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Governor’s domestic terrorism task force meets at Capitol

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS Gov. Greg Abbott last week convened the quarterly meeting of his Domestic Terrorism Task Force at the state Capitol. “We must work together to develop meaningful solutions to fully eradicate domestic terrorism in the Lone Star State,” Abbott said in explaining the purpose of the meeting. “Just as domestic terrorism takes many forms,…

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Crave empathy

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE You have a lot of things to be grateful for in your country, not least of which I would count nacho cheese Doritos, the repopulation of bison, good highway signage, blue clear skies and just about any flavor of Skittles. I should say ‘we,’ because it is due to this…

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Chewing on a piece of cow

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE It’s been a couple weeks now, and you should give serious consideration to using those gift cards that people gave you for Christmas. I’m only telling you this because if you don’t do it, those cards are either going to end up wedged between your car seat and console, forgotten…

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Closer to the fire

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE An air of anticipation glimmered in the icy night of downy snow, lit by gently flickering yellow from the windows and porch lights at the crooked little inn, and bathed from above by the cold satin blue of the frosty moon. We trudged through the deepening snow along narrow sidewalks,…

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Editorial

Playing semantics A recent decision by the Pearsall City Council proves that the local government is playing with semantics and using the law to its advantage. Two of the councilors, Robert Villarreal and Richard Gandara, have placed their names on the ballot for the 2020 March primaries. Gandara submitted a letter of resignation but attended and…

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A view from the bridge

And squishy’s Barbie houses, footballs, video games, jewelry, computers, cell phones, something called a squishy, bags of play sand, money, and a shark. Honestly, Santa Claus is going to have a hard time fitting all this stuff into his sleigh. Especially the shark. Given the number of puppies and kittens that children are also asking…

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Letter to the Editor

Up to date and correct Dear Editor, In last week’s paper [Frio-Nueces Current, Dec. 12] it was insinuated that I had abruptly retired because I had taken $12,000 from Frio County. As the majority of my voters know, I would not do this. What really upset me is that my church friends would be so…

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Governor proclaims results in constitutional amendment election

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS Before voter-approved amendments to the Texas Constitution are set in stone, it is the governor’s duty to publicly proclaim the results of the election. On Dec. 4, Gov. Greg Abbott posted such a proclamation, having first certified the tabulation prepared by the Texas secretary of state, the state’s chief election officer. In his…

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Tingled a bit

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE The cashier looked at my money as though I’d just tried feeding him dog biscuits. Two bottles of juice and a snack had come to six dollars and twenty-eight cents. I had dutifully counted out twelve dollars and three cents. By the look on the cashier’s face, however, something didn’t…

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It’s not all rainbows and unicorns

RANDON RAMBLINGS I felt myself slipping into a deep sadness. I wouldn’t say it was postpartum depression; just an unexplainable deep sadness. As I was trying to come to terms with Weslyn’s traumatic birth, I was also physically trying to recover. The doctor ordered the standard recovery restrictions – no lifting anything heavier than the baby,…

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