Columns/Opinions

Wed
06
Apr

Raymond Cooper Prepares For His Greatest Performance

By Kevin Slimp's
 
July 4, 1998, is a date that will live in infamy in the annals of Lennox Valley. Let’s look back at the events that led up to this remarkable date in Valley history. The daily talk radio show, “Renderings with Raymond,” is as good a place to begin as any, I suppose. It had been only 17 months since Raymond Cooper hatched his plan to use his celebrity to weasel his way into the mayor’s seat in the upcoming election. With each passing day, listeners became more enraged at Raymond’s favorite source of controversy, the dastardly actions of the Federal Reserve System. 
 
Wed
30
Mar

Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: “They will cash your check in a small town.”Famous people weren’t plentiful in my hometown as June moved into July of 1998, but we had one homegrown luminary, Raymond Cooper. Since buying the town’s only radio station a few years earlier, then converting it to a talk radio format, Cooper had become our local celebrity, and he cherished the role.

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Wed
30
Mar

San Saba Lodge to meet Saturday

Submitted by Lodge Secretary 

On Saturday, April 2nd, San Saba Masonic Lodge will hold its regular stated meeting. A meal of fried fish will be provided by Joe & Red Ragsdale at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring complementary covered side dish, bread, salad or dessert. Also, Masons and Masons Helpers are reminded to provide their community service reports for March.

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Wed
23
Mar

Drama peaks as June 1998 winds down in the Valley

By Kevin Slimp´s

 

Wed
16
Mar

The Spiral Model of Organization

For the past two months, I have been on a mission to purge and organize my household. What does this have to do with creativity and inspiration, the supposed focus of this column? In my book the answer is “everything.” We hear about ‘creative chaos’ and such and I will fully admit that when I am in creative mode I can make messes. But I have had trouble even getting in creative mode to begin with because of the clutter and chaos in my home and workspace.

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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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