Columns/Opinions

Tue
12
Aug
Edgar's picture

Chasing the American Dream

Hello, my name is Chris Cantu, and I have no idea how drastically my life is about to change. Initially I dreaded the idea of moving to Ozona, but that's what makes this story so exciting. See, I like to live my life in moments akin to those on the silver screen.
 
Tue
12
Aug
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Congress put veterans first with new medical care act

During August, I’ll visit constituents throughout the vast 23rd District of Texas. August is the time that Congress escapes the heat and humidity of Washington for the quiet and comfort of home. However, I'm not happy that
Congress is taking the month of August off. It should stay in town and finish its work.
 
Tue
05
Aug
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It's imperative to follow the law with drug offenders

The sheriff and I have been talking about our local drug problems and some of the problems he has encountered trying to eliminate some of those problems. Sheriff Rodriguez says he has citizens ask him why he has not taken action on a local known drug offender that this citizen knows or that may be one of his neighbors. 
 
Tue
05
Aug
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A roller coaster journey

When I look back on this summer, it will be remembered as the time I decided to hop on a roller coaster. Before I explain my meaning, let me say that I am not a fan of roller coasters. I have ridden a few, but I don’t like to go 
fast, be jerked around, soar around loops, hang upside down and peril down high dips. 
 
Tue
29
Jul
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Investing in the future of the beef industry

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced Texas cattle producers voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. The referendum passed with broad support, and I believe this a positive step forward for the Texas beef industry   
 
Tue
29
Jul
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Makin’ Scents

It is my highly respected opinion of myself that the reason that we in the United States have the highest divorce rate in the world is because of deodorant, mouthwash and perfume. Now, you may find this subject matter stinky and offensive but hear me out. It is a well known fact that one out of every two marriages in this country ends in divorce but it is a lesser known fact that we are one of the few countries in the world that uses underarm deodorant 
to disguise the way we really smell. I think the two statistics are related  
 
Tue
22
Jul
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Sheriff very concerned about drug issue

When I asked the Sheriff what was on his mind this morning, he said he is always very concerned about the drug problem in our county. He says he is always amazed that some people think that drugs are a recent problem that
Crockett County has obtained, but it is not a recent development at all. 
 
Tue
22
Jul
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The heartbreak of being a teacher in Texas

On Aug. 15, teachers in the Del Valle Independent School District return to the classroom, but most of us will go back earlier. We  love our students, and we cannot wait to prepare for their arrival. As we return to our classrooms, we always notice those who do not: experienced teachers who have left, whose loss is a loss for our students  
 
Tue
15
Jul
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Get a new perspective by standing in a customers' shoes

Last week I had the privilege of listening to a very successful local entrepreneur speak about the reasons for his success and  the success of his companies. He reminded us of the importance of listening to your customers,
to give them what they want and need with value to them and a profitable relationship for the business. How do you listen to your customers?  Below is a brief discussion on how business owners can listen and take action.
 
Tue
15
Jul
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Taking care of veterans needs to be a priority

There are a little less than 20 legislative days before Congress starts its traditional August recess and members get the opportunity to work from home. I enjoy leaving the politics of Washington behind and doing what I love most – spending time in 23rd District of Texas with constituents, community leaders, friends and family. 
 

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