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Gov. Greg Abbott in a press conference Tuesday in Lubbock announced the end of pandemic measures including limitations on business capacity and a statewide mask mandate. With only about 12% of Texans vaccinated, some argue the move is political while others who decried the measures as govern…

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More than 1.4 million Texans continued to face water disruptions Wednesday afternoon as they worked on recovering from one of the worst winter storms in the state’s history.

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The price of Paris sewer and water service is about to go up, and residents may have little say in the matter. Now’s the time to contact council members and let them know your thoughts.

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There’s plenty to be angry about after suffering through the past week’s winter storms. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made promises it couldn’t keep, and one of our senators abandoned ship just as it was taking on water.

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This latest bout of winter will remain a challenge through the early part of the weekend, but we have seen that we are in good hands. Our sincerest gratitude has been earned by those who served throughout this storm.

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Our local linemen have earned our gratitude. Without their dedication and willingness to face the elements, we’d be in the dark for a lot longer. Thank you, linemen.

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The damage to roads is done, and it’s up to County Judge Brandon Bell and the commissioners to fix it. Call them, let them know how you’d like them to solve the problem, and hold them to it.

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Services like Horizon House can keep the homeless off the street, and therefore out of the public eye, but just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Fortunately, Horizon House is here, and its work is appreciated.

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The purpose of an opinion page is to spur community discussion. There can be no community newspaper without the community. Please, join the discussion.

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Lt. Col. Allen West’s opportune message will hopefully spur anyone on the fence to file their candidacy for open seats on city councils and school boards. The filing period is open now through Feb. 12.