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Op-Ed: "Journalism Requires News Gathering"

In the news business, rumors continuously circulate about various topics. Those of us who have been in this business understand that we take each one of these rumors with a grain of salt until proven factually correct. Sometimes the "tips" we…

Editorial -- Let's Re-open the Girls and Boys Club

This week we saw the results of what happens in an urban city. We saw what amounted to anarchy in Baltimore by a group of hoodlums that turned against police and burned buildings, as well as cause general chaos. It was an ugly picture by any objective…

Letter to the Editor April 2, 2015

We would like to respond to the letter published in last week's edition of The Van Horn Advocate. To the best of our knowledge, since purchasing property in Culberson County, Jeff Bezos [CEO of Amazon and Blue Origin] has hired numerous employees…

Letter to the Editor March 26, 2015

Dear Editor, If I'm correct, Mr. Jeff Bezos came into Culberson County and bought about 300,000 acres for his space port. I subscribed to The Van Horn Advocate to be able to keep up with the space port developments, but over all of these years there…

Public Notices and You: You Deserve to Know

The lazy Texas Legislature is back in session, and once again, the three primary governmental lobbies are trying to convince lawmakers to make a change in the public notices law. We call it the "lazy Legislature" because legislators work 140…

A Special Thanks To Our Local Heroes

Last Saturday evening, I experienced one of the most gruesome, horrific scenes I've ever seen. I was outside when I saw black plumes of smoke coming from the east. At first I thought it could be Love's or Chevron on fire, and I immediately jumped…

Editorial: ISIS Has Gone Too Far by Robert Morales

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, ISIS, the terrorist group based in Syria and parts of Iraq, has struck again. ISIS (also known as the Islamist State) has in the recent months beheaded American and Japanese captives. Last week, the…