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This Sunday, May 9, we celebrate Mother’s Day and the cherished bond between mother and child. Tragically, our dairy cows, world-wide icons of motherhood, never get to see or nurture their babies.

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I don’t remember the name of the 1954 graduation at Woden High School but I remember the subject: “world hot spots.” One of the “biggies” was Vietnam. To me, Vietnam might as well have been on Mars.

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I’m not a nationalist, but I am an American and I love my country. However, I’m aware that some of my country’s traditions, (including the national anthem) are inappropriate because, white supremacy is embedded in their framework. In Francis Scott Key’s poetic, moral atrocity that was ironic…

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Years ago, in the 1960’s it wasn’t unusual for die hard Japanese soldiers, who never learned that World War II was over, would emerge from the jungle. I think the same thing might happen in the 2040’s. People might emerge from self imposed lockdown wearing a tattered mask, or a rag substitut…

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The 2020 presidential election resulted in record-breaking voter turnout, with an estimated 66.7 percent of the eligible U.S. voting population casting ballots. This trend was especially strong in the South. Consequentially, the fundamental right of our democracy is now once again under sieg…

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Once again we have seen some of the best in people in one of the worst of times. With the assistance of many, including, but not limited to, the Nacogdoches Police Department, the Nacogdoches Fire Department, the Nacogdoches City Manager’s Office, the City (and County) Street (Road and Bridg…

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Legislators who are against women terminating pregnancies are the same ones who cut taxes for the wealthy and want to cut funding to programs that help children born into poverty. They endeavor to cut the budgets for SNAP, food assistance, child care credits, education, and health care. They…

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Hope, love, joy, and peace are the themes of the four weeks of Advent preceding Christmas, and celebrated by Christians around the world.

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