Columns and Opinion

The Idle American

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Wedged in my mind’s recesses are these eight simple words: “If you can make it there, go back.” They’re easy enough to understand, but application is a whole ‘nuther thing. These words captioned a cartoon a while back.

HCM recommends flu vaccinations

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With the continued presence of COVID-19, getting a flu shot is “more important than ever,” according to James Partin, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Hill Country Memorial. “People need to remember there is a significant number of worldwide deaths from influenza every year,” Partin said.

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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Juan 6:42-59 Y decían: ¿No es éste Jesús, el hijo de José, cuyo padre y madre nosotros conocemos? ¿Cómo, pues, dice éste: Del cielo he descendido? Jesús respondió y les dijo: No murmuréis entre vosotros. Ninguno puede venir a mí, si el Padre que me envió no le trajere; y yo le resucitaré en el día postrero. Escrito está en los profetas: Y serán todos enseñados por Dios. Así que, todo aquel que oyó al Padre, y aprendió de él, viene a mí. No que alguno haya visto al Padre, sino aquel que vino de Dios; éste ha visto al Padre.

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

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High-tech Lincoln Logs turn heads in Texas – Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building. The Texas project generating the buzz is The Soto, which opened last week at Eighth and Broadway streets in San Antonio.

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in it's entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted is the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service.

Editorial: The case for climate collaboration

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When Burger King launched their #CowsMenu public relations campaign back in July, cattle producers across the country shook our heads in frustration. The burger chain announced the campaign with a video on social media that blamed cow flatulence for climate change, promoted experimental data on the use of lemongrass to reduce methane emissions and generally stereotyped ranchers and American cattle production.

30 days left to be counted in the 2020 Census

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Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census! Data collection will end on September 30, and the U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging everyone in Central Texas to respond between now and the deadline of September 30.

Editorial

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As if things weren’t hard enough for Texas’ small businesses, news comes that the Trump administration plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds legitimate businesses have used as a lifeline to keep their employees on the payroll.

Editorial: Victory in the courts for Texas property owners

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Avid Cattleman readers will remember an article earlier this year where I discussed Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in judicial issues. The case I highlighted in the story was Hlavinka et al. v. HSC Pipeline Partnership, LLC, which pitted a Texas rancher against an obstinate pipeline company.

The Idle American

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They tried ever so hard to make major league baseball’s opening day seem as normal as possible, for the radio listener or TV viewer anyway. Globe Life Field in Arlington--the $1.2 billion enclosed structure barely completed for the scheduled home opener in March--languished for almost four months.