Commentary

Dive into a hero’s way of thinking

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Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Fredericksburg’s native son and champion of the Pacific during World War II, did extraordinary things during his career. His actions during the war show his strong leadership style that he developed, being placed in impossible situations and reacting with both humility and confidence.

Governor sets survivor clemency

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 20 established a clemency application specifically for survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence.

Online resources for state voter help

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Want to know more about the statewide races for non-spotlight contests? First, read a daily newspaper. Second, log online to download a supplement with information on many downballot races.

Life leaves marks, but we endure as we age

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The actress Frances McDormand said the great thing about getting older is your life is written on your face. After a recent birthday, I thought about how my face shows some life and stupidity I’ve experienced.

Coke Stevenson, LBJ and the mysterious Box 13

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Six days after the election, it looked like Coke Stevenson had beaten Lyndon Johnson in the 1948 Democratic Primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat from Texas, but there was a little problem with arithmetic down in Jim Wells County.

Housing moves slow, but progress noted

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This week, the housing crunch in Fredericksburg hit home with our company. We are losing a great employee and her husband to a market close to Houston. They are two very hard-working people and we wish them nothing but the best. And while family connections were

A full decade of a bad decision

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Over the past decade, concerns about dark money in politics have taken a back seat to concerns about election rigging or maliciously using social media to influence outcomes. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to strive for more donor disclosure. The sad thing is that the more time passes since the 2010 Citizens United decision, the more both parties get used to taking dark money.