Commentary

Governor requests disaster declaration

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 13 asked for a presidential disaster declaration for three counties that sustained widespread damage attributed to severe thunderstorms, straight-line winds, hail and tornadoes.

Gillespie County goat becomes Navy mascot

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Because Gillespie County gave the world Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Navy’s top fighting man in World War II, it was only fitting that the admiral’s home in the Texas Hill Country furnish a billy goat to replace Bill IX, the U.S. Naval Academy mascot who died in August 1945.

The great bus hijacking of 1931

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As the driver turned the lumbering Pickwick-Greyhound bus off Route 66 for a construction detour that distant pre-dawn, most of his passengers slept or tried to.

Democratic Women to meet in Kerrville Feb. 4

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Hill Country Chapter of Texas Democratic Women will hold its regular monthly meeting with a luncheon followed by the business meeting and program at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

2019 reminded me of the 1980s

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As the year trickles to a close, I look forward to reading all the endof-year lists from news outlets. Because I try to stay abreast of the news, I pore

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Church-to-Church Thank you to the Gillespie County Ministerial Association and the many musicians who gave of their time and talents to provide the church-to-church walk. It was a wonderful way

First impressions of small-town life

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After living and working in Fredericksburg for over six months, I can honestly say I’ve loved it. Growing up in an urban area outside Fort Worth, I was a bit

Today, a prayer for our nation’s psyche

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Do you ever look at a roll of toilet paper and think, “someone put that on wrong.” There are “over the top” advocates, and “roll from underneath” fans. We joke