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OUR TURN: We want to say thank you, goodbye and hello

For 18 years The River Cities Tribune has chronicled the lives of people in the Highland Lakes. You now hold in your hands the last print edition of the paper. It is with a true sense of sadness, but also accomplishment, that we at parent company Victory Publishing Co. Ltd. have decided to fold The […]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Colin Klein shines in a dark world

Youth today have too few examples to follow on how to live their lives. They are deluged daily by the flaws of politicians, CEOs, entertainers and sports heroes who live less-than-stellar lives. Multiple-marriage partners, sexual affairs, children born out of wedlock, substance abuse and disgraceful conduct make headlines in the news. While driving to work […]

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VERN’S VIEW: Moving on from weekly column

A good friend told me she is leaving the legal profession because she was tired of fighting all the time. I feel exactly that way about writing due to the political climate across the United States. This column’s publication marks the third anniversary for this wonderful opportunity to make sense of a divisive society, both […]

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OUR TURN: Put the brakes on texting while driving

There is absolutely no doubt that texting while driving is a terrible idea, but at the moment Texas lags behind most other states on an outright ban. On a more local level, though, the city of Meadowlakes is looking at a ban after a resident complained about a near-miss episode involving a distracted driver. He […]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Fool me twice, shame on me

In the sports world, a common axiom is coaches get too much credit when their teams are victorious and too much blame when they lose. The same goes for presidents when it comes to the economy. If growth is strong, they are praised, but if it goes bad, they get the blame. The truth is […]

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VERN’S VIEW: The last campaign lap

Here we go into the last days of the 2012 election cycle with both major parties embroiled in a massive propaganda war while third and fourth parties scream about being shut out of the debate process. It looks like this will be a billion-dollar cycle, with money pouring this way and that to keep the […]

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