By Ed Sterling 
Texas Press Assoc. 

AUSTIN — In the wake of the widely reported June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Texas Department of Public Safety called on Texans to pay close attention to what’s happening in their own communities. DPS Director Steven McCraw on June 17 said, “Amid today’s ever-present threat of terrorism and crime, we are reminded that members of the public can be law enforcement’s greatest resource.”

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By J.T. Murphy 

First, it should be understood that borders are established for specific and valid reasons. Not only do we have a border identifying the United States, we also have borders around states, borders around counties, borders around towns and cities, and even borders around our homes.

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Now that you have graduated from high school, you need to be aware that you already have a history. You will also be making history. It is a history of You. Every yesterday will become a part of your history. History, once made, never changes and never dies. Like your shadow, it will follow you until your life has ended. Above all, your history is what you make it.

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