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San Antonio, the nearest big city, is in the middle of its Culinaria celebration, the annual tribute to all things gastronomic. The event is the creation of the city’s restaurant association, designed to showcase the best San Antonio has to offer in the way of food and drink.

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You saw it reported in the Del Rio News-Herald on August 7. The San Felipe-Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District will be getting $600,000 less to spend this coming year than planned. That means it is time to tighten the belt, right? Make sure the priorities are covered, right?

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“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny,” quoted by Stephen Covey in his book, 7 Habits of Successful People. This quote speaks well about how thinking directs and determines the successes and failures in our lives. Take a moment and reflect. Have you ever thought of something happening, good or bad, and BOOM it happened!? You may be inclined to say that the resulting action was a coincidence, but in reality; the seed of a thought cultivates subsequent actions.

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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

God is the author of marriage.

We read in Genesis Chapter 1, verse 27, first story of creation, “God created man in His image, in the divine image He created him; male and female He created them.”

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“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile (destroy) the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1st Cor.3:16-19).

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: Hay ocasiones que la forma de vivir parece natural, donde el sufrimiento y la amargura dominan, pero déjame decirte que en Cristo esto no es natural.

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Recently my wife asked me if I was praying for rain. I told her not earnestly because I had not really thanked Him enough for the last rains He sent earlier this summer. It has been dry and so hot lately but we are trusting in the Lord to provide.

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How deep is our love? Got your iron boots on? Sometimes that depth of our love is being tested and we may not realize that. We can put limits on just how much we are willing to love our neighbors, or even brethren in Christ.

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And they are furious! They can’t buy him or destroy him as the media always seeks to do with free market conservatives. George W. Bush left office with rating in the 30s, while Bill Clinton left in the 60s or 70s, after impeachment.

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On August 4, 2018 Beto O’Rourke visited Del Rio for a townhall where a self-proclaimed Republican woman gave a tangent on border security and “illegal aliens.” With my legal immigrant grandfather who is now a permanent resident sitting in the audience, that really put into focus why I do what I do.

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Puppy scams are now targeting people who want to rescue a dog, not just purchase one through a breeder. If you are looking to adopt a dog use extreme caution with online services.

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They are supposed to be reporters not porters, gatekeepers keeping us out from learning what is really going on and only telling us what they want us to know, only their side of the story, only their take, only what’s on their agenda.

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Friends, Romans, and Buzzard Gulchians, after the Alamo, the cry in Texas was “The Mexicans are coming.” And before that, the cry in the American colonies was, “The British are coming,” and in the early 1960s the cry was, “The Russians are coming.”

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Just to let everyone in Del Rio know there are now two Uber drivers in town, in case someone needs a ride, and those who are interested in becoming Uber drivers, they have a chance.

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We never want to allow the fear of God to leave us as Christians. I am speaking of the holy reverent fear of the Lord. We all need to continually walk in the fear of God as Creator, Lord of all, and the all-consuming fire that He is. We don’t want to become complacent in our walk with Him. We keep from doing so by continually allowing the Lord to teach us that we may grow in Him. It is a process we never want to turn away from back into perdition. When all we hear is peace and safety spoken unto the Lord’s church no matter what we do that just is not scriptural and can cause one to lose their fear of God.

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Traveling through Europe is interesting! Also, there I found out that while many people have watches, still not so many really have time … I saw a lot of tattoos. It will be easily accepted when the anti-Christ introduces “the mark of the beast” as a fashionable tattoo – including the chip, of course.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: La muerte siempre sorprende y entristece a las familias, y qué difícil es cuando llega por un ser querido, y por lo regular la consideramos como una pérdida que nos lleva a cuestionar a Dios, pues nos sentimos inconformes por esa decisión divina.

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I remember the time I went to town and decided to eat dinner at one of the restaurants before going back home. While I was eating, a young couple came up and sat down at the table next to mine.

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May the Lord be with you. It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it? Must be if I am reading this, how about you?

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In eight years of Obama, the streets were full of government supported riots, creating division and hatred, with a Big Daddy Government the only answer. Their dream was socialism, taking from the productive, redistributing a livelihood with higher taxes seeking equality in unworkable utopian stupidity. Mankind dreams big, will work unceasingly in Capitalism, but will lay down its dreams and shovel when its dreams and work are redistributed in equality for others, without rewards.

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How you see and think about yourself before going on a diet has a large bearing on your ability to successfully lose and maintain your ideal weight. It’s an established fact that people who have lost significant pounds, 20, 30 pounds or more, may still see themselves as obese.

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It’s storytelling time again

But I hate to inform you, unfortunately there’s no story to tell.

The pit is empty; well the only pit that is empty is the pit of my stomach.

