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rambling boy

rambling boy

July 16th, 2015

The legacy of Father Mel La Follette

By LONN TAYLOR

Father Mel La Follette died on July 4 and the border lost one of its most original characters. Father Mel came to Redford in 1984 with the somewhat grandiose title of Canon Missioner to the Frontier. He once told me that he came with a commission from …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 16th, 2015

Delivering for the District
Working hard to represent you in Washington

By US Rep. WILL HURD

Representative. It is not just a title; it is my job description, and it’s why I ran for the job.

I know that not everyone who reads this column will always agree with me on my stance on the issues or on the …

correspondence

correspondence

July 16th, 2015

Gentlepeople,

I am writing to object to the word “illegal” used by the corporate media when referring to the undocumented.

St Augustine famously wrote “an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his letter from a Birmingham jail paraphrased St. Augustine with …

rambling boy

rambling boy

July 9th, 2015

Sheet music cover for ‘The Conquered Banner,’ 1866. (image courtesy Library on Congress)

A conquered flag whose time has come to furl

By LONN TAYLOR

I am a Southerner by both birth and heritage. I come from a long line of poor white cotton farmers on both sides of my family. Three of my four …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 9th, 2015

‘Do as I say, not as I do’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

After six months serving as the Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, I think I have discovered the mantra Washington bureaucrats seems to live by – do as I say, not as I do.

If you watch the news at all, you have heard that the …

correspondence

correspondence

July 9th, 2015

This letter is for the USO renters who complain about the military theme and pictures on the walls in the building.

The following message is said to have been found on a stone sentry box at Gibraltar:

“God and the soldier

All men adore

In time of trouble and

No more;

For when war is over and

All things …

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