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Weather Whys From Texas A&M

Q. Sometimes you hear the weather man refer to the "jet stream." What exactly is it? A. The jet stream is one of the most influential forces of weather known, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "The jet stream is a river of air…
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Nature Notes: Harris Hawk

In the Chihuahuan desert one species of hawk, the Harris Hawk, hunts in packs, chasing down jackrabbits. Young Harris Hawks will stay with their parents as one year olds, helping to hunt for this year's hatchlings. The Harris is the only hawk in…
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Controversy at the Border, Part 2

Two weeks ago, The Van Horn Advocate published part one of this series, Controversy at the Border, and warned of credible threats of terrorists crossing our border from Mexico. On Wednesday Sept. 10, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental…
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Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

I've heard it said in Texas that "life, liberty and property are only safe when the Legislature is not in session." I think many would argue that this is even more true of Congress. And, Congress officially returned to Washington from its…
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Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

In any organization, new leadership means change. Good leadership requires setting goals and prioritizing a specific mission. Each day, our Armed Services provide an excellent example of goal setting and prioritizing specific mission. Unfortunately,…
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Controversy at the border

Recent credible reports indicate the Department of Homeland Security is looking for clues on when and where a terrorist attack could take place along the United States/Mexican border. Homeland Security is keeping a close eye on the Mexican border city…
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Cowboys & Heroes: A feature by Gil Potts

(Note from Editor: In the print edition, the jump page portion is missing because of a printer error.) Nearly forty-some years ago, song writer Mary Sharon Vaughn penned a song about cowboys. In 1976 it was recorded by Waylon Jennings, but it was the…
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Health tips for back to school

It's back-to-school time, and that means for teachers and students alike it's also a time you're more likely to get sick. That's mainly because once students and teachers start gathering together, schools become a hotbed of germs. But…
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