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Spring Break safety tips for teenagers, adults

Soon, 1.5 million high school and college students across the country will be heading to the sunny beaches of Texas, Florida, California, Mexico or the Bahamas for Spring Break. I have a daughter who is currently a school principal here in San Jacinto County. A daughter, like her dad, who also has a concern for the safety and security of her students has asked me as your Sheriff to highlight some…
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A four-way solution to ballot blues, incivility

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com We as a nation are ramping up another political season. Credit our short attention spans and our willingness to be distracted by hyperbole, but every four years marks, yet again, “the most important election of our lifetime.” Our unwillingness to think past election cycles could prove to be our undoing, but I’ll stand on that soapbox another day.…
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A four-way solution to ballot blues, incivility

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com We as a nation are ramping up another political season. Credit our short attention spans and our willingness to be distracted by hyperbole, but every four years marks, yet again, “the most important election of our lifetime.” Our unwillingness to think past election cycles could prove to be our undoing, but I’ll stand on that soapbox another day.…
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Texas GOP united behind Donald Trump

By Patrick SvitekTexas Tribune Less than a year ago, Donald Trump’s political strength was waning among Texas Republicans. He was being blamed for an underwhelming midterm election, he was facing mounting legal problems and many prominent Texas Republicans were hesitating to endorse his comeback bid. But not all of them. U.S. Rep. Wesley Hunt of Houston endorsed Trump in a statement sent out to…
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Babin responds to Hur’s report

Special to the Booster WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (R-Woodville) issued the following statement on Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report regarding President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents: “The DOJ has proven Joe Biden is a corrupt liar who violated the law with his mishandling of classified documents,” said Babin. “The current president has accepted bribes,…
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The community’s Bulletin Board, but so much more

I am proud to be the publisher of your newspaper. While reading a recent issue, I was reminded how many items are covered between the pages each week. Whether you read digitally, or enjoy the print version, your paper is where you can read about a wide variety of local topics in one location. For example: •The county schools are getting new district alignments. •First-grade students received…
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Report indicates how government sets itself above the law

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com You may or may not have known that President Joe Biden was the subject of a special counsel investigation regarding classified documents being found in Biden’s home garage and other places. Documents that he wasn’t supposed to have. If you remember at the time those were found, there was a SWAT raid on President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago…
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Ashby helps secure $3.7 million for rural law enforcement offices

From Enterprise Staff Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced this week that his office received more than 500 applications for financial assistance from rural law enforcement offices requesting nearly $125 million for salary assistance using funds made available through the enactment of Senate Bill 22 during the 88th Legislative Session. “I am immensely pleased to report that every county in…
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The sad future of AM radio

By Tom Purcell You had a great 100-year run, AM radio, and your demise is breaking my heart. According to the Wall Street Journal, carmakers such as Tesla, Volvo and BMW are no longer providing AM radios in their new vehicles. Why? In part, because of the emergence of electric vehicles. As the WSJ explains, quoting the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a car-industry trade group, the onboard…
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School voucher opponents unpopular with GOP primary voters, poll finds

By Ikram MohamenTexas Tribune A new poll indicates that more than half of Texas GOP primary voters are displeased with members of the state House who voted against school vouchers last year. Sixty percent of Texas Republican primary voters told pollsters that they’d be less likely to vote this March for a state House member who opposed vouchers in 2023’s marathon of legislative sessions.…
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Swift-ly sailing into extreme absurdity

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com Pop culture figureheads are by no means strangers to bizarre, and sometimes funny, rumors circulating around the populace. Think of the old days when tabloids in the supermarket typically given to cover stories about Bat-Boy would report on whatever strange thing Michael Jackson was supposedly up to. In the early days of the internet’s pervasiveness, a…
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Swift-ly sailing into extreme absurdity

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com Pop culture figureheads are by no means strangers to bizarre, and sometimes funny, rumors circulating around the populace. Think of the old days when tabloids in the supermarket typically given to cover stories about Bat-Boy would report on whatever strange thing Michael Jackson was supposedly up to. In the early days of the internet’s pervasiveness, a…
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Everything old is new again

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com Saturday was my mother’s birthday. She passed in 2012, but I still think of her daily, and part of the reason for that actually is spurred on by current events. What I most think about is her journey through this life, the steps she took to become my mother and ultimately the American citizen and woman of distinction she became. Near the end of World…
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The urgency to become cyber-secure in 2024

By Tom Purcell According to the password managing company NordPass, the most commonly used passwords of 2023 are embarrassingly simpleminded. The most popular password was “123456.” Scammers — and my dog, Thurber — can crack that one in less than 1 second. “Admin” is the second most popular password. It and No. 7, “password,” also can be cracked in less than 1 second. If you want to see how easy…
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Bits and bobs rampaging through the news

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com While you were busy looking up the phrase “thirst trap” and wondering what that has to do with Martha Stewart, there were other shenanigans going on that ultimately serve to distract us from the mess the world, and in particular the country, has gotten itself into. Such as a T-shirt is singularly responsible for putting Donald Trump in his place.…
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School chaplain law hijacks in partisan ploy

