Columns and Opinion

That's My Church!

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After 35 years of preaching, I have asked about people’s church connection literally thousands of times. I have heard a variety of answers that connects them to one church or another in the region. I sometimes follow-up with a second question, namely, “Who is the pastor of that church?” It is amusing to watch the agony that moves across the face when they search for an answer to which they haven’t got a clue.

Doug's Doorstep

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Wise Words from Solomon What things are of importance to you? Are these things centered around fortune, fame, family? Some of these things are important, but what is the one thing that you find most important? King Solomon wrote a book in the Bible called Ecclesiastes. In this book, Solomon wrote about things that were vanity (emptiness).

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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1 Tesalonicenses 5:1-13 Pero acerca de los tiempos y de las ocasiones, no tenéis necesidad, hermanos, de que yo os escriba. Porque vosotros sabéis perfectamente que el día del Señor vendrá así como ladrón en la noche; que cuando digan: Paz y seguridad, entonces vendrá sobre ellos destrucción repentina, como los dolores a la mujer encinta, y no escaparán. Acepte la Palabra de Dios o no lo acepte Cristo viene! Mas vosotros, hermanos, no estáis en tinieblas, para que aquel día os sorprenda como ladrón. Porque todos vosotros sois hijos de luz e hijos del día; no somos de la noche ni de las tinieblas.

Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild

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The Educated Citizenry I will admit that I learned a bunch this morning, had some long-held beliefs smashed to bits, and had to totally shift my thinking. I started out thinking that somewhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, free public education was addressed.

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

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Irving company pivots to green energy Vistra, an energy powerhouse based in Irving, announced plans to achieve netzero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. A key part of that plan is a capital investment of $1.15 billion by 2022 on solar and storage projects in California and Texas.

Letters to the Editor

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Dear Editor: San Saba County is two weeks away from another Blood Drive using the Baylor Scott & White Mobile unit. The date will be on Tuesday, October 20th, from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m., located up at the First Baptist Church San Saba at 208 W.

Where is God When I need Him the most?

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Addelli Grace, known as Addy, will be five years old this Friday. She is number five of six siblings, and one of our 10 grandkids. She informed me while jumping on the trampoline that she had learned how to tie her shoes. “Momma only had to show me two times,” she explained. Her older sister, Maeleigh, countered, “Well Momma only had to show me once and had to show you twice.” Addy’s fire flared a bit as she returned, “Not twice; just two times.”

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

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Houston-Dallas bullet train company says it’s on fast track Texas’ first- and third-largest cities could be in daily commuting distance from each other via the high-speed Texas Central Railroad. Proponents of the proposed bullet train hailed two historic milestones last week: The Federal Railroad Administration released its rules of the road for the project and approved the environmental review and route for the track between Houston and Dallas.

Hill Country Naturalist

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A few months ago I wrote about all of the inner working of leaves, the most obvious part of plants that we are most familiar with. Today, I want to discuss roots, the least familiar part of plants for most of us.

Happy Herman's Hideaway

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Hello, my San Saba sweethearts, and how are you? Why do I feel as if asking that question is like placing a firecracker in your hand with a short fuse and making you nervous to answer? It is fine, no matter how you are; know that I am glad you are here and now slowly put that question down and back away.