Columns/Opinions

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.
 
Wed
29
Apr

Coyote Pride

Richland Springs is proud to announce our valedictorians and salutatorians for 2015. Eighth grade valedictorian is Cameron Parham, and eighth grade salutatorian is Jacey Gossett. High school valedictorian is Mr. Jacob Cohn and salutatorian is Miss Harley McMahan. Congratulations to each on achieving these academic honors.
 
Wed
29
Apr

News From Cherokee ISD

The track team traveled to Meridian last week for the Area track meet. The boys ended up in 12th place as a team. Contributing to this success were Tommy Henegar, Blaze Smith, Ryan Johnson, and Kellen Everett. Tommy Henegar placed 6th in the 400 meter dash and 3rd in the 800 meter run
 
Wed
22
Apr

A Look Through Lindy's Window

Since Sunday was such a gorgeous day and there was no threat of severe weather, it seemed a perfect day to put Patches in the car and head toward Ink’s Lake for an afternoon outing. I have to say in all my many years of living this is the only place I have lived where no matter the season, a long drive is a pleasant and beautiful event.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Lady Dillo Track Report

The Lady Dillos competed in the District 27-AA track meet this past week. We were fortunate enough to be able to host the event at our home track and it turned out to be a beautiful day with great competition. I am extremely proud of these young ladies for the way they competed and represented our school.
 
Wed
08
Apr

Kendal Hemphill

Now, if you’re like me, you’re probably not happy about the ban on lead shot for hunting waterfowl. Honestly, I don’t believe the lead shot does any damage at all. As far as I can tell, lead shot lying in water does no more harm to waterfowl than it does when it’s coming out of my shotgun at more than 1,000 feet per second. Which is pretty much none. Not that I’ve ever hunted waterfowl with lead shot. I don’t think the law is necessary, but I still comply with it. Until it’s changed, assuming people will one day admit I’m right about everything, I will keep obeying that law. I can’t hit much with a shotgun, anyway, so the type of projectile makes very little difference to me.
 

 

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