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Lost & Found

Found: Tan hunting dog, elderly male, not neutered or chipped, on Hwy. 181, Floresville. Call 830-391-5099.
Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.
Lost: Black female Chihuahua named Gloomy and black male Chihuahua named Rico, from CR 126, Floresville, missed dearly by their family! Call 210-428-3803. 
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Sendero Power Line Construction is now hiring experienced digger operators, apprentice linemen, and class B linemen. Also, hiring groundmen, no experience necessary. Good pay and benefits! Call 361-575-4185.
Ace Electric Construction, JOURNEY AND APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS, commercial, good pay with benefits, must be: drug free, have dependable transportation, and valid, clean driving record. Call 281-236-4813 or fax resume 281-339-0317.
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Keeping the Faith

The Trick to the Treats

October 25, 2014

That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the... More ›

Dancing, not Marching

October 18, 2014

There is a story about two monks walking along the road when they come to a shallow, muddy river. A beautiful woman in a long white dress is standing there. She can’t figure out how to continue her journey without ruining her outfit. So one... More ›

Come to the Table

October 11, 2014

October 5 is World Communion Sunday. It is an annual event, the first Sunday of each October, in which Christians worldwide celebrate our oneness in Christ. There is a unity to the faith, scarcely as it might appear and in spite of our many... More ›

Keeping the Faith: The Pearl of Great Price

September 27, 2014

John Steinbeck was one of America’s most prolific and insightful novelists. Renowned for his prize-winning works that most of us either enjoyed or endured at some point in our education (depending... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Hard of Hearing

September 25, 2014

A husband and wife had been married for many years when the husband began to fear that his wife was going deaf. He implemented an informal exam. While his wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, the husband in a normal, conversation tone asked from... More ›

Keeping the Faith: What is wrong with this world?

September 20, 2014

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” goes the French proverb credited to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It’s not that a society or... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Love is the Final Word

September 13, 2014

This is the first year of the official September 11th Museum and Memorial. Located underground, on the foundation stones of the World Trade Center Towers, it contains more than 10,000 artifacts... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Stay in School

September 6, 2014

The Buddha said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Well, ready or not kids, your teachers are showing up in classrooms everywhere. It’s time to crack open the books, slip the surly bonds of summer, and head back to school. In... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Keep it simple ...

August 30, 2014

The Old Testament Law contains 613 individual commandments. The majority of these are negative: “Thou shalt not” do such or so. These commandments prohibit activities ranging from coveting your... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Wise up

August 23, 2014

When a mother giraffe gives birth, she will do so while standing up. So her calf’s first act is to fall six feet to the ground, crash landing on his face. Then, as if such an arrival wasn’t harsh enough, the youngling’s mother will continually knock... More ›

Keeping the Faith: The Man Behind the Curtain

August 16, 2014

What do Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have in common? Besides the fact that they are both splendid, waterfront communities, probably not much. Except this: Seventy-five years... More ›

Keeping the Faith: 'The Preacher'

August 8, 2014

I grew up with a lot of religious rules. To violate these rules was to subject oneself to the judgment of God. If you had a fundamentalist upbringing, you may be familiar with some of these restrictions. No drinking, no smoking, no dancing, no playing... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Let Go…Or Be Dragged

July 26, 2014

A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Fight like a Butterfly

July 12, 2014

Decades ago, while speaking of an upcoming championship bout, Muhammad Ali constructed a poetic couplet of epic proportions. With glitzy words corresponding to his style both in and out of the... More ›

Keeping the Faith: A Garden in the Wilderness

July 5, 2014

More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Praying for Rain

June 21, 2014

I love an old story that circulates in my family about my great-great grandfather, a fiery circuit-riding preacher named John Martin McBrayer. “The Reverend,” or just “Preacher,” as he was known, traversed the Southern Appalachians on horseback,... More ›

Keeping the Faith: 'Our Father'

June 14, 2014

“Our Father.” Only two words, and yet, if we learned to pray these words as Jesus instructed, our lives would be radically transformed. In Jesus’ day it was not uncommon to address God as Father; this wasn’t new. But Jesus made this way of speaking... More ›

Keeping the Faith: The Good News Is Good News

June 7, 2014

Sharing faith, in Christian terms, is known as “evangelism.” This is the English rendering of a Greek word meaning “to proclaim the good news.” That’s a problem, because the news isn’t always... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Practice Love

May 31, 2014

There are some people who, quite frankly, are impossible to love. You can’t dig deep enough, can’t try hard enough, can’t believe enough, and can’t go far enough to make it happen. And I’m not talking about the likes of Adolf Hitler and Charles... More ›

Keeping the Faith: Not Slaves, But Sons and Daughters

May 19, 2014

There are some two million adopted children living in United States’ households today. These children arrive in their homes in a myriad of ways. Some are abandoned or surrendered to children’s... More ›



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