We have observed that the Seguin Gazette has taken a sharp left turn off the main highway of “balanced coverage” on the political scene.
“Reach out and touch someone.” That may be a slogan a phone company no longer says, but I still hear God saying it. There are a myriad of ways to accomplish that. My presence, smile or money are some ways. Maybe I can do all three at the same time — like at the benefit for Johnny Kinsather. Dusty Springfield once crooned, “The only one who could ever reach me, was the son of a preacher man.” Since Johnny told me he was the son of a preacher man, I always sang that to him. The benefit now gives me the opportunity to reach out and touch Johnny and God. That happens by heeding God’s directive and touching Johnny’s family. I haven’t a clue who they are, but it doesn’t matter. God doesn’t require me to get name, rank and social security number of those with whom I reach out and touch. Indeed, He didn’t. (To this day, I always think of an anonymous donor I had 20 years ago! Nice matters.)
I am writing about the SUV wreck on IH-10 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 16). If at all possible, I would like to thank the medics and nurse on scene.
Reading Mr. (George) Rodriguez’s (Aug. 7) editorial helped me see more clearly what was possibly behind the reason the current voter ID laws were put in place. Nevermind that he shows his hypocrisy in almost a single breath by saying challenges to the laws are about playing the politics of fear, then states that this will result in your vote “becoming meaningless,” “facilitating voter fraud and manipulating elections.” It is well established that these laws were enacted as a solution in search of a problem, with voter ID fraud prosecution in the inconsequential level. This fraud must be prevented, of course, but those who are eligible to vote should not have unnecessary obstacles before them. We already have such a dismal record of participation in our elections.
From the inlaid tin ceiling accents, to the deco inspired chairs, every detail was well thought out. High end accents with a nod to the past offer an inviting venue for one and all.
In this week’s version of Sen. Cornyn’s weekly email to constituents he makes some spurious claims about Pres. Obama’s new EPA regulations and energy costs; especially how they will affect Texans. If anything the new regulations will hasten the switch from coal to natural gas for electricity generation which will improve the Texas job outlook.
A long list of “thank yous”
On July 15, the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees and Stetson Roane entered into a contract for Mr. Roane to serve as the Seguin ISD’s next superintendent.
After the SCOTUS ruling on marriage, some of the PFLAG (Parents Friends/Family Lesbian and Gay) membership were understandably afraid of the reception the Fourth of July Parade entry might receive.
Something is rotten in Denmark — oh, wait — it’s right here in Guadalupe County! I think the odor is preceding the 2016 county elections!
Last Sunday’s Gazette editorial, “Despite religious beliefs, the law is law,” captured the spirit of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. But the editorial’s title slights the Constitution’s First Amendment, which guarantees believers the right to freely practice their religion and to express their views.
America is celebrating another Independence Day, its 239th one. There were no Republicans or Democrats in the 1770s, but there were liberals and conservatives.
The Seguin Noon Lions Club thanks the Seguin Gazette for their help and support in the promotion of our recent Spring Fling held at the Coliseum on Thursday, April 30.
We disagree with Jim Green’s letter to the Editor on Sunday, 7 June. Mr. Obama will likely go down in history as the worst, most divisive President we have had to date.
The letter to the Gazette, on June 4, 2015, “Obama demands the suspension of reality” from Benjamin Dudley is such a rambling rant it is hard to know where to begin.
I just found out the city council turned down a multi-million dollar project that would bring at least 400 jobs as well as internships for the local college.
I wanted to know why the city was allowed to fill that tunnel of unknown origin under Court street.
Stop thinking and believe in me. Stop thinking, and believe in me. Stop thinking and believe in me! Rubber stamp, stooges in Congress.
The U.S. has many lice and fleas! These days there are so many of them that are alive are in public and especially in schools. But some parents don’t do anything about it. Also the school nurse isn’t allowed to check students’ hair just because very few adults complain about it. So the schools should change the rules.
Vigilant, we have not been, to allow a rogue ISD board that obviously can’t/want communicate with leaders or citizens, to seize power.
