrophobic, or because I’m a look-up-and-trip-over-things kind of person, or because I never think of practical things in time to avoid problems that are solve…

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“Our poor seniors have taken it on the chin…the least we can do is to try to make their graduation as special as possible.” – New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Publisher Neice Bell

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About a one-and-a-half hour drive northeast of Seguin is the small community of Evergreen, Texas, where one of Texas’s most notorious killers, Bill Longley, was born. Longley was born on Oct. 6, 1851, the sixth of 10 children to a Texas Revolutionary veteran, Campbell Longley.

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Libertarians are nothing if not strong advocates of Second Amendment rights. In fact, this was one of the reasons why I left the Democratic Party for the Libertarian Party more than three years ago. Today, I’m going to talk about how gun violence statistics are greatly inflated in the United…

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