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Our country is stressed as the election approaches. We have COVID, its economic impacts, and most recently race relations. How do we deal with all of this uncertainty? I think we can look to our past. Almost 300 years ago we were a colony of England with many things not right. Our founding f…

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The Comal County Commissioners Court is the administrative head of county government, and has the authority to enact county-wide policies and legislation in the form of court orders. The court also exercises varying degrees of oversight over subsidiary county boards and commissioners, which …

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It was one of those happy social media pictures, only this time, the pregnant mother was celebrating with her nine children.

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Of the potentially overwhelming fears that accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, perhaps the largest is the fear of the unknown. So much remains undiscovered about Alzheimer’s. 

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Whether it impacts families on the north side of Canyon Lake or the south side, mental health issues have been acerbated by the smothering pandemic.  According to Anthony Winn with Canyon Lake Mental Health, many individuals are experiencing more isolation than they ever have. 

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The Nov. 3 election day is less than six weeks away, and the issues have increased.

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In a few days, we’ll know who President Trump wants to be the next Supreme Court justice. Republicans will praise her qualifications, her intellect, her judicial temperament. Democrats will oppose. There will be an opportunity for a real debate: Should the president’s nominee be confirmed to…

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The god Pan in Greek mythology is a curious deity. 

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Over the past six months, I have spoken to over 200 musicians, dozens of music venues, booking agents, band members, bus drivers and road managers. 

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INTERVALE, N.H. — Oh, no! Not New Hampshire again! Not another elegy to those flinty and finicky voters! No, not that!

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My monthly newspaper articles this year are from the perspective of a chamber staff member. When I drew up a list of topics for the year this past January, the September article topic was economic development. September is the month we think about as the beginning of a new season; new opport…

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You can get lost in the Auschwitz Memorial Twitter feed. When I visited that infamous German WWII concentration camp during the summer before our last presidential election, I had the overwhelming feeling that we were forgetting its terrible example — that we could fall into such evil again.…

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We might have hoped that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing would give us an opportunity as a nation to pause from our daily political strife and squabbling and show respect for the life and career of a woman, a legal scholar, and a jurist who worked tirelessly throughout her career to protect ou…

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Landa Park had another large Easter opening in 1941.  The season’s first dance in the Landa Park Open-Air Pavilion was held the night of Easter Sunday from 8:30 to 12:30 with music by Al Schnabel and his orchestra.  The Kindermaskenball (Children’s Masquerade) was another eagerly attended, h…

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Television professionals who survived the past decade have made their peace with terms like “bingeing” and “time-shifting.”

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Don Volz’ stimulating commentary, (Sept. 7, With whom do you stand?)  conjures up a few questions that might be posed:

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Q.  My live oak tree foliage is covered with fluffy growth that looks like a fungus.  The tree is only a few years old and 10 feet tall. Any idea what the fungus might be and haw it should be treated?

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When I was younger a friend started a conversation about steak.  He was related to the owner of a local restaurant noted for its steaks. The gist:  You need to age steaks well before cooking to get the best from them, and aging steaks is stinky business. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott and other top Texas Republicans have taken aim at Democrat-run cities for even considering cutting budgets for local police. 

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