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Tue
30
Sep
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Lots of thinking involved before starting a business

Are you thinking of starting a small business? There is a lot of thinking to be done before starting your own small business. Starting a small business can be a life altering event. Running a successful small business takes the same type of commitment and desire. You will be living your business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
 
Tue
30
Sep
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 16 – or 16 de septiembre – is Mexico’s Independence Day. Here at home, it is the official kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month.  Whatever our background and culture, we should embrace and appreciate it. My own cultural heritage is Hispanic, though I often get asked whether I’m Italian or Portuguese.
 
Tue
23
Sep
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Securing Texas landowners' private property rights

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) has recently been monitoring a new rule proposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas, in the wake of the 2013 Denbury case. This new rule attempts to clarify how oil and gas pipeline companies can obtain “common carrier” status when applying for a permit to operate a new pipeline. 
 

 

Tue
23
Sep
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The Voter ID you won't need at the polls

It seems odd that you do not need a voter registration card to vote in Texas, but that’s one effect of the state’s voter ID law. The state’s voter identification law — the one that says you have to provide photographic proof of who
you are before your vote will be counted — is being challenged in federal court  
 

 

Tue
16
Sep
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Change is needed

Ozona is a town of potential. It’s a town where people take pride in living here. It’s also a community that needs to make some changes. Ozona doesn’t like that word, change, but over the past year many have been asking for some changes from our local leaders. 
 
Tue
16
Sep
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Big Names, Little Pills

I'm not proud of this but I take 20 pills per day to stay alive, which goes a long way in explaining why my writing may appear loopy. Every time I go to a different specialist they ask me what drugs I'm taking, which would be no problem if the drugs had simple names. But no, the drug companies want to make it difficult so the docs write prescriptions in handwriting you can't read, for drugs none of us can spell. Or pronounce. They aren't even words.
That could be a deadly combination and you could end up with an 88 year old lady taking Viagra instead of her blood pressure medicine.
 
Tue
09
Sep
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Becoming a lean business can reduce costs

Many of us have heard about lean production or processes, which is the practice of driving out unnecessary costs not adding value to the customer. If customers do not see the benefit to themselves from certain costs incurred in your production or process, then it does not add value, in their eyes. You should try to eliminate or reduce the costs if possible
 
Tue
09
Sep
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Leadership: bridging the partisan gap

In any organization, new leadership means change. Good leadership requires setting goals and prioritizing a specific  mission. Each day, our Armed Services provide an excellent example of goal setting and prioritizing specific mission. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the U.S. House of Representatives
 
Tue
02
Sep
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The facts about Crockett County Animal Control

Some people have expressed gratitude for the work Animal Control has been doing in and around Ozona. Others have expressed some resentment and confusion. Since the sheriff had to be out of town on deadline day,
Joe and I thought we would submit an article on the Animal Control department 
 
Tue
02
Sep
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Ten Things To Love About Cows

Consumers don't make the connection between cows and all the great things they provide. Here's my top ten list of the things I love most about cows. #1 Hamburgers: Ever since burgers were first introduced at the St. Louis  World's  Fair in 1904 Americans have had a hamburger habit. Sixty percent of the beef consumed in this country is in the form of ground beef, and rightfully so. Put a  burger between two buns, add some lettuce,tomato, a slice of cheese and you have the perfect meal! Ground beef is also a major ingredient of my all-time favorite form of sustenance: Mexican food.
 

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