Commentary

Pearl Harbor thrust Nimitz into spotlight

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Native son who commanded in Pacific was an example of leadership to the nation The big news in Fredericksburg the week of Dec. 4, 1941 was that new traffic lights

Drama at the Gillespie tax office

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The drama outside the Gillespie County Tax Office wasn’t a quarrel over assessed values, exemptions or tax rates. It wasn’t a political dispute between Democrats and Tea Party Republicans. It

Governor proclaims election results

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AUSTIN — Before voterapproved amendments to the Texas Constitution are set in stone, it is the governor’s duty to publicly proclaim the results of the election. On Dec. 4, Gov.

Tourism’s ‘diminishing returns’

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Iread with interest the survey of tourists by the Convention and Visitor Bureau about what visitors would like to have in Fredericksburg. I have never seen such a survey of

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Pipeline plight One of the letters about the pipeline last week was written by somebody probably not directly involved. He would have known the actual facts concerning the pipeline proposed

‘The lights fantastic’ add to Christmas joy

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In “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” the Whos in Whoville celebrated their Christmas the same as ever after the Grinch’s foul deeds befell them. They also showed through Christmas spirit

We must protect our pollinators

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Three out of four crops grown around the globe depend on pollinators like bees and birds to produce. Yet there is disturbing news that our pollinators are disappearing, according to

‘OK, Tail-End Boomer’

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Idon’t blame millennials and Gen Z for mocking baby boomers with the trending “OK boomer” meme. I’ve had my issues with baby boomers, too. “OK boomer,” reports dictionary.com, “is a

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Pipelines exist No one likes the idea of the Kinder Morgan liquid natural gas pipeline running through our county in the near future. It should be noted, however, that there