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Did you read my Herald article on Herman Lehmann? If not, you should, because this dovetails into it. To recap, Herman Lehmann was captured by Apache in 1870, when he was 11-years-old. He published an autobiography, “Nine Years Among the Indians,” in 1927. It’s a fascinating story and consid…

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The late Charles “Charlie” Rousculp was a veteran educator and the Ohio Teacher of the year in 1968. He was also author of the popular and award-winning book, “Chalk Dust on My Shoulder.” And fortunately for me, he served as one of my mentors when I was beginning my teaching career in Worthi…

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It didn’t happen that fast.  The universe had been just fine for 1,400 years, since Ptolemy published his grand design.  So, why should anyone believe a guy from Poland who claims it’s wrong?  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, eh?

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Q. Our zoysia grass is showing brown spots. Is it a fungus or just the heat? We sprinkle it regularly and have applied a lawn fungus. One issue is that there is only 2 inches of soil under the sod.

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The July 24, 1936 issue of the New Braunfels Herald carried an announcement from the local directors of the German Pioneer Monument Association: John Fuchs, Paul Jahn and R.H. Wagenfuehr. The announcement was an invitation to the public to attend a meeting of all citizens of Comal County on …

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Q. Our neighborhood is loaded with deer, so I have planted lots of primrose jasmine and thyrallis. I like them both, but it has surprised me lately that they are wilting from the heat. They have been in place for three years; do I need to worry about them dying if the heat and dry weather co…

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On Jan. 1, our New Horizons space craft flew past Ultima Thule, the most distant object a space probe has visited.  It really is far out, about a billion miles beyond Pluto.

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In case you haven’t been watching or even listening, it really is that time of year once again — it’s back to school. Since I spent the best part of my adult life laboring in public schools across the country, I thought — just for fun — I’d ask some adults and kids alike what it is they’re m…

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“It is never wrong to do what is right.”

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Q. Why don’t we make more use of four o’clock for a landscape plant? They are not eaten by the deer, have nice blooms with fragrance, and are very drought tolerant.

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The New Braunfels Community Chorale resumes rehearsals for its fall concert beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be weekly at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337.

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NASA, through numerous contractors, built big rockets. Really big rockets. All the engineering, construction, manufacturing, computing, blood, sweat, tears, loss of life…all to pretend we sent humans to the Moon? Was it only a political Moon? 

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In May I travelled to Mason, Texas, with my mom and dad and met with some aunts, uncles and cousins to watch a 45-minute documentary: “Herman, der Apache: Ein Deutscher unter Indianen” (“Herman the Apache: A German among Indians”). The film, made by a German film crew for TV viewing in Germa…

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The  Seguin Art League announces registration for its August Printmaking Art Camp called Printmaking in the Natural World on Aug. 5-8 for students 12 and older. Adults are encouraged to attend as well as teens. The camp will be held at the Woodman Family Center, 1832 W. Kingsbury St. in Segu…

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