Commentary

A very ‘Healthy Harper’

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Located on the high divide in far western Gillespie County, Harper, Texas is out there on the edge, connected to the German Hill Country in some ways and separated from it in others.

‘The kid’ turns out to be a lady cowhand

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Pushing cantankerous cattle up the trail was no easy undertaking under the best of circumstances, but the drive Samuel Dunn Houston made in 1888 beat anything he’d ever experienced.

Corona virus: Is it a viable threat here?

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It is challenging for the average American to fully comprehend the implications of a pandemic, a virus that jumps across borders and infects large numbers of people. While Ebola got headlines in 2014, only one person died in the United States — a Liberian citizen who had been visiting family in Dallas — while three others who had provided care here or abroad were hospitalized.

We can all pitch in to clean litter

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No matter what happens with our roads situation, we can all lend a hand to keep highway litter in check. This town has always prided itself on keeping a tidy appearance. Similarly, the lack of litter is one reason visitors find this place appealing as well.

Governor gets coronavirus update

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AUSTIN — As the worldwide threat of novel coronavirus increased, state agencies are working together to ensure the health and safety of all Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott said Feb. 27. After a briefing from state

Traits, not names, show identity

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Get this: New parents are giving newborns outlandish names - so they’ll stand out on social media.

Another hamstring for local government

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Does anyone think a state lawmaker knows more about running a school district than a superintendent or school board members? Neither do we. That’s why we find no good in the so-called ban of “taxpayer-funded lobbying” proposal in the Republican ballot measures during this primary election.