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Avoiding school daze
Most parents can be easily identified by their broad grins as children began the new school year. But for those of us with no children, grown children, or otherwise not paying attention, the school...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riding a cool wave
File this away under wishful thinking. The Beeville Art Museum presented a free screening of a family-friendly movie under the stars Thursday night. The featured film: “Frozen,” naturally. If you m...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reminder: limit watering
Sadly, it’s getting drier and drier. Bee County remains under a burn ban; underground water tables are dropping; and even a few live oak trees are dying from years of drought. It’s not just here. I...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Generosity’s valuable lesson
It’s sunshine and a thousand degrees every day; the football teams and bands are outside sweating on the practice fields... Yes, that means the new school year is fast approaching. One other dead g...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be the exception
If only... Those words sometimes stand between a man (or woman) and a rewarding career; Or an honest, drug-free life, and loving family relationships; Or they could be etched on a tombstone on an e...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Major hang-up rectified?
Can you hear them now? Many Bee Countians certainly hope so. For several weeks, county offices have been plagued with telephone problems. Disconnects and garbled audio were some of the woes mention...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summerfest-ivities ready to heat up the nights
by Chip Latcham
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Bee County Chamber of Commerce officials are cautiously optimistic as they head into the big Summerfest weekend. “Wednesday through Saturday is when ticket sales usually take place,” said executive...
No kidding around with heat
by Chip Latcham
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
August, usually the hottest time of the year, has arrived. In addition, Thursday (July 31) officially was declared National Heatstroke Prevention Day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safe...
Return to border crisis
by Chip Latcham
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Another week, another unresolved federal crisis. We read with great interest in this week’s Goliad Advance-Guard about a large amount of drugs seized after suspected illegal immigrants bailed out o...
Aiming for large turnout
by Chip Latcham
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
How ’bout some guns and barbecue? Toss in some horses and that would be what commonly is perceived as an ideal gathering for most Texans. Instead, on Saturday, many Bee Countians will load up in th...
Problem at our doorstep
by Chip Latcham
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Many readers of our sister publication, The Karnes Countywide, were surprised this week to learn that a Karnes County Civil Detention Center will house immigrant families. U.S. Immigration and Cust...
Reinforcing conservation
by Chip Latcham
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
We knew it wouldn’t last. The wetter, cooler May-June has turned back into the customary hot, dry July, and our nearby lake levels are dropping accordingly. Just a week ago, Corpus Christi official...