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…

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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…

Although it isn’t on the news, nearly a hundred families seeking safety in the U.S. from violence and persecution have been locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detention facilities in Dilley and Karnes City, Texas, as well as in the Berks family detention center in Penn…

With recent updates on the COVID-19 outbreak and unknown forecasted resolve, the Comal County Fair executive board along with respective directors have concurred that in the best interest of our volunteers, vendors and patron’s safety, health and welfare, it is necessary to cancel the 2020 C…

Pinocchio is a fictional character who is notably characterized for his frequent tendency to lie, which causes his nose to grow. The fictional character has come alive in our President Trump who has made 20,000 false or misleading claims while in office as of July 9, 2020, according to the W…

Ask the 26 million people confirmed with COVID-19 if it’s real. Ask the families of the over 127,000, young and old, healthy and vulnerable, who have died from COVID-19. To them it is painfully real. Ask our family, friends and neighbors from Seguin who have recently either been infected or …

According to recent announcements, “Preregistration and symptoms not required for free COVID-19 mobile testing in Seguin on July 1 and 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.” No big deal.

It’s time to stop the moronic activities happening in our country. We are tearing down historical monuments because they are offensive to some? Maybe we should consider removing ALL monuments, including those of Black, Hispanic, Asian or other minorities!!!

I think it is both. COVID-19 is real. The most vulnerable in our society are in danger. The elderly, those fighting diabetes, cancer, COPD, asthma, and any number of other health conditions are at risk. These folks need to be protected.

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As Confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy are being removed or toppled as part of this country’s long path toward reckoning with hundreds of years of racist violence, it’s time for Seguin’s leaders to stop embracing skewed historical narratives that blindly glorify the Texa…

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What have we become as a nation? As I watch the last month’s news and the social media, and listen to my neighbors, I am not sure, but I can say that I am ashamed.

Churches should be different. “Light of the world.” “City on a hill.” They should remind me “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness shall not overcome it.” It’s where I heard I’m “IN the world, not OF it.”

Unemployed persons are receiving a $600 “bonus” in addition to their regular compensation. That creates a disincentive to go to work but plenty of time to go riot, loot and destroy. Thank you Congress. Elections have consequences.

After reading the article “Chief, sheriff discuss Minnesota death,” I was impressed and somewhat comforted with the comments made by the chief. But I have to admit I was disappointed by the sheriff. Especially when he said “if people would simply comply with a lawful order, they wouldn’t fin…

In reference to Jim Ward’s letter in the Wednesday May 27th edition of the Seguin Gazette, Mr. Ward, you are spot on with your letter while pointing out Guadalupe County has zero deaths.

Police are here to protect the community. Not to judge or to punish. Our job is to enforce laws and arrest those who break those laws, so that the criminal justice system can take the next steps. A recent event in Minneapolis has reminded me that not all officers realize this.

My recent letter about freedoms needing enhancing restrictions seems not to have reached every one. The government (the people) is only trying to restrict the freedom to catch and spread a dangerous disease. If you think the “government” can’t or shouldn’t make you wear a face mask in order …

Sixty-four people in our adjacent Bexar County have died from coronavirus as of May 19, 2020. ZERO have died in Guadalupe County. ZERO. And we live in a state of 29 million people. Yet tens of thousands of our citizens in these two counties have lost their livelihood and their jobs. How or w…

A while back, I had the pleasant daily task of picking a granddaughter up from kindergarten. One day near the end of the year, before she was 6 years old, we caught a red light on the way home. I expressed a little dissatisfaction and asked her if she thought red lights were good or bad. She…

To eat vegan is to exclude any meat, fish, eggs and dairy, and add various plant-based options to one’s diet. There should be more vegan options and products and public information brought to Seguin as it encourages a healthier lifestyle. A vegan diet/lifestyle offers a wide range of benefit…

“Can anything good come out of [politics]?” It’s a necessary evil and I know it will continue after Super Tuesday (to be sure, for the rest of my life). Once I was enmeshed in politics, even campaigning. “The Desiderata” (“avoid loud and aggressive persons…”) was popular when I was a teen.

I’ve practiced before Judge Old since just after he took the oath to serve these four counties.

In nine months, citizens of the U. S. will face a daunting task: the election of a president. Regardless of your political party affiliation, it is critical that you do your duty. Register to vote, vote early, or vote on election day. I strongly urge you to do your research about the candida…

I am writing to thank Seguin residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

When Shania sassed her way through that song, she sang truthfully. It might be my age, the jobs I’ve had or simply my temperament, but iconic stature (even Seguin style) “don’t impress me much.”

Now is the time to act before it’s too late. The mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and the San Antonio City Council have been pushing through their agenda to make many changes at the Alamo.

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