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Acceptance over intolerance

In my last column I’ve talked about how Senate Bill 2 or the “bathroom bill” is unnecessary. Its use would just be to add to a list of discriminatory laws against trans people. But I feel it is … more

SB 6 unnecessary in Texas

There’s been a lot of talk about Texas’ “bathroom bill” or Senate Bill 6. Although there are financial implications to the bill, the biggest issue for me is the discrimination against … more

Unpaid labor still unacceptable

Usually, when I feel conflicted about putting something in the paper it tends to be harder news, not really something that’s in sports. But on Monday as we built the paper and we placed the … more

Benefits of preservation undeniable

Is it just me? Am I the only person who wants to check out the inside of Walnut Ridge Mansion – the dilapidated house on St. Joseph? Nobody seems to know too much about it or they won’t give … more

Reader dishes on recent world news

Editor Recent world news. The U.N. resolution chastising Israel for its land-grab policy and practices has us listening to the same old song and dance of anti-Semitic and anti-Jew. Now when any … more

Citizen expresses grievances against city

I’m writing this letter to the editor in concern for our small town and the changes we’ve been experiencing. It seems the people running our city may be out of touch with the citizens it’s … more

Russia hacked elections?

EditorHere we go again, news talking heads all aglow with speculations Russia, cited by some intelligence reports to have hacked elections in some locations, did so to get Trump elected.Well, now the … more

Commentary on Jewish Passover

I enjoy reading Pastor Clint Lowery’s articles in this publication; however, concerning the article of Nov. 18 in regards to the reference to the Jewish Passover, I would like to offer some … more

Poor rationalizations are unacceptable

The arrogant of Mr. Torres is amazing! While his racism is clearly visiable, his grotesque socialist/elitist view expressed that if you did not vote as I did, you are guilty of white privilege, … more

Thanks for speaking up for minority vote

Thank you Jose Torres for speaking up for the minority vote in Gonzales County and the state of Texas including mine. The election of Donald Trump as the leader of America once again demonstrates the … more

Just saying

And that’s a wrap-up! May I present to you President Donald Trump. Amen, and a gain I say “Amen”. Or should I be saying Amen”? For the time being, well, satan has lost this battle! Or did he … more

‘Tough district’ talk not just coach speak

Being around coaches for about four years as well as consuming national sports media for even longer than that has exposed me to that dreaded “coach speak.” Having to quote a coach who says … more

Thanks for putting my thoughts into words

Dear Mr. Torres, First, I read your editorials because I think you’re a good writer. I like your honesty and directness. Friday, I read “Fear 2016.” Thank you for putting many of my thoughts … more

Standing back leaves you as an outsider

Disgusting misuse of position; a vicious abusive editorial mailing against our constitutional electoral system while inciting minorities to join the editor’s personal hate of white people in … more

Response to Fear 2016

The point of this editorial can be easily be turned exactly the opposite. Mr. Torres expressed being afraid to step on the toes of Trump supporters, but my wife and I had the same problem with … more

Disappointing Veterans Day program coverage

I was disappointed in your coverage of the recent GISD Veterans Day Program. Other than a blurry picture, a picture of the cheerleaders and a photo of the back of an unidentified veteran, there was … more

Election: Why the outcome?

Nov. 8 was a total wakeup call for all Americans. As the truth began to sink in, the outcry from the news media almost became laughable. It was this, that or the other that caused the American people … more

Fear 2016

I was going to write about veterans and how proud I am to be the son of a great one. But then it occurred to me … how can I write about veterans and how I proud I am to be an American when clearly … more

Return Edwards School to its original charm

It seems like only yesterday when I first attended the old Edwards School. There I was in 1958 in the first grade. I remember walking from the Edwards apartments to school. Although it was just … more

Is treason OK for some?

My subject is treason, a dreadful word often reflecting bad consequences for our country. Way back in the dictionary it shows as a violation of allegiance to one’s state, i.e., our laws for sworn … more
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