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After moving to Seguin about two months ago from Washington state with no relatives or friends nearby, my wife and I knew nothing of the area. Luckily, we visited the Seguin Elks. This is where we met a lot of helpful and friendly people.

With all the controversy over mask mandates in school, what I keep thinking about is whether anyone has really thought of the children. We know that hospitals are filled with children under the age of 12. The governor has fought mask mandates because he feels parents should be able to make t…

My neighbor Bradford Finch recently died. He was the best neighbor anyone could want. He was a neighbor for over 15 years.

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The recent hype about the Delta variant once again has certain entities talking about lockdowns, mandatory mask mandates, shutting down in-school learning, and even mandatory vaccines.

Sunday’s Seguin Gazette included an article about needed maintenance and improvements to the softball and baseball facilities at Seguin High School.

It’s a shame we can’t be where we thought we’d be by now, with COVID-19 in our rearview mirror and a return to normal straight ahead. We were on the way there, as we got our vaccinations and began taking off our masks.

Thank you for the history lesson, Mr. Harper, on the topic of Jim Crow. I give you a passing grade on its accuracy. But you left out some important facts that strain your premise that the Democratic representatives that left the state have no basis in drawing similarities in the Texas Legisl…

In a nation that is a “world leader” in “non-Christian crimes,” such as divorce, abortions, theft, corruption, murder, family violence, lack of compassion, gross anger, complete moral decay and acute rebellion in all sectors, the “authority failures of church and government” in the role of o…

We want to thank all of the bakers and buyers that helped make the Relay For Life Mother’s Day and Father’s Day bake sales very successful. We especially want to thank Cecilia Delagarza and all employees of El Ranchito Restaurant for providing a place for the sale.

I would like to thank this organization on behalf of the Guadalupe community for the tremendous amount of assistance during the global pandemic. Your contribution to the recovery of this community after the great impacts of COVID-19 has been supremely helpful.

In the 1950s, six of us in the same family either enlisted or were drafted, four of us ended up in Korea, including this writer. There were many young men barely out of their teens, and included many U.S. reservists from WW2, and many other countries who also served, and fought. Many died th…

I want to thank Mr. Floyd McKee for his weekly articles as well as his book, “Snapshots of Seguin and Guadalupe County History.” Knowing I enjoy his column, my wife purchased Mr. McKee’s book as a gift to me. I immediately read the book cover to cover learning the rich history of Seguin and …

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This week a colleague in the microwave telephone business died. Not from a work-related accident, but from a fall in his own driveway. It has caused me to reflect upon our ever-present enemy Death, who we meet only once!

The Seguin Library is a mind opener, and an architecturally beautiful one at that. While San Antonio’s libraries closed for browsing, reading, etc., during the past year, Seguin maintains a welcoming, clean and safe facility, with a friendly and responsive staff.

Freezing Weather Electrical Charge. Normally every one of us pays our own electrical bill. However, because the STATE oversight commission really screwed up so badly, it’s my recommendation that the state pays this unseemly electrical cost as it was their ineptness that’s the underlying caus…

J. C. Dufresne describes himself as a “liberal activist” and a “member of the State Democratic Executive Committee.” In his February 24 column, he affirms these affiliations with typically false statements about “green energy” when he wrote that Gov. Abbott “lied to the public” when he blame…

Shame on Governor Abbott for going on Fox News and blaming the winter storm power outages on frozen wind turbines. He surely knows that renewable energy sources constitute no more than 20% of the electricity generated in Texas, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office and other knowledgea…

Terry Harper is sounding more and more like the current president. Recently, the greatest challenge politically has been to find a way to address the insurrection in our nation’s capitol, but what does Mr. Harper want to talk about — “his” being called out on some reckless comments. This is …

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Having read the news articles regaling us with all the things the two parties are doing or going to do for us, I am struck by a particular travesty; the Democrats call for “Federal Student Loan forgiveness.” As seen in columns found in this newspaper and others, there are those who champion …

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all our lives. The closing of businesses and schools, and the shift to working and learning from home for those who can do so, has been our “new normal” since March. This change has resulted in many families struggling to put food on their tables and roofs…

I respectfully request that Congress pass the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act, H.R. 5434/S. 2602, in 2020. The bipartisan RPM Act protects the right to convert an automobile or motorcycle into a racing car to be used exclusively on the racetrack.

Now that the elections are over, I hope we all take a deep breath and consider the implications concerning the presidential and congressional votes.

I was speaking with a close friend recently and they recounted an event that deeply disturbed them; the observation of a wildly irrational emotional response to the impending election. An individual, while speaking about the closeness of the presidential election between President Trump and …

My daughters and grandchildren know about Mr. Richard Garza because I told them the story. The story about a man who came into our city when so many young Chicanos/Hispanic men, including myself, were lost, running the streets and being pushed into manual labor trades in school.

I’m sure I’ll get some personal hate about my comments but last time I checked, I have a right to say what I think. I would also ask those who disagree to treat me as I try to treat everyone: with respect and love. 

Very interesting and informative article by Scot Kibbe concerning the snafu created by the UIL realignment “dunderheads.” This seems to happen somewhere in the state after every realigning period every two years. 

Today, I went to the Elections Office to vote. I went in the middle of the day when most people were working with the hopes the lines would not be as long. Sure enough, there was a line but it moved at a regular pace, so the wait was not too bad.

Regarding the Letter To The Editor, on Sunday Sept. 27, 2020, “Gonzalez Owes All Veterans an Apology” by Daniel Shepard, I wouldn’t count on an apology from the Congressman. A vote for Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez would be a good alternative.

Soon, our media outlets will be full of controversies over COVID-19 vaccinations. Remember the Kentucky couple who had to wear ankle monitors for refusing to quarantine after a positive test result?

It is beginning to look like 2020 is the year Russian Leader Nikita Khrushchev was talking about, in the late 1950’s, when he said that they [the Communist] would rule over our grandchildren. The “Greatest Generation” is gone and their grandchildren have “no idea” what a “great inheritance o…

The Honorable Vicente Gonzalez Jr., House of Representatives, generated a mass email as part of his reelection campaign on the 22nd of September for which he owes myself and every veteran an apology.

Things that made me smile this morning on my bike ride through our beautiful town: a pretty lawn full of birds that took off in flight as I rode by. A sign congratulating a graduating senior. A friendly good morning from a neighbor watering his lawn. Two cute puppies barking from inside thei…

Thank you, Seguin Gazette, for your help in keeping the Seguin community, especially those on our west side, informed about the repurposing of the historic Juan Seguin Elementary School campus by Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church. We realize the importance of this property to the story of Seguin…