“Most people are good.” I like that song/singer, but when I hear that line I wince and mumble “hmmm” because I’m just not that sure. No problem seeing good in people, but my Libra scales simply won’t tip when I hear “most.”
There was a legal notice in the paper to condemn Mrs. Jacquline Crayton’s house that got me thinking. This is the same home that family and friends gathered in front of for a vigil after she was found dead on the floor from a non-life threatening fall three years earlier.
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, fought and many died th…
While it’s good to see diverse views and historical facts on the Seguin Gazette’s editorial page, self-described liberal activist and Democrat J.C. Dufresne broke new ground for the Gazette on Aug. 9, 2019, when he wrote that if Republican voters “don’t repudiate President Trump and his enab…
I am rejoicing with the happy news that there will not be any cut in Library funding by Judge (Kyle) Kustscher and the County Commissioners Court. They made the decision to continue the funding to the Seguin Public Library at the same level as last year.
In his response letter to J.C. Dufresne (July 21), Forrest Mims mentioned, “the Democratic Party’s lengthy advocacy of slavery, its role in the Civil War, its establishment of the Jim Crow policies that persecuted former slaves and their descendants for a century after the war, and its activ…
As the Guadalupe County commissioners work to finalize next year’s county budget, I urge them to fully fund the requests from the three public libraries in the county — Seguin, Marion and Schertz.
The Seguin Public Library is a pillar of our community and has positively impacted thousands of citizens, including our youth and young adults. Current and future taxpayers reap the benefits of library services, particularly regarding literacy and life-long learning.
In his latest column (July 19), far-left columnist JC Dufresne joined radical Democrats in calling President Trump a “fascist” and a “dictatorial leader.” He then claimed that Trump wants to deny illegal immigrants entry to the U.S. like the U.S. denied entry of 900 Jewish refugees in 1939. …
Just as we are responsible for providing educational opportunities for our students and teachers, your Seguin ISD board of trustees also participates in and benefits from educational training opportunities.
Shaking his head, Pat asked my daughter how she put up with me. Without missing a beat, she fired back at him, “I’ve had years of practice!” I, too, have had years of practice — at sinning. “Practice makes perfect.” Ergo, I do a bang up job of it. I don’t miss a beat either – i.e., I breathe…
A photo on page 1 of the June 11 and 12 editions misidentified a harmless crane fly as a mosquito. While crane flies are harmless, mosquitoes like the one in the adjacent photo are vectors for serious diseases.
I was sadly amused to see how Byron York’s column, where he asserted that there was a weakening of traditional standards of argument and proof, started with a lie.
Woohoo! I am very excited to read Floyd McKee’s new column in today’s Seguin Gazette. For many years, I would call members of my family who were living out of state, and I would read his column and we would enjoy learning the nuggets of Texas history.
Seguin’s Main Street program can’t lead downtown revitalization efforts on a shoe string budget. Since moving to Seguin four years ago, my humble attempts to inspire some forward momentum at Main Street have met with a now familiar refrain.
Dear Parks Department. Just a brief letter to express my appreciation for the concert in Central Park on Sunday night. It really “hit the spot.” The weather cooperated beautifully as well.
The Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea allows one to fully comprehend the true meaning of Memorial Day. It reinforces the important lesson that the blessings of liberty come at a great cost.
Kudos to Dalondo Moultrie and the Seguin Gazette for the coverage of the recent success of Seguin High School’s MatCast staff for winning first place in the TASB contest and being awarded a $5,000 check, hopefully for their department.
Sitting empty on North Austin Street is an abandoned fire station that was built to keep (Seguin) Fire/EMS units from being delayed by trains crossing North Austin Street.
As a member of the facilities committee I had the chance to see the needs for our School District from the inside out. Accordingly, we on that committee used our learning and best thinking to chart the three tiered plan that led to Bond 19.
I support Seguin ISD’s Bond 2019. My perspective is that of a 40-plus year resident of Seguin and a former 20-year employee of the district. That perspective is reflective but my support is future focused.
In the April 5 edition of the Gazette, the author of “From the Right,” while singing the praises of his Republican issues, took this shot at our local school trustees, citizens and staff, accusing them of “…digging around looking for ways to spend money.”
Citizens in the Seguin Independent School District soon will have the opportunity to continue the positive momentum SISD and our community have experienced in recent years.
Being a resident of New Braunfels, I thought Rep. Kuempel would have some sympathy for folks in adjoining Comal County, but I had it wrong! Rep. Kuempel voted FOR a House Bill (HB 3114) that takes away citizens’ rights by removing the SOAH (State Office of Administrative Hearings) independen…
As a proud graduate of Seguin schools and as someone with keen interest in Seguin ISD, I am encouraged by the vision of SISD’s current superintendent and by the efforts of the SISD Board to build for the future.
We have many in our wonderful community to thank for a very successful fun run/walk on Saturday, March 23. First, to the City Parks and Recreation Department for keeping our park system beautiful and available to the public. Seguin has a wonderful greenbelt connecting two great parks.
Thank you Mr. Herrera Jr. for your search for the truth. Your letter in the Sunday , March 10, paper was excellent. I stopped reading “From the Right” because it was often filled with hate and lies. And after Mr. Mims last commentary, I decided to stop reading his. I wonder why some need to …
I always enjoy reading Forrest Mims III’s commentary, mostly because it usually gets me to research the topics he has chosen to discuss. I do it with the intent of learning something, whether it is to validate what he has written, or to confirm my disagreements with it.
Last year we were trying to help a member of our extended family find a better living situation that required affordable housing. After visiting all of the apartment complexes with income based units and the Housing Authority, we were told that the waiting list for an affordable unit was two…
It’s well after Valentine’s Day, yet I hope there’s still enough love left to power me because I’m a heart thinker. So, don’t bet on riling me (bet on making me cry instead).
I don’t like the President’s looks, manners, or extramarital affairs. I also don’t like the ongoing search for “Russian collusion” in which several associates of the president have been charged with questionably criminal offenses for which they were forcibly taken in the middle of the night,…
Valerie Bustamante’s front page story (Tuesday, Jan. 29) and photos about the public meeting to discuss a proposed wastewater treatment plant to be installed north of Geronimo nicely captured the spirit of the meeting. Valerie also cited the concerns expressed by both citizens and elected of…
Every Sunday I look forward to reading Mr. McKee’s article on the town history. I have cut and pasted the articles in a spiral notebook so I can re-read them later and show them to my grandchildren when we see something that was written in one of his articles. It says in the articles that th…
Thank you for the thoughtful piece on automobile safety. Although ostensibly the subject was accidents, the focus seemed to be the advancements in safety features now being built into cars.
- GBRA will drain its lakes
- GBRA will drain its remaining lakes
- TEA academic ratings released
- Deputies seek help in cracking 27-year-old cold case
- Community remembers long-time educator
- Empathy flows from Dunalp with GBRA news
- Districts receive grades from state
- GBRA: Plan to drain lakes moves forward
- Cibolo mayor retains seat amid split vote
- Woman saved from fire dies days later