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Off the old block: Importance of stepping up
Showing up is half the battle. Those words, or some quite similar, were expressed by the minister at the funeral of a longtime Bee-Picayune employee last week, and they’ve stayed with me. John Laki...
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where there’s extreme heat ... there’s no need to add fire
Hot and dry for the foreseeable future, with heat index values exceeding 110 degrees. It appears anyone with a pulse could play meteorologist for most of August. Unfortunately, the highest pressure...
Aug 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regretful acts of desperation
Desperation is a dangerous foe. It can lead to life-altering decisions with consequences. A case in point is the lead story in this week’s Karnes Countywide about a suspected armed robber who targe...
Aug 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t you just feel excitement building?
It appears South Texas again has dodged a bullet with Hurricane Earl projected to remain well to our south. Unfortunately, all the rain accompanying the storm’s remnants apparently will fall in the...
Aug 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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OK, let’s touch the third rail of JHS tradition
For many Trojan athletes there’s an elephant in the alma mater
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed hurricane warnings
Nearly three years have elapsed without a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. That streak may be about to end soon, according to national weather forecasters. They are keeping a keen eye on a tropical...
Aug 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not your average leader
by Chip Latcham
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
You have to admire the positive direction taken by recently hired Beeville ISD Superintendent Mark Puig and the new board of trustees. In our last edition, the BISD announced a $5,000 raise for tea...
Drought devastating Vineyard
by Chip Latcham
Jul 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Now is the time for Beeville citizens who have been blessed with the means to do so to help those less fortunate. The long, hot summer is always a tough time for nonprofits in South Texas, and this...
Vision for learning emphasized
by Chip Latcham
Jul 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Unity, love, respect desperately needed
by Chip Latcham
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
BCAD cannot be allowed to screw up home values
by Chip Latcham and Jeff Latcham
Jul 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Acts of kindness appreciated
by Chip Latcham
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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...