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Generational differences were on vivid display here

Generational differences were on vivid display in the local area last week. The grand openings of two multi million dollar facilities were reminders of how earlier generations accommodated public needs and desires.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Newton brings national attenion to Blinn
Posted: February 02, 2016

Blinn College has drawn the eye of the national media this week.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Custer had brief stay in Brenham before 'Last Stand'
Posted: January 29, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column was written by Ronnie Stanley of Burton five years ago. It is being reprinted because Monday marks the 150th anniversary of Gen. George Custer and his wife spending some time in Washington County.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
There is nothing correct about political correctness
Posted: January 20, 2016

A misnomer, means “an inappropriate name.” Most often, however, it is used to mean “a popular misconception.”

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Basing Obama's legacy on facts
Posted: January 13, 2016

According to Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia, a collection of proverbs attributed to Plutarch suggests that the phrase “crocodile tears” was well known in antiquity. The expression is based on an ancient anecdote that crocodiles weep for the victims they are eating.

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Thursday 01/07/2016
Senior center opening is so close
Posted: January 07, 2016

As I sit here looking out on a drab landscape, my thoughts are zeroed in on a more sunny future, than old man winter is serving up today.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
Uncle Sam's resolutions destined for the same fate as others
Posted: January 06, 2016

I, Uncle Sam, resolve in 2016 to:

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Thursday 12/31/2015
Home schooling numbers are increasing rapidly
Posted: December 31, 2015

According to an article in the Dec. 21 issue of The New American, the number of parents who choose to school their children at home is increasing rapidly. During the late 1970s, some 15,000 children were schooled at home. Now, more than two million children are homeschooled. And the trend shows that the numbers will surely increase.

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
Enforcing the law would choke off illegal immigrations
Posted: December 30, 2015

Emma Lazarus’ world was different from today as she was reared in New York during the 19th century.

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Wednesday 12/16/2015
More gun laws won't stop mass shootings
Posted: December 16, 2015

“Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

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Friday 12/11/2015
Drive-ins: A piece of America's past
Posted: December 11, 2015

It’s funny how things stick in your memory as you go through life.

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Wednesday 12/09/2015
Des Moines, Concord, Columbia have to get it right
Posted: December 09, 2015

Des Moines, Concord and Columbia, you have a problem. Your states will hold the first caucuses and primaries in the next presidential election cycle.

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Tuesday 12/08/2015
Letters to the Editor: Dec. 8
Posted: December 08, 2015

In reference to the article in the Thursday, Nov. 19 newspaper "College athletes and non-athletes should all learn from Missouri."

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
U.S. foreign policy in disarray
Posted: December 02, 2015

The U.S. foreign policy is a disaster. The U.S. in this case stands for utterly stupid.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
The rising cost of medicine a major problem
Posted: November 25, 2015

One of the biggest problems Americans face these days is the extremely high cost of medicine. While some insurance policies pay the entire cost of many less-expensive medications, others require a co-payment.

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Maybe it's time to declare war again
Posted: November 25, 2015

This is not a broken record. The needle just cannot get out of the first groove about being at war.

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