Commentary

Buying a coffin just in case

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That fall of 1895 had been unusually wet and cold, conditions conducive to “catching your death.” With no vaccines or pharmaceuticals to prevent or mitigate a viral infection, anyone who

New session, new bills await Texas lawmakers

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New lawmakers for the 86th Texas Legislative Session were sworn in yesterday with a priorities list as diverse as the state. We hope the optimism of a new year and

‘Path to the Future’ report is available

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During 2018 the community enjoyed a lot of progress and it was a very successful year. In the next several months, the city will publish an Annual Report that will

Katemcy - A post office town

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Texas frontier towns grew up around stores and saloons. Churches, schools and cemeteries came next. But a town wasn’t a town at all until it had a post office with

Life is spaghetti

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My current reading throne book is called “Poking a Dead Frog.” Now what do you imagine that is about? I’ll wait. Ok, wrong. It’s subtitled “Conversations With Today’s Top Comedy

Commissioner Roeder a huge asset to county

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The name Roeder could be synonymous with Gillespie County. Billy Roeder embodied the German work ethic, yet also the humility of a rural official who wanted the best for his

Hopeful, humorous headlines for 2019

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The Dallas Morning News editorial board came up with some forward-looking and funny headlines to ring in the new year: “President Trump swears off Twitter: ‘Social Media is the real

A cautionary tale with rural healthcare

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Apart of my childhood disappeared recently. After growing up across the street from Richards Memorial Hospital in my hometown of Rockdale, I felt helpless as I watched it close and

Cedar Fever: Nothing to sneeze at

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As sure as the coming of a new year, every December one biological process begets another when pollen produced by the male juniper (incorrectly but far more commonly known as