Commentary

Sat
24
Feb

Mort’s Migraine Magnified…

by Dr. Don Newbury

Aunt Maude smirks often, corrects gently and forgives daily. Oh, she also looks the other way regularly to avoid getting the “shakes.”

She has attained the same age as my 105-year-old Uncle Mort, and has pretty much figured out how to maintain peace and harmony in their home nestled down in the thicket. Enduring 85 years of marriage to a man who is said to have been made AFTER God broke the mold warrants the admiration of everyone who knows this couple.

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Wed
21
Feb

Hazard mitigation funding for Harvey recovery becomes available

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Rockport and Houston on Feb. 13 to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Abbott invited cities and counties to submit applications for projects and said the funding would provide an estimated $1 billion for hazard and flood mitigation projects designed to both help Texas rebuild and reduce the risk of future damage from flooding and Hurricanes.

 

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Sat
17
Feb

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

 

The past month or so, I’ve been having some fun picking on my beautiful wife, Jessica. You see, next Wednesday, Feb., 21st, is her birthday. But unlike past birthdays, she’s not too excited about this one. Why? She’s turning the BIG 4- OH...40!!! Earlier in the year, it was going to be a forty and fabulous celebration. As the big day has gotten closer, the fabulous seems to be fading away. She’s so not ready to turn 40. I told her not to worry, because whatever we decided to do for her birthday, I would have her home early (by 6 p.m.) so she could get to bed. I laughed.

 

She didn’t. My best joke...I think, was, “Jessica, look at it this way, now you can get a senior discount!” Again, I laughed. She didn’t. That happens a lot in this relationship, I laugh at my jokes, she doesn’t. But hey, I know I’m funny

 

Wed
14
Feb

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

After I finished typing the last sentence of my column that ran in this past Sunday’s issue of the Lamb County Leader-News, I sat back, read through it twice, and hoped to God I was doing the right thing.

How were our readers going to react to what I wrote?

Was it going to be positive? Or were our readers going to think I was being a big cry baby.

 

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Sat
10
Feb

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

This past Tuesday, it felt like someone punched me in the gut.

Really.

Working in this profession, you need to develop a thick skin. More times than not, you are going to be criticized for something you did or didn’t do.

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Sat
10
Feb

Two of a Kind…

by Dr. Don Newbury

Rarely do guests at funerals “buy” officiants’ claims that we “gather together to celebrate the life of ____.” You fill in the blank. We’ve all “been there, heard that.”

Most are prone to think of funerals as marking ends rather than beginnings. Usually, grief engulfs us, dragging us far below the state of joy we’d prefer. Our spirits don’t seem to be on wings of eagles, soaring across sunsplashed skies.

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Wed
07
Feb

Does Our Community Pray?

By Marco A. Colina, Pastor, 

do not need to go into details about what it is to pray. It’s simply “speaking with God”. Why am I making this question? I will begin with the fact that we are creation of God, we have needs that only He supplies: ask Him to send rain, or snow or for a miracle, like for someone’s health, that needs healing, for example. Pray for our government to make good choices for our community, and for other reasons. In case you want to speak with the President of the United

 

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Sat
03
Feb

A Cup of Joe...

This past week, once again, we were reminded how lucky we are for our children to be attending Littlefield ISD. As the kids get older, I’m beginning to notice things aren’t getting any easier. I’m beginning to see why Mom and Dad looked stressed at times while they raised me and my three sisters – it isn’t easy.

 

Always, Jessica and I have stressed to the kids how important it is for them to make good grades and always try their hardest. That’s it. It’s that simple for them. The kids were eager to get back to school after the Christmas break, which made us happy. We figured they were ready, but apparently not. Diego, my awesome, but hardheaded son made me lose what little hairs I have left on my head this week.

 

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Wed
31
Jan

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

 

This past Sunday, we mixed things up a little. Let me explain what I mean. Friday, after a long day of work, I headed home and planned on pretty much just being lazy and watching some television. That plan never seems to work because the kids are always ready to do something. But this time, all three of our kiddos, Diego,

 

Emma and Clarissa, wanted to be lazy also. So, all three sat in front of the television to start their weekend off. Jessica had to work a little late, and I decided instead of being lazy, I’d better get myself to the gym. So I did. As I was getting set to walk out the door, I received a message from our good friend Brittany Richardson, inviting us to a Bible study

 

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Wed
24
Jan

Hurricane recovery efforts continue with much still to do

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, spreading its destructive power.

As long as Texas families are fighting to recover, they can rest assured that the State of Texas is fighting with them,” Abbott said. The 60 counties listed in the declaration will continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild, the governor said.

Abbott, who remains in regular contact with congressional leaders and the Trump administration, said he has continued to request funds to rebuild Texas. On Jan. 19, Abbott said he shared Hurricane Harvey survivors’ aggravation over that fact that much-needed continuing federal disaster aid for Texas is bogged down in Washington politics.

 

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