It has been 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks killed more than 3,000 people and shook the nation to its core.

The 9/11 attacks stripped away a sense of security Americans had enjoyed for most of the nation’s existence — the notion we were untouchable within our own borders.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206;​.


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Charles Douglas

Mr. Smith!!!!! My hat is off to you sir! You knocked this out the [censored]..park and down the alley across the highway!!!!!!

Margaret Jimenez


David Hardee

Excellent 9/11 memorial and extension for the tutelage to society on a disaster that is creeping us toward total destruction.

Embedded in this editorial, these two sentences are the caveats if not remedied will destroy us, the USA.

"The delusion that government action against civil liberties is acceptable when it’s applied to some group of “others” is among the worst aspects of our national character.

That tolerance is delusional because the erosion eventually will get to us all if allowed to go unchallenged."

Jarvis Buckley

This is one of your best articles. Very articulate,

and well written. I wish I could express myself as well as you do.

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