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Even before the March party primary elections, some Democrats and Republicans are ramping up for the November general election.

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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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In his recent guest column, Kevin Patteson of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority addressed what he called “misleading and inaccurate information” in filings in ongoing litigation as reported in a recent article. According to Mr. Patteson, GBRA saw fit to break with its general practice “no…

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Monica hated her golfing ex-husband so much that when she felt it was time to start over, she made it a hard-and-fast rule that she would never date a golfer. 

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The Marc in San Marcos has two big shows this weekend starting tonight with the duo of Josh Abbott and William Clark Green. 

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WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, an earthquake rumbled through this city and then beyond the Capital Beltway, sending shock waves into presidential politics and even into the state legislatures. It changed the way candidates campaigned and almost certainly altered who won those campaigns. It spaw…

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I am one of those people who love inspirational quotes. LOVE them. I collect funny ones, ones that are ironic, ones that make me nod. But then there are these other quotes. Quotes by insane people. People who say crazy things, and I for one am fed up with it. 

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If you’re like me and enjoy pinko-liberal things like rock and roll then no doubt you have heard that Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for the band Rush, died due to brain cancer this past week. Being a writer — and therefore a borderline schizophrenic — I have ideas about everything but mus…

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Rachel weeps. That biblical mother weeping for her children is all I could think of when I heard that that a California woman named Michelle Reaves had died in childbirth. She had been serving for the second time as a surrogate for a family. And while the baby was born, Reaves, a wife and mo…

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Day two of the 25th Jubilee of the founding of New Braunfels turned out to be just as wonderful as the day before. As it neared 10 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 1870, citizens once again assembled at the school on Academy and Mill streets. The front of the building was gaily decorated with wreaths…

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In reply to my recent guest column on the “New Democrats,” some believe that Trump’s economic policies have benefited mainly the rich. Trump’s tax reforms and deregulation have raised wages and driven unemployment to record lows. 

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We have watched, waited, written, called, visited the offices of Senator [John] Cornyn and Senator [Ted] Cruz, tweeted, and posted on Facebook to request, ask and demand that they uphold their sworn duty as Senators, to the Constitution and to the people of this country — to no avail.

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of three columns in which Ric Hastings talks about his trip to the border. The first ran last Sunday.

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I’m responding to Ron Frisk’s opinion column on Jan. 9 about Donald Trump. In my 53 years of being able to be in a bar, every fight that I saw involved people who were drunk. Personally, I prefer someone with a clearer mind to be head of state.

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It’s hard to talk about the horrors of human trafficking — including young women and children forced into the sex trade — without mentioning the I-10 corridor across northern Florida and over to California.

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When is the last time you had axis steak, venison sausage, cage-free turkey, homemade tamales, meatloaf, pot roast, fried fish, buzzard breath chili (made with wild hogs and venison, no buzzards), cornbread chili, cold slaw, green beans numerous deserts and food for the kids, water and tea a…

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Do you own property? Has it been surveyed? Has it been surveyed again? Did the surveys agree?

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