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Wright Words — Any Direction You Choose

May 22, 2018

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

American Author Theodor Seuss Geisel — more commonly known as “Dr. Seuss” — had a way with words.

As we head into this weekend’s graduation commencement exercises for Gaines County’s three high schools, its hard for me to fathom that 17 years ago, I was in the same position as this year’s senior high school graduate candidates.…

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Musings by Marilou: The Violence Has to End

May 22, 2018

As I sat at my desk pondering another Musing, it happened again.  A student, most likely acting alone, tore a school, a city, a state, even a nation apart once more with a loaded shotgun and bottled-up anger.  What can we do to put an end to the violence?

It seems like just the other day that I addressed school shootings in a column and I almost avoided it today, but it’s too important.  Besides, I have a difficult time writing about the antics of my cat or an enchanted royal wedding when moms and dads outside of Galveston are planning funerals just because someone, for an unknown and inexcusable reason, chose to do the unthinkable.…

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Robert Vuicich, 62

May 22, 2018

SEAGRAVES — Robert Lloyd Vuicich, 62, of Seagraves passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at his home.  Services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Seagraves.  Rev. Ovidio Martinez will officiate assisted by Rev. Jr. Martinez and Rev.…

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Musings by Marilou: Hearing Loss, My Worst Nightmare

May 15, 2018

Being hard-of-hearing is no walk in the park but last night proved that there are times where filtering out what you don’t want to hear is not a bad thing. I’m sure many men, who are naturally born with this ability, can attest to that.  There are times, however, when the loss can be your worst nightmare.…

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Wright Words — ‘Epidemic of Dishonesty’

May 15, 2018

Former New York City mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg,in a commencement exercise at Rice University this past Saturday, stated American are facing an “epidemic of dishonesty” in Washington that’s more dangerous than terrorism or communism.

(Insert slow golf clap here.)

Washington, Mr. Bloomberg, has been dishonest for decades, if not longer.…

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Thinking Out Loud: De-Nuking Iran, Unshackling America

May 11, 2018

Reminding us of the imperial presidency that he and his supporters envisioned at the time, it was in January, 2014 that President Barrack Obama warned the new 113th Congress that he  would circumvent the Constitution, if `necessary’, if they didn’t give him what he wanted.

“I’ve got a pen,” he bragged,” and I’ve got a phone.”  

And my reaction was nearly automatic.…

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Leo’s Lance: Remembering Uncle Homer

May 11, 2018

You know how some uncles are?

They are just kids who never grew up. They always had a joke, a prank or a story to tell. That was my uncle Homer. Some of his stories were a little outlandish, but I believed them, hook, line and sinker. He wasn’t above playing a practical joke on his unsuspecting nephews.…

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Wright Words: Time to Come Together

May 8, 2018

While the Seminole community has always been close-knit, over the past few years, its been painfully obvious that we also have been divided.

Citizens upset with governmental taxing entities over established taxing rates, so in turn, the entities could perform their basic day-to-day operations.

Governmental entity leaders, on the other side of the coin, working to justify their decisions and better help explain those decisions to Joe Taxpayer.…

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Musings by Marilou: Treasured Memories

May 8, 2018

When I was young my family always took some sort of big summer vacation.  Several weeks were also set aside during those sweltering summer months to visit relatives in the Rio Grande Valley.  What seemed like such a burden in my younger years would be a welcomed treat today.

As soon as we would cross the Sabine River and enter into Texas, my mother would start singing.…

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Thinking Out Loud: A Fix For Veteran’s Affairs?

May 2, 2018

Ever since the Senator Ted Kennedy-led full body cavity examination of ill-fated Reagan Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987, the term “embattled nominee” seems to be the operative words in describing virtually any high-profile Court or Cabinet nomination attempted by any Republican administration. It has been used a lot in the media recently.…

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