Columns and Opinion

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

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COVID-19 surge in nursing homes worries editor Thank you for all the well wishes after my first “Capital Highlights” column last week. I also appreciate the emails suggesting topics of high interest.

The Idle American

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No Broken Bones…Yet Give me a break. There are pitfalls when one is in tall weeds trying to determine the origin of expressions.

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: As many of you know, the County has chosen to change EMS services from Lifeguard/AMR to Hamilton EMS beginning August 1. There are several reasons for this change, but it was not due to the quality of services rendered by Lifeguard/AMR.

Happy Herman's Hideaway

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If Life Is a Rat Race…Where Is the Pied Piper? Hello, my sweet San Saba friends, and how have you been this past week? I would guess you were as disappointed as the parentals we did not see a drop of rain from Hurricane Hanna, and pleased lives were spared. My parentals pretty much live in San Saba because of hurricanes as they grew tired of having to deal with the threat of them living on the Gulf Coast.

The Richland Springs Report

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I don't know if anyone around here is afraid of the virus, but I can tell you it is making a mess of our country. No one seems to know what to do. There are a multitude of experts with differing opinions. Should we wear a mask? Some say yes, others say no. Should we close the country? The free market folks say no. There are other experts that say we need to shut down and start over. I believe school needs to open with students in class, but I can see where a large school system, with many students per class, may consider that too dangerous. Quite frankly, I don’t know who to believe anymore. So, I remind myself that God is still in control, and He will work this out in His own good time. I guess I will just hang on and enjoy this crazy year.

Doug's Doorstep

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Missing the Goal Have you ever been close to your goal or something you wanted to do, but were not able to achieve it? Perhaps you had worked for it for a long time and just when it was within reach, you failed to achieve it. Life is sometimes disappointing, and we are saddened that we were not able to accomplish the end result for which we had hoped.

The Conscience of a Nation

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People always have the choice to do the right thing. You can speak or choose silence. You can react with anger or maintain your cool. Anger, by the way, is a choice. You can use vulgar language or sprinkle your words with grace. You can waste time on frivolous pursuits or invest time in projects that matter. All day, every day, we are given the privilege to choose to do the right thing.

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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Juan 5:30-47 No puedo yo hacer nada por mí mismo; según oigo, así juzgo; y mi juicio es justo, porque no busco mi voluntad, sino la voluntad del que me envió, la del Padre. Si yo doy testimonio acerca de mí mismo, mi testimonio no es verdadero. Otro es el que da testimonio acerca de mí, y sé que el testimonio que da de mí es verdadero. Vosotros enviasteis mensajeros a Juan, y él dio testimonio de la verdad. Pero yo no recibo testimonio de hombre alguno; mas digo esto, para que vosotros seáis salvos. El era antorcha que ardía y alumbraba; y vosotros quisisteis regocijaros por un tiempo en su luz. Mas yo tengo mayor testimonio que el de Juan; porque las obras que el Padre me dio para que cumpliese, las mismas obras que yo hago, dan testimonio de mí, que el Padre me ha enviado. También el Padre que me envió ha dado testimonio de mí. Nunca habéis oído su voz, ni habéis visto su aspecto, ni tenéis su palabra morando en vosotros; porque a quien él envió, vosotros no creéis.