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Tue
03
Jun
Edgar's picture

Called to serve

I will never know if the student was serious or simply smile-seeking when he scheduled a visit to my office a quarter-century ago. It was early in my Howard Payne University presidency. The student, whose name I don’t recall, presented a gift. It was a colorful poster showing a beautiful mansion, luxury sedan, sports car, decked-out boat and huge motor home. 
 
Tue
03
Jun
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Graduates, be safe and smart behind the wheel

When I asked the sheriff what was on his mind this week, he said graduation. He is very proud of all our graduates and wants so sincerely to wish them well. They have accomplished a lot and are at a great position in their lives to really flourish. He is hoping that they will take seriously their own futures and consider consequences of their actions, celebratory or otherwise. 
 
Wed
28
May
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May is Older Americans Month, honor their accomplishments

The efforts of older Americans built the foundation of our future and our country's future. As a young child growing up in Alpine, my grandmother lived with us. My parents taught me that she and others of her generation had worked much and sacrificed much to move our family into the middle class 
 
Wed
28
May
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To the Class of 2014, the world awaits

Another school year has come and gone. As the Class of 2014 prepares for graduation, I want to offer some advice from someone who was in their shoes when this class was being born. 
 
Tue
20
May
Edgar's picture

Further instruction offered for CHL holders

This morning, when I asked the sheriff what was on his mind, he said he had been giving a lot of thought to concealed handgun license classes. A class was given in Ozona a few weeks ago, and there were 41 participants.
He is all for people protecting themselves, their families and property. 
 
Tue
20
May
Edgar's picture

Don’t Be An Heir Head

I don’t know if anyone under the age of 40 reads this column because it’s over 12 words in length and I actually spell out words instead of using texting shortcuts. If, in the small chance any younger persons are reading this, I have 10 little words for you that could make you millions of dollars without working. Now do I have your attention?  
 
Tue
13
May
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May is Military Appreciation Month, thank you to those who serve

May is Military Appreciation Month – a time to reflect on the sacrifice and commitment to public service made by those in uniform. I’ve taught my son to say "thanks for your service and sacrifice" whenever he sees an individual in a military uniform.This support is deserved - and it reflects the incredible  debt of gratitude we owe Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. 
 
Tue
13
May
Edgar's picture

Death, neglect, broken promises at the VA

Today in America veterans are dying — not at the hands of a foreign enemy but through the neglect of the very country they served. Many of them put themselves in harm’s way in foreign lands so we can live peaceful lives back
home. They did so secure in the promise that America takes care of her veterans  
 
Tue
06
May
Edgar's picture

Don't feed the neighborhood or the wild animals

With the retirement of Chief Deputy Emilio Tambunga, the sheriff appointed Jose L. Gutierrez as the new chief deputy. Jose is home-grown, but went off to ASU to school and went to work for the San Angelo Police Department in 1990. He came back and worked for Crockett County Sheriff’s Department from 2000 to 2007 
 
Tue
06
May
Edgar's picture

For Mom

Mom. Just saying the word makes me want to pick up the phone and give her a call. A habit I do often frequently. Whenever I have problem, I often reach for the phone and immediately call mom. “God could not be everywhere
and therefore  He made mothers," according to a Jewish Proverb
 

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