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A different type of holiday, but gratitude-filled

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Traditions are a curious thing. Our perceptions of and fervor around them often have more to do with our own recent memory than actual historical, cultural or religious origin.

Gratitude for travel this Thanksgiving week

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At the National Museum of the Pacific War, we learn how the greatest generation sacrificed so much for the good of the country during World War II. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a real shock for all of us who grew up after WWII — not being able to do things when, where and how we please.

In love, family or life, we can take a chance

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Editors note: This column was originally printed in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post in November 2018. Sunday’s sermon was about ridding ourselves of guilt with the assurance that God’s love wipes clean our slate every time we come to him with a repentant heart.

Lessons for and from inquisitive 10-year-old boy

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It was a leaky toilet that lead me to a rather thoughtful conversation with a 10-year-old boy this past weekend. In need of a new fixture, my great-nephew invited himself along on the shopping trip as my “back-up,” and I was happy to have the time together.

Hondo’s closes due to COVID-19

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A popular restaurant has temporarily closed due to a positive COVID-19 case among staff, and one other restaurant may have closed for the same reason. John Graham, husband of Hondo’s on Main Owner Cris Graham, said their restaurant closed on Wednesday evening after an employee had tested positive for coronavirus.

Bell ringers needed for Salvation Army

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The local Salvation Army service unit is looking to hire bell ringers for this year’s “Rescue Christmas” campaign. Positions will be available for paid positions at $10 per hour as well as volunteer ringers.

Lights will bring joy starting this Thursday

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I am traditionally one of those folks who does not like to start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. That was the “rule” at my boyhood home. And for many German families, the Christmas tree was not revealed to the kids until Christmas Eve.

Tips to protect plants, pets and pipes

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The first cold snap has already been here, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wants to remind individuals to protect their pets, plants and pipes from low temperatures. Protect pets Pet owners should make preparations to protect their animals from cold temperatures.