2015-10-14

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Flags to be flown at half-staff



Gov. Abbott Orders Capitol Flags To Be Flown Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen Dyess Air Force Base Airmen AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott today ordered the flags on the Texas Capitol building to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the lives and public service of four Airmen from Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX who lost their lives […]

Grimm’s Musings: ‘What We’re Really Thinking’



“What you think influences your emotions (feelings). The longer a particular emotion hangs around, we call it a mood. Moods too often rule our behavior without us realizing what we’re really thinking.” (Cognitive Behavior, Grimm’s Paraphrased Edition) Years ago, I was a Cognitive Behavior Therapist. My three year clinical internship allowed me to earn an independent licensure to be employed […]

Rose Petals: BRIDES WEARING WHITE, Chapter Two



Annie, Making the Right Choice Annie was hurriedly trying to get dressed for the banquet. The problem was that she didn’t have a white skirt. The FHA girls were hosting the FFA Banquet that night, and they were required to wear white blouses and white skirts. So, as soon as she could get ready, she and her mother were going […]

Time Warp: Another open letter to the Republican Party



October 9, 2015 Reince Priebus, Chairman The Republican National Committee 310 First Street SE Washington, D.C. 20003 SUBJECT: New Speaker of the House Dear Sir: This is my second letter to you in 11 days and my first one just came partially true. At least Jason Chaffetz is in the running for Speaker of the House and Kevin McCarthy is […]

Elmendorf mayor passes away




Elmendorf is in mourning following the death of Mayor Evelyn Lykins. City Administrator Cody Dailey confirmed to the Wilson County News Oct. 10 that the mayor had passed away overnight. Her cause of death is not yet known. Lykins had served as the city’s mayor since her election in May 2014. Dailey said funeral arrangements were forthcoming.

Letter: Poor attendance at city council meetings



Editor: I have attended Floresville City Council meetings for more than five years. I am very concerned that citizen attendance continues to decline. The council has only three meetings remaining this year. The dates are: Oct. 22, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. All meetings are held in the City Hall at 1120 D Street at 7 p.m. Please consider attending […]

Editorial: Restrictions spawn affordable housing crisis



Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of “affordable housing,” as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make housing unaffordable than those same politicians and their supporters. A recent survey showed that the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was just over $3,500. Some people are […]

Editorial: Media batter Dr. Ben Carson; he shows courage




This continues to be a most interesting campaign season, both for the multiple candidates in the Republican Party and for the handful of those Democrat candidates who continue to struggle to find their message. This week’s Democratic debate likely will not reveal much either, as everyone is still expecting “Uncle Joe” Biden to step in and take the focus off […]

Simple ways to manage pain



Family Features Sit Tall: If you have a desk job, proper posture can help to reduce back pain as you age. Sit with your back straight with your shoulders back; distribute your body weight evenly on both hips, bend your knees at right angles and keep your feet flat on the floor. Be Flexible: Whether it’s weekly yoga, or standing […]

How to prepare for a mammogram



Scheduling: Breasts can be tender the week before and during menstruation, so try to schedule your mammogram for one to two weeks after your period starts. If you have breast implants, notify the scheduling office when you schedule the exam. Previous mammograms: If you have had previous mammograms done at another facility, you will be asked to take them so […]