Columns/Opinions

Wed
25
Jun

The Idle American

Honest-to-goodness columnists who write scatter-shooting accounts on miscellaneous topics often refer to such pieces as  “potpourri.” This has always impressed me, since my using the word always requires a visit to
Webster or Google—my predictable response to a Spell Check squiggle. 
 
Wed
18
Jun

The Idle American

Just as his granddad and dad before him and more recently his own son, Dwain Bruner has risked much on fair play, business ethics and hard work—as well as occasional blind hog luck. It was surprising, though, that
one of his first problems in business would involve theology  
 
Wed
18
Jun

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches first new conservation license plate in a decade

For the first time in a decade, motorists can help support Texas State Parks by purchasing a new conservation license plate design that pays homage to generations of campers who have stayed overnight in Texas State Parks. 
 
Wed
11
Jun

Severe drought calls for conservation throughout basin

There is nothing more important to our communities than a reliable water supply – our homes, our businesses, our very lives, depend on it. As we enter the seventh summer of this severe drought – and despite the recent rain in Central Texas – it is more essential than ever that everyone in the lower Colorado River basin do their part to conserve water. 
 
Wed
11
Jun

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

On father’s day, dads across Texas will be celebrated from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley. It is on this special day that dads receive the praise and thanks they deserve year round for the countless sacrifices they make
for their children. Some sacrifices are larger than others, but all are a common part of fatherhood
 
Wed
04
Jun

San Saba County Friends of Animals joins Petfinders

San Saba County Friends of Animals, San Saba, has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the online leader of responsible pet adoptions.  Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996 
 
Wed
04
Jun

LCRA Board approves 2015 business plan

The LCRA Board of Directors on May 21, 2014 approved a $1.07 billion Business Plan for fiscal year 2015 that saves LCRA’s wholesale electric customers $148 million over the fiveyear plan period.  “The FY 2015 Business Plan reflects LCRA’s commitment to exceptional customer service,” General Manager Phil Wilson said. “We listened to our wholesale electric customers and developed a plan that meets their business needs and sets clear
strategies for LCRA to continue serving Texans with power and water.
 
Wed
28
May

Barboza Triplets turn 30-years-old

Thirty years ago on May 21, 1984 the Barboza Triplets (Joshua, Jonathan, & Jacob) were born at San Saba Memorial Hospital. They were a true blessing and miracle to the Barboza family as the Triplets were born 3 months premature and had to be airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
 
Wed
28
May

The Idle American

It was a source of amusement— for folks outside my family, anyway—when my 27 fellow seniors “honored me” during our final year at Early High School in 1956. I was elected—unanimously, I might add—“most likely to remain left-handed.” I felt a slight sting, my folks frowned and my brother Fred feigned sympathy, laughing about it when out of our hearing  
 
Wed
14
May

San Saba County EMS Tips

Last time we talked about Pit Vipers and the Do's and Don'ts if you were to get bit. Here are some tips for those occasions when you meet up with a coral snake such as the Texas Coral Snake. First, try to determine if the snake is poisonous. 
 

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