Opinion

Running Ultra Marathons

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Miles Benevich of San Antonio tries to run an ultra marathon once a month. Recently he ran a 100-kilometer race (62 miles) in the Colorado Rockies.

The Most Famous Padre Island Treasure

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One of the many articles that have kept alive the legend of hidden riches on a narrow strip of sand off the Texas Gulf Coast ran in the Harlingen-based Valley Morning Star on Oct. 27, 1966.

Screwworms to Mosquitos

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Although we don’t need to worry right now, I just read about a new program to combat mosquitos. It sounds similar to the old screwworm eradication program. To refresh memories, or for those not as OLD as I am, screwworm mamas laid their eggs in living flesh, not dead flesh like most flies. Those evil maggots ate their victims alive and appeared in any open wound: a scratch from catclaw, cancered eyes, foreheads of fighting bulls, and branding wounds. Maybe her cruelest and favorite spot was in the navels of newborn baby calves, as well as every wild baby from antelope to foxes.

Tumbleweed Smith

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You start out with a closed fist. Then stick out your forefinger and raise your thumb. All of a sudden your hand looks like a cocked pistol. That’s Texas Tech’s “Guns Up” gesture that students use at sporting events and in greeting each other. Next year, 2021, will mark the 50th year of “Guns Up.”

The Sad Story Of A San Jacinto Hero

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The daughter of a long dead and all but forgotten hero of the Texas Revolution unveiled a statue of her tragic father at a Galveston intersection on Oct. 20, 1938.

BAXTER BLACK

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He rose in the class, hand over his heart And spoke of his future career “The political ring’s where I’ll throw my hat I love the applause and the cheers.” “I’ll learn all the buzzwords, and then make some up Like mandate and flexible goals. Ecoelastic alternative tax With built-in confusing loopholes.

Switchin' Flies

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Radicalization can happen to anyone, even butterflies. We fear radical Islam because of the 911 attack, but radicals have appeared historically in all races, religions, and nationalities from Christianity’s Catholic Inquisition and Protestant witch burnings to the Buddhist suicide bombers of World War II. Radicalization inspired the Klu Klux Klan, Black Panthers, Hell’s Angels, Antifa, and MS-13. Anytime “us” vs. “them” reaches the point of violence or self-destruction (martyrs) radicalization is at work.

Keep Fort Davis Beautiful trash pickup this weekend

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FORT DAVIS - The weekend weather forecast looks to be a warm sunny day this Saturday, offering pleasant weather to get outdoors and contribute to keeping Fort Davis Beautiful. “Picking up trash along our roadways is essential to keep Fort Davis looking beautiful for our community and tourists,” said Melissa Henderson, Director of the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.