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Seems we’re officially headed for winter with El Campo’s winds almost knocking you sideways while dropping what feels like ice cubes down your back earlier this week.

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Thousands of visitors journey through our prestigious Wharton County Historical Museum each year ... or at least they did prior to the horrific Hurricane Harvey flooding back in August 2017.

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You have to wonder if those first folks clipping that “totally rad” little iPod to their belts 18 years ago today could have ever envisioned 2019. Now, of course, we think nothing of carrying around little mini-computers everyday.

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They answer the calls for help, running toward the chaos when most folks run away, receiving little in the way of payment for their efforts.

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“What’s your stripper dance?” was certainly not a question I expected when I stepped into the newsroom Friday, but then, in my world, circumstances change often.

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On Aug. 8., Wharton County commissioner’s court declared the first county-wide burn ban in almost two years as temperatures hovered near 100 degrees and no significant rainfall was forecast for the near future.

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It’s time to clean up this town, city officials say, and surprisingly, not everybody seems to be excited about the prospect.

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The years-long battle by Democrats and minority groups against what they consider intentionally discriminatory drawing of congressional and legislative districts by Republicans got a possible boost from the U. S. Supreme Court Jan. 12.

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President Trump said “things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. ... I cannot believe ... any president has ever spoken the words that I ... heard our president speak yesterday.”

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As your’re reading this today, there’s a fair chance that you’re huddled up somewhere wondering when the latest episode of Gulf Coast Texas winter will come to an end.

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Stumbling to the coffeepot this Saturday still groggy and struggling with not tripping over my own toes, the concept of shopping hadn’t yet bounced through the brain.

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Today our Texas is the fastest growing and most economically prosperous state in the union. We offer affordable land, a trainable workforce and no state income tax. To outsiders, Texas is definitely the land of opportunity as more than 1,200 new people move to the Lone Star State each day.

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While hanging up the 2018 calendar brings the expectation of a whole new year’s worth of opportunity, the same can’t be said of television programing on the last night of 2017.

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Before the ball drops and college bowl season ends, it’s worth taking stock of the last 12 months in Washington. The holidays always help put the year into perspective. Think, for example, of the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Taking a cue from Clarence and George Bailey, I’d argue that, ev…

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Victims of natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey soon tire of drive-by politicians seeking photo ops and press coverage while those Harvey victims live in hotel rooms and tents, or camp out in the remains of their home. I know, I’ve been there and done that.

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Recollections of who did something truly outstanding, who did something we hope to forget in a decade or two, and a few things nobody quite understands were verbally batted around the kitchen table Sunday.

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The year 2017 has been a challenging yet very successful year for Wharton County as we continue to provide exceptional law enforcement services along with dependable roads and drainage for basically the same tax dollars spent eight years ago.

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The road up ahead comes to a T. You’re driving on a multi-lane highway and there’s an obstacle ahead.

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