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You've heard it before, the demand for the COVID-19 vaccines far exceeds the supply. While local officials and pharmacies try and secure more doses of the vaccines for those already eligible, in the … more
For many of us during the pandemic physical contact with the outside world has been limited to acquiring food. Whether picking up takeout or getting it delivered, food from supermarkets, restaurants … more
I don't know many people that don't like a good chili. It's comforting, hearty, and great for these cold winter days (that seem to be never-ending). Since I began living on my own I have been … more
Latin's a dead language/As dead as it could be. /It killed off all the Romans,/ and now it's killing me. Those of you who took Latin in high school or college have no doubt heard the poem above. … more
It's an unfamiliar feeling, being grateful for one's asthma. Year after year, my constricted airways have punished me with a propensity for minor colds to take up residence in my chest and turn … more
A few months ago I received a gift that has made staying inside in cold weather a joy. My son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Prudy Robisch, gifted me with a bird feeder and the necessary items for the … more
President Joe Biden used the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting to announce divisive gun control legislation and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton answered the proposed legislation … more
Maybe it's the time of year… or maybe it's the year of time we have spent captured in our offices, our homes and all alone, trying to get through this crazy, dangerous pandemic. However you add … more
To the editor: This is in response to the February 9th article about Rep. Delgado's “...focus for the legislative year ahead” for Congressional District #19. Perhaps if Rep. Delgado and … more
February 19 - For almost thirty years now, a feud has riled my family. In public, my brother Bob and I show brotherly deference and seldom speak about it, except among ourselves. But maybe it is time … more
Many of our habits and basic conventions have been altered by the pandemic. We no longer go to a movie theater choosing instead to watch films on our television or computer screens. Many of us forego … more
To the editor: I have been reading The Democrat for many years, and I am definitely an avid fan of this wonderful community publication. You and your talented staff do such a fantastic job … more
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