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When mastodons and rhinos roamed Berclair
Sometimes in this business, you know about a story, but you don’t have the story to tell. Such is the case with the Buckner Mastodon story. I ran across the final line of the Texas Historical Marke...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A lucky dime and a lot of class
Do you realize that the high school football season is more than a quarter of the way completed? It’s crazy how quick this season flies by. How ’bout them Trojans? This offense is fun to watch. Way...
Sep 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safety’s their mission
It goes without saying we have a lot of criminal activity throughout the Coastal Bend. In the last few editions, Bee-Picayune stories have announced that a man was shot in the arm and a car set on ...
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safety's their mission
It goes without saying we have a lot of criminal activity throughout the Coastal Bend. In the last few editions, Bee-Picayune stories have announced that a man was shot in the arm and a car set on ...
Sep 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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BISD needs to be mindful of athletics siren song
Clearly we’ve got a new sheriff – heck, an entire posse – at the Beeville Independent School District and the energy is palpable. From Dr. Marc Puig, new superintendent, to Jerry Bomar, new athleti...
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Printed public notices help keep local taxing entities transparent
Earlier this year, Speaker of the House Joe Straus appointed me as chairman of the Joint Committee on Advertising Public Notices. These public notices inform taxpayers about government actions, bon...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real life is not like a video game
by William J. Gibbs Jr., Long Way from Home
Sep 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Another tragedy reminds all to be careful on roads
by Chip Latcham
Sep 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Again this region has been stunned by the tragic loss of a child. Department of Public Safety troopers were investigating a highway accident Wednesday morning that left a 13-year-old boy dead just ...
Umpire needed ejected, not Jerry Bomar
by Kevin J. Keller/My Thoughts on Paper
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Wow, what a start to the high school football season. I was cautiously optimistic about the county’s three teams, but I’ll admit that I was at least some surprised that all three won. And, actually...
First impression crucial
by Chip Latcham
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Starting with a clean slate. Every year at this time, hope springs eternal among high school football teams, their coaches and fans with the kickoff of the fall season in high school stadiums aroun...
Some like the alma mater; some hope the Trojans can overcome it
by Jeff Latcham
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Several weeks ago, we pitched the idea here of changing one line in the A.C. Jones High School alma mater. Because the alma mater is sung before all sporting competitions, the third line which note...
A time to mourn
by Chip Latcham
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
There are no words. Wednesday’s front page of The Progress carried the incredibly sad story of the death of a teenager in a freak accident on Aug. 10. According to the sheriff’s report, two teens w...