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Dear Editor,

I attended a luncheon recently that made me think about our future in West Texas. We all support our kids and their future and are proud to do it, but are we doing all we need to do? Many of our … more

Skip the Mother’s Day flowers for me

My husband does not buy me candy or flowers for Mother’s Day. His only comment on the subject, to date, is “You’re not my mother.”Most men cannot get away with this. I, however, am … more

What women think, from an actual woman

I seldom speak for my entire gender. Or maybe I do more often than I realize, and I should shut up before I give away the secret. But I spent this last week in the company of my sister and a … more

Overhaul broken foster care system

How many children in foster care have to be abused and retraumatized before the state finally realizes it has a problem? On March 9 a group of dedicated employees from the Texas Department of … more

Every child has a chance — you

Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) has been in the news lately for failing to protect children in the state’s care. If we only focus on this issue when it is in the news, it can be easy to miss … more

What’s the best that could possibly happen?

For the last ten years or so, if I’m scared of something, I run toward it at top speed. Top speed for me, that is, which equates to that of a hedgehog with bad knees trying to run through beach … more

Things I don’t think, for a change

There are a lot of things I don’t think should happen in this life. There aren’t many of them I can do a lot about, but if I can influence just one person to change their mind… well, it won’t … more

Sadness for those who grieve, but joy returns

Two people were buried this last week that I thought a lot of, and would like to have known better.  There is a certain amount of resignation to the death of those we love when it happens at older … more

Dear Editor,

We represent some of the affected landowners [in the condemnations brought by Trans-Pecos Pipeline], and you are right — they are being railroaded. Unfortunately, under Texas law the condemnation … more

Dear Fort Stockton family and friends,

We want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to attend our Ribbon Cutting-Open House last Thursday, March 24. What a turn out! The flowers, plants, gifts, text messages, emails, and … more
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