Commentary

Biedermann begins with a thorny issue

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New State Representative Kyle Biedermann is learning the ropes the hard way.

We have the benefit of knowing him personally, as opposed to other critics around the state. 

Keeping a close watch on open records bills

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Levels of trust sometimes depend upon how closely we know someone, if they share our beliefs or politics, or if we have established a firm relationship with them.

It’s old-school games for the iPad generation

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Christmas was barely a month ago and already many kids seem to be tired of the games — some of them electronic — they were received on Christmas morning.

Millennials need to own homes

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Get this: The share of millennials who own a home has fallen to a 30-year low. What’s worse, reports The Wall Street Journal, is that 32 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living at home with Mom.

New year, new you

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When I arrived in Fredericksburg in 1978, I fell in love with everything about the area. The food, the music, the climate, the scenery, the mix of German, Spanish, and Southwestern cultures.

LOOKING BACK AT ... Anna Martin, banker

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Anna Henriette Mebus was born in Rhineland, Germany on Dec. 10, 1843 into a wealthy and aristocratic family. She was educated in the best private schools in Europe.

New year gives 525,600 minutes to improve self

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525,600 minutes. That’s how many exist in a single year. There’s no way around time, it’s circular. Maybe that’s why the clock is in a circular shape.

Shimmy into the new year

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As you shake off 2016, Carol Lofland wants you to think about shimmying in 2017.