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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
I was very disappointed to receive Rob Henneke’s attack piece on Andrew Murr in my mailbox. I do not know either gentleman, so I cannot speak to the honor and integrity of either one. Honestly, I did not vote for either one, I voted for Karen Harris in the District 53 State Rep Race.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014 • Photos
Dozer Fitzgerald Gamel, the miniature Dachshund, is seven years old today, March 4, 2014. As I usually do, I've posted a photo of Dozer online, and he already has numerous greetings and good wishes. Our pets become part of our lives. Even when they are a "back porch dog" or a "barnyard cat,"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Primaries, Ballot Access and One Party Rule. I get my back up every two years, around this time. In Mason, as well as in many other places in Texas, Local Elections are effectively decided in the Republican Primary. So, in order to enjoy my Constitutional Right to have some small say in who Represents me, in everything from District Attorney to State Senator, State Representative, to the US Congress...in order to at least feel like I have a say in such matters...I find that I must hold my n ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
You know if you’re running for office of Attorney General , you should think twice about having an idiot campaigning for you, who called President Obama a subhuman mongrel. That’s a phrase right out of the Nazi playbook justifying the genocide of the Jews along with anyone else that didn’t fit their idea of the Aryan ideal.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Many years ago, I worked for Garry Mauro when he was the Texas Land Commissioner. I was in the Veterans Land Board, so my job was very fulfilling and I was able to see that I was making a real contribution to helping Texas veterans qualify and obtain the things that had been earned by their service. There came a time, however, when I found my job to be less than enjoyable.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 19, 2014
Mason County residents are blessed with long lives. During those lives, which are very blessed with adventures and activities that make those lives full and happy, the folks are able to amass a lifetime of memories. Those same people have worked at their jobs for a lifetime. They have saved and scrimped and invested and squirreled away money, all so that in those later years, they would have enough income to enjoy their golden years in a manner to which they've become accustomed.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
One of the things I've always loved about living in central Texas is that we truly have four seasons. Some of them may only last for a few days while others last for eight months; but, we have all four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Summer is our predominant season.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
As many of you know, our peaceful lives were turned upside down after we lost our home to a fire in December. It is with profound humbleness that we find ourselves writing this thank you letter. Our family is safe, and that is certainly the most important part of this ordeal.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
When we are young, we are encouraged by all those around us to "dream big." Every little kid is asked repeatedly, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Kids, being kids, answer with "fireman," "cowboy," "ballerina," "doctor." Their answers tend to change on a daily basis as they see new people doing new things that they think would be fun to do themselves.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted February 1, 2014
Throughout my life, I've never been terribly good at maintaining a "laser focus" on just one thing at a time. Long before the term multi-tasking became part of popular language, I took great pleasure in trying to see how many tasks I could manage to carry on at any one time.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 26, 2014
Lately, I've been experimenting with a new cookbook. That means that I've been cooking up new recipes, and that means that I've been doing some additional grocery shopping recently. As anyone who does the grocery shopping for their family already knows, food costs are an ever increasing part of the family budget. In Mason County, there are a number of projects that work in tandem to help combat the problems of high food costs, nutritional deficiencies and lack of food availability.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
From the A section, page 6 of the S. A. Standard-times of January 6, there did appeared an article "Record Cold Slams Nation", Polar Vortex in Midwest, Northeast. Dateline A.P. - "Chicago - Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous Sunday from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop - a dangerous cold that could break records."
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
This week, we're trying out a column submission from our San Saba paper that is all about computers. I couldn't help but reflect that over 20 years ago, I also wrote a technology column that appeared in the Mason County News called "Cow Chips." It was at a time when people in Mason didn't yet have internet access, most people did not really know how to use the computers they owned, and cell phones only made phone calls. I'll be interested to hear your response to this new column and to see if ...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 9, 2014
Whether it's Julia Child tossing about deboned ducks, Emeril Lagasse banging pans, Paula Deen added more butter or Guy Fieri sampling all types of roadhouse food, I am addicted to cooking shows. There is something fascinating to me about the chemistry of combining ingredients, spices, temperatures and techniques to produce culinary masterpieces that taste as wonderful as they look. My latest food show is ABC's "The Taste,"
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Though one part of getting older is the amazement one feels with the rapid acceleration of the passage of time, that does not lessen the feeling one has of standing still while the rest of the world is racing by in a blur. The evolution of 2013 into 2014 is no exception. I continually find myself issuing exclamations of surprise with each calendar event that occurs.