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In the late 1970s, the Episcopal Ad Project began releasing spots taking shots at television preachers and other trends in American evangelicalism.

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In 2019 Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for the New York Times, wrote an essay for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. This essay became the basis for the New York Times’ sponsored “1619 Project” which claims that the birth of the nation did not occur on July 4, 1776. Instead, it a…

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As the days before the Nov. 3 general election are down to fewer than 100, there’s a lot brewing in the presidential race.

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When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? Have you ever seen the Milky Way? No? Well if you have, you would remember it.  It looks like a painter swiped white paint across the night sky.  Stars found within our Milky Way solar system, make up those tiny points of light.  However, there i…

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There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. And the third will be on Oct. 22 at …

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Lately I’ve tried to post things on my personal social media that are either amusing or have inspired me. During my search for something I came across a list of “the things I can control.” Perfect, I thought. These days with so much chaos in the world, this might be the ideal thing. 

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In recent years, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) have been expanding their role. Embedded in their communities, they have a history of providing basic needs to low-income, underserved families. The workers are not just aware of health issues, financial problems and other stumbling block…

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This time last year, the temperature in Nunavut, the faraway Canadian land of massive ice floes and tundra islands that comprise the Arctic archipelago, soared above 73 degrees for the first time. 

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As a local pundit my job is simple. I either: A) Make you aware of things that you might not have known, B) Make fun of things you already knew, or C) Make use of amusing personal anecdotes in a weak attempt to fill space and get one step closer to that Pulitzer Prize. It’s an easy job and t…

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on Texas- indicated by a record number of cases in recent weeks. No sector of the economy has been spared by the virus’ widespread impact- including, most notably, Texas’ oil and gas industry.

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The wheels seem to have fallen off the country that I’ve known for the past seventy-plus years. The virus has sickened millions of people and killed more than 140,000. It’s projected to take in the range of triple that number by the end of the year. Our economy is in free fall. Millions of p…

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America is so divided that 50% of “strong liberals” say they would fire business executives who donate money to reelect President Donald Trump.

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In the days of our 2020 quarantine when so much came to a halt, an uncanny silence became notable. Flights overhead were rare. Traffic on roadways and rails nearly ceased. It was the perfect moment for an amazing symphonic crescendo in the avian world. Songs and calls in the woods and across…

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Political reporters get lots of emails from politicians during election periods — mostly because we are on press lists, or sign up for campaign mailings.

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My name is Dr. Eric Miller and I have been a proud member of the greater New Braunfels community since 2004. Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting many people in the community and have found almost everyone that I have encountered to be helpful, thoughtful and caring. 

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An article in Politico got a lot of buzz in Washington, D.C., by reporting that Sen. Kamala Harris might not be a very strong front-runner, or even a front-runner at all, in the Democratic vice presidential selection race. Politico reported that 76-year-old former Sen. Chris Dodd, a member o…

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The Prosapio Moving Company staff was put to the test this weekend when we moved our youngest daughter to her first apartment. We took our old horse trailer and filled it with an unbelievable amount of boxes, furniture and clothes. We timed it all very carefully according to the weather forecast.

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Some 83 years ago, a group of disgruntled Americans organized a sit-in at a broom shop here. There were 107 of them, and their spokesman said, “We are only asking for our legal rights.” Their sit-in was in the tradition begun by the radical International Workers of the World, and their actio…

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I’m no fan of cancel culture, which seems to me to be shrill, suffocating and unforgiving. 

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The chamber’s monthly newspaper articles this year are from the perspective being a staff member. When I drew up a list of topics for the year this past January, I wanted to include one on the research done in 2018 in advance of the chamber’s centennial year in 2019 regarding former CEOs. Th…

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One of the biggest issues facing America today is race relations, and 2020 finds us at a violent crossroads where — just as some angry white voters showed us just how angry they were with the system by voting for Donald Trump in 2016 — some Black voters are in the midst of showing us how ang…

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