Columns and Opinion

Seeds From The Sower

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What others did in the past influences what we do today. What is done today will influence what goes on in the future. It's like dominoes: stand them on end and place them in a line - one after another - and if the one at the beginning of the line is pushed over, all of them will fall down.

Children - Our Greatest Asset

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One of my daughters sent me a picture this morning of her young son bottle-feeding a calf. A younger sibling stood by to encourage and help. The boy doing the feeding had a big smile as he posed for the picture. In the chaos of our present world, it is refreshing to see the joy of children as they perform tasks and learn responsibility. Such images give me hope that there is still much good in our nation and our future is bright. There are days when I am not so sure.

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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Malaquías 3:13-18 Vuestras palabras contra mí han sido violentas, dice Jehová. Y dijisteis: ¿Qué hemos hablado contra ti? Habéis dicho: Por demás es servir a Dios. ¿Qué aprovecha que guardemos su ley, y que andemos afligidos en presencia de Jehová de los ejércitos? Decimos, pues, ahora: Bienaventurados son los soberbios, y los que hacen impiedad no sólo son prosperados, sino que tentaron a Dios y escaparon. Entonces los que temían a Jehová hablaron cada uno a su compañero; y Jehová escuchó y oyó, y fue escrito libro de memoria delante de él para los que temen a Jehová, y para los que piensan en su nombre. Y serán para mí especial tesoro, ha dicho Jehová de los ejércitos, en el día en que yo actúe; y los perdonaré, como el hombre que perdona a su hijo que le sirve. Entonces os volveréis, y discerniréis la diferencia entre el justo y el malo, entre el que sirve a Dios y el que no le sirve.

Hill Country Naturalist

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Two Common, but Unusual, Hill Country Mammals Two weeks ago, I discussed two of the most common Hill Country mammals, raccoons and skunks. Today I want to discuss two of the more unusual mammals, armadillos and opossums.

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Fellow Members of San Saba, I have pondered on how I wanted to word what it is I want to say to you all. As a Christian, a teacher, a business owner, mother, wife, and daughter in our community, I want to make sure that I word this letter as appropriately as I can while also getting the point across.

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: Last week’s paper contained an editorial from Mr. Brian Treadwell, owner of a prescribed burn service in Cristoval, Texas.

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

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School year brings an Apple for students, too Students across Texas returned to campuses last week as schools and universities scrambled to put into place new lesson plans that best accommodate a pandemic. For many school districts, this meant greatly expanding the technological resources of their students to support a mix of in-person and online education.

Opinion Editorial

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When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, there will be a race to ensure it is widely administered and Americans are protected. Whether that happens in six or 18 months from now, one way we can ensure rapid adoption of the vaccine is by ensuring that pharmacists like me are equipped and authorized to administer it.

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor, Texas hasn’t seen a big jump in the number of wildfires per our current range conditions, but we are suffering from larger fires from these normal wildfire events. We are spending millions of dollars to babysit the growth of megafires on private property, under the supervision of Texas Forest Service.

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

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Texas tries nation’s first virtual criminal trial A Texan’s speeding ticket put her in the legal history books last week. To combat the backlog in criminal cases created by the pandemic, a Travis County justice of the peace conducted the nation’s first virtual criminal trial.