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Every year around Christmas time, the ladies of the Port O’Connor Service Club go all out to present a holiday-themed luncheon as a gift to the senior citizens of the area. And for the past several years, they have used the occasion to honor those in the Port O’Connor community who they recognize as embodying […]

Toy Run Beats the Cold by Joyce Rhyne

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 19 Dec 13 - 1 Comment

Our hats are off to those brave individuals who despite temps in the 30s, braved the wind and waves to make the crossing from Freeport to Port O’Connor delivering Christmas toys for children in our area. Although they were offered the option staying put and having some folks from Port O’Connor come and pick up […]

The War-Stopping Song by Erny McDonough

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“When World War I erupted in 1914, launching the first great European war of the 20th century, soldiers on both sides were assured that they would be home by Christmas to celebrate victory,” according to author Victor Parachin. Men did not get to see their families on Christmas, for the “war to end all wars” […]

Santa Visits Port O’Connor

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Thanks to the Port O’Connor Volunteer Fire Department for hosting Santa and giving the children rides on the fire truck. Photos by Lynette Hummell

Fish Out of Water, by Thomas Spychalski…

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 19 Dec 13 - 0 Comments

Last month, as we approached Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I felt compelled to express my disdain at how commercialized the Christmas holiday has become. Sure enough, come Monday morning there were fights over flat screen televisions in Wal-Marts, taser brawls in a mall and despite feeling vindicated about my observations, the actions themselves just […]

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