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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…

Editorial: We Will Not Print Hearsay

We are asked fairly regularly why certain stories don't make it into our newspaper. It is a legitimate question, but one that must be explained. True journalism explores facts and not hearsay, regardless of how many people in the community may have…

Border Patrol Tactics in Question

The American Civil Liberties Union has recently filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection over an increasing number of complaints regarding rights violations allegedly occurring at various Border Patrol…