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Editor: I held office as a Commissioner of Precinct 4 for 14 years. It was a known fact that items had to be placed on the agenda for discussion and then a vote after the vote, a decision was made ...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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School bus safety and inclement weather
Editor: We live on a small ranch off a county road about six miles outside of Kenedy. My husband, my children and my grandson all rode a school bus down this county road at one time or another. Rec...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenedy improving animal control
Editor: In late May when we learned most dogs at the City of Kenedy animal control facility were being euthanized, we were very upset. We are all major dog and cat lovers. We will never understand ...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dark horse in county politics
Editor: Well, all of you concerned citizens of Karnes County that signed the petition for a complete audit and all of you that I know would have signed it, we were kicked in the teeth when no actio...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health can’t be traded away
Editor: In the piece reporting on a family’s lawsuit claiming damages caused by bad air quality (August 20th, page 1), I was struck by the comments of an attorney for Marathon Oil after the case wa...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unhappy with obituary policy
Editor: I submitted an obituary for my dad to The Countywide last week. I was then informed that I would have to pay over $200 for it. Unbelievable. I understand having to pay for services – you ar...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good luck City of Kenedy
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: I would like to wish the City of Kenedy good luck with your latest Municipal Judge appointment, Barbara Shaw. However, I do feel your vetting process is flawed. To answer Brandon Briones’ q...
People helping other people
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: I often ask children, “Besides our God and parents, who is your hero?” I relate to children my hero is a teacher. We can debate why a teacher is my hero. However, There are hundreds of hero...
Controversy!
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: I was at the special meeting of the Kenedy City Council. The meeting was held to appoint a city municipal judge. Mayor Garza broke a 2-2 tie and voted for Barbara Shaw. Congratulations to y...
Wake up Karnes County citizens!
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: Does anyone realize that we no longer read anything in the local news about what is going on in our Commissioners Court? Why hasn’t anything been said about the discrepancies with our count...
Badger Comeback committee deserves thanks
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: June 28 was a special day, not only was Badger Comeback and anniversary classes celebrated, but I was also honored for my service in helping with the Comeback meetings every year. I was sur...
Workers need breaks
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: I’ve always been glad and happy that I grew up in Karnes County. And especially I’ve admired how people, especially neighbors, cared about each other and watched out for them and their chil...
national news
Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to ...
2014-10-22 12:21:50 -0500
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a...
2014-10-22 12:00:26 -0500
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File photo of Blackwater Worldwide guards Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard leaving federal courthouse after being arraigned on manslaughter charges in Washington
By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. g...
2014-10-22 13:23:06 -0500
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CHICAGO (AP) — A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Cente...
2014-10-22 22:30:23 -0500
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