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Innovators and educators
Fifty years ago, Bee County Chamber of Commerce leaders were bringing state education officials to Beeville in order to gauge interest in establishing a junior college here (please see the column b...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good reason to observe MLK Day
After such a turbulent year for race relations across the nation, the need for simple communication has never been stronger. Certainly there are no absolutes, but we are fortunate here in Bee Count...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better tighten those belts
Boom and bust. Those working in the oil and gas industry and receiving royalty checks have seen this cycle play out time and again. Now Texas cities, including those in the Eagle Ford Shale, heavil...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great will be their reward
This community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Garrett Tindol and Tindol Construction Company. He and his employees are volunteering their time and expertise to right a horrible wrong committ...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vandalism of cemeteries cannot go unresolved
Last week’s destruction of nearly 100 tombstones and monuments in the Glenwood and St. Joseph’s cemeteries cannot be allowed to go unresolved. The measure of a civilization and a community can be f...
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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As a society, we’ve got some improving to do in 2015
Thursday marks the start of the new year, 2015. Old man 2014 was an eventful year for many of our readers; for others, it may have been rather uneventful. The Eagle Ford Shale continues to be the g...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters way off base
by Chip Latcham
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Enough. The New York Post reported that more than 1,000 anti-police protesters defied Mayor Bill de Blasio and flooded Manhattan on Tuesday evening, marching through the Fifth Avenue shopping distr...
Serving hot meal for Christ
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Many area residents already have attended Christmas parties, open houses and concerts. (The live performance by Christian band Building 429 Wednesday night at New Life Church was an amazing gift to...
Experience joy of giving
by Chip Latcham
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
As the final countdown to Christmas begins, it does our hearts good to know that more community members, particularly young people, have discovered the true meaning of gift giving. In last weekend’...
Great expectations for winter festival
by Chip Latcham
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years ago, new Christmas street decorations were being hung with care downtown by Central Power & Light Company workers, adding to the festive holiday atmosphere. Twenty-five years ago, commu...
Another form of plague - This ‘spice’ can snuff out young lives
by Chip Latcham
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Last weekend’s lead story about five teenagers found unconscious at Flournoy Park’s skate park after smoking synthetic marijuana apparently has stoked the community’s interest. As of Thursday morni...
Season for joy, sharing
by Chip Latcham
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Most are still regrouping from the Thanksgiving feast and family gathering, but Christmas will be upon us before we realize it. Some essential ways to get in the holiday spirit are to attend the 37...