Coffee for 2

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

This week marked seven years since we lost the matriarch of our family.

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The black horse and a time gone by

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

This little story won't mean much to you unless you: (1. know retired banker/rancher Jimmy Cunnius, (2. knew Chock Longmire or (3. grew up marveling at the fine art of horse trading in the 1950s.

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Abbott, Davis win primaries for governor

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Texas' March 4 primary night returns confirmed Greg Abbott and Wendy R. Davis as nominees for governor.

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We wist not wither we wot, what?

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The first Bible I ever saw was a King James Version (that's King James of England, not LeBron of Miami).

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Bright spot found in sea of political pessimism

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Brandon Evans

The public perception of elected officials has hit rock-bottom in this country.

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New take on the American dream

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

In 2005, I followed the advice of everyone I knew and ventured out to buy my first piece of the American dream.

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Federal court rules on same-sex marriage

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Ed Sterling

In the final week before Tuesday, March 4, primary election day, candidates put on final pushes in hopes of getting enough votes to be their party's nominee for the general election in November.

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Measuring life in car memories

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The last roommate (before the current one) and I were sitting around one evening, talking cars. He was a car guy.

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When William isn’t Bill: A primer on voter ID for the primaries

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Ollie Besteiro

"If you're gonna vote in Texas, you gotta have a valid ID."

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Another winter like this will kill me

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

It's been a long, cold winter for pretty much everyone. Freezing temperatures and snow from back east to right here in our own yards. And I'm just about tired of it. March 20 can't get here fast enough.

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Tales from weekend scanner duty

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

How often do you pass people panhandling by the side of the road and wonder, "What's their story?" I found out in a most unusual way last weekend.

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Law clarifies where electioneering may occur

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Questions over where you may stand, what you can say and when you can say it arise here and there around Texas at election time. A new law to solve such issues is on the books.

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The great American smokescreen

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Quite a few years ago, a new family came to our church. They had three boys who were then about 12, 10 and 8.

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The buffalo chariot runaway

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

I recently sang for the funeral of a gentle giant. Bill Askey's life touched the lives of so many people in our area.

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Candidates show differences as primaries near

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Counting down to primary election day on March 4, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis remain the presumptive frontrunners for governor in their respective party races.

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Why I don’t forget Valentine’s Day

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Valentine's Day was Friday. If you're looking for ideas for that perfect gift for your sweetheart, you're too late.

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Finding love in the digital age

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Brandon Evans

"Shall I compare thee to an online store? Thou art more lovely than an in-app purchase."

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Last laugh with Leno a rite of passage

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Danielle Scroggins

The Doritos guy is taking over "The Tonight Show?" What are they thinking? How can they possibly consider The Doritos Guy as a serious replacement for Johnny Carson?

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Permanent School Fund reaches new high

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Texas' 160-year-old Permanent School Fund had grown to $29 billion, a record high value, in December 2013, the Texas Education Agency reported Feb. 6.

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Interview with the groundhog

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

"Sure, I can talk. Once all the hooplah is over, I've got tons of time. Oh, wait - what's that, Shirley? Ah ... sorry, but I do have a pedicure at 3. But it's no problem."

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