Commentary

Life lessons from a Laker

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We don’t often take up sports issues in this space, but the sports world lost an influential athlete over the weekend — one who reached into succeeding generations.

Suit filed for online motor voter registration

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Last week, the League of Women Voters of Texas and other plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit claiming Texas violates the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by not providing voter registration with driver’s license applications online.

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.