Columns/Opinions

Tue
25
Aug
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End Texas' voter confusion epidemic

A recent study by Rice University and the University of Houston about the impact of Texas' new voter ID law — and the confusion surrounding it — has generated some alarming headlines. The study focused on my 2014 campaign in the 23rd Congressional District. I lost that race by about 2,400 votes. But according to the researchers, the results likely would have been different if the voter ID law hadn’t been in effect, or if voters had been provided more information about the law. 
 
Tue
18
Aug
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Squeal of Fortune

BY LEE PITTS

If you don't think kids today are smart just go to any county fair and take a big whiff, filling your senses with the sights and sounds of the fair. Amongst the sounds of barkers hustling their games and the organ-ic sound of the merry-go-round, you'll hear the distinct sound of squealing pigs. 
 
Tue
18
Aug
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Factors in marketing a service business

BY DAVE ERICKSON

Services now make up a majority of our nation’s economy and service industry employment accounts for over 84 percent of all private sector jobs according to 2010 numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marketing your service business is necessary because of increased competition for services.
 
Tue
11
Aug
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Praise for CCCCSD

 As the new school year approaches, CCCCSD has cause to celebrate. Friday the district received the news that all three Ozona campuses and the district as a whole had met standard in the state’s accountability ratings. Last year, the district, Ozona High School and Ozona Elementary School all received improvement required ratings.
 
Tue
11
Aug
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Royalty

I'd be willing to bet that not two dozen people who regularly read this column have ever heard of Charley Royal. He wasn't "famous" by any stretch of the imagination, but we can't all be celebrities, athletes, tycoons, junk bond kings, politicians or sustainability consultants. Someone has to do our dirty work and that's what Charley did
 
Tue
04
Aug
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Blessing in a Backpack is now OUMC-Loaves and Fishes

The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study class that meets at the Ozona United Methodist Church has offered to take over the Blessing in a Backpack program that Paige Skehan started in the Ozona Elementary School four years ago. The program provides weekend meals for students who may not have regular meals on the weekends. Ozona has a high percentage of elementary age children who fall below the poverty line. That translates into many being at risk for hunger.
 
Tue
04
Aug
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Minding others’ beeswax

By any measure, there’s ample global evidence that humankind is finding ways to “mind others’ beeswax” despite our being on a downhill slide toward abysmal failure to handle our own.
It is, though, a statement worthy of contemplation in a wobbly world-one crying out for a cosmic shift that may date back as far as Paul the Apostle, who wrote letters to the Church at Thessalonica advising adherents how to “do life.”
 
Tue
28
Jul
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Governor says family of dead woman deserves answers

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University. On July 10,
Bland was pulled over by a state trooper, arrested and placed in the Waller County jail in Hempstead.
 
Tue
28
Jul
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Congress should reject Iran deal

The pursuit of a nuclear program by Iran is not about energy or weapons; it’s about power. Secretary of State John Kerry should have used the recent missed deadline in the nuclear negotiation between Iran and major world powers as an excuse to walk away. He could have finally heeded the advice and guidance of our partners in the region and dealt with Iran as the belligerent exporter of terrorism that it is.
 
Tue
21
Jul
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West Of The East

Up until a few years ago I spent my professional life crawling all over this country.I've been in all 50 states and although I'm   a biased, born-and-bred Westerner there's much I also like about the East. But I must say, the geography and the people are as different as Al Sharpton and Trevor Brazile.The two regions probably ought to be two separate countries. I'm not lumping the South in with the East because we're all aware of their feuds. On second thought, maybe we ought to be three different countries. Although Easterners and Westernersare of the same genus we are two separate species. The East is skyscrapers and Disneyworld while the West is suburbs and Disneyland. The West has disasters like earthquakes, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and the East has hurricanes, Obama and the Kennedys. Westerners gamble in Las Vegas with their bank's money while their Eastern brethren gamble on Wall Street, and D.C. with your money.    .  

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