Lester West — crew cuts for all

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Former barber talks haircuts and Wilson County roots

“Airman, you’re next.” Any young man who has gone through Air Force basic training probably remembers his first haircut as a member of a training flight. I do. After standing in a long line — “toe to heel,” the training instructor kept reminding us — I was beckoned to step forward and sit in a barber’s chair. I climbed in […]

Reader poem honors Vietnam veterans

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Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed March 29. The Vietnam War began in November 1955 and lasted until April 1975. More than 58,000 U.S. service members died in the prolonged conflict. Former Floresville resident Linda Hiles, who now lives near Bastrop, penned this poem to commemorate the day, and to honor all those who served, especially her brother, Danny Johns. […]