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State worthy performance
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...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miles to go before they sleep
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, ...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t let them steal your joy
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...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silva’s life awash in grace
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...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racing to a standstill?
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 ...
Mar 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just what is the purpose of this annual fire drill?
The National Geographic channel recently produced a special, “Sleepless in America,” which detailed our nationally chronic lack of sleep and its devastating results to Americans’ lives. Study after...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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They give and take away
by Chip Latcham
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Like the schizophrenic weather, our last edition featured some encouraging and disappointing headlines. On the positive side, Eric Soza, the outstanding former quarterback who is now a football coa...
Just a closer walk with Thee & some new brothers
by Chip Latcham
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For I was blind and now I see. – John 9:25 How does one begin to describe a life-changing experience? I recently journeyed to Camp Zephyr at Lake Corpus Christi to spend three days with a group of ...
Coming to aid of others
by Chip Latcham
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever wonder what you would do if faced with a crisis? This week’s front-page story about a “Fatal fire” in the Goliad Advance-Guard certainly captured our attention, for many reasons. A woman retur...
Protect public’s right to know
by Chip Latcham and Jeff Latcham
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Another legislative session in Austin, another attack on the dissemination of public information. Yes, already at least six bills have been filed by Texas House and Senate members that, in essence,...
Lenten message of faith, action
by Chip Latcham
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season, the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday for Christians. Some Bee County residents observed Shrove Tuesday with church services and pancake s...
Saluting them with love
by Chip Latcham
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
What a powerful demonstration of our appreciation. Many Americans have been searching for ways to thank our veterans for their service, and we had one fall directly into our collective lap. At Mond...