We all have our irrational fears, but then there are the rational/irrational fears. They are sort of a combo, where part of the fear is rational, but our reactions are irrational.
All available participants in the recent “Doolittle Raid” on Japan, including half of the dozen native Texans, were honored at the White House on June 25, 1941.
After the Civil War, great cattle drives up the Chisholm trail came through Guadalupe County, many starting with roundup headquarters between Seguin and Lockhart to drive cattle to the Kansas railheads. The Chisholm Trail was used only from 1867 to 1884 and started the first year with 35,000…
One of my oldest and dearest friends throughout much of junior high and high school was Dr. Alan Winner, who recently retired after a successful career as a practicing dentist.
I’m convinced that Donald Trump can be beaten in the 2020 election by several of the potential nominees. Recent polling even shows that Joe Biden can beat him here in Texas. Biden currently has the highest national ranking among Democrats who are running for the nomination.
On June 16, 2019, a Chinese national woman was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida. Her crime? Crossing onto environmentally protected land, digging into a sea turtle nest, and smashing some of the sea turtle eggs.
This week I would like to share my thoughts on the passage of House Bill 347 ending forced annexation in Texas. Those in the area that know me know this has been a major issue for me for years.
Q. What are the long-legged ugly bugs that are mobbing my tomatoes? I am not sure what damage they are doing because the birds are so active. What are they and what should we do about them, if anything?
Terriers and Chihuahuas see the world very differently. Even though our two small dogs look somewhat related, sort of a “brother from another mother” kind of resemblance, their perspectives couldn’t be more opposite.
After three years of courtroom battles, Southwest Airlines finally got off the ground on June 18, 1971, with a trio of Boeing 737’s flying passengers between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
To say that my late father and I had a close, nurturing relationship would not only be misleading but really, untruthful. The truth is I didn’t really get to know my father until I was 10 years old after he and my mother reunited following a decade-long separation with my father living here …
Even putting aside the numerous corrupt and criminal actions by the current occupant of the White House, such as obstruction of justice as documented in the Mueller report and violations of the emoluments clause by receiving large amounts of money from various foreign countries and businesse…
It has been a while since I submitted this column, having been actively spending the last five months in Austin, working with and testifying before the legislature to pass legislation that supports conservative values and the Republican Party platform.
Q. What are some perennials we can plant in the shade under our oaks, hackberries and other shade trees? We need some plants that are attractive, easy to care for, and cover lots of ground. We basically need tall ground covers with shade tolerance.
The Guadalupe River is one of the major rivers in the state of Texas and Seguin has benefitted greatly from it as a source of water and as a popular destination point for vacationers enjoying rafting, tubing, fishing, skiing, and swiming.
Max Hirsch won his first Triple Crown race on June 9, 1928 with an unheralded thoroughbred named Vito that left the other horses in the dust in the Belmont Stakes.
Barring some last minute deal that Trump’s negotiators make with Mexico, which at least appear to reduce immigration to the United States, next Monday everything imported from Mexico will go up in price by 5%. That’s an extra $180 that the average American family will spend to buy the same b…
So, for those of you who have read my columns since I started writing for this section, you may already know that I am a big fan of Free Market Capitalism. Personally, I’m not just a fan, I also have experience, and have participated in the free market for several years.
Q. My crepe myrtles seem to get shiny, sticky leaves each year followed by a black mold, which causes the leaves to drop off. It took me a while to figure out that the shiny, sticky leaves were caused by aphids and their excrement, and that the mold was a fungus growing on the leaves living …
By the end of May 1837, the demobilized majority of the Texas Army was either headed for home or looking for work in the Lone Star Republic, much to the dismay of a reckless general who wanted to fight another round with Mexico.
I’m not a fan of fish as pets. To me the maintenance vs companionship ratio is way too high. In fact, for many years I’ve been happy to have only a moss ball in a vase as our aquatic household companion. Mr. Moss Ball (referred to most recently as Benjamin, for reasons that remain a mystery)…
Twenty-six thousand eight hundred and fourteen. That’s just not any number. Nor is it the number of vehicles traveling on I-35 on any given morning. And even though it may seem so, it is not the sum of new residents moving to south central Texas daily.
