LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thanks for help after fire

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Charles Montgomery

Thank you to all who helped me recover from the fire that destroyed my home the morning of Jan. 4.

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Bring back the nose rag

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Laura Brewer

I wonder if anyone remembers nose rags - used in pre-Kleenex tissue days, at least by our family.

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Ode to Ice Bowl II

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Dale Burchfield

It was a cold and dreary day, The fans were on their feet, As old Romo called the play

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Texas leaders have big task, but are they up to it?

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Brian Knox

The 84th Texas Legislature officially began its work Tuesday. It's time to find out if those who were the best campaigners can become the best at governing.

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Proposal would put contracts under increased scrutiny

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Signaling his intent to promote transparency and accountability in the 84th Texas Legislature, House Speaker Joe Straus on Jan. 9 announced that in the coming weeks the House would release a budget proposal designed to strengthen oversight of state agency contracts.

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Elections have consequences

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I have been cautious this year in finding my New Year's resolution. I decided, why force the issue on Jan. 1?

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Packers and Cowboys

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Packers and Cowboys

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Hey, slick, who taught you how to drive?

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Raindrops race down the windshield, then race up as I gain speed. One seems to dart the opposite way to the others, and I almost swerve, thinking it's a deer running into my path.

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The telephone menu and a ‘tweaked’ driving story

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I received a phone call from a friend today. While we talked, he voiced frustration about his experience earlier in the day when he was trying to do some business and was extremely frustrated.

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Political Cartoons

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
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Political Cartoons

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It’s time to focus on growing the economy

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Lee Hamilton

Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years and the federal deficit is shrinking.

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New mix of lawmakers, officials heading for Austin

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Ed Sterling

When the 84th Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13 and oaths of office are administered, the political party split will be 21 Republicans to 10 Democrats in the 31-member Senate, and 98 Republicans to 52 Democrats in the 150-member House.

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X Marks the Spot

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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X Marks the Spot

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Facebook and becoming a real friend this new year

Published Saturday, January 3, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I admit that I probably spend more time with Facebook than I should. It is the modern-day beauty shop for ladies. It's the virtual coffee shop for us guys.

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Get a different perspective this year

Published Saturday, January 3, 2015
By David Talley

An old song comes to mind when I wheel my bicycle out of the garage and take off down Garland Street.

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A cruel Christmas present

Published Saturday, January 3, 2015
By Ronald Silhan and family

This is for the person who shot my dog on Dec. 27, close to my home on Texas 101 near Chico.

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Top Ten Stories

Published Saturday, January 3, 2015
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Top Ten Stories

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The 2014 highlight reel

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Know what would be cool? If, at the end of every year, somebody - NFL Films, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino - put together a highlight video of our lives.

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Woven into this crazy quilt

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

In this job, you never know what the day will hold. "Do you ever wonder how you end up in the middle of certain situations?" my husband asked one night. My reply: Every. Day.

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The world gets smaller

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Brian Knox

In 2014, the world seemed to get a bit smaller. At least that was one of my impressions as I look back on the past year.

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