Columns/Opinions

Tue
13
Jan
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Rural mail will suffer with more plant closures

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceededto eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for First-Class and Periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead. The USPS plans to close more than 80 mail processing plants in 2015. Smaller plants will be consolidated into urban plants. It has already closed nearly 150 plants in the past three years and says service was not affected. That is hard to believe, at least in small towns.

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Tue
06
Jan
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Making a year end business checklist

As one year ends and a new one begins, it is a time to visit with some key people that influence your business decisions. Someone has said that success is a journey and not a destination, and I believe that to be true. Every day that you are able to open your doors is a success.
 
Tue
06
Jan
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New officeholders, and a possible power shift

It sounds a little crazy, but the governor is not usually the real power player in state government in Texas. Or wasn't, before Rick Perry. The lieutenant governor usually gets that “most powerful” tag. 
 
Tue
30
Dec
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Thank you for supporting In Care of Ozona Foundation and Coz 4 Oz

I woud like to thank everyone who has either participated or donated to my local foundation In Care of Ozona, better known as Coz 4 Oz (Cause for Ozona). While my non-profit foundation is only a year in existence, Coz 4 Oz has been helping local Ozona residents who are suffering from severe medical conditions with either fuel costs or hotel expenses
 
Tue
30
Dec
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A special rocking chair

At any given moment, folks are clearing attics and basements and marking garage sale items. They cling to the idiom that one man’s (or  woman’s) trash is another one’s treasure. Such has been the case for decades. 
 
Tue
23
Dec
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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

ditorial Page,  New York Sun, 1897 We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun
 
Tue
23
Dec
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State contract with tech firm prompts calls for probe

AUSTIN — State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, on Dec. 18 requested that the special prosecution unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office “begin a formal and thorough investigation” into transactions between the
State of Texas and 21CT, a software intelligence firm with offices here and in Vienna, Virginia. 
 
Tue
16
Dec
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TSCRA prepares for 84th Texas Legislative Session

On Jan. 13, 2015, the 84th session of the Texas Legislature is kicking off in Austin. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is looking forward to being on the ground working at the state Capitol to make sure cattle raisers and landowners are properly represented..
 

 

Tue
16
Dec
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A mother's letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor, sold 62 cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec
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Handling the busy holiday business season

To many small business owners, this is a crazy time of year. You are pushing projects across the finish line. Completing performance reviews with employees. Finalizing plans and budgets for next year. Oh, and the  holidays are coming to bring even more chaos onto your over-scheduled calendar. Some companies are not running what is called a “lifestyle business.”
 
 

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