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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Bypass width A lot of ink has been dedicated to this controversial “bypass” for Highway 290 in Gillespie County. No doubt one is needed. I drive on another city’s bypass

Court stays execution with reprieve

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AUSTIN — The execution of a Texas death row inmate incarcerated since May 1998 was stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Nov. 15. The court order came

Thanks to Texans, state parks get a win

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One thing that has annoyed us over the past decade or so has been the “poor-boying” of our Texas state parks system. At one point, we visited Enchanted Rock State

O. Henry in Fredericksburg

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The writer O. Henry was naturally curious. Wherever he went he spent a lot of time soaking up the local flavor. His stories came from hotel lobbies, dance halls, saloons,

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Cavity prevention Thank goodness common sense has prevailed. People trusted their dentists and doctors and realized that fluoride is not harmful to you or your teeth. In fact, it is

Facebook says lying on its platform OK

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There is a humorous meme going around about Facebook. It states “Facebook: Started as a way to rate girls, destroys constitutional Republic.” That’s a humorous exaggeration, of course, but Facebook’s

Texas’ free utility market is superior

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When a bankrupt utility handles the risk of wildfire by organizing weeks of rolling blackouts, you have some fundamental problems with your electricity system. But when a major utility files

A wonderland for kids with special needs

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Sometimes we get so bogged down with life, it’s good to have an experience to remind us to count our blessings and give us perspective. That was what happened with

State eyes rules for hemp production

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AUSTIN — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Oct. 29 announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s release of interim final rules for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Program. The rules, part