Japanese fiction holds life lesson

Thomas Garcia Well, it has been a while since I talked about comics or anime so I am going to talk to you a little about Rurouni Kenshin, “Wandering Samurai.” Kenshin, as he is called by his friends, is a Samurai who has vowed to protect the innocent. This vow which he has taken is [...]

Letter to the editor: Marriage laws protect morality

Regarding Russell Anglin’s Jan. 12 column on gay marriage that a constitutional amendment defined marriage in the traditional sense was contrary to “our freedom as individuals,” and an attempt to “legislate morality” and create a “second-class citizenry”: I respectfully disagree. Morality is the basis of all legislation and law; whether it is the codified condemnation [...]

Public records protect citizens from corruption

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedoms of speech, religion, the press, assembly and to take grievances to government officials. It’s the No. 1 item in our Bill of Rights, and in priority, in the minds of many Americans. And yet, Texas’ State Board of Education on Thursday voted to restrict students’ [...]

‘Protect Tots!’ starts Monday

By QCS Staff Monday through Friday, three medical

Simple tips can help avoid gardening disasters

By Tom Dominguez Some lawn and garden mistakes are easily made, but a little bit of information can go a long way. Here’s what not to do in your landscape in the soil, watering and pest categories. Soil Don’t till or spade soil when it is overly wet or dry. This destroys the structure of [...]

Sweep helps protect No. 1 cash crop

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Chelle Delaney A sweep net may be one of the farmers’ best tools to protect and improve alfalfa crop yields, said Mark Muegge, entomologist specialist from the Texas Cooperative Extension office based in Fort Stockton. Muegge demonstrated how to sweep sample insects from an alfalfa test field Friday at the Pest Scout School at the [...]