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For almost three years local government entities, either on their own, or with the help of the Aransas County Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT), have been steadily working to repair or replace government owned or operated assets that were either heavily damaged, or destroyed, by Hurricane Harvey.

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I’m pretty confident saying I probably wasn’t the only Aransas County resident who was on edge, if even just a little bit, when news broke last week about a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico, which might threaten our county.

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I’m glad I’m not the parent of a child who might not be able to go back into his or her classroom, once again, this fall. I haven’t had this conversation with my daughters and sons-in-law, and how possibly having to teach our grandchildren, again, will affect them, while at the same time the…

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One of the pitfalls of this job is having mistakes pointed out to you, especially typos on the front page. I look over page one many times, and the final thing I do is spell check all the headlines. Unfortunately, when I do misspell something, that is actually a word when misspelled, spell c…

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I’m pretty much tired of COVID-19, statue destruction, anarchists in the streets of major U.S. cities, and the ridiculous groundswell of support in some areas of our great nation to defund police, or otherwise come up with some new way of policing.

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Last Thursday a March for Equality was held in Rockport. It was peaceful, and I’m thankful it was. Personally, had anything gotten out of hand the message, at least in my mind would have been lost.

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) experienced a tragic week of events in the loss of Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) teacher/coach Christopher Kuykendall and 2020 RFHS graduate Joel Gonzalez.

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Sunday is Father’s Day, a day men like me are celebrated. It’s also a day I honor my father, and my sons-in-law who are dads to my grandchildren.

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Five grandchildren in the fold this week makes for one crazy week at the Probst homestead. My older sister and brother-in-law had grandchildren first and started their “Cousin Camp” a few years before us. We more or less stole the idea, and started “Camp NaniPoppie” shortly after our first g…

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Texans have been witnessing things that would have been unthinkable until now: Surge teams, testing of nursing homes for COVID-19 and the National Guard helping to disinfect nursing home facilities around the state.

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I was going to focus on my father’s 90th birthday this week, but then all hell broke loose in the streets of major cities across our nation after a rogue white cop from Minneapolis, captured on video, senselessly took the life of another human being, George Floyd, who is black.

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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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