It matters not if “God bless you” is said to me in parting or after I sneeze. I usually respond with, “He does.” The bumper sticker taunts me with “[Excrement] happens.” Yet, that reminds me blessings happen, too. I’m not completely oblivious. We all have some kind of angst — be it continuous or momentary.
As I write this letter, the Seguin ISD Destiny Imagination “DI” teams are representing Seguin at the Global DI competition in Knoxville. I rejoice in their mastery of the art of collaborative work and problem solving developed through participation in DI. Congratulations to all DI and OM (Odyssey of the Mind) participants through the years.
La Iglesia de Dios Inc. House of Refuge in Seguin would like to thank the Seguin Elks Lodge for their support in our sixth-year anniversary. We really appreciate the accommodations of your facility and the time allotted for this victorious celebration. We sincerely thank you and hope to have future events at the Elks Lodge. God bless.
Now that you have filled the editorial vacancy, I would hope you would have time and manpower to more closely monitor what is going on in the city of Seguin.
The tax assessor complains in the public media about SISD not formally addressing the tax collection decision with her office. Then, it appears that the assessor attempts to garner support from other entities — the county judge and the county’s contractor for delinquent taxes. The style mirrors the common political practice when you don’t get your way.
I see the Seguin City Council has just passed a resolution establishing the new Park West as a “Drug Free Zone and Gang Free Zone.”
What kind of entertainment can you expect to find in a little town like Seguin? Why BROADWAY no less! I am writing to say that I am so very thankful that I took the opportunity to see Mary Jane Windle perform “I don’t want to be Zelda Anymore” at our own Texas Theater ... a one-act play that was absolutely spellbinding. Wow. Personally, I must admit that I am somewhat a movie/play/music buff, so I probably get a little more excited than the average viewer at such talent.
As you know, tragedy touched our community and Seguin High School on the morning of April 17. The campus was put into lockdown mode as a precautionary measure for this isolated event while authorities conducted their investigation.
I would like to share what a privilege and honor it has been to work so closely, for so many years, with Dr. Irene Garza.
As you know, a tragic event occurred at Seguin High School on Friday morning. The campus was put into lockdown as a precautionary measure while authorities investigated this isolated event.
“Where’s Waldo?” He’s somewhere on a page in a book. He’s not hard to find. Where’s God? Everywhere, but He’s hard to find for some. Often, He’s simply in the mundane or ordinary. Hence, I can even seen Him in my landlord. I’ve been with my landlord for years. I’ve always quipped, “I don’t need a man. I have my landlord,” and “Why do I want a house? My ‘shoe box’ is fine. It’s my assisted living space.” I’ve been with God for years, too. He’s the man in my life. I’ve also sassed, “I don’t need a house. God already has a mansion for me.” I can always depend on my landlord. Certainly, I rely on God.
I still am in shock and saddened by the sudden decisions connected with Dr. Garza’s retirement from the SISD. At the time of these decisions, Dr. Garza was fully engaged and abreast of the smallest details of the new high school, the high school for which fought very hard to get the voters’ approval. There is no doubt in my mind that retiring from the SISD was not her plan. Although I don’t know the particulars, I think that Dr. Garza would have liked to be a part of bringing the new high school to reality.
Comments by Dr. Stephens, of Educate Seguin Group, at a recent SISD board meeting should not be considered representative of the majority. Dr. Stephens is an activist, power broker, and influence peddler, seeking to influence SISD outcomes to satisfy a few. By his own previous comments, Stephens has always suggested that his group should lead SISD rather than the elected SISD trustees.
I see where George Rodriguez (Gazette 4/17/15) is still trying to peddle that the Republican party, today, is on the side of the rank-and-file Texan, and particular Hispanic Texans.
During this time it has been difficult for my whole family and friends to comprehend the tragic chain of events that led to my sister’s untimely death. My sister Vivian Cases was a beloved daughter, sister and mother of three children. She was a very caring and loving person that always put others before her own self. During the search for my sister I prayed so hard than I ever had that they would find her safe and alive. I would like to extend gratitude for all the efforts made by the Seguin Police Department and detectives, Texas Department of Public Safety helicopters, San Antonio Rescue team, and Houston based search and rescue team for their hard efforts in the search for my sister. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heather McMinn, DA, and the DA office of Seguin for coordinating the search. Thank you to the community for talking and help the officials in the search and investigation. Also thank you for all the prayers and condolences received from family, friends and the community. Keep them coming please. I hope and pray justice will be served for the murder of my sister.
