I recently saw a political cartoon by Mike Smith which has a husband stating, “I’m not voting for anyone who runs negative campaign ads.” His wife replies, “So you’re not voting?”
A few days ago I read in the Del Rio News-Herald that the city was cleaning up some dump sites. They still exist and they don’t seem to go away, such as the favorite one at the Bethel Center on Bedell Avenue. People still insist on dropping off their old sofas and other unwanted items in the vicinity of the center.
This October, Del Rio firefighters will once again be participating and fundraising for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department firefighters will be wearing special T-shirts to mark the month, and selling pink wrist bands.
Well it didn’t take our newly elected city council to get their hands in our pockets.
First the international bridge toll went up. Now property taxes, sewer, and trash. What’s next. Seems like they are talking about natural gas rates.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Honor it!
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke campaigning for U.S. Senate was asked, “How do you feel about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem? Is it disrespectful to this country, to the flag, to service members in Afghanistan, and those former service members, retirees and veterans?”
In Friday’s debate Cruz said he has travelled across Texas. Beto has travelled to all 254 counties of Texas wanting everyone to come together to address the pressing issues Texans deal with every day.
In a few weeks, Texans will choose their next U.S. Senator. As former mayor of El Paso, I have observed Mr. Beto O’Rourke over the years and closely follow the current campaign.
I am unable to attend this last reunion of the U-2 “Ancients” due to recent rotator cuff surgery that has now torn loose again. However, I have a few words for the group.
Over the past two weeks I have heard many complaints from local veterans concerning their appointments with the Veterans Service Office being cancelled, due to the Veterans Service Officer no longer being in his office.
Chelsea Clinton, mother of two children, recently gave a speech stating that abortion is good for the country because it creates economic growth. Unfortunately, in order for this economic growth to occur, fetal growth has to be aborted.
The president supports ICE: Hosting a White House salute to heroes, honoring the brave and courageous men and women of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
I read your letter in the Del Rio News-Herald yesterday (Aug. 22), with interest. I also attended the “Beto for Senate” campaign rally. And I saw Mr. O’Rourke’s presentation completely different than you did.
It’s back to school again; the classrooms await a new crop of students.
Each year every classroom gets thoroughly cleaned for a new set of students to begin their school year chalk full of adventures.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rider Escritora was shopping at what some called an antique store, but she referred to as a vintage shop. The store was filled from top to bottom with a dazzling display of what some called junk, but she referred to as hidden treasures. She loved to find enchanting items that brought a twinkle to her eye and a delightful smile to her face.
Thanks to the Del Rio News-Herald’s extensive coverage of our project, the Barrio San Felipe Arch, many area residents are aware of this unique effort. Unfortunately, that doesn’t translate to “everybody knows about the Arch” — obviously.
To the people of Del Rio, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say fairly well. I want you to know that I loved you and I always will. I will miss Del Rio Big Time! I wanted to share a few words with you that I took from St. Paul…
The city council special called meeting held on June 20 has affected our city and community very negatively. Our new mayor and Mr. Fred Carranza were sworn in on May 16. The city council chambers were packed with standing room only and everyone was welcome by our previous mayor Robert Garza.
I feel a need to respond to Mr. Chapman’s column of May 17, “There is good news, but the left is blind.” Talk about the blind leading the blind. It seems Mr. Chapman has finally fallen for Mr. Trump. I suppose it was just a matter of time before he fell under his charming spell.
In mid-May, a divided U.S. House of Representatives voted down vital farm and nutrition legislation to force lawmakers to consider immigration reform. This unrelated issue caused defeat of vital legislation.
Our Farm Bill is important to agriculture but also to everyone else. It is not just about farms but also about food, nutrition assistance, conservation programs and animal health. My Congressman, Will Hurd, understands that.
Congressman Will Hurd has been a champion for Texas and American agriculture during his service as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He believes in a Farm Bill that is healthy and strong for the American economy.
I was reading your newspaper of May 30, 2018, and came across the article about the field turf expenditure. Don’t you think that the figure stated is kind of high $562,212 or .562,212 million. Over one-half-a-million dollars.
In this month’s issue of the Del Rio Grande magazine there was a story of the legendary “Adelita.” Adelita has been made famous in songs, movies and print. When I first learned, a while ago, that she was buried here in the San Felipe Cemetery, I was surprised.
Let us reclaim the delights of chivalry and gentility.
In our age of real worries and fears about sexual predators and abusers, we’ve lost the ability to admire each other; to enjoy authentically and purely being congenial with compliments because it gives us joy to admire that which is beautiful, good and true about a person.
How can anyone take seriously a cable-news-network that brands itself with commercials about fruits? Well, that’s what CNN has done. Those commercials are corny, okay corn is a vegetable.
Q: You’re against the death penalty?
Q: But you’re for abortion?
A: It’s a woman’s right to have an abortion.
Q: A convicted criminal that’s been found guilty by a jury of his or her peers and has been sentenced to the death penalty by the laws of that state should be allowed to live, but an innocent baby growing and developing in his or her mother’s womb should be allowed to be killed.
Father and Son are out in the front porch early Monday morning before the sun rises. Father and Son stand facing each other. Father takes out his clip board with his checklist and with pen in hand methodically calls out all the items.
My dear people,
Peace be with you. Today marks the time to which we have been anticipating, the Great Holy Days of Christianity. Let us try to pray well in journeying through the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Maj. Gen. Prather,
Thank you for your e-mail. As President of Val Verde County Hospital District, please know that it is my goal to ensure that the District is transparent, open and accountable to all residents of the county.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the candidates who ran for county offices. Their interest in public service is to be commended. Congratulations to all. You are all winners! Public service is not for the faint of heart and you have to love your community to want to serve it.
Once upon a time in the serene, sleepy city of Centerville everyone lived in congenial community and courteous civility, but then some increasingly grew wearily-tired and jadedly-bored of all that was old-fashioned and traditionally-conventional; they wanted everything to be innovatively-new and modernly-contemporary.
Last year Time magazine heralded the year of ‘The Silence Breakers.’ Seven men from our government sponsored radio and television stations were no longer working due to claims of sexual harassment.
“Honey, I’m home,” declares his wife.
Her husband can’t wait to share, “My personal assistants have arrived. ‘Candy’ is in my man cave, and ‘Dulce’ is in my home office,” he excitedly exclaims.
Vindication, not quite
President Trump, may say he has been vindicated by the release of the recent Republican memo which went nowhere. I was expecting to see Hillary or even Bill in handcuffs and several other individuals, but I guess this didn’t happen due to the Obama Dept. of Injustice which I understand he’s no longer in charge since President Trump assigned his own people. I guess someone is still residing in “La La Land.”
In my Letter to the Editor after the Las Vegas shooting I stated that these shootings would just go on and on until until the real problem is addressed. President Trump and other of our leaders refuse to address the “elephant in the room,” the 300 lb gorilla, the rhinoceros or whatever name you want to call it.
Noah Faith was raised a secularist, everyone around him was a secularist.
Now he has grown so sick and tired of their rejection of religion and their reverence of relativism.
- Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65
- Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest
- Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case
- Ex-Baylor frat chief accused of rape pleads to lesser charge
- Dating site owner to repay $1 million to customers
- Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins home
- Final goodbye to college football coaching great Gagliardi
- Chargers relaxing in Cleveland on their way to London