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One of the discussions that I get into frequently (mostly with my left of center friends) is on the subject of regulation. Most people on the left tend to believe that all regulations are both good and necessary, and don’t see the issue with more regulation being written. Those who are more …

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I’ve written about small communities within only minutes of Seguin and received a lot of feedback with people saying they have lived in Seguin for years and never heard of these small towns. Another community only about 15 minutes away is Prairie Lea, 16 miles to the northeast of Seguin near…

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As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person. Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we…

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Thanks to a whole bunch of birthdays and family in town, we have a week of parties at the Prosapio house. The good news is because the parties are all in one week, we only had to deep clean the house once. The bad news is we are not fully ready to interact with people for long stretches of time.

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As usual, summer has flown by, and we are now on the verge of launching the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year at Texas Lutheran University, with classes beginning Aug. 24. Knowing the strong connections between TLU and our community and region, I’m pleased to provide some updates …

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A 95-year-old Scotsman was complimented on how good he looked and how he seemed to have defied the number of years that made up his life. Smiling, the nonagenarian quickly replied, “Oh, aye! Some die young, others always leave it to the last minute.” His quick-witted response brought a smile…

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My 91-year-old mother lived in a time when diptheria and pertussis were serious threats to the lives of children and upwards of 35% of children didn’t live to adulthood. When I was 5 years old, in 1964-65, a wave of Rubella swept the United States causing 11,000 babies to be born deaf, 3,500…

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It has been a long time since I have attended a sporting event beyond the high school level. Having said that, I do attend a lot of meetings and events all across the state of Texas, the majority of which are connected to conservative politics.

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Cuba today shows us in real time the importance of the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Cubans today cannot speak their minds or practice their religions because they have been deprived of the right to keep and bear arms. The Communist Party has a monopol…

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Roy, an old acquaintance who graduated with me from Ohio State University, recently established a substantial university scholarship fund for his teacher son who was tragically killed last year in an area lake boating accident.

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During the years immediately following the Civil War, Indians, striking from south of the Rio Grande, stole tens of thousands of head of livestock, burned countless ranches and killed scores of settlers. Raids on ranches in western and southern Guadalupe County were so devastating that many …

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For anyone not having been in a recent coma, you should be well aware that the Texas Legislature Democrats broke quorum and snuck out of the state because they don’t want fair elections. They want elections to be nationalized even though the Constitution explicitly gives election law to the states.

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I live in Seguin and I work in Austin. I often get questioned by coworkers as to why I don’t just move to Austin. I then have to explain to do that I would either have to downsize significantly or get a really nice raise. I usually get told that the second choice is not an option. Housing in…

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Refusing to submit to peaceful eviction from the Lone Star Republic, the Cherokee warriors stood their ground on July 16, 1839, against the advancing Texans and thereby ensured a bloody day of reckoning for the Civilized Tribe.

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As our charming small town faces rapid growth from residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial development, Seguin City Council is considering the need to implement a Stormwater Utility Fee. Current City funding is tied to essential services with almost 50% of the City budget dedic…

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Earlier this past week, I found myself watching a television news program featuring a well-known celebrity guest discussing the meaning of “success” and how, in his words, “it’s impossible to define or even be understood and trying to explain success is just a waste of time”

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Lately, the rains have kept us from enjoying our deck in the mornings. Not so much because it’s raining in the morning, but because everything just stays wet. Nothing makes morning coffee and tea less appealing than a wet behind.

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There are several small communities within a very short distance from Seguin, yet many people will spend their lives within the city limits of Seguin and never know anything of these nearby towns. According to the Handbook of Texas, just 15 miles to the east of Seguin is the community of Lee…

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Last week, I discussed the identity of libertarianism, and briefly mentioned a few of the figures of the Libertarian Party. With the Libertarian Party celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, it would be fitting to discuss some of its early history. Mostly, the founding of the LP and why …

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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fascism as: a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible sup…

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Good morning, Marion citizens. I hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day celebration with your families. As we celebrated our Independence Day, it brought to my mind the many men and women who have made a difference to us in America these last 245 years. I, for one, am thankful f…

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Throughout my life as a parent and a teacher, I have become convinced that as adults we learn as much or even more from children while we are in the process of trying to teach them.

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Beauford Jester boarded the night train for Houston half an hour before midnight on July 10, 1949. Before climbing into his Pullman berth, the governor left a wake-up call for 7:30 the next morning.

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This past Saturday, the Libertarian Party of Guadalupe County participated in Seguin’s Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade, and despite our entry having far fewer participants than previous years (due to prior commitments), Guadalupe County Libertarian Party County Chair Darren Pollok, …

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Freedom! Liberty! Independence! Those were (and continue to be) the words that laid the foundation for our great nation — a nation that has endured for 245 years.

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There were many famous Texas Rangers who made their homes in Seguin. Their names are in our history books and the stories of their lives became the story of Seguin’s development. However, there were many Rangers who made an impact on our town but little is known about their lives.

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“Immortality! God! The soul! What does all this mean?” Don Manuel de Mier y Teran asked a friend in a letter on July 2, 1832. The presidency of Mexico was within his reach, but the tortured general was preoccupied with thoughts of suicide.

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Late last week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that families of the victims of the 2017 mass shooting in neighboring Sutherland Springs could not sue Academy Sports and Outdoors for legally selling firearms and accessories to the shooter Devin Kelley.

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nators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, shamed themselves last week by voting against even discussing S1, known as the “For the People Act.” The legislation would ensure that all states offer early voting for at least 15 consecutive days of early voting for federal elections.

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In a letter dated June 23, 1829, Andrew Jackson warned Sam Houston to watch his step in Texas and to avoid doing anything that would embarrass his homeland or tarnish his reputation.

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A friend recently sent me a post from Nathanial, a 4-year-old little boy who said: “You know it’s a good day if you didn’t hit or bite someone.” Happy you recognize that reality young man.

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The other day I was babysitting. Not a baby, per se, but Klyde, our eldest daughter’s Chihuahua. Sierra had gone out somewhere and reluctantly left behind Klyde. They are pretty attached to one another, and when she leaves for a while, he often spends his time pining for her by the window.

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Q. What are the insects on our tomatoes? They are thin and about ¾ inch long. They fly off the fruit when we get near. I do not see any damage they are causing. Am I missing something? Should we control them? What works?

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Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott proved once and for all what a petty, mean-spirited, little man he is by essentially giving notice to several hundred state employees that they’re fired as of Sept. 1 by vetoing Article X of the budget bill passed by both houses of the state legislature.

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In the recent weeks, I was catching up on some of the programs on Netflix, and decided to watch a documentary I discovered and put on my watch list last year. The documentary (which was released in 2018) was titled “ReMastered: Tricky Dick & the Man in Black.” The big reason I put this f…

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Recently, ProPublica published an article about “secret IRS files” indicating that wealthy Americans utilize methods to avoid paying taxes. Immediately, it attempts to stoke the flames of class warfare insinuating that people are gaming the system and not paying their fair share.