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When I met my husband nearly 17 years ago, I didn’t know exactly what the universe had in store for us, but I knew there was something special. Keep in mind that we were in college, I was 19 and he was 21. He was the brother of a friend that lived in the same dorm as my best friend at Texas …

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Goodbyes are never easy, even when they result in new and exciting adventures. As you read on the front page, it has come time for us to say goodbye to our home for the last 34 years here at Schriewer Road. We have been preparing for this move for the last 15 months, but even longer than tha…

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Twenty years ago, I was 16 years old and a junior in high school. I couldn’t tell you how the day started or what I had for breakfast on Sept. 11, 2001, but I can tell you vividly what happened later that morning as I walked through the halls of Frisco High School during passing periods betw…

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In response to the Associated Press article by Acacia Coronado which appeared in the Sunday, Aug. 15 issue of the Gazette concerning the Texas Democratic legislators walk-out from their jobs as state legislators, I would like to present another view since it was very obvious which side Ms. C…

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For months, we’ve seen and heard the community divide on ideologies. It’s not something new, where every one always thinks and believes the same. We’ve all had our own beliefs, thoughts and opinions on everything. Like, pineapple definitely does not belong on pizza.

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As we get close to the end of summer and we start gearing up for the start of school in the next couple of weeks, it’s a steadfast reminder of just how fast time flies by. I know it’s cliché and you hear it through all walks of life, but as I’m sitting in my travel trailer on our annual Port…

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Growing up I was very close with my paternal grandparents. I’m sure if you’ve read my column the last three and a half years, you probably know that by now. We were so close, in fact, that for a couple of years before they retired from teaching, we lived in the same cul-de-sac. Sometimes it …

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In our company, community service is one of our core ideologies. It is something all of our employees live by and everyone in our building is involved in at least one service organization in Guadalupe County. This past week, I was able to volunteer at the Mega Food Distribution event put on …

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On Wednesday, my husband, Brian. and I will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. The 14th anniversary isn’t typically a milestone according to tradition, but this year it is a very special one to us. Not only did we endure a global pandemic and learn that our son had a previously undiscov…

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If you have read any of my columns over the past three years, you probably know by now that I am a very nostalgic person. I have been told my entire life that I am an “old soul.” I just love history, photos, memories, stories that are told over and over. This day and age, it is much easier t…

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Here we are at the close of another school year, graduation is just around the corner. This time last year looked a lot different, and I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank all of our teachers, administrators and school staff for all that they have done this school year.

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There are days that are set aside each year to remind us to honor the special people in our lives — fathers, grandparents, mothers. In my mind, those people should be honored every day, not just on days that are designated. But I digress.

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Since I wrote about our porch kitty, Zazu, who sadly disappeared about a week after I wrote that column, I figured it was time to tell you about our other family pet, Gunner. But don’t worry, we already have several other neighborhood cats that my children have adopted, named and are well ta…

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It’s crazy to think that it has been slightly more than a year since the first Texas resident tested positive for COVID-19. At the same time that states were reporting the same or more cases, the country went on lockdown.

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This time 10 years ago, we were preparing for the birth of our second son, Mason. It’s hard to remember a time before we had kids, but this boy stole our hearts and energy the minute he entered this world.

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Let me preface with saying that I have never had anything against cats or people with cats, I just always had a dog … until now. We live right outside the city limits and our neighborhood has stray cats. They roam everyone’s lawns and all of the neighbors take pretty good care of these felin…

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Alas, the end of 2020 is almost here and I think I speak for most of us when I say, “Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more!” Not that I am expecting a whole new world on Jan. 1, because we are far from over with this pandemic, but I think we’ve all ha…

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It has been a while since I have written about my adventures in motherhood, so I thought this would be a good time for an update. Our boys have outgrown the days of cartoons and sippy cups, and we have entered the most eventful stage of “preteen.” The eye-rolling and exaggerated sighs when w…

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It’s hard to believe that it is already November. To say this year is nothing short of a blur, would be an understatement. However, here we are, and the holidays are just around the corner.

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On Thursday, I got to tag along with Deitz Flower Shop’s Happiness Ambassadors Beverly Bonkowski and Samantha Lum as they delivered a little cheer around town. They, along with the rest of the crew at the local business, took turns handing out bouquets of flowers and in return received smiles.

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Today just so happens to be my husband Brian’s 37th birthday, so I thought I would dedicate this week’s column to him. I don’t even know where to start, but I suppose the beginning is a good place. We met in college almost 16 years ago, although we have slightly different stories when it com…

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Things are starting to feel a little normal again. This past Tuesday, we attended our oldest son’s first football game, ever. After one season of flag football when he was 5, we decided that we’d prefer him to learn to play the game at an older age. We didn’t necessarily “hold him back;” he …

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In their season opening 28-19 loss to La Vernia on Friday night, Navarro Panthers committed as many turnovers — six — as they did in all 14 games of their 2019 season combined.

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As a 35-year-old woman, it’s hard for me to imagine a time when women did not have the same rights as men. This past week marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote. Naturally, this piqued my interest and I started to do some research to read more about that ti…

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Usually about this time of year, we are printing the kids’ school supply lists, getting new shoes and clothes for back to school, taking a final trip to the beach and preparing for the winding down of summer. But COVID-19 has disrupted that once again.

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Let me start with a full disclaimer: I am in NO WAY writing this to dishonor, minimize, belittle or in any other way disparage mothers, moms, mamas, meemaws or women who carry on the immense gravity of bearing and rearing children.

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Graduation is always such a roller coaster of emotions. Parents can’t believe their babies have grown up so fast. Children can’t believe they finally made it and are ready for independence. Teachers are filled with pride and so much more. But this year is especially difficult given the curre…

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In the past month, we have seen so much of life as we know it change. It changed minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-to-day. The streets were quieter, shops and restaurants were darker and people in some areas were a little more scarce. Some people worked from home, some were laid off or fur…

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These days, Moms are wearing many hats. Not that we haven’t always, but in the last couple of months we added a few more that we weren’t expecting, like “teacher.” I will be the first to say that I have a deeper respect for all of the teachers out there, you do a job that most wouldn’t. And …