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Rain or not, events will go on
Weather experts have determined the drought is over in South Texas, according to several recent reports. Waterlogged Bee Countians would agree. While dumping an inch or three out of our rain gauges...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surprise, it’s a judge!
In a moment of “what just happened here?,” the Bee County Commissioners Court emerged from its closed session and unanimously appointed Stephanie Silvas interim county judge. Having spent the last ...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring their memory
Although many stories have caused our readers to shake their heads in disbelief or disgust, one published in the last few months probably outraged this community more than all others combined. Just...
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not making much noise
For those who have noticed all the Blue Angels references appearing on this page in recent editions, we have an apt description of the upcoming school and municipal elections. They’re flying under ...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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College takes center stage this weekend
While the county’s citizens wait for our commissioners to appoint a new county judge, a prime opportunity has been presented for all of us to honor the memory of the late County Judge David Silva. ...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hey, Commissioners, let’s get off high center
It’s now six weeks since County Judge David Silva died, and his calm, rational demeanor has never been so sorely missed. Without a deciding vote, the four commissioners remain tied 2-2 between two ...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texting ban needs to be law
by Chip Latcham
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini is urging passage of a bill that would ban texting while driving in Texas. Sen. Zaffirini, who represents Bee County in her sp...
Remembering our better Angels
by Chip Latcham
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dodging weekend thunderstorms, air show fans finally were rewarded on Sunday at NAS Corpus Christi when the Navy’s famous Blue Angels entertained the crowd with their high-flying maneuvers. Rainy w...
Preservation in store
by Chip Latcham
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
If April showers bring May flowers, we all should be covered in fields the size of the floats entered in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Yet, even though most longtime citizens would never turn awa...
Good candidate choices for court to consider
by Chip Latcham
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A diverse, impressive list of applicants for the vacant position of Bee County judge has been revealed this week. According to Candy Estrada, administrative assistant in the judge’s office, 15 pers...
Journalists behaving badly
by Jeff Latcham
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Columbia Journalism Review’s investigation into Rolling Stone’s inflammatory story of rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house has found the magazine failed in the most basic of report...
It’s deadly out there
by Chip Latcham
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Not surprising, but it’s getting more dangerous on our roads and highways. Bee County has been rated “safe” on a scale of danger rating for motorists. However, our residents are surrounded by count...