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What it means to be a Texan, officially

July 25, 2015

As Texans, we have a style of our own – from our hospitality to our headwear.

But you may be surprised to hear the iconic symbol of Western culture, the cowboy hat, only became an official state symbol a few weeks ago courtesy of the 84th Texas Legislature.

This makes Texas the first state to designate an officially sanctioned hat.

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Giving the Tea Party its say on library ‘censorship’ issue

July 18, 2015
Giving the Tea Party its say on library ‘censorship’ issue

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Hood County Tea Party, which might explain (at least in part) the letter hand delivered to the Hood County News and to members of the Commissioners Court this week.

It’s been a rough few weeks because we have made national news on two separate issues because of views that are seen by many as extremist and radical.

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Grieving mom: ‘There is another life for us’

July 18, 2015

Teresa Molder has been through the wringer.

She has endured one of the most difficult experiences a mother can face.

Not only did her son Cory Molder die, it was an apparent suicide while he was an inmate in the Hood County Jail, authorities said.

Three days after being sentenced to 20 years in prison, Molder was found hanging in his cell on June 29.

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Letter to the Editor

July 18, 2015

Proud of Lang’s stance

Many are disappointed in the way in which the HCN has treated the “gay” assault on Hood County. Marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution. Therefore, “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the People.”

Yes, that comes from our U.S.

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Joe Heller

July 11, 2015
Joe Heller

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Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2015

Character assassination

It is no surprise that Hood County News exhibited such enthusiasm in their character assassination of Mrs. Katie Lang and Mrs. Mel Birdwell. That is what newspapers do to Christians and conservatives.

News is incapable of reporting an unbiased position. They impose their distorted opinion on citizens, and are vehement in the destruction of the moral opposition.

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Making more memories on paradise island

July 11, 2015

I’m on the sofa looking out at the crashing waves after a long drive and many stops (due to nine bladders that don’t use diapers).

We’re on our annual summer vacation at South Padre Island.

The to-do list:

nEat at our favorite restaurants

nVisit the Sea Turtle Rescue

nTake professional photos of the kids

nHave a few game nights

nGo crab hunting

nLots and lots of beach time.

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Good for Hood

July 11, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Good in Hood at the very top.

Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission. If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected]

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Volunteer firefighters’ sacrifices, dangers often not appreciated

July 11, 2015

Imagine you saved someone’s life, and they looked down on you for it.

Picture subjecting yourself to imminent danger in order to help a neighbor, and they scoffed at you.

Think about how you would feel if you routinely sacrificed your free time, family time and sleep time in order to serve your community, without getting paid for it, and people insulted you because of it.

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Lang blaming all except herself

July 4, 2015

It’s been quite a week in Hood County.

We were all over the news. Or rather, our county clerk, Katie Lang, was all over the news.

And not in a good way.

Lang completely bungled not only her handling of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that gay marriages are legal, but the fallout that naturally resulted from her defiance of that ruling.

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