Letter: How can Wilson County safeguard its water?

Editor: I was alarmed to read that plans were proceeding to pump water from our aquifer, one that largely contains ancient water with little recharge opportunity. I have experience from a similar situation as a young U.S. Air Force lieutenant stationed on the New Mexico high plains on the West Texas border. As an engineer assigned to be the base […]

STPR Association welcomes Trump in South Texas

Statement by Susan Kibbe, Executive Director, South Texans’ Property Rights Association: We commend Donald Trump for taking the time and effort to come to Laredo to begin to learn firsthand the realities that our members face on a daily basis. We are confident that the media attention to his visit will help the American people understand the failures of the […]

Editorial: Why abortions are (still) not illegal in the United States

“Together with millions of conservatives around the nation, we seek to be part of a larger effort to defund Planned Parenthood.” — American Conservative Union Merriam-Webster.com defines abortion as “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” If, according to this definition, death is the result, there […]

County unemployment rate rises

Workforce Solutions Alamo released information indicating that the Wilson County unemployment rate increased to 3.0 percent in June, up from 2.7 percent reported in May. Wilson County’s unemployment rate registered lower than the overall jobless rate of 3.8 percent for the 12-county Workforce Solutions Alamo area, which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and […]

Editorial: A nuclear Iran seems inevitable with Obama administration

Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country’s exploration of the outside world the “worst political blunder in the history of civilization.” The United States seems at this moment about to break the record for the worst political blunder of all time, with its Obama administration deal that will make […]

Letter: Opinion page worth the read

Editor: Re: Editorial Page, July 15 Without doubt, this is the best editorial page I’ve read in a long time. Each article was excellent. Thank you. I remember reading Thomas Sowell in the Appeal Democrat when I lived in Marysville, Calif. He has always made such good sense. I read Matt Barber on BarbWire all the time. Your own articles […]

Poth police hunt for alleged prowler

Police in Poth are investigating after a resident reported at 11:45 p.m. July 23 that an unidentified man was looking into their parked vehicles. Chief Lowell Hull of the Poth Police Department said one or possibly two men were seen shining flashlights into the vehicles parked on the property located near the corner of Voges and Tom streets — one […]

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Letter: Thanks for defending our history

Editor: Thank you for taking a stand on the Confederate battle flag and the preservation of Southern history. As of this writing, those of us in the South, including the non-seceding Southern states, are having our heritage and history viciously assailed. It is not just about the battle flag as our statues and monuments, grave sites are being attacked, some […]

Change in Medicare numbers can be bonanza for scammers

Good news! Congress passed a bill in April 2015 to replace the Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with a randomly selected number. They have four years to set up the system for new cards, and four more years to reissue cards to current Medicare beneficiaries. Bad news! Scammers will exploit this information to confuse older adults in an effort […]