By Michael G. Maness In August of last year, I joined over a hundred other Texas professional chaplains in signing a letter opposing a law that would use school safety funds to employ chaplains. We saw multiple oddities in the claims, and I say this as a Conservative Evangelical Baptist. Led by the Baptist Joint Committee with the Interfaith Alliance and Texas Impact, we concurred: “Because of…
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Generation X is almost 60

By Elwood Watson Latchkey kids. Slackers. Caffeine lovers. Grunge. That’s how a lot of people have referred to Generation X, the 46 million Americans, like myself, who were born between 1965 and 1980. We were a generation that has been perennially pegged as cynical, self-indulgent, aimless, contrarian, and often peripheral when it comes to life and other everyday matters. But if we’re being…
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Where has all our freedom gone? Long time passing …

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com Sometimes my need to rummage through the cut-rate news bins leaves me with a deep sadness, mostly because it reaffirms my belief that the ship of liberty done sailed. I constantly find that there is nothing in our lives — birth to death — that doesn’t have the unmistakable touch of control by people who should be representing us. For instance, I…
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Where has all our freedom gone? Long time passing …

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com Sometimes my need to rummage through the cut-rate news bins leaves me with a deep sadness, mostly because it reaffirms my belief that the ship of liberty done sailed. I constantly find that there is nothing in our lives — birth to death — that doesn’t have the unmistakable touch of control by people who should be representing us. For instance, I…
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O Energy, O Energy, wherefore art thou, O Energy

By Dr. James L. Snyder Since I have reached a certain age, I cannot reveal that age; my energy seems limited. I don’t have the energy I once had. Where it has gone, I have not discovered yet. I once inquired of The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage where my energy went, and she replied, “Silly boy, you’re over the hill, and so is your energy.” I almost asked her what that meant, but I didn’t have…
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O Energy, O Energy, wherefore art thou, O Energy

By Dr. James L. Snyder Since I have reached a certain age, I cannot reveal that age; my energy seems limited. I don’t have the energy I once had. Where it has gone, I have not discovered yet. I once inquired of The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage where my energy went, and she replied, “Silly boy, you’re over the hill, and so is your energy.” I almost asked her what that meant, but I didn’t have…
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Boo hiss to cold temps!

By Chris Edwards The almanac predicted an “unseasonably cold winter,” and as I write this, it’s sho’nuff colder than a well digger’s something, somewhere here in deep East Texas. We’ll come out of this, though, and crawl back into more routine weather for our region, but it couldn’t come soon enough. Here’s a few salutes and a few boos, uttered, of course, between shivers, of a few things that…
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Attacking the nightmare of the Texas border

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com In his latest political raspberry to the U.S. government, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has channeled his inner Davy Crockett regarding the influx of illegal aliens into the state. To paraphrase, it’s “I’m securing the border, and you may go to hell.” The governor has ordered the Department of Public Service and the Texas National Guard as part of the strategy…
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Making the best of the common cold

By Tom Purcell I forgot what it was like to experience a good old common cold. Prior to covid, you see, the cold-getting experience went like this: I’d wake with a stuffy nose and scratchy throat and my only thought was to curse the gods for visiting a new virus cocktail on me that was going to make me cranky for 9 days. I remember at first denying that a cold virus was feasting on me, then, as…
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Attacking the nightmare of the Texas border

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com In his latest political raspberry to the U.S. government, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has channeled his inner Davy Crockett regarding the influx of illegal aliens into the state. To paraphrase, it’s “I’m securing the border, and you may go to hell.” The governor has ordered the Department of Public Service and the Texas National Guard as part of the strategy…
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The urgent border crisis

By Pete SessionDistrict 17 Representative Last week, I joined Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana and a Congressional delegation in Eagle Pass to observe firsthand the crisis on our southern border. What we encountered was eye-opening and reinforces the need for immediate action by Congress and the Biden Administration. Only a few weeks prior, the U.S.-Mexico border at Eagle Pass saw record levels…
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Banging a shoe on the podium of liberty

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com Pretty much only history buffs or people of an advanced age like me will remember the House Unamerican Activities Committee. Sen. Joseph McCarthy also had a panel at that time — the Government Operations Committee — and both groups investigated the infiltration of communists and communism in the government and other areas, like Hollywood. If these…
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Could you pass a citizenship test?

Okay, maybe I’m approaching this from a position of privilege. One of my earliest memories is of tagging along to my mother’s former grammar school when she voted. Social Studies was one of my favorite elementary school classes. Mr. Lowry’s junior high Civics class taught us about polling, current events and debate skills. I made straight A’s when I minored in Political Science in college. So I’m…
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Make the right resolution for the future

By Tony Farkastony@polkcountypublishing.com We’ve made it to 2024, so you know what that means? It’s time to make those pesky New Year’s resolutions. You know, when you promise to lose weight, or stop eating gravy fries, or to exercise, or to learn how to make origami cranes or ninjas. I found the whole practice to be a head-scratcher, since about 12 ½ seconds after making a resolution, it’s…
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Luttrell deals with border, veteran issues

Special to the News-Times WASHINGTON, D.C. — In October, Rep. Morgan Luttrell introduced the Review Every Veterans Claim Act and the Veteran Appeals Decision Clarity Act. HR 5890 would prohibit the VA from denying a claim based on the sole reason that a veteran failed to appear for a VA examination that VA scheduled in conjunction with a claim for VA benefits, and HR 5891 would allow veterans to…
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