Columns/Opinions

Wed
16
Mar

Letter to the Editor

My name is Janna Hoehn, I am a 25 year resident of Maui, Hawaii... 6 years ago my husband and I made our first trip to Washington DC. because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in High School the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Even though I never knew anyone killed in Vietnam, I wanted a rubbing of one of the names.

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Wed
09
Mar

Spring Allergies

Q: So far this spring it seems like everyone's allergies are a big problem. Is the weather contributing to this? A: Very much so, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Springtime in Texas means allergy season is here, and that's true again this year.

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Wed
09
Mar

Texas Spring wildflowers challenged by changeable weather

Healthy rains in the fall and early winter put Texas on track for a spectacular 2016 spring wildflower season, but spotty rain and unusual warmth recently could dampen displays in some areas. 

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Wed
02
Mar

The Richland Springs Report

Praise God for the rain. Not great gobs of rain, but a refreshing misty rain that will help this dry land refresh itself. I hope we can get some more. We are four inches below normal, so we can use a good soaking rain. We have two cows straying away from the herd.

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Wed
24
Feb

QVC reigns among the women of Lennox Valley

With all the craziness surrounding Raymond Cooper’s candidacy for mayor and the appointment of Sarah Hyden- Smith at the Methodist Church, it would be easy to get the idea that life was never normal in my hometown. Let me make something clear: I’m sure there were normal days during my teen years. It’s just that I don’t remember any of them.

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Wed
24
Feb

Got quilts? The San Saba County Quilt Show wants them

By Cathy Ledbetter 

This year’s San Saba County Quilt Show will be held Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 at the Civic Center and downtown venues. The show theme this year is “Roots & Wings.” This is an open show, meaning that quilts will not be judged or juried. Anyone can enter a quilt in the show. We have shown quilts from other states, and will have some from other countries this year. We have several divisions, covering every type and age of quilt plus smaller quilted items such as garments, handbags, pillows, placemats, etc.

Wed
17
Feb

Lady preacher's visit upstaged by election

It had been almost three months since the members of Lennox Valley Methodist Church learned their pastor, Rev. Glynn Vickers, was being moved in June of 1998. And it had been four weeks since that fateful moment on May 4 when Diane Curtis, chair of the Methodist Church Pastor/Parish Committee, received the call from the Springfield district superintendent to inform her that Sarah Hyden-Smith was being appointed as the new minister in Lennox Valley.

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Wed
10
Feb

Blizzards

Q: How strong does a snowstorm have to be before it's called a blizzard?
A: There are some specifics regarding blizzards, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "In meteorological terms, a blizzard is a severe storm that has below-freezing temperatures, winds of at least 35 miles per hour and heavy snowfall, with visibility reduced to just 1/4 of a mile, and all of these conditions have to last at least three hours," he explains. "So just a heavy snowfall is not always a blizzard. Blizzard conditions occur most often in the Great Plains, North Central United States sand parts of the Northeast."
 
 
Wed
03
Feb

It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

Perry Pratt was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Valley Country Store, Perry was a friend of just about everybody in the Valley. With the closest real supermarket 16 miles away in Springfield, the good folks of Lennox Valley relied on Pratt's for their everyday goods like fruit, dairy products and Jello. It was comforting to know that Pratt's was in good hands.

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Wed
27
Jan

Radio Host Calms Nerves of Listeners

Her intentions were innocent enough as Claire Lapella purchased her very first copy of The Lennox Valley Hometown News on Tuesday, May 5, 1998. She had read The Hometown News once before, after finding an old copy under a phone book at the home where she and her “soulmate” lived before he found another soulmate and moved on.

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