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A subscriber emailed the picture accompanying my column this week. Ironically, 79 years ago, in the July 9 edition of this newspaper, the lead story was about 13 inches of rain falling in Rockport in 18 hours.

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Last winter I received an email from Rockport resident Wayne White. That in and of itself isn’t unusual, but this particular email originated from Antarctica.

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Sunday marked the end of a week’s worth of official activities celebrating Aransas County’s Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary). I hope everyone took the opportunity to participate in at least one of the events. As I said in a recent column, “I know some of you might not be interested in Ar…

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We all hear about our federal government on steroids handing out money and benefits, training people to be like dogs, beholding to their provider.

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I’m going to touch on two topics this week. One has passed, but should be observed daily in our hearts and minds. The other is current, and probably controls our thoughts and actions way too much.

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The loss of respect for the traditional family in the United States, coupled with a drop in church attendance, has done more harm to our country than illegal aliens flowing freely across our southern border, election shenanigans, or even globalism or global warming.

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On Saturday I had the opportunity to touch, kiss, and hug my 90-year-old parents for the first time in more than a year. Who would have thought 13 months ago that would be the way I opened my column this week?

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Bravo to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for declining to throw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ opening game due to Major League Baseball’s (MLB) false narrative about voter integrity laws.

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This Sunday is Easter. I’m hoping for the Second Coming. I don’t know about you, but I think the world needs it about now. God gave us our chance (actually millions and millions and million of chances) and we’ve royally messed things up.

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Being in the communication business, specifically the community newspaper business, I get a little troubled when people say things like, “I didn’t know anything about that”, when it has been published in this newspaper, on The Pilot’s website, or on our Facebook Page.

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The 87th Legislative Session is underway in Austin, and due to COVID-19, things are a lot different. One of the things I will miss is the trip up to Austin for Aransas County Day at the Capitol. It may still happen in some form (maybe through a computer screen?), but it won’t be like past se…

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I’ll be the first one to criticize a local official if I believe it is warranted, but local officials are getting raked over the coals regarding the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and there’s no reason for that.

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Is it just me, or does anyone else think fear is being used as a means to control our population? Can you say fear of being cancelled, or fear of anarchy or invasion?

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Like everyone (hopefully), I was appalled by the actions of a very small percentage of demonstrators that descended on Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Jan. 6 and stormed the U.S. Capitol. Those who broke laws should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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At this time of year I’m usually at my most relaxed, fresh off a 7-day anniversary cruise. It’s hard to believe what all has occurred in our world since last year at this time when I was in Hawaii (with my wife, of course) for our 35th anniversary.

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Today is my 36th wedding anniversary. This is proof I did not forget the date, which, at least from what I always understood, is the one date a husband should never forget. I will admit, however, there is much more involved in a successful marriage than simply remembering a date. I’ve learne…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has completely altered our behaviors for all but three months this year, and half the population is mad, and the other half happy about the presidential results.

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Every four years I have to buy a new car. That means, the best our two-person Rockport home has at any one time is a brand new car and a four-year-old car. The worst (in terms of age of vehicles) is having a four-year-old car and an eight-year-old car.

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Turning 61 isn’t that bad, especially if one gets to fly to his birthplace (New Orleans) the day after a hurricane, and things, with some itinerary changes, work out.

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This is an important local election year. We in Aransas County must be involved and vote on the three Propositions on our ballot. We also must be informed with the facts on both sides of the issue.

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I must have been serious about not watching any NBA, MLB or NFL games. Like many millions of fans across the country, I’m not alone in my actions. Ratings are at an all-time low from what I understand.

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There were many things going on in Aransas County Monday, and this scribe didn’t have time to pen a column prior to deadline. There is a lot going on around us, and I encourage each of you to continue reading this newspaper, and even share it with friends who do not read it.

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A couple of weeks ago in this space I wrote about how I was going to start living day-to-day as close to how I lived life prior to when the COVID-19 bug graced our shores. This past weekend I took that opportunity, but the experience was pretty surreal.

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I had a trip planned to Biloxi a month after Hurricane Harvey hit Aransas County. I kept those plans in place because, quite frankly, my wife and I needed to get away after that first month of non-stop work. However, the original agenda for that trip changed quite a bit.

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Last week in this space I said I was going to address this week the Downtown Anchor Project (new courthouse and Rockport city hall), including the long-term ramifications of not taking advantage of the many opportunities before us. I also noted I would share my perspective about what we are …

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