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Vision for learning emphasized
Thank you, Superintendent Marc Puig and the Beeville public school trustees, for keeping your priorities straight. In the July 6 edition, a front-page story from the last BISD board meeting mention...
Jul 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unity, love, respect desperately needed
It’s been almost a week since the Dallas police shootings, and this nation continues to mourn this senseless loss of five officers. As a people residing in the United States of America, we seem to ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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BCAD cannot be allowed to screw up home values
This nation was born in no small part from a tax revolt, so it is as American as the Fourth of July to push back when taxation becomes abusive. Although we’re not advocating riots and blood in the ...
Jul 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Acts of kindness appreciated
As we head into the Fourth of July weekend (don’t forget Saturday’s huge fireworks show and Baseball Bash at Coastal Bend College), we wish to commend several residents for recent contributions. Fi...
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth fun will ignite Saturday back at college
The problem: Where to take the family for a bang-up Fourth of July celebration? The solution: Look no farther than Coastal Bend College. For the second year in a row, the attractive college campus ...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s going on? Mercy, mercy
What the blazes is going on around here? First, Beeville police officials are investigating a young man’s body found Monday morning at the Alaniz Circle Apartments. The case is being investigated a...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Energetic attention grabber
by Chip Latcham
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who are feeling drained by the first summer heat spell, or staggered by oppressive commercial property appraisal increases, the banner headline in the June 8 Karnes Countywide must have a...
Sad state of affairs following national tragedy
by Kevin J. Keller/My Thoughts on Paper
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
As political discourse runs rampant on Facebook over the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, I cannot help but notice that the conversation about the event invariably leads ...
BCAD’s dog don’t hunt
by Jeff Latcham
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Monday is the deadline for most commercial property owners to file a formal protest and get a spot before the Bee County Appraisal Review Board in coming weeks. With some of the crazy increases thr...
New norm’s disturbing
by Chip Latcham
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Sunday is Father’s Day, and sadly this year, some 49 families will be unable to celebrate with their children. In another incomprehensible act of terror and rage, an apparent lone gunman walked int...
Appraisal district turns blind eye to vacant storefronts, office space
by Jeff Latcham
Jun 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
An informal walking survey of Beeville’s downtown provides a far different vista from the metropolis envisioned by the Bee County Appraisal District computer programs. While the computer whizzes at...
Something worth singing about
by Chip Latcham
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been a long time coming. Pardon the reference to the Crosby, Stills & Nash rock classic, but for those who have been yearning to realize the first home build for the Bee County Habitat for Hum...