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This is the time for giving thanks for the bounteous harvest we have enjoyed. It is also a time of reflection. Many partook of HEB’s generosity yesterday as they shared their annual feast. Most of us are looking forward to sharing a Thanksgiving dinner of traditional family foods with loved ones later this month. But times are hard for some others and their pantries may be bare.

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What on earth did people do to waste time before the advent of Facebook? For all those millennia prior to Facebook, how did we all fail to notice that kittens are adorable? Or that Biblical scriptures, printed in a gothic font against a blue background, could be uplifting. Or that Golden Retriever puppies with floppy ears and round tummies were cute? Who could possibly have guessed?

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I truly believe God is pouring out His Spirit in a great way today, especially in the nations where false gods are worshipped and the gospel is so hard to get into these nations safely. It seems as though the time clock has hastened forward when the Lord seems to be drawing those near in all nations, peoples, and tribes with visions and dreams of Christ! Many people are receive Him.

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Jesus taught us the parable of the sower and what happened with the seeds. They fell all over the place (Mark Chapter 4)! When the Gospel is preached, there will be true and false conversions.

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A week has passed and the furor regarding the Del Rio versus Eagle Pass football game is still smoldering.

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Los saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: En la vida de toda persona hay temporadas en que casi todo nos sale mal.

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He was a little over six feet tall, well built, tan complexion, dark hair and handsome. He worked all his life but had to quit near the end due to failing health. He had a good sense of humor and was witty.

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It is not often that any Texas district is represented by a dedicated public servant, interested in every citizen’s best welfare, never missing a vote. Freshman Senator Pete Flores has the ear of Austin, a freshman being appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick to an unheard of six committees, making real decisions for our Texas future.

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The same way sunlight serves as a natural disinfectant, just like airing and exposing a wound to the elements aids the healing process, transparency in public government helps create accountability and efficiency.

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It’s freezing outside as I write this – literally, the temperature, according to a glance at Weather Underground, is 32 degrees Fahrenheit – and I’m ready for it to be autumn again.

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When are you going to own up to the fact that your idol is a bombastic man? Of course, bombastic man is not an impeachable offense, but initiating a quid pro quo with a foreign government, wanting that foreign government to investigate U.S. citizens is.

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You hear it all the time now. As soon as someone mentions their service in the US Armed Forces, the automatic reply is, “Thank you for your service.” All veterans probably feel humbled by this quiet statement of respect. After all, we are still alive. We are all too aware of those who gave their lives while in service to our fellow countrymen. Nevertheless, every veteran – myself included – is also aware that we had accepted the challenge of service in the military – the challenge to die, if necessary.

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I am utterly fascinated by lists. Pick a topic, rank it from 1-10 or whatever, and I’m hooked.

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It took several months to come to the dismal conclusion, but Beto O’Rourke finally conceded Friday that his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination couldn’t get there from here.

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Jesus warned us that deception would be the primary cultural sign of the last days (Matthew 24). He said “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

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Years ago my brother in law and I had an irrigated farm. I liked to farm so I did a good bit of the plowing. Some of the farm had deep soil and it was fun to plow that ground but there were other places that had rocks just under the surface.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: Quiero que conozcas algunas promesas que Dios tiene para ti.

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1 Peter 1: 3-9

3. Blessed be Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercies has begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord from the dead!

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Trump’s Ukraine policy was pro American anti-corruption. Why wouldn’t the Obama/Clinton Deep State be staunchly against it? How could they make fortunes, forced into honest behavior?

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Val Verde voters decided to pass the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District bond, which means the district will be building a new elementary school on the city’s north side in the near future.

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A mentor is defined as trusted guide, role model, counselor. The role of a mentor is not to make others like themselves, but help them believe in themselves. John Maxwell quotes: “One of the greatest value of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”

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Trump the dictator continues his goal of trying to make this country into a Russia and Turkey-like, oppressive government.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: En la vida cada día se presentan opciones buenas y malas, y toda persona tiene la libertad de decidir qué camino tomar, o se va por el camino bueno o toma rumbo a lo malo.