The ink well has run dry, well there are no more ink wells to run dry, since I do not use pen and ink to write but tap my fingers on the keys of the computer keyboard; letters and words magically appear on the screen in front of me. Oh, the marvels of technology! Oh, the wonder of it all!

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The city seems to be at it again, trying to do something about what residents have failed to do and that is: controlling their pets. So I figured I’d try to do my part. I volunteered to catch some stray cats that hung around my house.

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“When you put it that way, you see why cities want to annex and grow.” So stated city planner Ms. Pokrant, quoting state statues about the issue of Buzzard Gulch growth by annexation.

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Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos just topped $150 billion as today’s richest man, but where does he fit in the spectrum of the richest men of all time? He’s in the mix, but toward the bottom, according to Money magazine’s list of the richest men throughout history. In descending order, the top ten richest men on earth are or were:

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I heard a complaint about the Del Rio News-Herald the other day. As a member of the Readership Advisory Board, I paid attention. A group of ladies were talking about how often they heard about events in the newspaper – after the event had already happened. “Why can’t we hear about these events before they happen?” they wondered. Well, I have a few ideas.

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Challengers often call for debates, and incumbents usually duck and dodge them. They don’t want to give opponents a platform to question their records.

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They are known by several names like Giant Redwoods or Giant Sequoia and they do not grow just anywhere. They are the largest trees in the world by total mass. They may grow to a height of 150 to 280 feet tall and have trunk diameters of 16 to 23 feet.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: La comunicación es la base de las relaciones humanas y cuando pensamos en Dios tenemos la Oración para hablar con él, y mantener una comunicación activa, y así poder contarle nuestros problemas, necesidades y tristezas, y también darle honra a nuestro Salvador;

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The mirror of the Word of God shows a man the things one has not apprehended as of yet concerning godliness. We see what we are, then the loving conviction of the Holy Spirit leads us into repentance. If we dare say no to what we see, are we not like the religious sect of old who shrugged their shoulders & turned the other way, forgetting what has just been shown unto them.

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You can cry me a river, but haven’t you heard the latest? Hillary is not the president hombre. Man, are you behind the times or what? Get a grip, get a life, and set on the side of some (many) real conservatives who are publicly denouncing their Republican president for the not so patriotic buffoon that he is.

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All around us screens are screaming at us. We cannot avoid screaming and screeching screens, whether a movie-screen, television-screen, computer-screen, smart phone screen, or tablet-screen; they are rubbing-out our reasoning and robbing-us of our rationality.

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My mother started her day with a Pepsi. She was seriously addicted to the caffeine and the sugar rush – much like those who need their coffee to get going. Even when there was little money for other food for the family, she somehow was able to get her pop. (I know, you call it “soda” or just “coke” here in Texas, but my mother and I called it “pop” in Iowa).

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Paul Begala, the tart-tongued University of Texas alumnus and passionate Democrat, riveted a Democratic crowd recently in Austin at a rally for two military veterans making their first political races.

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Les saludo con gusto pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: Toda persona reconoce los buenos y los malos caminos, pero hay ocasiones que el dinero fácil y el orgullo se conjugan en el corazón, y entonces la persona toma una decisión equivocada.

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What goes in will often come out, concerning what we allow to go into our minds. From the mind to the heart, things can travel then they either come out as rivers of good or bad stale waters that can ruin ourselves and others around us. Look at Judas who betrayed Christ. The thought to betray the Lord was not the sin, it was when that sinful thought was conceived in his heart, then Satan the Word of God says, entered into Judas. Most of us know the rest of the story. So in other words if not careful the devil can take us far off of the straight and narrow beginning with what might seem like a subtle thought.

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Sadly, it is something we are losing in America and I heard someone say, “If you can destroy the families you can destroy the country.” I watched one of my grandfathers and my dad work hard to keep our family together.

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I am told on a regular basis, “write something that makes us feel good.” I understand that we want to live in comfort where we gravitate toward information that allows us to relax and enjoy life and it’s wonderful to train our mind to be a positive thinker.

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Trump is a bull in a China closet genius dolt. When he burst on the scene, I couldn’t understand how someone so incredibly crass, self-absorbed could ever be elected president. He has been the most transformative president since Reagan, perhaps in all of history.

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Many small businesses accept payments through Square. For a small fee on each transaction, Square can turn a smartphone or iPad into a payment station. But scammers are taking advantage of the service’s popularity by sending phishing emails that appear to be official correspondence.

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According to the News-Herald, the city council has approved free-of-charge, the paving of what may be a block-long section of street “the city abandoned years ago.” And is now owned by a church or is used by that church.

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Last Friday marked the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.

While Michael Collins orbited above in the command module, US Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the Moon’s surface in the Lunar Module named Eagle, and gently touched down on the edge of the Sea of Tranquility.