Columns/Opinions

Wed
08
Jul

Multi-agency San Saba County Conservation Expo set for July 16th

A mix of topics ranging from pecan tree management to fire ecology will be offered during the San Saba County Conservation Expo set from8:00a.m. to4:00p.m. July16that the San Saba Civic Center in San Saba. Pecan tree management is but one topic featured in the Expo. Neal Alexander, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in San Saba County, said the educational program is a collaborative effort of the CentralTexasConservationPartnership, which includes his agency and a number of others that serve producers throughout Central Texas.
 
Wed
08
Jul

LCRA signs agreement to purchase additional wind energy

The Lower Colorado River Authority is increasing the amount of renewable energy available to its wholesale power customers with a new agreement for wind power. LCRA has signed a purchase power agreement with Buckthorn Wind Project LLC for wind energy, capacity and renewable energy credits. The project, developed by Infinity Wind Power and located in Erath County, will produce an estimated 96.6 megawatts of energy in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ northern area.
 
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.
 

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