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In late October, the Gazette posted my column headlined, “Time for New Leadership in Guadalupe County,” and in this column, I mentioned how some of the county’s departments were responsible for both harassment and closures of several small businesses within our county.

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One month! In my first month as your Chamber President the Chamber staff has held four ribbon cuttings for local businesses, added 10 members, gained 63 additional social media followers, and hosted a 100th anniversary banquet; and we have only just begun.

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For many, the Texas Rangers represent the men who helped tame and protect the frontier of Texas. These Rangers were organized for the purpose of protecting the settlers against the attacks of Indians from the north and Mexican raiders from south of the border, who were raiding both Hispanic …

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This weekend we visited a baby. Technically he’s a toddler, but around here we think of anyone under 2 years old as a baby. Sometimes we consider anyone under 30 a baby too, but that’s another story.

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The post office at Thurber closed permanently on Nov. 30, 1936, leaving the once thriving mining town with hardly a pulse and neighboring Mingus on the critical list.

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On Friday, Nov. 19 after more than 26 hours of jury deliberation, defendant Kyle Rittenhouse was exonerated of all charges concerning the deaths of two men and the injury of a third during the Kenosha Wisconsin riots in August 2020.

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Tomorrow, many Americans will partake in one of our country’s long-running traditional holidays: Thanksgiving. Since 1789, our tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving changed off and on throughout the years until 1942 when Congress decided that the holiday would be observed every fourth Thursday…

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The glass half-empty media’s economic headlines are overwhelmingly focused on inflation. But if you look deeper you’ll see there’s plenty of good news. Retail sales rose in October for the third straight month. October job growth was strong and Goldman Sachs is predicting a significant drop …

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There is no award more prestigious in all of college football, maybe all of sports, than the Heisman Trophy. Each year we honor a player who stands above the rest and who brings us dazzling highlights and fond memories. They are repaid for their efforts with an immortal trophy and endless Ni…

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Every year around the world, NO-Shave November is observed. It is an awareness campaign that promotes that one should embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose. Throughout the month, men allow their hair (including mustaches and beards) to grow wild and free. People donate money th…

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Many towns, created in the 1800s after Texas gained its independence from Mexico, celebrate their connection to stage stops and postal services as an important part of their history.

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As far as I know, no records are kept of the many blessings that befall us each day. They are not recorded in any newspaper nor made mention in the media. All too often we take for granted all we have and all the beauty and love that surrounds us.

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A death-defying air show on Nov. 19, 1911 inspired a Midland blacksmith to plunge ahead with his bold plan to conquer the clouds. By no means the first Texan to get hooked on flying, John Pliska would certainly not be the last.

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Last week, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, which President Biden signed Monday. While Biden’s predecessor repeatedly proclaimed infrastructure week in an effort to gain public support, not once in four years was an infrastructure bill ever voted on, let…

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As a veteran who has seen many young men return home in pieces — physically, mentally, and emotionally — one thing has been at the forefront of my mind of late; giving legal adults at the age of 18 the rights of all adults. This is what I mean.

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Q. Our neighborhood is “blessed” with the weed vine cats claw. The flowers are beautiful, but the vine grows over trees and buildings. It was pleasant to have it killed by the February freeze, but I should have known better! It is back growing on our fences and will soon be back in the trees…

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It’s about that time! Every year for the past 25 years, we have kicked off the Official Best of the Best Awards for Seguin and Guadalupe County with voters ballots. As always, you will see the printed ballots inserted in your newspaper starting with the Thanksgiving edition followed by the f…

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My mother-in-law recently moved out of her two-bedroom condo and into a one-bedroom, one-bath assisted living facility. Needless to say, there were years and years of “stuff” that we all tend to accumulate as the years roll by no matter who or how old we become. So, my wife decided to hold a…

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Many stories connect people in far away places with the history of Seguin, beginning from the early days of statehood to modern times. And there have been many final letters sent during foreign wars that arrive after the deaths of loved ones.

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A couple of weeks ago a bunch of Holocaust denying anti-Jewish demonstrators made appearances in San Antonio and Austin. While organizers and most of the participants were from out of state they found a lot of support from local white nationalists and neo-Nazis. Their goal was to sow hate in…

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This past Saturday, the members of the Texas State Libertarian Executive Committee (or SLEC for short) met in Houston for our last calendar meeting of the year. The meeting started with roll call before the reports by the main officers of Libertarian Party of Texas.

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Q. For the first time in the five years it has been planted our fig has some green fruit on it. I usually prune it about now, but I hate to remove that fruit. What is your advice concerning pruning and fertilizing?

Texas Lutheran University graduate Rashad Tolbert and Seguin Police Officer Brandon Smith sat and had a candid conversation. The officer fielded questions from the former campus Black Student Union President, as well as questions from students and an audience inside Jackson Auditorium.

I would like to thank those Green Valley Special Utility District (GVSUD) ratepayers that went to the polls to vote in the Board of Directors election on November 2nd. Even though the turnout was low for the election we will have two new Board members starting with the Nov. 18 board meeting.

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The past week has yielded countless complaints about the College Football Playoff rankings. Among them are that undefeated Cincinnati was left out of the Top 4, while the one-loss Alabama Crimson Tide were not only included in the Top 4, but were vaulted all the way to the No. 2 spot. The ma…

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A highlight for the Texas Lutheran University and Seguin community will be upon us in just a few weeks — our annual holiday Vespers service. As I hear so often, there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to come enjoy this beautiful service of song and music in early December.

What started as an energy-saving plan in the 1700s is now a nuisance in the 21st century. Daylight saving for so many has run its course, and really doesn’t do much to save energy anymore.

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It was one of those unpleasant, if not awkward, moments. At a social gathering last week, I was being introduced to a well-dressed gentleman and I immediately stretched out my open right hand preparing for a handshake in return. There was an unexpected “pregnant pause.” Then the gentleman, o…

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While doing some research for one of the snapshots I ran across a newspaper article in a copy of the Guadalupe Gazette, “The Official Paper of Guadalupe County,” dated 1908. It was interesting because many of the names mentioned are family names recognized today in Seguin. Perhaps some of yo…

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It was starting out like any other adventure here at Casa Prosapio. I was at half a dozen virtual meetings while Adam, my husband, had a mid-week break from his job in Austin. The thing that’s dangerous about mid-week breaks for him is he still has a feeling that he should get things done.

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On Nov. 14, 1954, a small-town Texas daily revealed rampant fraud and corruption in a state-sponsored land program. The exposé earned a Pulitzer Prize for a courageous newspaperman and sent a high-ranking public official to prison.

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One of my first teaching assignments was seventh-grade history at a brand new middle school in the plush community of Worthington, Ohio. At that time, one of my favorite colleagues was a lanky lad named Larry who taught math. The two of us hit it off right from the start perhaps because we w…