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We have come a long way since my arrival to your Nacogdoches County United Way in January 2009. The why of this is not due to my contributions, but rather to the steadfast work of our very dedicated and passionate United Way volunteers and leadership.

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Here in 2021, one of the few things that vast majorities of Americans agree on is that we are tired of our endless wars. We are all tired of American lives and money being spent with a lack of results to show for it.

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“I think it may be time to call it quits on this war.” I wrote those words from a metal building where I slept on the Camp Bastion airfield in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It was October 2013, and earlier that day, a senior Taliban commander stood in handcuffs 20 feet from the cockpit of m…

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As I was driving to the office Monday, I wanted nothing more than to be able to call Tony for some advice. He would know what to say even though I was at a total loss.

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I stopped in a small-town café on my way to a meeting not long ago and I couldn’t help but overhear the table of four next to me. You could tell they were old friends gathering to cuss and discuss the town news and gossip.

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Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was accepted as a guest column despite falling in length somewhere between usual column entries and letters to the editor. The writer is a constituent of Texas U.S. House District 1 but works in France. A copy of this letter was sent to Rep. Louie Goh…

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Sunday marks the 217th anniversary of America’s most famous gunfight, but dueling continued for decades after Vice President Aaron Burr killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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If we showed the men who gave their lives to protect our community the respect they are due, no venue in Nacogdoches County contain the crowd of supporters.

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