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On display at the New Braunfels Park and Recreation Department office in Landa Park is a model of a garden exhibiting the principles of xeriscape landscaping.  The project was funded in part by the Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD).  By June 1991 the Parks Department personnel had th…

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The agenda of the Democratic party and other left leaning partisans, as represented by Nancy Pelosi, demanding that statues displayed in the Halls of Congress be removed.  The removal of similar statues is happening in many cities and universities.  

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Something I have always appreciated about living in New Braunfels is that this is a politically active town. I believe that it is all of our responsibility to care about who our leaders are and vote, and from the display of the many signs, banners, and stickers that populate our town as elec…

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It was with great disappointment that I saw the pictures in the July 9 edition of the paper titled Train Ride Of Support. Perhaps it should have been titled Train Ride To Support The Spread Of COVID-19. 

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Fans who crack open baseball history books are sure to find photographs of Jackie Robinson stealing home and wreaking havoc on the basepaths.

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Those who have heard my most recent album released in stores as the musician “Cornfed Hustler” have stated it is eclectic with a broad range of genres. 

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I was very displeased at July 9 front page. Directly under the posting of six COVID-19 deaths is a pictures of teenagers in close contact at Landa Park having a great time with NO masks on. It appeared the paper was minimizing the COVID-19 risks. 

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Not many years ago I was on holiday in Ireland. While in the tiny village of Ennis, I found myself searching for a pub and a cold drink. It wasn’t long till I came across a quaint little public house with a welcoming sign in the front window which read: 

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Q. There are red wasp-things that are visiting our southern pea patch. So far, they have not stung anyone, but they look fierce. Is there a reason they are spending so much time in and on the peas? Should we treat them with anything? 

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Oh, the Sahara dust plume will be mostly done by the time you read this.  We had hazy skies, our allergies got pumped up and it of course exacerbated serious respiratory health issues.  Weather forecasters had a fun couple of weeks with it. 

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Especially now while we are struggling with the virus, nonprofit organizations provide an immeasurable amount of help to those in need. This is the fourth of a series that highlights the largest of the area’s nonprofits and what they have been doing recently.  

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Roughly two-thirds of the states allow universal voting by mail, and five do all their voting exclusively by mail-in ballots: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah. 

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From recognizing community helpers to helping community organizations do even more good, the last seven days have seen New Braunfelsers pushing to make the city better than ever.

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That much news coverage is biased against President Trump goes without saying. But every now and then there comes an episode of bias so egregious that it deserves attention. The coverage of the president’s July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore is one of those episodes.

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Once again, our lives are looking like a bad version of the Groundhog Day movie. We wake up every day to more gloom and doom, more cases of COVID-19, more deaths, more masks and more business closings. Many venue owners were blindsided by the sudden order to close last Friday. They felt they…

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I’m a former City Council member at a growing city in Texas and a 4.0 GPA Master’s of Business Administration graduate from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. 

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This year above all, our Independence Day commemorations and introspection ought not to conclude on the Fourth of July. Indeed, in a year like this — in our national moment of reflection and rebellion — we require one more day of contemplation on our national character and our national purpose.

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We’re getting ready for a big departure around here. Our youngest is getting ready to move out of the house at the end of the month.

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Everybody has had a nickname at some point in life. At various times I have been referred to as “Cactus Jack,” “Honey Badger” or “the Defendant” depending on the circumstances or the group of people I am with. 

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Who are we?” “What are we here for?” These are some of the most fundamental questions of our lives. The answers can be tough to discern even in normal times. As statues are being torn down, the question of who we are as Americans is one that we have to consider. 

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