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Thursday 05/28/2015
OUR VOICE: Hail and farewell principals
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

At the end of the school year, Seguin High School will say ‘farewell’ to the seniors who are walking the stage.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
OUR VOICE: How to help flood victims
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 8:16 am

Guadalupe County got through the weekend relatively unscathed, although county officials say 17 homes on this side of the San Marcos River were destroyed or heavily damaged by flooding brought by upwards of a foot of rainfall in some parts of Hays County.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
OUR VOICE: It’s wise to play it safe during flooding events
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

It began last week as the days of repeated rains began stacking up.

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Friday 05/22/2015
OUR VOICE: Don’t allow veterans to be undervalued on Memorial Day
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

As holidays go, the one we celebrate Monday isn’t number one on the calendar that includes Christmas, Easter and Independence Day.

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OUR VOICE: Don’t allow veterans to be undervalued on Memorial Day
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

As holidays go, the one we celebrate Monday isn’t number one on the calendar that includes Christmas, Easter and Independence Day.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
OUR VOICE: Konleigh Eben's story highlights need to be safe when driving
Posted: May 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

Konleigh Eben’s story could have ended much differently. The 13-year-old girl, who survived having her ATV fall on her, lucked out and made it through the accident.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
ETJ choice a possibility?
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 12:00 am

With the unanimous votes of County Judge Kyle Kutscher and the rest of Commissioner’s Court, it was official at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: Kingsbury became Guadalupe County’s and perhaps Texas’ newest city.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Use caution in wet weather
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

It’s only been a few years, but still one must think hard to remember a spring as wet as this one, and the forecast for the next several days includes at least a chance and often a likelihood of up to an inch of rain.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
OUR VOICE: Blue Bell should have known better, but at least it’s on the right track
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 7:45 am

Blue Bell ice cream is a Texas institution and, no matter what a couple old hippies up in Vermont would have you believe, is one of the very best ice creams anywhere.

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Friday 05/15/2015
OUR VOICE: Seguin ISD school board backs its own dubious decision
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 12:00 am

Wednesday afternoon the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees doubled down on the decision to hire its own delinquent tax collector without informing Guadalupe County, with whom it had an agreement for tax collection that goes back more than two decades.

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Thursday 05/14/2015
Koehne did much for area GOP
Posted: May 14, 2015 - 12:00 am

Some people concentrate on their business, their family and those closest to them and live very fulfilling lives.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Law enforcement justly deserves recognition week
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 12:00 am

Day in and day out law enforcement officers take to the streets to keep residents safe.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Familiar, family-friendly Duck Fest takes to water
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

Those too-cute, yellow rubber duckies will be taking to the water in Walnut Springs park again at noon this Saturday.

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Saturday 05/09/2015
Rich, facing death, set example
Posted: May 09, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Those who saw last Sunday’s Seguin Gazette or New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung learned the story of one-time Marion High School Bulldog, student and athlete and U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant, Brad Rich, who was dying of cancer.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Legislators likely wasting time with new marijuana bill
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 12:00 am

What are they smoking up in Austin?

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Thursday 05/07/2015
No flexibility for fireworks?
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 12:00 am

The County Line Volunteer Fire Department (CLVFD) has raised thousands of dollars and bought much of its equipment in a unique way: selling fireworks.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Area teams set for playoff action
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 12:00 am

They say that in the playoffs, anything can happen.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Take back your outdoors
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

Recent rains have helped ease drought-stricken areas throughout the Lone Star State, however, there’s a catch — mosquitoes.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Text to 9-1-1 gives a new voice to those who are in need of immediate assistance
Posted: May 03, 2015 - 12:00 am

Bexar Metro unveiled its newest source of communication between victims and witnesses to 9-1-1 dispatchers.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Weather continues to wreak havoc on construction
Posted: May 01, 2015 - 12:00 am

Try as they might, it looks like the city’s parks department — even backed up by the landscaping and parks prowess of Seguin’s own Koehler Company — isn’t going to get Park West or its MTR Skatepark done as quickly as they would have liked.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Tax squabble raises questions
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Guadalupe County Tax Assessor-Collector has interlocal agreements with the taxing entities in Guadalupe County to collect their property taxes, and these include the Seguin Independent School District.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Spurs win in many ways
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

The cheap seats at a San Antonio Spurs game start at about $22 each for the regular season and go up from there. A seat low and relatively closer to the floor costs $150, and above and beyond that, there are seats that are much more special and much more pricey.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Relay For Life forges ahead
Posted: April 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

We wish that cancer could be an uncommon disease that affects very few of us.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Exercise the right to vote
Posted: April 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Early voting begins Monday for the May 9 election.

