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19
Jun
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White Truck Syndrome

By IT’S THE PITTS LEE PITTS

Tue
19
Jun
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Developing complementary partnerships can be beneficial

By BUSINESS TIPS

 

For the purpose of this article “creatives” are defined as entrepreneurs that offer creative services or products that are either handmade or have artistic value. Among the top questions most creatives are pondering in our day and age is how to find buyers. Now that we have this incredible gift of technology to contact and engage with fans of our work it is more important than ever to establish a clear set of goals on how to engage with potential buyers and collectors. In the mind of a creative this may seem like a daunting task. Attending swanky art openings, chatting with potential art enthusiasts, and selling out to the status quo are some fears that creatives.

 

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Tue
12
Jun
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To Our Readers

Another week in ink. That is a phrase we love saying each week as The Ozona Stockman once again finds its way into the hands of our readers. 
Readers who are clamoring for our paper each week so much that they call us saying “is my newspaper ready?” 
Readers who spend time Wednesday afternoons reading our paper cover to cover.
Readers who still want their newspaper on printed paper. 
It is to you readers that we are now asking to support The Ozona Stockman more than ever. 
Each week we ask you to subscribe and buy our newspaper. When you do this, you provide financial and moral support for the work we do here. 
Our readership is still strong, but The Stockman is facing its toughest battle. 
The Department of Commerce has imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint. This has resulted in higher prices and limited supplies on newsprint, which makes it harder to keep The Stockman as a printed paper. 

Tue
12
Jun
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Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness

By Ed Sterling | Texas Press Association

 

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness. Along with Abbott in Austin were officials from various state agencies that oversee emergency response. The briefing was held to review lessons learned after the 2017 hurricane season. FEMA provided an overview of evacuation zones, clearance times, decision timelines, forecast uncertainty, responsible decision makers and public messaging.

 

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Tue
05
Jun
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Proposed newsprint tariff could be devastating for local newspapers

By RANDY KECK

In 1787 Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Edward Carrington, whom he had sent as a delegate to the Continental Congress. In the letter, Jefferson stressed the importance of a free press, specifically newspapers.

Jefferson understood that one of the most important checks on government power was a well-informed electorate.

 

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Tue
05
Jun
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Governor offers safety plan designed to prevent shootings at schools

By Ed Sterling | Texas Press Association

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan.

The governor’s plan came 12 days after the Santa Fe High School shooting in which 10 people were killed and 10 people were injured. It contains 40 recommendations, including proposals that call for:

 

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Tue
29
May
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Cornyn deserves thanks and support on paper tariff

By WHAT'S ON OUR MINDS  EDITORIAL

 

Editor's note: The following was originally published in the Daily News in Galveston County. The Ozona Stockman is currently fighting the tariff issue and has asked U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, for support.

 

Texas Sen. John Cornyn deserves thanks and support for having the courage to stand up against an ill-conceived and narrowly beneficial tariff on Canadian paper and standing up for the best interests of the U.S. paper industry, the U.S. publishing industry and about 600,000 U.S. workers whose jobs are threatened by an unnecessary act of protectionism.

Tue
29
May
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Developing complementary partnerships can be beneficial

By BUSINESS TIPS

 

Sometimes a business idea comes along that is a great idea and as a business would be popular, but isn’t enough to succeed on its own merits. Here, to succeed means make a meaningful profit. This business may be able to operate at the breakeven point or slightly better but cannot make a significant profit. Some of the reasons for this could be that the city or area demographics are inadequate to support the business; demand for the product or service is too small. Or, the scope of the business is too narrow like a bakery that only sells loaves of white bread. No wheat bread. No cakes or pies. No dinner rolls. That isn’t necessarily bad as long as the bread is really, really good! But even then, it may not be enough to be successful.

 

Wed
23
May
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The No-Tel Motel

By LEE PITTS

As a travelin’ man I spent my life in hotels and motels. I preferred motels to hotels because they were usually closer to my car so I was more mobile and I could escape being incarcerated, which is how I felt every time I stayed in one. Motels were cheaper too.

I live within 20 miles of the very first motel in the world, The Motel Inn. It got it’s name from the first two letters of motor car combined with “tel”. If you break down the word hotel in the same manor you end up with a lodging place for hookers and prostitutes.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Gearing our Students Up for Success

By WILL HURD

When you hear the phrase “national security,” what comes to mind? The goals of protecting our homeland from intruders, cultivating a strong military and encouraging thoughtful foreign policy certainly are important pieces of the puzzle. However, ensuring a quality education for today’s students is also a vital component. Americans simply cannot be protected for generations to come without a well-educated workforce. That’s why in Congress I strive to be an advocate for educational opportunities for our South and West Texas students.

 

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