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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

I wonder how many had to read this to see what that was all about! Talk about click-bait. The night I became a girl was my Senior year during the powder-puff football game. I had the fun time of being a powder puff cheerleader. We did so many crazy things in high school and I lived to tell the tale. It would come as no surprise to some that I also loved Drama class. I can still remember the play Dark of the Moon and The Bickersons. I got to kiss Lisa’s hand and had a family argument with Sally. I flung Jena so far that we both forgot our lines. For that moment, time stood still. That was an adrenaline rush. Not the throwing Jena clear across the floor part, but the sudden realization that we had a choice. The choice was to cave and let fear carry us away or stay the course no matter what life throws at us.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Monday Apr. 26 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, SGT Randy Thumann and K9 partner Kolt, stopped a Dodge Durango on Interstate 10 at the 667 mile-marker east bound at approximately 9:35 a.m. for a traffic violation.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

The Colorado County Joint Election May 1 saw some new faces voted into elected positions.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

Sixty-six years ago, a group of citizens met at the Live Oak Hotel in Columbus to discuss art and its influence. Thus, the Live Oak Art Group was formed and so named from the hotel they held their meetings. In 1955 they discussed exhibiting art pieces from local and out-of-town artists for an sidewalk art sale. It didn’t take long to grow thanks to long-time resident Liza McMahon, who helped spearhead the new community event. Twelve members comprised the Live Oak Art Group committee.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

Translated to English, the German word “Gedenke” means “Remember.” After last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns, the meaning of Weimar’s Gedenke! Festival rings truer than ever before.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

Excitement is brewing in Columbus as the Chamber of Commerce finalizes preparations for the 2021 Magnolia Days Festival, presented by Todd and Morgan Barten. Everyone’s invited to the Courthouse Square on Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, to enjoy two fun-filled days of festival activities including delicious food, a Biergarten sponsored by Five Oak Construction featuring Texas craft beers and local wines, and a Family Fun Zone with activities for both the young and “young at heart” including a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, trackless train rides and a whole lot more, including carnival games sponsored by Trish and Stanley Priest. And the Biergarten koozies are courtesy of First National Bank of Eagle Lake.

Sports

The 2021 All-District Soccer Teams for the district 4A Region 3 20 District were announced, and First Team district Goalkeeper of the year was awarded to Lady Cardinal seniors Manu Murga and Thomas Elias.

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Viewpoints

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

It seems so cliché, but I am finally starting to see just how quickly time passes as I’m finishing high school and getting ready for college. It seems so unreal how fast it all happened, how the days I looked forward to recess were so long ago but also so recent at the same time, and then the hilariously awkward transition of puberty we experienced in junior high where most of the girls were as tall or almost taller than us, then Friday night football games, staying up late with friends or studying for tests, last-minute assignments, etc. All the good and the bad experiences throughout the last decade or so of my life, not necessarily going away, but moving further behind in the past.

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton warned that unemployment benefits identity theft is on the rise in Texas. Unemployment benefits identity theft occurs when an imposter uses another person’s personal information, such as their name and Social Security number, to file a claim for unemployment benefits.

Obituaries

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Alfred George Jamison, 83, of Frelsburg, passed away May 1 in Columbus. He was born to Clarence and Margaret Jamison in Toledo, OH May 11, 1937. Al graduated from Libby High School (Toledo) in 1955. Attending Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) on an academic scholarship, Al graduated with a degree in Geology in 1959. While at Colgate, Al played football and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After graduation, Al played football for the Houston Oilers from 1960 to 1962, where he was team captain and an All-Pro Selection. Al’s football career ended due to a severe back injury. Following his football career, he was a sports talk radio personality in Houston.

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Gundula Hinze Mc- Candless, the light of her family, passed away Apr. 18, but she will live on in the hearts of her loved ones. Gundi was born to Otto and Gertrude Hinze in 1931 and grew up in Gardelegen, East Germany. She graduated from nursing school in Dessau. With some difficulty, she managed to escape to West Germany and was employed at a hospital in Hamburg.