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A Miracle in Round Top

To the Editor: In the middle of 2020’s political divisions, with a critically important national vote looming and isolated by COVID-19, there was a miracle going on in Round Top. I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer after three years of being clear.

 

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Weber Paints Wrong Picture

To the Editor: Judge Joe Weber’s comments in the 1/12/2021 FCR were contentious, at best. He chose to paint the various protests as ‘left’ versus ‘right’ rather than examining the underlying causations.

 

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Elected to Serve Not Control

To the Editor: Those elected in the county are county servants, not county leaders. Just as a boss in a business is master over his hired employees, we are master over those we hire by election to serve.

 

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Responding to Some Previous Letters

To the Editor: I’d like to thank both M. M.

 

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Little Connection Between Riot and Other Protests

To the Editor: I appreciated the tone of Judge Weber’s comments in this paper on Tuesday. Congress is in deadlock, and has been since the Obama presidency, when Senate Majority Leader McConnell refused to back any agenda of the President regardless of merit.

 

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Vaccine Plan Needs Work

To the Editor: Dear Governor Abbott, Yesterday, I spent 4.5 hrs hitting redial on my cell phone trying to get in to make an appointment for a vaccine shot. (At last count over 300 calls.) After 4.5 hours of calls I reached a recording which said that someone would call me.

 

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Tell Me Why

To the Editor: These words, “Tell Me Why,” from a Bobby Vinton 1950s song, keep playing in my head as I once again try to get on a list for the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 65+, it may be playing in your head also.

 

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2020 Was Not All Bad

I stood before my mirror and repeated these words, each time with a different facial expression, before putting them down on paper. Just wanted to get myself in the proper mode, you know.

 

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Observers Welcome Quiet Opening to Legislature

The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violence inside the U.S. Capitol the previous week.

 

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The Blame Game

It is a constant “blame game.” It happens in the home, workplace, and in our own government. When we were younger and would start an argument or squabble with our siblings, we would tell our parents the other one started it.

 

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Jailbreak Killing Leads To Manhunt

A trivial incident on-board a Central Texas passenger train on Jan. 20, 1894 set in motion a series of violent events that led to a three-week manhunt and five fresh graves in the cemetery.

 

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that little voice

I’m writing this before a new President is sworn in, hoping the inauguration goes without violence and ugliness. By the time you read this we will know if riots and conflict have been avoided, at least for now.

 

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Trying Out a Heating Pad for the Seedlings

Now is a great time to start growing peppers, tomatoes and eggplants from seed. These crops require a long growing season.

 

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Late Heroics Lead Leps Past Giddings

The La Grange boys basketball team went to Giddings Tuesday and won a thriller 35-31 over the Buffaloes. La Grange sophomore Jaxon Cooper hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 12 seconds to go in the game to put the Leps up 33-31 and then Jordan Scott made two free throws with five seconds left to put the game out of reach.

 

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Leps Edge El Campo 2-1 in Soccer

The Leopards boys soccer team beat El Campo at Leopard Stadium Tuesday 2-1 on goals by Victor Soto and Hector Orona. The above photos show Kevin Vazquez, left, and Jackson Bundick, right, in action Tuesday. The team now has a week off before starting district play at home next Tuesday. The Leopards finish off pre-district play with an overall record of 4-2-2. Photos by Jeff Wick

 

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