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Last year, I wrote a column about Taylor possibly becoming a holiday destination. With the addition of the 30-foot Christmas tree, this is the city’s opportunity to make it happen.

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Last Saturday morning, I, along with about seven other people, attended the Dr. Dickey Day parade. Similar to previous years, the parade only had a few entries and there was not a large amount of people there to watch.

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Recently, I saw a social media post (I should probably stay off of there because it drives me nuts) about crime that happens in Taylor. According to some of the comments, the newspaper isn’t paying enough attention to crime because these crimes have not been reported.

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Recently, the NCAA made it possible for student athletes to benefit financially from the use of their name, image or likeness. Professional athletes are supporting the idea and saying it is a step in the right direction.

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Let me start by saying, Election Day is Tuesday, so go vote. Don’t complain about anything if you don’t vote.

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It’s the end of October, so it’s time for the Main Street Car Show and the Haunted Taylor Tour. Unfortunately, I have never been on the tour, but I understand there are some pretty unique stories about ghosts and haunted places in Taylor.

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On Wednesday, there was a town hall meeting about Proposition 8, which has to do with flood mitigation. State Representatives James Talarico and Dade Phelan led the event. It was bi-partisan and was strictly informational.

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If you drive anywhere in Williamson County, undoubtedly, you’ve seen the banners popping up promoting the 2019 Road Bond Program. Or if you’re on social media, you’ve seen the ads promoting the 2019 Road Bond Program. Or, you may have received something in the mail promoting the 2019 Road Bo…

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Be prepared for more Black Lives Matter movements, flag confrontation, more social media arguments and possibly a heightened sense of racism in the next few weeks.

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A few weeks ago, we started our “social question of the week” on the Taylor Press Facebook page. This is in addition to the online poll question that is on www.taylorpress.net.

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This weekend was homecoming in Taylor, and for me and my classmates, it was our 20-year class reunion.

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The Sept. 11, march and program in downtown Wednesday evening was great. In fact, every year that I have seen it, it has been great.

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We have had quite a few letters to the editor over the last couple of months. Every time we have run one, I have received an email from the opposing side accusing the writer of “made up facts.”

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Richard Stone recently retired as the publisher of the Taylor Press. He is currently serving as Editor in Residence at the Hill Country News in Cedar Park and, with his wife, runs RTS Connect LLC, a small communications consulting firm based in Taylor.

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