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Column: Congressman Pete Gallego Update

Not too long ago while on a trip to visit our troops in Afghanistan, I met a group of civilians who were totally dedicated to the cause of democracy and freedom. They told me they could not go home for a while because they had voted - and the enemy would…
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End Run

Earlier this week multiple news sources uncovered what some law makers are calling a potential end run around current immigration laws by the Obama administration. In a move that suggests a future executive action on American immigration policy, the…
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Nature Notes: Oil Patch Wilderness

The oil industry has often been demonized, but plentiful wildlife still abounds among the wells and equipment typical in the oil patch. Have you ever wondered how birds and animals can thrive in the middle of a sea of oil and gas wells? From the air,…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M

Q: What is the difference between a tropical storm, a depression, a hurricane and a cyclone? A: The short answer is that they range in strength from mild to catastrophic, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Tropical depressions have a…
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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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