Columns/Opinions

Wed
26
Aug

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The board of the San Saba County Historical Museum Foundation was surprised and saddened to read of the unpleasant experience of a patron at our museum. Mrs. Gladys Felts Dickison, a San Saba native and long-time resident of Lampasas, had generously offered the museum the uniform she wore as torch bearer prior to the 2002Winter Olympics and was stunned when it was rejected. 
 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Texas Times

Jeffrey Fuquay has a simple outlook on business. “The harder you work, the luckier you get,” Jeffrey says. And he should know – as the owner of TJ Blackburn Syrup Works, Jeffrey has seen how nearly nine decades of hard work can turn a scrap of paper into a Texas icon.
 
Wed
19
Aug

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury
Adults--particularly those longer of tooth--remember when phones were simpler instruments. We even had “tele” in front of “phones.” Today, they’re used for many things—sometimes even for conversations. My friend, author Caleb
Pirtle, left his cell phone behind a few days ago. The oversight reminded him his phone-- a virtual appendage--is loosening the grip he thought he once had on “being his own man.” Or is he, brilliant writer that he is, “trapped inside the sound of a dial tone,” as he claims?
 
 
Wed
19
Aug

Doug's Doorstep

By Doug Suggs
 
This morning did you look into the mirror? What did you see? Do you remember or have you forgotten? If you just get out of bed, stumble to the bathroom and then look in the mirror, it could be that you were frightened. You know, bed hair. It’s sticking out in five different directions. It is tangled and you have trouble getting it combed or brushed.
 
 

 

Wed
12
Aug

CJ Grisham formally announces candidacy for State Senate District 24

CJ Grisham formally announced his candidacy for State Senate District 24 on August 12, 2015 at VFW Post 1820. As a veteran, CJ thinks that it is only fitting that he announce his continued service in a place that honors the service of all veterans
 
Wed
05
Aug

The Richland Springs Report

Well, Russ and I are headed for home. By the time the column comes out, we will be back in good old Richland Springs. We have had a wonderful time here in Seeley's Bay, Ontario, but we will be glad to be back in our own beds. I won't spend too much time telling you aboutthe weather, except to say it has been in the 60's at night and in the 75-85 range during the day. It has been better than wonderful.
 
Wed
29
Jul

The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom
 
Hey everyone, once again I am on the road. I woke this morning to a whole family of loons talking to each other and encouraging the young ones on their early flight adventures. It took some of the babies quite a while to get enough courage to rise above the water. I even had an extra bonus; there are several families of Canada geese on the lake this year, and they were doing early morning flight training. There were probably 30 birds in the flotilla. Early mornings on the lake are just too beautiful.
 
Wed
22
Jul

The Richland Springs Report

have had a busy week pickingand canning this year’s bumper crop of fruit. Although it is rewarding; it is also exhausting and messy. VBS was thrown into this busy week and visits from my granddaughters Danie and Sarah added to the dynamics of this week. The dynamics of the week came to a crashing halt on Thursday evening.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Mossy Oak Properties of Texas expands in Hill Country

Mossy Oak Properties of Texas is pleased to announce the opening of a new division located in San Saba. The San Saba division comes via the pairing of Mossy Oak Properties of Texas and Bob and Martha Leigh Whitten, both veterans of the Central Texas land market. “We feel the timing is perfect to make this move, with the real estate market in our area as strong as we’ve seen in some time,” said Bob.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Weather Whys

Q: What exactly is a dust devil? A: It's really not that sinister, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. He says a dust devil is a swirling windthat looks like a small tornado, but is not. "Dust devils often occur on sunny days with no clouds in the sky," he explains. "They may look like a small tornado because of their funnel shape, but they are usually harmless. The winds produced by a dust devil rarely exceed 30 to 40 miles per hour, not really capable of doing any damage, but fast enough to give you a mouth full of dust and dirt. They only last a few seconds."
 

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