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Monday marks the end of an era in Fulton. Jimmy Kendrick is walking away from public service. He served Fulton as mayor since the day he was appointed to the position in July 2011.

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We are all going through a lot in our lives right now with the reality (and yes, even the hype) of COVID-19. It came at a particularly bad time … when the majority of Aransas County residents and business owners were starting to see a real light at the end of the tunnel after Hurricane Harvey.

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I know I speak for everyone when I say, “I’m ready for things to get back to normal.” I also bet County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Rockport Mayor Pat Rios, and Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick are ready for a little normalcy, as well.

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So much has been seen, read, or heard by all of us since the coronavirus put a halt to normal daily activities.

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The Lenten season and Holy Week have been a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Tomorrow, Easter Sunday, will really be strange for Christians across the world who are used to attending church for what is commonly understood as one of the two biggest days of the Church year (the other o…

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Okay, basically we have a little more than three weeks of this stay at home stuff behind us. It’s not going to be a lot of fun the next couple of weeks, at a minimum, but we all have to do our part and power through this situation.

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The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has taken a tremendous toll on the physical and financial health of the American people. As the number of cases has soared, medical professionals and leaders at every level have made a single, critical request: stay home.

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This marks my third column during the “local” Coronavirus (COVID-19) period. One day, hundreds of years from now, somebody will look back at this period as if it was something like the Precambrian eon or the Mesozoic era.

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken on a life of its own in our country since I wrote my column last week. I not here to write about how many things have been cancelled, or to provide a bunch of coronavirus information this week. I’m sure you are seeking all the information you need and/or …

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The weather still can’t make up its mind, but the internal clock of Aransas County residents, and individuals across our great state, know it’s time for Fulton Oysterfest.

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This is an update on the available public information about Steel Dynamics Inc.’s plan to build a large new steel manufacturing plant in San Patricio County northeast of Sinton, and to discharge 1.56 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY of  “treated” industrial waste water from steel making operations in…

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Before I get started this week, I need to make a correction regarding last week’s column about the new push for a “healthy” Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle group at Rockport-Fulton High School.

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Being a preacher’s kid, I was a regular attendee at church and Sunday school, as well as a forced attendee to some church activities other children were not subjected to. I’m not saying that was bad, it’s just how it was.

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Like most of you, watching the Super Bowl with friends (for the first half at least) highlighted my weekend. I made my way home to watch the second half from the comfort of my recliner.

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All day Sunday I was glued to the tube watching the news reports about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, along with seven other people, in a fiery helicopter crash in California.

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Nearly 40 years in the newspaper business, 36-plus of which has been spent in Aransas County, there’s not much that catches me off guard.

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Last week my wife took me to Hawaii to celebrate our 35th anniversary. The only disappointment was I demanded we fly, and not ride her Wave Runner. She loves that sucker and only relented after I convinced her refueling would be a problem during a 2,500-mile trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean.

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Ever since I turned 60 articles about aging, retirement, etc. seem to catch my eye a little faster then when I was, say, 59. I guess that’s only natural, but I don’t think my being 60 is much different than any other age I’ve attained in recent years.

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