On July 22, 1874, tragedy fell on the Julius Voelcker family in New Braunfels when their 12-year-old daughter, Emma, was viciously murdered with an ax, supposedly by Wilhelm Faust. Wilhelm Faust was a pharmacist who worked in both Seguin and New Braunfels. On the morning of July 22, Wilhelm …
While the rate of abortions is the lowest since the early 1970’s before the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized it and about half the peak rate which occurred in 1984, Republicans aren’t satisfied. Several state legislatures have recently all but outlawed abortions. Alabama’s new law is the …
With the Texas Legislature finishing their session, there has been much celebrating what was accomplished, mostly by those in office. Articles have been written about how this session saw less contention and more bipartisan cooperation than in past sessions. As much as cooperation can be a g…
Q. Our blackberries are turning ripe, but they are infested with “bitter bugs” that leave a foul taste on the fruit. What will kill them? Is it too late to control them?
Even as he issued an order on May 25, 1865 for all county sheriffs to protect state and Confederate property, Gov. Pendleton Murrah feared there was no stopping looting in the post-Civil War chaos.
A few weeks ago on April 21, Texas celebrated the 180th anniversary of the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto. This famous battle was the concluding military event of the Texas Revolution.
According to the SISD District Demographics Update 2017-2018, Seguin ISD student enrollment has essentially been flat since 2009. The district has averaged a negative 0.2% annual growth rate since 2012. Pre-K and Middle School enrollment has been up a combined 149 students over the past two …
Services at Guadalupe Valley Hospital/Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) for people with military CHAMPUS/TRICARE have not changed over the years. This facility has failed my military family over the years and now it does it again.
Sometimes you have a brilliant insight. Sometimes, through a combination of guile and creativity, you develop a solution that is simple and elegant. And while I have to admit the problem I solved is not all that important in a universe of very important problems, it’s still something I’m exc…
Forty-six percent of Americans are ready to re-elect Donald Trump according to recent polling. That’s a truly stunning number especially since only 46% are committed to electing a Democrat to replace him. That nearly half of Americans are on board with a man whom even Republican congressman …
Q. A fierce-looking wasp-like insect is digging holes in my shrub border. It buzzes the dog but so far has ignored the people. Do you know what it is? Is it a threat? Should we kill it with wasp spray?
Not so very long ago, I spoke to a college class at Georgia State University in Atlanta through the magic of modern technology. Please don’t ask me how it works because I’m fundamentally technologically challenged. But in every sense, I was able to teach the capacity-filled class and they we…
As I write the last installment to this series, I would like to extend my thanks to the Seguin Gazette for running these political opinion pieces every week. I realize allowing all opinions to be heard is rather rare in the media world today, so I appreciate the Gazette allowing mine to be h…
Being in public office can sometimes give you whiplash. It proves Newton’s law that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton was a physicist, not a politician, but his law also applies to human behavior.
This week marks the 180th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Many of the men from Seguin were in that battle that resulted in Texas Independence from Mexico. But was much of the outcome of the battle decided by a woman distracting Santa Anna?
The long baseball career of Fred “Firpo” Marberry, the major league’s first relief pitcher, ended on May 9, 1941 with his unconditional release by the Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League.
The ballot for the Democratic Primary on May 2, 1964, presented Texans of that political persuasion with the choice of keeping the incumbent in the U.S. Senate for six more years or replacing him with a colorful challenger who had been calling himself “The Old Scotchman” since his twenties.
- Anthony Rene Acuna
- 2 injured in afternoon wreck on FM 725
- OUT OF THE SHELL: Local pecan grower sees product hit the shelves of Texas-based grocer
- 26-year-old recovered after drowning on San Marcos River
- Lightning strike leaves family without a home
- Mary Rose Angeles
- City sewer lines to extend north of Geronimo
- Pick-your-own peach orchard, blackberry farm planted in Zorn
- Dale Allen Brueggemann
- Rosaline S. Neuse