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It used to happen to different types of livestock but now people are having it done. They say, “It is the thing to do” or the latest trend. Vast numbers of people are getting tattoos, brands or body piercing.

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Lesson from the last several weeks in the Texas Capitol: an elected official’s public words ought to be reflected in their private actions.

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A teacher asked her students to bring an item to class that represented their religious beliefs. A Catholic student brought a crucifix. A Jewish student brought a menorah. A southern Baptist student brought a casserole.

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So everyone knows, I have been so overwhelmed with everyone’s love and support to help me with some medical issues, medical bills, and needs. It is very humbling to be on the receiving side.

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As Trump impeachment falls apart in desperation, the mainstream media goes into gorilla dust overdrive. They just can’t allow America to be great. A few facts pertaining to Osama Bin Laden’s, and al-Baghdadi’s demise.

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Despite the fact some places along the U.S.-Mexico border – with Del Rio being one of those places – are catching a break in the large number of immigrants petitioning for asylum in the United States, the worldwide humanitarian crisis is far from over, and has no end in sight.

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We, by the virtue of a local columnist, just got a rundown on the contributions Republicans in government have made to American society throughout the history of this country.

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I have at hand an item reported in the online news service CBS Connecticut, headlined “Bottle Taken To Hazardous Waste Pickup Turns Out To Be Too Hazardous.” I reprint it here in its entirety.

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This week there will be trick or treating all over town on Thursday for Halloween. However, two days before that scary occasion will be the last Tuesday of the month which means Diabetes Wellness Support Group is meeting at the Val Verde County Library at 5 p.m.

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Les saludo con gusto Pueblo, y como siempre pasemos al comentario de hoy: Todo en la vida es importante, y cada cosa ocupa un lugar especial en nuestros corazones, por ejemplo los hijos, papá, mamá, la esposa, el marido, los abuelos, los tíos, los amigos, y así vamos llenando nuestra vida con familiares y todos esos detalles y momentos que nos dan la alegría de vivir.

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Worship. The Greek word for it is “proskuneo” meaning to kiss, adore, do reverence. In Hebrew it is “shachah,” which means obeisance, fall down flat.

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We made our children say it when they were little. Either, “I’m sorry” or “forgive me” depending on what was done.

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Of the 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in the Nov. 5 election, the one that seems to have drawn the most serious opposition is Proposition 4, which would outlaw a state income tax.

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One thing a lot of Christians that are still leaning toward not voting for our current President need to know. If others get into the White House, especially the liberal left, then you can also see persecution will start coming upon the church here in America more and more.

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We are in a fight to save our nation’s future, and it’s time for the lovers of freedom to join the donnybrook before we become Hong Kong carrying American flags, fighting for our disappearing freedom.

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Early voting in the Texas constitutional amendment election is currently underway, with 10 propositions on the ballot needing a majority of the votes in order to change certain aspects of state government.

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I didn’t have much time to get out to the creek over the weekend, as I helped a friend work one of the vendor booths at the annual Fiesta de la Amistad arts and crafts fair in Greenwood Park.

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We all experience change and transition in life. Sometimes life is exciting, dynamic, and we feel on top of the world. And then just as natural seasons changes, our world can be turned upside down in an instant!

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You have heard of the fly in the ointment? Well, in today’s White House, there is a greedy man in the Oval Office who just sold out America’s Kurdish allies in North Syria to their mortal enemies the Turks, for a conflict of interest as alluded to by the Oval Office greedy man himself – two, not one Trump Towers in Istanbul.

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“I’m so sorry for your loss.” That’s what we say now in the face of another’s profound grief. However, we do sometimes find ourselves stumbling for the “right” words. The following is adapted from Ellen Gerst’s “10 Platitudes Never to Say to a Mourner.”

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These are the times that try men’s souls – or annoy them, anyway. Well, not so much annoy as peeve. Maybe that’s too much. Let’s just say these are the times that set men’s teeth on edge.