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I avoid certain things it is a way to show displeasure in companies, ideas, and to prevent enabling or funding things that are contrary to my values, beliefs, or religion. 

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No thank you, Rep. [Kyle] Biedermann and Senator [Donna] Campbell! Texans do not need the “added layers of security” you claim HB6 and SB7 create. Comal County voters demonstrated their confidence in the system and our local election officials, poll workers and ballot boards when record numb…

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It is very disappointing to know that both Senator Campbell and Representative Biedermann support bills in the Texas legislature that claim to ensure “election integrity” but actually make it harder to vote and make it more difficult to attract poll workers. Comal County has had no problems …

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Constitutional Carry is the nickname of a bill passed by the Texas House and now under consideration in the Senate. Specifically, SB 540, introduced by Senator Drew Springer, would allow practically anyone to own and carry a handgun almost anywhere in Texas. Governor Abbott has announced he …

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This weekend (April 17-18) you shared a helpful depiction of the growth pains and struggles of our precious Hill Country setting. After noting the drama for home seekers and purchasers in our Comal County market and beyond, you gave visibility to the legislative efforts to create needed over…

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In 2017, a known domestic abuser from New Braunfels shot and killed 26 worshipers and wounded 20 more at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. After the mass shootings in Santa Fe, El Paso, Odessa, and Bryan, the Texas House of Representatives finally acted on guns by passing HB192…

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My circle of golfers consists of around 50 players in a given year, maybe a few more. You’d think a group that large would be rather diverse, but that’s not the case. They’re mostly retired military, male, white, over the age of 60 and in general staunchly conservative with a few bordering o…

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In his response to my letter, Mr. Ron Frisk asserted that most adults understand that any devaluation of women is unacceptable. 

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Who speaks for me and others like me? I support the Second Amendment and I’m a law abiding, responsible gun owner. Following every tragedy like Boulder, Colo., tragedies which continue to happen far too often, I hear representatives talk about why they can’t support common sense gun control. 

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In 2015 I wrote an article for the Sophienburg column, “Around the Sophienburg.” The article was about Ron Snider and his contribution to downtown New Braunfels.

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I am limited on what I can accomplish and even comprehend. I only have 24 hours in every day. I can use that time thinking “what if” or I can get about the business at hand. I am a mother with a to-do list that changes based on importance and the needs of my family — not by the newest fancy …

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Although I probably should feel slapped in the face as one of the “older people” referenced by Chris Lykins in his “cancel culture” article in the March 20-21 weekend edition, actually, I am amused.

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The ruling on March 5 by District Court Judge Gamble ordering the TCEQ to reverse and vacate the Vulcan air permit was a major victory for the citizens of Comal County. But the battle over the proposed 1500-acre quarry in the middle of the environmentally-sensitive Edwards Aquifer Recharge Z…

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Mrs. Talcott laments her fear that her freedoms have been restricted because a number of stores have discontinued sale of My Pillow products because of the CEO’s political affiliation and opinions. I would argue that her freedoms have been respected. Just as the companies who chose to no lon…