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Hey, Commissioners, let’s get off high center
It’s now six weeks since County Judge David Silva died, and his calm, rational demeanor has never been so sorely missed. Without a deciding vote, the four commissioners remain tied 2-2 between two ...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texting ban needs to be law
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini is urging passage of a bill that would ban texting while driving in Texas. Sen. Zaffirini, who represents Bee County in her sp...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering our better Angels
Dodging weekend thunderstorms, air show fans finally were rewarded on Sunday at NAS Corpus Christi when the Navy’s famous Blue Angels entertained the crowd with their high-flying maneuvers. Rainy w...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preservation in store
If April showers bring May flowers, we all should be covered in fields the size of the floats entered in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Yet, even though most longtime citizens would never turn awa...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good candidate choices for court to consider
A diverse, impressive list of applicants for the vacant position of Bee County judge has been revealed this week. According to Candy Estrada, administrative assistant in the judge’s office, 15 pers...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Journalists behaving badly
The Columbia Journalism Review’s investigation into Rolling Stone’s inflammatory story of rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house has found the magazine failed in the most basic of report...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s deadly out there
by Chip Latcham
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Not surprising, but it’s getting more dangerous on our roads and highways. Bee County has been rated “safe” on a scale of danger rating for motorists. However, our residents are surrounded by count...
State worthy performance
by Chip Latcham
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When young people win state at anything, it’s a huge accomplishment. Whether in academic or athletic competition, it’s extremely rare for a group of Bee County students to seize a state championshi...
Miles to go before they sleep
by Chip Latcham
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
This time of year, all South Texans have to believe they’ve hit the jackpot. After the beneficial rains, the spring weather is glorious, the wildflowers are producing their blooming best in years, ...
Don’t let them steal your joy
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Surprise; the start of spring this year has been accompanied by unusually generous rainfall, bringing smiles to most South Texans. However, some area residents are experiencing an entirely differen...
Silva’s life awash in grace
by Jeff Latcham
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In the passing of County Judge David Silva, Bee County has lost a good man. A uniquely good man. Silva was the rarest of politicians – one without an ego. He was a humble product of Beeville and he...
Racing to a standstill?
by Chip Latcham
Mar 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Spring break is here, and the weather’s warming. For young people and adults looking for something fun to do outdoors, Bee County has a unique event roaring back onto the scene in just a couple of ...