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There will be much to learn in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s upcoming report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but most of it will likely boil down to just two questions: One, how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump campaign? And two, was it justified?

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Amanpour and Company aired an interview I can’t get out of my mind. Rev. Robert Schenck, for 30 years a pro-life activist, organized walk-ins to abortion clinics and gave fiery speeches characterizing those who performed abortions as very ugly, nefarious persons. He led a group to harass one…

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With training camp in full swing, quarterback Marcus Mariota, the first Samoan Heisman Trophy winner, will be the signal caller for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a pre-season favorite to become the second Samoan Heisman winner, is entering his j…

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During my 20-plus years of working in the radio business, I met and interviewed many celebrities. Virtually all of them were promoting something (a new movie, record, book, or something else they were trying to sell), which is why they were spending time with me.

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Some states have passed “red flag” gun laws whereby police or family members can petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who they suspect may be a danger to others or to themselves. This month, California Senator Kamala Harris proposed a measure that w…

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Shelter doesn’t threaten anyone with jail, but it must follow up

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The results, as of Friday, are in on a poll released on The Times’ website asking people about a gun control issue. 

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Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence should be prohibited by law. — Article 20, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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Hypocrisy is rampant in a society that doesn’t value life, where people are not held accountable

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If there’s a clear message about the state of animal welfare in Kerr County, it is that we’re making progress. For many of us who value the lives of our pets, the idea of having to euthanize countless animals because of neglect or abuse runs counter to values that we want to foster in this c…

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More questions need to be asked about Speaker Bonnen situation

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When 22 people were killed in El Paso, Texas, and nine more were killed in Dayton, Ohio, roughly 12 hours later, responses to the tragedy included many of the same myths and stereotypes Americans have grown used to hearing in the wake of a mass shooting.

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... to the city of Kerrville, for providing dog owners the opportunity to take their furry pals to the Olympic Pool on Aug. 17 for some family-friendly fun. 

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The Democratic debates have been hard on Never Trumpers. The small but vocal group of Republicans and former Republicans who oppose President Trump has watched in horror as Democrats veered leftward, embracing “Medicare for All,” virtually open borders, sky-high taxes and other positions no …

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A thoughtful friend asked why the Chinese building bases, infrastructure, etc. around the world is any different from what the British, Europeans and Americans have done as world leaders. 

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There was a lot of business being done on Saturday at the Hill Country Youth Events Center, and that says a lot about where this community is headed. 

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In his recent testimony on Capitol Hill, former special counsel Robert S. Mueller issued a warning that echoed the 1966 movie comedy, “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” Except he wasn’t joking. Far from it.

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They used to be as common as sonic booms.

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WASHINGTON — President Trump was wrong to personally attack Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D.-Md., a man widely respected by both Democrats and Republicans alike. But Trump was absolutely right when he called Baltimore “dangerous,” “filthy” and “rodent infested” — that is, if you can believe what …

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Schreiner University, along with Sue and Jack Steele — Honorary Chairpersons for the 2018-2019 Hill Country College Fund Campaign — have announced the successful completion of the campaign, exceeding the goal of $625,000. This will change the lives of many of our students and the lives of th…

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 U.S. tax laws can subsidize charitable giving by the wealthy, through the charitable deduction, especially following changes that took effect in 2018. But many Americans who are middle class and working class also give some of their money away.

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When the workers and volunteers of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority pulled more than 10,000 pounds of trash out of and around the Guadalupe River there was certainly a reason to celebrate an inspiring community effort, but then again it’s distressing why these folks had to give up their t…

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On July 31 I mounted my bicycle at the trail head parking lot on the east end of the River Trail and headed out. In less than half a mile, I saw a female runner collapsed on the trail. There was an older man, maybe no older than me, standing by her. Two female cyclists were talking to him. H…

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“We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions or systems of government. But we expect all nations to uphold two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.” Speech by President Donald Trump, …

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On the classroom wall in the Sunday school I attended as a four-year-old in 1937, there was a large picture of Jesus surrounded by little children of all shades of skin color. We were told that part of our weekly offering would be used to support missionary doctors and teachers working with …

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It is apparently part of Robert Mueller’s contract with the media that he must always be described as “honorable” and a “lifelong Republican.” (After this week, we can add “dazed and confused” to his appellation.)

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There is a bond between a grandfather and his grandchildren that is like no other. He would trade all that he has for that one, single feeling that his grandchildren bring to him each time that they talk, smile, walk into a room, or proudly tell him that they’ve caught more fish than he has.

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WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller’s disastrous testimony has taken the wind out of the sails of the Democratic impeachment drive. That is a victory for President Trump. But it also was good news for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.