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It was because I was feeling smug. The universe loathes few things more than smugness. And I was practically dripping with the stuff.

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It’s a trend I am seeing more and more frequently on Facebook. Somebody posts about their grandma in the hospital. A concerned family member responds, “Sending prayers, thoughts and good vibes your way.”

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I have recently had several questions from frantic monarch butterfly lovers that were in dire need of milkweed plants to feed to all the monarch caterpillars they had. Unfortunately, the lack of milkweed leaves to feed these caterpillars has become a real problem for many of us in our area. …

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We’ve been enjoying an unusually warm winter, but that doesn’t mean anything to the purple martins. They start showing up this time of year regardless of the severity of the winter. For them, it’s spring.

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When asked about hunting, American philosopher Henry David Thoreau mused, “When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered yes – remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education – make them hunters.”

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Are you a card-carrying member of the Clean Plate Club? For generations, it’s been a household rule – children must eat everything on their plate or risk punishment or losing out on dessert or other special treats.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Jan. 27-31. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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On March 21, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of people on a 54-mile Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital of Alabama. They marched for days under the protection of U.S. Army troops and arrived in Montgomery to find 50,000 supporters waiting for them, acco…

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Capturing compelling sports photographs can be challenging. You have to understand the game, be in the right spot and anticipate the action to capture just the right moment.

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As we embrace 2020, anxiety continues to be a crippling issue for many of us. Anxiety can cripple more Christians than we can imagine. It just seems that there’s plenty to worry about.

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On Jan. 4, 1847, Captain Samuel Walker, of the Texas Rangers, walked into the gun shop of Samuel Colt and placed an order for 1,000 revolvers. He had one stipulation. Colt would have to improve the design of his pistol. Though Colt’s groundbreaking revolver was able to fire five shots in the…

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You’ve probably heard it often that God has a dream for our lives. You’ve also probably heard that He wants to provide everything necessary for us to walk into the dreams He has for us. Still, you may wonder: Is that something I can really count on? Or is it just a pipe dream that some peopl…

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Equipping the Saints, an annual, all-day event for lay persons and clergy hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 400 N. Esplanade St., in Cuero will be held Feb. 1.

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I love my plants. I love to grow them from seed, nurture them, transplant them, fertilize, trim and water them. When they begin growing, I want to do all I can to make sure they can bloom and thrive in the warm and humid climate of Victoria – and that usually means adequate and appropriate t…

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If you have been to Quintana Beach lately, you may have noticed weird, spiky shells spread along the shore. While surveying for non-breeding shorebirds along Quintana Beach, I came across these shells and figured out that they belong to longnose spider crabs. They are often yellow or brown w…

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Being a gardener usually, in some form or another, involves pottery. Whether to use plastic or clay pots is sometimes a question asked by new gardeners. I find the answer is a matter of taste, but here are some pros and cons of both clay and plastic plant containers.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Jan. 20-24. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It’s Girl Scout cookie time in the Crossroads. More than 2,500 cases of cookies were delivered to the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas on Monday.

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Imagery is powerful and has the ability to evoke emotions in viewers, paint a vivid picture of a situation and give readers a glimpse into a person’s life and their experiences. Photographs move us and teach us about other people.

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During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what belief, if any, was unique to the Christian faith. They discussed the fact that other religions had some form of incarnation and accounts of someone returning from the dead.

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I’ve always had a hard time not getting distracted. As a kid, I would blare my favorite music while driving, much to my parent’s frustration. They would tell me, “Jimmy, if you’re not careful, you’re going to have a wreck one day!” And sure enough, I did. That day was an awakening for me in …

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I find indoor plants tend to be a bit more popular this time of year because of the weather. Cold, damp, cloudy days can keep many gardeners indoors with their indoor plants. That could be a good thing, since it’s been proven that some indoor plants are able to clean the air and reduce stres…

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