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Collapsible apple tree

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE “We’re going on tour. Will you join us?” “I’m thirteen.” “That’s fine. We’ll look after you.” “Right, then.” And with that, I agreed to join a theatre troupe on a circuit of villages in Kent, performing medieval morality plays at open-air festivals attended largely by heavily inebriated country bumpkins. Being…

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A lasting solution

A WORD FROM THE MAYOR The City of Pearsall has a wood pile at the city transfer station that has been a burr under the citys’ saddle for over 15 years. You have probably noticed this stack of wood and tree limbs while at the sports complex or walking track. It is time we did…

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Saccrosanct right to vote

LETTER FROM THE SENATOR *Texas District 21 Senator Judith Zaffirini issued the following statement this week on her decision to remain in Austin to continue voicing opposition to proposed legislation (Senate Bill 1) that she believes affects the abilities of some constituents to cast votes. “Each legislator must determine how to best represent his or…

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A failure on humanitarian grounds

CONGRESSIONAL REPORT *US Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas District 28 issued the following statement Monday, July 19, in response to a Texas court ruling on the 2012 US immigration policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which grants immigrant status on a renewable two-year cycle to some individuals who were brought to the country…

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Be prepared

A WORD FROM THE MAYOR I don’t know how many of you were Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. I wasn’t, but my father was raised in the Depression Era on a farm and learned how to make do with what was at hand. He taught us how to do the same, to ‘make do’ and…

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Mail where they’ve gone

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE An odd thing happened the other day. I went to the mailbox and found that I had once again been gifted with an armful of glossy advertisements for things that I don’t want, like vinyl flooring, hearing aids and enormous sandwiches, and that the wad of envelopes below the slippery…

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Gas prices at highest level since 2014

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS As Texans hit the roads this summer with pandemic restrictions eased and vaccinations widespread, the national average price of gas is expected to top $3 per gallon, though the average in Texas for regular is $2.79, according to AAA. Drivers should expect prices to keep rising as demand rises, according to the Consumer…

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Into a hole in the lawn

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Fifty years ago, the people of Pearsall buried a time capsule in a corner of the courthouse lawn. This year, those who remember having been involved in the event, which I’m told was quite a big deal at the time, would like to bring the capsule back to the daylight…

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Starting to see a difference

A WORD FROM THE MAYOR Code enforcement has been working and citizens of Pearsall should start to see a difference around town. It is a process and takes time, but vacant lots are getting cleaned up, overgrown alleys and roadways are getting cleared and citations are being issued for abandoned cars and appliances in yards.…

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Through plunder and poison

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE “You’d better watch out, because there are cops all over the road,” has long brought a smile to my face. “Do you think I’m prone to driving recklessly or doing something illegal?” “Well, no. But they’ll get you.” No, they won’t. They aren’t looking for me. I don’t break the…

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