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Why I won’t accept the election results

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) Let’s get my inflammatory title out of the way first. I will … more

Jesus would undo nothing

Dear Editor, For centuries the Roman Catholic Church taught the way to salvation was to pay the local priest so he could redeem your soul.  In his “What Would Jesus Undo?” Pastor Martin Brauer rightly claimed that the Reformation reversed … more

Thanks through giving

How often in your life have you considered fresh vegetables or apples to be a treat added to your diet? When locals in need show up at Hill Country Community Ministries for groceries, those are the kinds of things that bring smiles and feelings … more

Share your appreciation for our veterans

The first beer I drank in public without looking over my shoulder was on a plane from St. Louis, Missouri bound for Tucson, Arizona, and it was one of the best ever. I don’t even remember what brand it was but it was how I got it that made it so … more

Where do we go from here?

Judging by the vote totals across the country Tuesday in the presidential election, there are probably more than 55 million truly disappointed Americans today. Anyone looking for a mandate will have to look to the next election, and that brings … more

Hunting is in my blood

My job description includes the words comic, speaker, writer, and soldier, but I’m looking to add hunter to the list. It’s been on my mind for a number of years. I’m not afraid to try new things, such as growing a garden this year. It was my … more

Commissioners failure

Dear Editor, Three Williamson County commissioners violated the U.S. Constitution when they interrogated constable applicants concerning their religious opinions about abortion and same-sex marriage. Specifically, Article 6 states that no … more

Go vote

When the polls opened before dawn on Oct. 24, a mother stood in line outside the Cedar Park Public Library to cast her ballot. She had a young baby, probably not yet a year old, strapped to her chest, and a little girl in hand who was still wearing … more

Empty words make for empty promises

When children in the custody of the State of Texas are forced to sleep on the floors of Child Protective Services offices, Texans should be embarrassed. When children in foster care are assaulted, abused or simply lost because child protective … more

A long road will remain

“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.” ­— Neil Gaiman Both sides in this historic presidential election have eyes set on Nov. 8 as a landmark … more
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