Opinion

Pray and Vote...

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“We the people….” is how the U.S. Constitution begins. These words claim that we the people are the sovereign. We rule through institutions we establish. We govern ourselves through our agents in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.

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Pandemic messes with Texas, prompts new message Even during a pandemic, it’s best to not mess with Texas. Texas Department of Transportation officials noticed more personal protective equipment — face masks, wipes and gloves — on the side of roads and highways, so they called in the big guns for a new round of “Don’t mess with Texas” commercials.

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High-tech Lincoln Logs turn heads in Texas Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building. The Texas project generating the buzz is The Soto, which opened last week at Eighth and Broadway streets in San Antonio.

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Hurricane Laura brings renewed pitch for Ike Dike As thousands fled southeast Texas ahead of Hurricane Laura, Texas A&M promoted an Ike Dike as a critical way to protect the region from devastating damage. Texas escaped a direct hit from Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, just east of Port Arthur.

Seek the Son!...

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Last week I was jogging early in the morning and was able to watch the sunrise. It was such a beautiful scene as the colors blended and everything seemed to come to life around me. I also noticed some very large sunflowers and I began to think about how sunflowers always seek the sun. This stuck with me as I thought about what I preached a few weeks ago.

Facts of Later Life…

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It seems like only yesterday that my friend Roy McQueen thought himself to be “middle-aged.” Oh, he knows that life spans would need to reach three digits for this to be a literal truth. So, he’s attempting to glide under the radar, figuring that if others don’t bring up the age thing, why should he? But “others” are….