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Tue
05
Jan
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Welcome to parenthood

By MELISSA PERNER
 
These past three weeks have been a blur. In case you missed it, my husband, Paul, and I have an addition to our family. On Christmas Eve I gave birth to our son Paul Christian Perner V. Our baby is the best Christmas present ever, but he has also changed our lives in ways we never thought imaginable.
 
Wed
30
Dec
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Fighting radicalization

By WILL HURD

I was in the CIA when the 9/11 terrorist attacks shook America. Like most of you, I watched in horror as events unfolded, wondering if the friends I had in the area were safe. As the dust settled and it became clear who was behind the attacks, our military and intelligence agencies mobilized to hunt down those responsible and bring.

Wed
30
Dec
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Positive business changes for the new year

By ADRIANA HAVINS

As the year ends, it is the perfect opportunity to look back and recap the things that happened in your business during 2015, or maybe take on that idea of starting your business and make it happen. Many times as business entrepreneurs, the dreams we have for our business are limitless, but different factors can be affecting your business at the moment. 

 

Tue
22
Dec
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Spring High, Fall Low

By LEE PITTS
 
I know what you're thinking. Was the big autumn drop in cattle prices the start of a precipitous downward trend in cattle prices, or was it just a chance for prices to catch a second wind before regaining air speed and altitude? 
 

 

Tue
22
Dec
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Future of beef industry relies on international trade

By AUSTIN BROWN III
 
In 1924, my great grandfather established a cattle operation north of Beeville, Texas. Over the years, the ranch has been passed down from generation to generation, and today I work alongside my wife, children and parents to keep the family ranching tradition going strong.
 
Tue
08
Dec
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Shop local

By MELISSA PERNER
 
Tomorrow night, the Ozona Chamber of Commerce and Ozona businesses invite everyone to spend “An Evening on the Town.” From 6-8:30 p.m. step out and visit local businesses, restaurants and merchants.
 

 

Tue
08
Dec
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Supporting our family-owned small businesses

By WILL HURD
 
I love coffee. Especially when that cup of joe comes from a local coffee shop in one of our rural Texas towns. I put hundreds of miles on my car every week traveling the district and one of my favorite things to do is use Google to find a new place to grab some coffee.
 

 

Tue
01
Dec
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15 disaster-stricken counties to receive federal aid

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — President Barack Obama on Nov. 25 ordered federal disaster aid to supplement Texas state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of Oct. 22-31. President Obama’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson.

 

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Tue
01
Dec
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As the face of Texas changes, it's time to rethink diversity

by MUSTAFA TAMEEZ

Nowadays in Texas, it’s possible for a young woman in Houston to have one set of grandparents from Vietnam, another grandparent from New Jersey, and a fourth from Nigeria. This same Texan could be born and raised here, but let’s say she also has a Colombian stepmother and half siblings, and she grew up bilingual. And Jewish. So when she meets a born-again Anglo boy from Austin and they settle down to raise a family in Odessa, what on earth would their children be?

 

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Tue
24
Nov
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Working to permanently scrap the EPA water rule

By PETE BONDS

As most ranchers and landowners know by now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues waging a war against ranchers and private property owners across the nation by trying to implement its flawed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. 

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