Someone needs to train the utility director, supervisors and workers on how to let the citizens know when a road is to be blocked before it turns into a long rerouting and delay.
Thank you for supporting the ARF effort to provide animal care to Seguin and Guadalupe County residents in your “Speak Up!” column on March 19. While microchipping is an important part of good pet care, I wish we could raise awareness of the practice of doing a blue or green tattoo at the incision site when spaying female dogs. If all vets in our area would use this indicator, many more female dogs would have the possibility of adoption and avoid unnecessary repeated surgery. The tattoo offers permanent proof of spay, even when microchipping has not been done or information is not up to date.
I heard that the city is spending $2,000,000 more than its budget and among the items to be purchase are windows for City Hall and the annex. I did not noticed any broken windows and I do not see that the utility bill the city pays will be reduced. I also do not see the city getting any energy credits. Am I wrong?
I just want to take this opportunity to tell you what a privilege and honor and joy it was for my wife and myself to have lived here some 29 years. Both my wife and I are now living in retirement in the Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa, where also my daughter and son-in-law live.
Pastor Josue Chavez and the congregation of La Iglesia de Dios Inc. House of Refuge would like to express our gratitude to the community of Seguin. The car wash held at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Sunday, March 22 was a success.
Our family purchased a home on Lake Placid, directly across the lake from CMC (fomerly SMI) in 1985. The mill was much smaller then. You could hear the sound of metal being melted down and on occasion you could smell something odd in the air, but it was all very minimal and tolerable at the time. No one complained because they were the biggest employer in the county and everyone appreciated that greatly.
As a long time resident, living off of FM 466 East of Seguin, it has come to my attention again this spring that picture-takers do not get off the road to do so!
I think of God in the delivery of a baby. Yes, I hear you mocking: of course, one would think of Him upon seeing such a miracle. After all, that’s even how God made His debut. I agree, but keep thinking outside the box. At least ponder on Lent, or the time before Easter.
A local restaurant patron was charged with assault and public defecation after a fight broke out this past Saturday at one of Seguin’s most popular eating establishments, El Perro Bar & Grill. Apparently Peter Pit Bull and his companion, Johnny Jailhouse, were eating nachos and drinking margaritas in the early evening hours. The trouble began when Billy Boxer and Patty Poodle entered the bar with their companion, Clifford Clueless. According to one witness, Pit Bull and Poodle had had a previous intimate relationship and Pit Bull went into a jealous rage. Boxer suffered numerous bites and lacerations and luckily other patrons were able to distract Pit Bull with a raw T-bone steak.
The leadership of Educate Seguin wants to make the community aware that we are currently sponsoring the Extra Mile Seguin campaign to honor the teachers of Seguin ISD.
The Garcias know about miracles. I read their thank you note in the Gazette. I identify with Justin Garcia. I, too, had an AVM that ruptured. I know the arduous journey they’ve all had so far. I don’t have “survivors remorse.” Yet, every single day without fail, I ask God to make sure I heed His directives for me (or, since I talk to Him with a vernacular tongue, I say, “Now what?”) I’m not necessarily stubborn, just supremely oblivious!
This letter is in response to Jack Linden’s column on Feb. 6, 2015. I believe most Americans care deeply when someone, anyone is murdered.
On behalf of Justin Garcia and our family we would like to express our most sincere appreciation for the love, financial support and prayers that were given. Justin’s surgery was a success!
A little over four years ago I was fortunate enough to be in the Golden Corral in Sherman when coach Danny Padron, other staff members and the Texas Lutheran University football players came in to eat the night before their game against Austin College.
We really need a national dialogue about the Republican Party that used to be, and the radical lunatics who have taken over the party, today, in Washington (and night and day different from most of the rank and file who vote Republican).