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Taking care of our veterans

Taking care of our veterans

July 31st, 2014

By PETE P. GALLEGO

There are fewer than five legislative days before Congress adjourns for its traditional August recess. The month of August is called a “district work period.”

I enjoy each district work period because I get to leave the politics of Washington behind and do what I love most – spend time in the 23rd …

A bill to fix the child immigration issue on the border

A bill to fix the child immigration issue on the border

July 31st, 2014

 


By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN

From its beginning, our nation has faced enormous challenges. During these times, leaders who didn’t always see eye to eye came together to solve our nation’s problems. Looking at the current situation in Washington, I find myself wondering if those days have passed. I wonder …

ask a mexican

ask a mexican

July 24th, 2014

Standing up to the Mexican and American governments

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I’ll be returning to my country or Kuala Lampur, the Garden City of Lights. Since I’ve been in this country, I’ve noticed there’s a rising tide of hatred toward Mexicans. I’ve talked …

cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

July 24th, 2014

Investing in the future of the beef industry

By PETE BONDS, president

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced Texas cattle producers voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. The referendum passed with broad support, and I believe this a positive step forward for the Texas beef industry.

Since the U.S. …

ask a mexican

ask a mexican

July 17th, 2014

If Mexicans are supposed to go back to Mexico, should Anglos go back to Europe?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican:

I have some questions and observations. During George W. Bush’s administration, there was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that I recall was stated by a Mexican that went …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

July 10th, 2014

Losing knowledge of heritage and history

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Mexican: Hola! I’m a long time reader, first time writer. I was thinking a long time about what to ask, because I don’t want to ask a dumb question and embarrass myself. I finally decided to ask on something that tends to bother me a lot. Why do …

from the auditor’s desk

from the auditor’s desk

July 10th, 2014

The budget process

By RICK HERRMAN

Presidio County auditor

HOW CITIZENS CAN STAY ABREAST OF THE 2015 PROCESS

“Three methods to consider: a) follow our two forms of excellent media, newspapers and radio; b) consider attending Commissioners’ Court meetings, even though for some, those meetings are not always convenient to attend; and c) in the near future, to comply …

west of left

west of left

July 10th, 2014

The problem with freedom of speech

By DAVID GARCIA

The saccharine department store melodies of “Frosty The Snowman” were beginning to tax the collective sanity of most Americans and the strains of Auld Lang Syne loomed portentously in the distance. Suddenly, a different song began to seep into the ears of the public: a discordant refrain of …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

July 10th, 2014

Stuff that may be hazardous to my health…or yours

By STEVE LANG

“If I had my life to live over…I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously.” – Nadine Stair

This week, I have learned that the world needs more fewer people …

the road to excellence

the road to excellence

July 3rd, 2014

Property appraisals and taxes

By ANDREW PETERS

It takes two factors to figure one’s taxes: the property value and the tax rate. I have been asked to share information with the public about school property taxes.

First, I hoped you filed a protest; alas, the deadline has passed.

Second, on your personal home, make sure you have filed a …

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