Columns/Opinions

Wed
01
Jul

An Engineering Marvel

By Cathy Ledbetter
 
Over the many years that I have been a coffee lover, I have encountered those funny looking “Italian coffee pots” in various shops. You know the coffeepots with the compartment on the top and compartment on the bottom? I have picked them up and turned them over and over, never understanding how it was supposed to work, so I would shrug my shoulders and put it back on the shelf.
 
Wed
24
Jun

Just Trying to Help Out…

By Dr. Don Newbury
 
The water of 38 years has flowed under the bridge since I “stole” a hearse. Surely the statute of limitations has kicked in by now, thus this confession. I am NOT, however, admitting guilt. Instead, I was the “victim” of yet another Groner Pitts prank. Friends who knew this merriest of morticians—who reigned in Brownwood for a half-century—also were “victimized” from time to time.
 
Wed
17
Jun

The Richland Springs Report

Hello everyone, we are back safe and tired. Our kids were the best of the best. We walked 34 miles in 3 days. We were nonstop busy, but I didn’t hear any complaining. We were disappointed that the hotel didn’t have its new pool up and running, but we used their exercise room before we went to bed
 
Wed
03
Jun

Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild

By Cathy Ledbetter
 
Have you ever had something plant itself in your brain, in your consciousness, and stay there for years and years? Cropping up now and again just to remind you that it is still there? That is what happened to me with a tiny rock island just off the coast of northern France—le Mont Saint-Michel.
 
Wed
27
May

Kendal Hemphill

Bison are dangerous creatures. The reason I know bison are dangerous is because I’m not stupid. Plus there are signs here and there all over Yellowstone National Park that say stuff like, “The bison here are dangerous, wild animals. Stay away from them, dummy.”
 
Wed
20
May

Where Have You Been All My Life?

Can it be real? If I were not witnessing it myself, I would not believe it exists. As I write this, I am sitting at a marbletopped table on a mountainside near Volterra, Italy. The wind is blowing through the cherry trees and olive trees that line the edge of the yard. In the valley below, there is an agricultural festival in full swing and I can hear children’s voices, dog barks, and horse whinnies.
 
 
Wed
13
May

Jordan Cattle AuCtion

Receipts totaled 6165 head for the week. The market continues to be active and demand strong. The stocker steers and heifers all sold steady with a set of 10 steers 489 lbs @ $315.00 ($1540.35). The feeder steers and heifers sold steady with 5 steers 711 lbs at $230.00 ($1635.30) and a set of 3 steers at 757 lbs $221.00 ($1672.97).
 

 

Wed
13
May

Highlights of Harkeyville

You might sometimes ponder the reason we seem to begin the "Column" with a run-down of the past week's occurrences of local and/or weather events. Everyone I visit with has aninterest and/or concerns about weather activities. Listening to weather reports on the radio, it seems that a good deal of our neighbors around the state might have been receiving a bit more than their fair share of down-right foul and catastrophic storms.
 
Wed
06
May

Elm Grove Echoes

The Cox Cemetery meeting was held on Saturday, May 01. Ed Campbell and Marilyn Suber were re-elected as directors. The cemetery association is in need of financial help because memorial donations have not been what
they once were. If you can help out the Cox Cemetery, please contact Marilyn or Ed.
 
Wed
06
May

Lady Dillo Golf Team takes Bronze Medal at State

The San Saba Lady Dillo Golf Team battled back on the back nine in the 2nd Round of the State Golf Tournament to capture Third place! The First Round of the Class 2A State Golf Tournament, held at Roy Kizer Golf Course in
Austin, on Wednesday, April 29, brought beautiful weather and good scores by the Lady Dillos.Senior, Megan Jennings posted a team low of 81 followed closely by Junior, Hollee Ragsdale posting an 84.
 

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