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Friday 04/24/2015
DARE program made successful by Vasquez, Kelso
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 12:00 am

Seguin’s fifth-graders Thursday graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program offered by the Seguin Police Department in conjunction with the Seguin Independent School District.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Herrera family deserves consideration
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

Seguin, its school district, its police force and the family of Carlos and Cassie Herrera were all touched by tragedy this past week with the suicide of Issac Herrera. It touched this newspaper as well.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Conservation meets fun
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

Today, April 22, is Earth Day.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
City: Turn in illegal dumpers
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

First impressions are important.

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Sunday 04/19/2015
Deceased not the only victim in a suicide
Posted: April 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

Felicia Frazar’s piece at the top of page 1A today tells a story that horrified and riveted us all.

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Friday 04/17/2015
GBRA project ensures that water remains available
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 12:00 am

A year ago, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority was authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to pursue a water storage project that would divert Guadalupe River water from the river channel into storage reservoirs to be built in Calhoun County. Wednesday, GBRA voted to fund the project for $100 million. Called the Lower Basin Storage Project, this would divert run-of-the-river water into storage outside the river channel against times of drought. It is important because surface water rights are scarce along the Guadalupe River watershed and Canyon Lake’s rights are just about tapped out — and because it could augment those existing rights by more than doubling them.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Making criminals pay
Posted: April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am

Victims often pay the price for crimes committed against them — including the costs of making themselves whole after a property loss or after an injury sends them to seek medical help.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Dispatching is tough but important to community
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 12:00 am

In the world of government proclamations, April is a pretty heavy month.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Story placement can be dubious
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 12:00 am

We apologize to the board, the staff and the volunteers of the Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center for today’s front page, which highlights your big annual fundraiser,

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Sunday 04/12/2015
Fishing teaches life lessons
Posted: April 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

It might not be easy to believe, but there are kids right here in Seguin who have never seen a fish before except maybe on TV.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Kelso’s choice, Ure, deserves a chance to prove himself
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

Chief of Police Kevin Kelso has done it again.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Kudos to Seguin City Council
Posted: April 09, 2015 - 12:00 am

City Council met for more than an hour Tuesday night conducting its annual review of City Manager Doug Faseler and ultimately voted to give him a 4 percent cost-of-living raise to bring his compensation to just over $200,000 a year.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
For better or for worse, SISD will be moving on with new superintendent
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 12:00 am

In many human relationships — including those governing contracts for professional services — there comes a time when they end.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
You can’t control the news itself
Posted: April 07, 2015 - 12:00 am

This past week, Felicia Frazar’s spot news beat was especially bloody with a killing, a fatal traffic accident and even an unusual death we didn’t report on because the police department involved and the medical examiner ruled it to be a suicide. The newspaper doesn’t report suicides unless they take place in public or involve prominent residents — unless they make news.

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Sunday 04/05/2015
Please support our local Children’s Advocacy Center
Posted: April 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

This past week around the county, motorists might have noticed the eight displays of pinwheels placed to bring attention to the number of children last year who required the services of Guadalupe County’s Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Friday 04/03/2015
100 Club fundraiser worth the price of a burger, fries
Posted: April 03, 2015 - 12:00 am

If you can get outside for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, the Seguin Gazette asks you to eat at McDonald’s and spend all you can.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Right steps taken for renovation
Posted: April 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

Guadalupe County Commissioners Tuesday voted to bid or request proposals on their $5 million courthouse renovation project as a single job — both for demolition and renovation.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
In Seguin, ist das leben schön
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 12:00 am

It was announced Tuesday that the city of Seguin has given up its plans to annex the historic village of Kingsbury, opting instead to turn its eyes northward.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Cajun Jamboree benefits SOLC
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 12:00 am

Several years ago, the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center changed direction on its annual spring fundraiser, and the Cajun Jamboree was born.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Going out to the ballgame? Leave the attitude at home
Posted: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

Little League season has started in Seguin.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Don’t mess with Texas — especially the bluebonnets
Posted: March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am

It’s getting to be the time of year when the bluebonnets and other Texas wildflowers bloom.

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Thursday 03/26/2015
County still seeking replacement
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Guadalupe County’s Election Commission met Wednesday to review applications for prospective election administrators to replace the resigned Sue Basham and it’s becoming clearer that the position is not an easy one to fill.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
New library will be the culmination of design, practical functionality
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 5:40 pm

The city isn’t wasting any time on its new public library project.

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Kramm ensures the show goes on
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:00 am

The weather forecast took its toll on school sports and community events over the weekend.

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Sunday 03/22/2015
Schools encourage kids to walk a mile in others’ shoes
Posted: March 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

There’s something heartwarming and enlightening that’s been going on for a couple years now at Briesemeister and a year or so at Barnes Middle School, and they call it “Project Unify.”

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Friday 03/20/2015
When it comes to flooded streets, use extreme caution
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 am

You can forgive people for staring at the skies over the last few days, but it’s been a wet winter and the weather pieces are in place for more rain to come beginning tonight and tomorrow, — and outdoor events around the region have been postponed in anticipation of a storm that could bring a widespread total of two to five inches of rainfall with some places seeing six to eight inches.

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