Ruling prevents state from enforcing voter ID law

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Ed Sterling

An Oct. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos of Corpus Christi prevents the state from enforcing the voter identification law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 as Senate Bill 14.

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Court’s ruling didn’t protect voters

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Lena Wells

While the court ruled in favor of the Elections Commission that does not mean it ruled correctly. I was in law for many years and can attest to the fact that the law does not always protect the correct party.

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Schlocktoberfest

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Here’s to the cleaners

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The only time I ever saw Modesto (yes, that was his name) was when he was pushing a dust broom down the hall of my high school.

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Name your price

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Jake Harris

When I got into trouble when I was younger, my parents always made sure to make my punishment fit the crime.

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Thoughts after the Paraguay trip

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

I recently returned from a mission trip to Paraguay. It was rewarding and effective in every measurable way.

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Can you judge a man by a ballpoint pen?

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Phillip D. Bucklew

Yes, you can! As Ricky Ricardo once said: "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"

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Deniers

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Gadgets required to bring up baby

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The last time I had a baby was 9 years, 10 months and 22 days ago. Obviously, we've been out of the baby stage for quite some time. It was only recently that I ventured back into the baby department, shopping for family members. It was like a whole new world.

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Frontrunning candidates appear in debate forums

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Texans interested in who their next governor and lieutenant governor will be witnessed major party candidates for those offices engage in live, one-hour broadcast debates last week.

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‘Turned off’ by lack of compassion

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Gina Robertson

I wish I could write a letter about the positive of things today. It is with a broken heart that I have to write about the negative - the down side.

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Ebola Flying

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Made at the Messenger

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend your own funeral? Maybe it's vain or a bit morbid, but I have. And I suspect it's a lot like leaving a job you love.

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What’s behind the curtain?

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Bob Buckel

My generation grew up in a world of curtains. We had the Iron Curtain that stretched across Eastern Europe, dividing countries and people and ideologies.

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5 public health threats in Texas scarier than Ebola

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Anna C. Dragsbaek

There's no doubt about it: Ebola is scary. The disease has a high mortality rate and no known cure. No vaccine is available to halt its spread.

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Voter ID

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
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Don’t forget, these are your rights, too

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

There is a trend that has gone seemingly unnoticed by the American populace. It's scary, and it affects everyone, yet not only are some people oblivious, others are also enthusiastically in favor of this slow erosion of their rights.

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Top candidates debate with election on horizon

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Ed Sterling

A Monday debate pitted Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and Dan Patrick, R-Houston, two state senators who are vying to succeed David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor in 2015.

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Attack Ads

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Politics vs. football: voters lose

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

Few things in Texas are more romanticized than high school football on Friday nights. After barbecue, the Alamo and the cowboy on the plains, it's one of the primary state symbols.

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