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Wright Words: Ethnic Titles and Celebrations

January 17, 2018

African American. Native American. Mexican American. Asian American.

All are terms of ethnic groups labeled upon those who reside in these United States of America, whether they are of total or partial ancestry of the ethnicity tied to the title.

There are many more terms in describing the different ethnic groups that make up this country.…

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Musings by Marilou: ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’

January 17, 2018

Even though I was not involved in any protests (that is SO not me) in the New Orleans area when several statues of Confederate leaders were removed,  I am a believer that hiding the reminders of the past could cause us to repeat the same mistakes in the future.  Not everyone feels this way, and that was why I was surprised to find that Texas still celebrates or recognizes Confederate Memorial Day in January.…

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Musings by Marilou: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 10, 2018

Aside from my older brother Jay, there are three individuals that I admire greatly: Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve seen Jay in action; he demonstrates his faith in God through his job, his relationships with others, and in his everyday life. My connection with the other three, however, are mainly from books about their works and quotes/speeches that reflect their beliefs.…

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Wright’s Words: Forecasting the Future Weather, With an Onion?

January 10, 2018

I’m a bit of a weather nut.

I’ve always been interested in the weather for as far back as I can remember. I love the spring and summertime thunderstorms. I love the winter snows.

I despise the winds that come with West Texas’ weather, but due to our location to the mountains in southeastern New Mexico and sitting atop one of the largest plains regions of the world, the wind blowing is a given.…

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Sitton: Oil, Gas Industries Requiring a New Mindset

January 3, 2018

Last year, Hurricane Harvey left more than 12 million people in Texas and Louisiana without homes. The devastation of this storm was more far-reaching than anyone imagined. My neighborhood in southeast Houston received more than 56 inches of rain. Although the hurricane has passed, my thoughts and prayers are still with all those working to rebuild their lives.…

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Wright’s Words: Well, Isn’t That a Gas

January 3, 2018

Growing up, the tasking of pumping gas into a vehicle was one of the  rights of passage between boyhood and “manhood.”

It was a task I recall asking to do when I was a young child, and one  my own 8-year-old son longs to participate in, as long as it’s not too cold outside.…

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Leo’s Lance — I Resolve to…

January 3, 2018

Let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions! Have you broken your’s yet? Hey, wait a minute, we are not even a week into the New Year yet. I know that. But didn’t you make the same resolutions last year and the year before that and on back down the channel of history.…

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Musings by Marilou: Kings Day

January 3, 2018

On January 6,  hundreds of residents of New Orleans, LA, will stand in line at local bakeries to buy their first King Cake of the 2018 Mardi Gras season. Closer to home, West Texas residents with Hispanic or German ties will also be celebrating Kings Day on January 6 with their own traditional delicacies, Rosca de reyes and Dreikoenigstag.…

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Leo’s Lance: A World Champion Cowboy

December 29, 2017

With Seminole being in the heart of cattle country you would assume there would have been some outstanding rodeo cowboys who called it home – and there were and still are!

Henry Clay McGonagill, was one of the most talented cowboys to ever throw a lariat or straddle a wild bronc, and one of the most colorful characters of those days around the turn of the 19th century.…

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Thinking Out Loud — The Best of Seminole

December 29, 2017

One of the most gratifying things about doing what I do here at the Sentinel, is having the opportunity to meet a lot of truly remarkable people. These are people who are driven, ambitious, creative, compassionate — or some combination thereof in a string of adjectives that describe humanity at its best.…

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