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Our family got a Kindle Fire TV Stick for Christmas to more easily access Netflix, YouTube and other video services we use regularly with our kids.

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Masks, social distancing and limited fans in the stands characterized the 2020 football season set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “I’d rather be safe than sorry.” And that statement has validity. People often take risks that they aren’t ready for and end up sorry.

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Near the beginning of Peter’s first epistle, he leads us into God’s teaching on a Christian’s “heavenly inheritance” (1 Peter 1.3-12). In verse 7 he uses as his analogy that the preciousness of this inheritance is “much more precious than gold,” and he tells us why. Because gold “perishes.”

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A little over four years ago, I was asked by a national Christian magazine to write an article about the presidential election. The article was scheduled to run after the election, but the due date for the article was before the election. I ended up submitting two articles. One was titled, “…

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As the new year begins, resolve to improve yourself and the environment by planting a pollinator-friendly garden. The flowers will add beauty to your environment and will provide food sources and habitat for butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, bees, wasps and other beneficial creatures. Your g…

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It’s estimated that more than 1 billion birds die each year in the United States alone from striking man-made objects. Bird strikes can be the result of collisions with windows on buildings, cell towers, guy wires on such towers, power lines, vehicles, wind turbines, lighthouses and similar items.

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I love to visit with new gardeners. Many times their excitement and enthusiasm actually become contagious. Just the other day, I had the opportunity to have a long visit with a very excited young man who wanted to learn how to grow plants that he and his wife could eat. He nor his wife had e…

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It is said, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” To that I say, “Horse hockey!” We are never too old to learn something new. It is never a bad time to take up a new challenge, whether it be learning a musical instrument, expressing your creative self through writing, painting or sculptur…

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When colds, flu season and COVID abounds, comfort food such as chicken noodle soup is the first thing we think of eating to help us feel better.

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We are coming off of a historic year that was unlike any other. As a photographer and photo editor, I was acutely aware of how important it would be to document this unprecedented moment that left no life untouched by its reach.

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Hey, here’s something you might not know. According to historians, it was the ancient Egyptians who invented stickers. Archeologists have actually found remains of sticky paper plastered on Egyptian market walls that were used to display the price and description of goods.

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The Bible says, “Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me! My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times. You rebuk…

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Having been a biology teacher, studying the origin of the universe, its processes and shape, along with being a theology teacher, believing in God as the Creator of the universe, these two disciplines complemented each other for me.

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“Arise O Men of God” will bring together men ages 18 and older from the Catholic Diocese of Victoria for a day of camaraderie and growth. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Cathedral Center at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory in Victoria.

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In the spring of 1798, the United States was on the brink of war with France. Fearful of the future, President John Adams issued a proclamation declaring May 9, 1798, a day of prayer, fasting and repentance in the United States. He encouraged all Americans to go to church, fast and pray. He …

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Knights of Columbus Council No.1329 will sell plates to go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 or until they are sold out, at the Columbus Hall, 3610 N. Ben Wilson St.

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In this part of Texas, we can generally wear shorts in the winter. But there have been a few cold spells lately that have forced me to bundle up when I go outside. This got me thinking: How do animals, especially birds, keep warm in cold weather?

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I’ve noticed lots of full leaf bags out on curbs waiting to be picked up and taken to the landfill while driving to and from work. What a waste. Why take up unnecessary space in a landfill when your leaves could be so useful in your gardens and on your lawns? Fallen leaves are a wonderful fr…

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Child actor Ricky Schroder said of Music City USA, “Nashville feels like a big little town to me. It’s got lots of culture and lots of interesting things to do and lots of interesting people. At the same time, it feels very small and tight-knit and very close. Everyone feels like they know e…

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I had a new patient call the office because her teeth suddenly started to stain deep black in between the teeth. No matter how hard she flossed, water picked or brushed, she could not get the stain off. She went to a couple of dental offices and had the stain removed only for it to come back…

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I’ve been asking my close friends if they have any neat New Year’s resolutions this year. Their answers seem to be along the lines of, “Just be myself this year”, or “Keep on doing the best I can on everything,” when it usually seems to be a specific goal, no matter how far-fetched. I asked …

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What a year it has been — pandemics of violence and COVID-19 and the drama of a presidential election. There are those who would like to throw out the year 2020 as if it never was. But it is what it is. The year began with great hopes and expectations, and then we got hit with COVID-19 in Ma…

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I think most people are glad to see 2020 go. It’s been a rough year. Nearly 80 million people worldwide contracted COVID-19. Over 1.7 million died from it. Our economy faltered. Businesses shuttered. Protests over racial equality and police brutality raged. Statues crumbled. Partisan politic…

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    When Joe Biden puts his hand on the Bible and takes the oath of office Michael Cloud and all others who are confused between lies and truth will know for certain who won the election.

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    Quincy, We’re all afraid for our nation, for one reason or another. I thought this pandemic might bring us all a little closer together, and it still might. Give Biden a chance, he can’t possi…

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    Mike thanks for the back up with Quincy, he’s a hard nut to crack. I think Biden will bring the Republicans back into real time and away from the what abouts , hopefully...Glen

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