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George West HS principal delivers emotional Vietnam speech
From Staff Reports The Progress GEORGE WEST — Richard Waterhouse, the principal of George West High School and Vietnam War veteran, delivered the following speech Friday at the site of the AVTT Wal...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our bumblebees are preparing for winter
While watching hummingbirds feeding at desert willow flowers recently, I noticed a large, hairy bee methodically going from flower-to-flower. It was black with three yellow bands around its abdomen...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beeville pair heeds the call of highland, heather
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Cynthia and John Blatherwick of Beeville hiked 86 miles in Scotland just weeks before Thursday’s unprecedented vote for possible independence. They first stayed in Glascow, warming up for the trek ...
Live Oak Historical Commission historical maker unveilings on Sunday
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
by Janis Hudson LIVE OAK COUNTY — The Canfield and Tullis-Lewis Texas historical marker unveilings will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday Sept. 21. at the Canfield House at 508 Crockett, proceed to the Dob...
Wild ride to wildlife
by Gary Kent
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
What is it about owls? columnist asks
by Karen Benson
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
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, ...