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I always enjoy commentary from locals on President Trump and his supporters.  Recently, one wrote “But Trump, like the Republicans in general, put their bets on anger and fear overriding decency and critical thinking.”  Yet, our “liar in chief” got Mexico to initiate steps do what the congre…

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President Trump has declared victory in his confrontation with Mexico. After he threatened to impose crippling tariffs on $350 billion worth of goods Mexico exports annually to the U.S., that country’s leaders agreed to measures aimed at impeding asylum-seekers from Central America that flow…

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As we approach Independence Day, it seems a good time to be reminded of the words of our nation’s founders. In 1787 at the end of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked if they had given us a republic or a monarchy. Franklin answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.” 

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WASHINGTON -- President Trump’s detractors are trying to play down the significance of the U.S.-Mexico immigration deal, saying it is largely comprised of actions that Mexico had already agreed to many months ago.

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(THE CONVERSATION) Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ship to flee. 

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There’s still a debate over whether we spelled it “TRAX,” or “TRAXX.” What’s not in doubt is that it was a high school rock band that five friends from the Texarkana area played in during the late 1970s.

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(THE CONVERSATION) — In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. 

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Is there any doubt that many Democrats agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says she wants to see President Trump “in prison”? After the Mueller report, House Democrats seem to believe almost unanimously that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. Their increasingly hea…

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I have always been fascinated by how creativity works. Where do ideas originate? Is that “bolt from the blue” really from the blue? Does that light bulb above our heads shed light?

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Technology surrounding the human embryo has moved out of the realm of science fiction and into the reality of difficult decisions. Clinical embryologists fertilize human eggs for the purpose of helping couples conceive. The genetic makeup of these embryos are tested on a routine basis. And t…

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First and foremost: Thank God and all who prayed for our baby to get well. My family thanks you profusely, my son and daughter-in-law thank all profusely. More letters will be written. 

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I read some time ago, and again today, that Mexico had been stepping up efforts to control their southern crossings for several months. Yet our liar in chief brays that he is imposing a tariff if they don’t do more. Then, in his usual liar, loser fashion, announces victory. 

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As we’ve listened to the hateful exchanges between President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the two most powerful people of our country, we think, “This is not leadership. This shames us in the eyes of the world and undermines everything we try to do as leading country of the free world.”

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Gerrymandering has always been part of American politics. After all, the term was coined in 1812 after Massachusetts governor and Founding Father Elbridge Gerry endorsed a state senate district that resembled a salamander.

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Many state of Texas employees, even those with college educations, are on or below the poverty line. This year the legislators gave themselves a raise when state of Texas employees haven’t seen a raise in 7+ years, and their benefits get cut a little more every year. Please sign this petitio…

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s threats to impose a barrage of escalating trade tariffs on Mexican imports has triggered severe warnings from U.S. manufacturers and our nation’s larger business community.

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I’ve had the privilege of submitting a number of letters to the editor in the KDT over the course of my residency in Kerrville and appreciate the opportunities I’ve had over the years for the freedom to express my views. This will be my final entry. My husband and I have enjoyed over ten yea…

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I must respond to the comment by Mr. Pzydrowski in Thursday’s article on our opposition to the transmission line in West Kerr County. He assumes we oppose it even though the line will convey some benefit to us. That is not the case. 

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One of the more unfortunate effects of the Trump-Russia investigation — and there have been many — is the weakening of traditional standards of argument and proof in the public debate over allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 election. (Just for the recor…

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“Unfortunately, the U.S. media have become a positive hindrance to public understanding, reducing everything to a binary question of believers vs. deniers, good guys vs. bad guys. Here’s the sad truth: This narrative is mostly an invention of journalists. It relieves them of having to unders…

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President Trump is understandably frustrated by the crisis at the border. Anyone who watched the video of more than 1,000 illegal migrants sneaking through a hole in a fence near El Paso, Texas — the largest single breach of our border ever recorded — and still says we don’t need a border wa…

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Dear Heloise: I use emojis when I text and email my friends, but are emojis acceptable at any time in business writing? — Hunter in Texas

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Joe Biden is aiming his campaign pitch directly at the sensible center of American politics. “Compromise itself is not a dirty word,” he asserted during his announcement speech in Philadelphia. “Consensus is not a weakness. It’s how our founders down the road thought we would govern.”

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Dear Readers: Today’s Sound Off is about people who ignore the need for personal space. — Heloise

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A little skirmish broke out the other day in the conservative political/intellectual world. I hesitate to call it a skirmish, because it was partly a debate about viewing cultural debates as war, and strategies for winning. I thought immediately of my late friend Andrew Breitbart and how res…

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If you are reading this message, my hope is that something in nature or someone in your life has piqued your interest in the Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) program, and you are perhaps contemplating submitting your application to attend the 2019 Hill Country Chapter class.

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Our capacity for storytelling is one of our most powerful and important abilities as human beings — and our capacity for hearing the stories of others helps us grow in empathy and humanity.

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This weekend my dog and I moved back into our first home in Kerrville alongside some of the best neighbors our community has to offer.

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The hot Texas sun was beaming down highlighting the green rows of cotton, corn and melon that lined the road. I was driving down U.S. 90 on my way to Uvalde, thinking of how I love seeing all the fruits and vegetables this part of the country produces. 

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For weeks now, the street Waggoman has been closed. Traffic has to stay on Southway all the way to Highway 16. Then comes the dangerous left turn to get to downtown.

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Apparently mankind has been putting alcohol into his body since discovering fermented fruit. Since then, he has discovered other mind-altering things to put into his body: other drugs through mouth, nose and injections, also eyes through reading and many other visuals, and ears, through audi…

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…to the staff of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kerrville, for commemorating Memorial Day in a powerful and touching way: they placed a wreath and a sign in a parking spot that they had blocked off with plants.  The sign read, “For Memorial Day, Lowe’s is reserving a parking space in Honor of ou…

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In February 2018, the House Intelligence Committee released the so-called Nunes memo. In four pages, the document, from the committee’s then-chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, revealed much of what the public knows today about the FBI’s reliance on the Steele dossier in pursuing since-discredited al…

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I’ll bet many of you have driven through the town of Hye, Texas, and not even realized you were passing by a 100-year-old dance hall. I know I’ve made that journey between Stonewall and Johnson City countless times, and only had eyes for the old Post Office perched on the southeast corner of…

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One of the questions I often get asked around town is: What happens on campus when students leave for the summer?  The assumption is that the campus becomes a sort of ghost town shortly after commencement, and those of us who remain on campus enjoy several months of leisurely coffee drinking…

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A big kudos for the Folk Festival staff and guests. Last evening, the opening night, we had tickets to see and hear Ruthie Foster. She is superb. My husband and I have attended this wonderful festival since moving to Kerrville. Last night we enjoyed the lovely breezes as well as the full hou…

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Monday’s edition of the Kerrville Daily Times incorrectly stated Ken Foster is a Purple Heart recipient. It also misidentified a speaker as Arnold Rathke. It was Raymond Tear.  

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Last week’s fascinating glimpse into the lives of hummingbirds led to another compelling story regarding the lengths people go to, trying to save them when threatened.