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I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more
Letter to the Editor: I am profoundly saddened by the election of Tony Leago because, according to his campaign statements, he represents exactly the big city and big government ideas I moved to … more
I only was able to attend circuses when I was older, mostly as escort for my young nieces or for my younger children. The things I would take away from the events is that everything is more … more
It was 1974, and I was a boy of 11, living in another country while my father served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Since there was little else to do in the summer months, with baseball … more
It’s an adage that has been around pretty much since adages were invented (which was a long time ago, probably): It’s not the destination, but the journey. No journey to my mind is more … more
Running a newspaper is a pretty intense business. There’s always a happening, or a piece of information, or a sale, or a great photo, or something of a similar nature that needs to be seen, … more
Dear Editor: As cofounder and an active participant in Rufus Refuge, a local animal rescue that has rescued 941 cats and dogs in the last two and a half years, I want to address the issue of … more
My heritage is one I’m super proud of, and I’m sure that most of you are, too. As I began a closer inspection of it, I learned what it meant to be Hungarian, and about the past of course. … more
Dear Editor: I live on the corner of FM 1452 and Highway 21. During the last month, three dogs have shown up here. The first dog appeared around March 31 — a tiny Chihuahua running around on … more
There’s a thing that’s going and growing in the country that you may have heard of — Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s had other names, such as Bush DS, Palin DS, etc. — pretty much … more
If I hadn’t know the definition before, the phrase “from the ridiculous to the sublime” took on new meaning last week. You probably remember the very serious date last Tuesday, which is … more
There's something special about springtime in Texas. From ballparks and bluebonnets, to the smell of freshly cut grass just before an April shower; the tug on a line from a spawning largemouth, or … more
Here’s another couple of unrelated events that will further erode what little liberty we have left — see if they don’t. In this corner, we have a questionable search warrant served on … more
Here’s a couple of tales illustrating the shift in discourse in this country, and why I feel that unless we start acting like adults (even the kids), we’re headed for civil unrest the likes … more
I never could quite understand the phrase, “I just can’t even,” as I always felt it might be incomplete. An event occurred last week that made me keenly aware of what is meant by it, and … more
Walking around pretty much anywhere today, the things that used to be seen frequently have changed. Gone are groups of two or three people talking, no kids playing tag or some imaginary … more
Bear with me here, as I’m going to stitch together what may be some seemingly unrelated events. The first of these is the unfathomable tragedy perpetuated by United Airlines on Kokito the … more
I saw something really cool last week on election day: a room full of people interested in the local election results. There even were children in the room, which bodes well — at least … more
Dear Editor: I am a landowner that will be directly affected if the Federal Rail Administration declares Texas Central's high-speed railway as a railroad. According to a documentary on bullet … more
I got felt up on Thursday, and not in a good way. Don't think this is a lewd or lascivious column; this is about rights, and dignity, and things of that nature. I had occasion to travel to San … more
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