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Epic motorcycle trips are nothing new for retired City Secretary Tomas P. Saenz. So, after seeing most of the United States and a significant part of Mexico from the seat of a motorcycle, Saenz and...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is it about owls? columnist asks
Everyone loves owls, especially the little owls. What is it about owls? What makes them so cute? Perhaps it is their large, forward-facing eyes. An owl will stare at you as though it knows you, or ...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emma (Lewis) Tullis’ Irish Roots
by Richard and Janis Hudson
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The year was 1835. Mexico’s Land Commissioner Balmecedo finally settled into operations at San Patricio, the center for Empresarios John McMullen and James McGloin’s San Patricio Colony. Balmecedo’...
A man of facts turns to fiction
by Bill Clough
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Benson may need a new business card — a large one. At 70, the Normanna resident already is a physics instructor at Coastal Bend College, a wildlife photographer with a good grasp of botany, ...
2014 September Seasons
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
By Chrissy Plant Game Warden I recently received a call asking when dove season began. The caller told me she had not hunted in over 20 years, but with all the doves in the field right now, she jus...
Florida on their mind
by Mackey Torres
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Skidmore-Tynan High School cheerleaders, a mid-June trip to Corpus Christi was more than just a camp to them. It was their proving ground. At the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) sum...
The Fellowship of the Ring
by Bill Clough
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Not many men can claim to have their own ring trilogy. Gene Stephenson can. The former music professor at Coastal Bend College is still amazed by the chain of events that span 49 years, including t...
Purple Heart Recipients honored
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary #9170 hosted a dinner for recipients of Purple Hearts and their families on Aug. 7 at the post home. Each recipient was given a certificate, thank for their servic...