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"Times" A feature by Heradio Luna

The other day someone asked, "What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?" We didn't have fast food when I was growing up, I informed him. All the food was slow. However, I could eat mesquite beans as fast as I could pick them…
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Ebola and a Secure Border

Marine Corps General John F. Kelly, head of the U.S. Southern Command, commented several times this last week on issues of border security, and the international concerns over Ebola. While attending a conference of defense ministers from the Americas,…
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Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

This month marks the 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Most people know the story of how close the world came to nuclear war. However, many people don't know that military personnel from the 23rd District of Texas played a major role…
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RELIGION: "Little Things Matter"

Here in Van Horn we are blessed to have at least five RV parks in town and they bring in some of the best and most colorful people. Many of the RVers are retired and elderly so they will all have stories to tell. They will tell of their travels and of…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M

Q: Do cumulus clouds mean good weather or bad weather is coming? A: Cumulus clouds are the puffy white clouds that look like big patches of cotton in the sky, explains Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "The word cumulus comes from a Latin…
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Heather Layne's long and winding road

Most performers shoot for record deals. Many of Heather Layne's fans, however, have sought deals on their record — prison record. Layne, a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Clovis, California, reaches out to the incarcerated, the suffering,…
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Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

It is an understatement to say that water is critical. We need it to live. We use it for business purposes: to water crops, livestock and farms. We use it for personal use: to bathe, to wash dishes and clothes and to cook. We teach our kids to drink…
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Election season is upon us

With election season in full swing across the nation, political ads are unfortunately dominating the mainstream media once again. "This candidate did this, and that candidate wants to do that" is all you hear. It's the same old rhetoric with…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Atmospheric Sciences

Q: Nov. 30 is the end of hurricane season. Why do some years have many hurricanes and other years seem to have very few? A: That's a question that a lot of people are asking, says John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M…
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Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

In small towns across South and West Texas, we all know each other. We know each other's kids. We know each other's parents. And, when tragedy strikes, we all know it. We feel it. We share it. Recently, tragedy struck in Marfa with the sudden…
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