Columns/Opinions

Wed
12
Nov

The Idle American

Zane Sterling understands odds. After all, he rose through the working ranks in Reno casinos, including pit boss duties for 13 of his 20 years in Nevada. And he’s lived to tell about it— even gain from it—thanks to extensive “people watching.”  
 
Wed
29
Oct

Early Voting underway for General Election

Early voting began Monday, October 20th, and runs through October 31st, on the first floor (West end) of the San Saba County Courthouse and will be open Monday - Friday, 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Election Day is November4th. Polling locations are as follows: Precinct 1, 2B, 3B, 4A - Fellowship Hall First Baptist Church, San Saba
 
Wed
22
Oct

Commissioners’ Court holds regular meeting

The San Saba County Commissioners Court was held on Tuesday, October 14th at 9:00  .m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis welcomed everyone to court. County Commissioner Rickey Lusty gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags 
 
Wed
22
Oct

San Saba City Council approves vehicle purchases

The San Saba City Council held a Regular Session on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:00p.m. in  he Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the Session to order and announced a quorum present. Alderman Shawn Oliver gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags  
 
Wed
15
Oct

Kendal Hemphill

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ Most of us who hunt and fish and eat red meat wonder, when we hear of the ridiculous behavior of antis, how anyone could be so clueless. To those with the facts, who understand that hunters and anglers pay the great majority of the cost of preserving wildlife habitat and enforcing game laws, it’s obvious that without us wildlife would suffer, and some species would
disappear
 
Wed
08
Oct

Domestic Violence Against Men

by Laurie Tibbitts
 
For those of you that do not know much about domestic violence, it comes in all shapes and sizes. Domestic violence is not just physical abuse, there is a lot more to it than that. We define it as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.

 

Wed
01
Oct

Domestic Violence In All

Domestic violence is one of the  most horrific things a woman or man should ever have to go through. As you all should know, domestic violence is occurring more and more everyday. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is upon
us. The purple ribbons that you may begin to see on people’s collars are to remind us that someone is being abused in some shape or form by an intimate partner, family member, friend, etc. every 15 seconds. 
 
Wed
24
Sep

Ye shall know the truth, or else

We all have a favorite dove hunting story. Well, except for people who don’t hunt doves, I guess. But people who don’t hunt doves are not to be trusted. They’re like people who wear polyester pants. I realize they exist, but I’d rather not have any thing to do with them, thanks all the same
 
Wed
17
Sep

The Idle American

Among my mental gaps are some ludicrous misunderstandings about salt. Generally, I’ve been “buffaloed” about its origin, as well as the subtlety of Morton Salt’s 100-year-old ad. Still, I’ve  “soldiered on.” During elementary school,
our teacher asked if I knew where salt comes from. “We get ours at Safeway,” I answered. (I think it was the same grade when I admitted thinking that chocolate milk came from brown cows.)
 
Wed
27
Aug

Texas Economy adds 46,600 Jobs in July

The fast-growing Texas economy showed steady growth in July, adding 46,600 seasonally-adjusted nonfarm jobs. In the last year, the Lone Star State’s economy has expanded by 396,200 jobs. The unemployment rate in Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July, remaining well below the national unemployment rate of 6.2 percent.
 

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