Commentary

Energy markets, world won't wait on U.S.

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In the energy market, coal still makes up a large part of the Texas portfolio. But that is changing rapidly, driven by demand for cleaner power sources.

James Bond brought out the sexist in us all

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The death of Sir Roger Moore last week, who played 007 in seven of the Ian Fleming-inspired James Bond films, was arguably the best Bond to ever grace the role.

Closed doors keep CTEC members in dark

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During last year’s Central Texas
Electric Cooperative (CTEC)
Annual Meeting, a video
shown by the board and CEO reported
the construction of two new service

Communication is key during emergencies

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Supt. Eric Wright knows the value of instant communication. He routinely tweets from sporting events to praise a win or offer encouragement during a loss. He often uses the hashtag #proudsupt.

Musicians being heard on noise rules

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A lot of extraordinary things are happening in Fredericksburg, from the stunning growth of wineries, eateries and music venues, to the spectacular development of the local “historical tourism” indu

Country schools a big piece of Gillespie's past

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One day last week, I was searching for an article in the bound edition of the 1955 Standard when I ran across a notice listing all of the “School Closings” that would occur across the county in the