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It is Judy Garland versus Vera Lynn. It is the 1939 song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” versus the 1942 hit “The White Cliffs of Dover.” It is America in its prewar reverie versus Great Britain in its wartime trial.

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Wild armadillos are just not what they used to be.

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Archbishop Bashar Warda is a man of hope, humility, courage and defiance. Christians will stay in the Middle East, like it or not, he says — even if there is little or no room for them among Muslim leaders in the region.

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There were a lot of women on Joe Biden’s short list for the vice president’s slot and, lo and behold, we now actually have one in Kamala Harris.  This is the first of what may turn out to be many firsts as Team Biden moves into the transition phase and starts filling up those cabinet seats. …

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When I drew up a list of monthly articles for the year this past January, the November article topic I wanted to write about was the Chamber’s role through the years on commemorative events, such as the 175th Celebration of our founding as a community.  I figured that most of the 175th event…

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What a shame. Had Trump and allies directed their energy and emotion to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic the way they are to the false voter fraud claims, our country could have avoided so much suffering and death. What a shame! 

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Next week, President Trump will take a break from brooding over his election loss to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us has that same awesome power to pardon an innocent, sentient bird by choosing a plant-based roast for our Thanksgiving dinner.

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Once upon a time there was a shepherd who, just for the fun of it, would charge into town, call a meeting and loudly proclaim that there was a monster in the hills. 

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We have heard this time and time again. Now everyone who voted for Joe Biden will soon find out what it means. 

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Two of our particularly American myths are: the economic myth and the myth of utility or usefulness. 

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Almost a half-century ago, comedian George Carlin recorded his controversial “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” monologue.

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We shop at the H-E-B located on Highway 46 and we are usually there on Thursday morning shortly after 8:30.  

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We fell back on Nov. 1. I had six clocks to set inside plus two vehicles. Winter offers five or more hours less daylight every day. Summertime offers over 13-14.5 hours of daily sunlight. DST and Standard Time offer the same number of hours of daylight. And we will spring forward on March 7,…

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I am sorry Mr. Hammon’s family was adversely affected by the Trump Train but my friends and family — lots of Waltons — in the Midwest were proud of our allowing “free speech” & diversity of citizenship in New Braunfels.  

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Request from Fargo, North Dakota: Do you know anything about a New Braunfels photographer named J. Serdinko? 

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When I was a field rep Thanksgiving was my happy time.  I planned my schedule to allow a road trip into northeastern Texas and northwestern Louisiana the week of Thanksgiving.  OK, I know it’s just Monday through Wednesday and a lot of driving, but it’s the most beautiful driving.  Often the…

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Although I’m not prepared to label it a tradition, I have for the past few years just before the Thanksgiving celebration compiled a list of things for which I am deeply thankful.

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Q. I have what I think are cabbage loopers on my broccoli. They are tiny and have not done much damage yet. I have used Thuricide to try and control them, but it does not seem to be working. What is another option?

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