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Paxton says subpoena of corporation’s records violated First Amendment
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 9 announced he had filed a friend-of-the-court brief “in defense of the First Amendment.” The brief, he said, explains that Massachusetts Attorne...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real life is not like a video game
I might be dating myself a bit, but one of my favorite video games is the original Super Mario Bros., which was included in the Nintendo Entertainment System my parents gave us as a Christmas gift ...
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Printed public notices help keep local taxing entities transparent
From the desk of Lozano By J.M. Lozano, State Representative
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education chief announces fines assessed to testing service
AUSTIN – Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Aug. 23 announced the Texas Education Agency will fine the company that delivers and administers STAAR — the State of Texas Assessments of Acade...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helena Handbasket: When the camera turned around
Although “selfie” became the Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 word of the year, the first self-portrait was actually taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius while testing his camera. Seems models weren’t as read...
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Working to provide better Karnes coverage
After hours on Tuesday, July 19, I decided to do a bit of sprucing up at The Karnes Countywide offices on South Second Street in Kenedy. I employed a top-to-bottom approach, starting with sweeping ...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excellent work by hospital team
by Dee Haveman, Karnes City
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: Recently I was a patient in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital. It started in the emergency room after midnight with severe abdominal pain. I had never known such pain, and I thought I would...
Surge of kids crossing border means trouble
by Chip Latcham
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
What started as a trickle has turned into a steady, troubling flow. Articles in the national and international media have again turned the spotlight on Texas-Mexico border crossing problems. Last m...
Perfect timing
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
By Cletus Bianchi Striking while the iron is hot. Making hay while the sun shines. Mrs. Purser hated clichés when she taught me readin’ and writin’ at KCHS in the 1980s, but their ubiquity offers t...
Hagel’s interpretation of law withholds survivor benefit payments to those who earned them
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor’s note: The following was submitted by a local who found himself, to put it mildly, a bit put off by what has, or better yet, what has not been happening in Washington, D.C.. The inquiry, ha...
Why do I wonder?
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
By Bill Tipton After reviewing the proposed budget, several areas arouse interest, questions and concerns. Having been a landowner in Karnes County since 1972, and having enjoyed the past forty-one...
Domestic oil production expected to give Americans relief at the pump
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
By David Holt The price at the pump has had more swings than a schoolyard playground of the past couple of months, and consumers can expect more. Yet America is on track to take more long-term cont...