Columns/Opinions

Wed
26
Mar

Coyote Pride

A child has only one shot at an education. Parent support and involvement is crucial at both school and at home. Three-week notices will be sent home this week. If your child receives a notice of concern, please contact
your child’s teacher as necessary to ensure your child is successful 
 
Wed
19
Mar

All Pipers Must be Paid…

By Dr. Don Newbury
 
Bitter as the pill may taste, it is one each generation has a hard time swallowing: The piper must be paid. It’s a fundamental truth, muddled, of course, when “layaway plans” were trumped by credit purchases. “Buying now, paying later” is bait easily ingested, sliding down as smoothly as boiled okra in a gullet greased with WD-40.
 
Wed
19
Mar

A Saturday Night To Dig Digg's

Last Saturday night I decided to have an early birthday celebration. The band R.U. Redy was booked at Digg’s and I have become very good friends with lead singers David Robertson and Keri Thomas so I thought I would spend the evening enjoying their talent. Harold had spent most of the weekend in Richland Springs helping our friend, George Shields, from the coast at his ranch preparing his vineyard for spring, was exhausted and had no desire to do anything but spend some time on the couch with his eyes shut. Furthermore, he said in order for it to be a true birthday celebration I had to be free of worry as far as Patty Wagon was concerned so he stayed home to babysit and it worked out well. We all know the poor dog becomes suicidal, manic and goes completely over the edge when left alone.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Elm Grove Echoes

By Rhonda Wyatt
 
RichlandSpringsISDisofficially on spring break. Students, faculty and staff are taking a week off for a much needed rest. Two weeks after we return to school, many of our students will be taking the first round of STAAR Tests, as mandated by the State of Texas. STAAR testing continues through the end of April. WE ARE READY! Our campus is directed toward student success. The end of the school year is fast approaching.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Mr. Newton goes to California

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about Mr. Willis Newton’s travel from Arkansas to Texas as described in his manuscript entitled The Recollections of an Octogenarian with the hope of becoming a cattle baron in West Texas. He arrived in the San Saba area in 1860. The War Between the States had just begun. There was a belief that the war would be over quickly, but it continued and continued.
 
Wed
05
Mar

The Idle American

Let’s face it. When national leaders agree to attend summit meetings, we don’t expect many tangible and/or desirable results. More likely, whatever proposals are on the table will cost billions, take great chunks of time and eventually run off the tracks.
 
Wed
05
Mar

The Bend News

Will this crazy weather ever stop? Even some of the native trees have been fooled by the warm weather. The wild plums are blooming, some of the fruit trees are just about to burst into blooms and wham here comes 18 degree weather. No frost with it, but bitter cold. There is a lot to be thankful for as we here are not having all the ice and snow that is plaguing other parts of the country and even places in Texas.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Letter to the Editor

I read with interest last week’s article in your paper on the charges being levied by the candidates for district judge. The article correctly reported that Evan Stubbs answered and refuted all of the residency questions raised by Mills. Evan Stubbs traces his roots in this district for five generations on his father’s side and six generations on his mother’s side. Left unanswered are questions relating to the charges levied against Dan Mills. I have personally investigated some of these charges and would like to add a few facts to those reported in your article.
 
Wed
19
Feb

The Bend News

We have at last some really nice weather and the forecast for all of this week and part of next week seems to be ok. It is hard to believe that some states have received over 3 feet of snow, which is just more than we can even think about. All that is on the news is just about the weather up north and how many people are without electricity. Some of us around here would be totally lost without that, as most out and about the Bend depend on electric for just about everything, especially the pumps that supply our water. Of course there is always solar, but who around here have that? It might be a smart thing to get a wind-charger to back up our electric supply and then there are generators, but that would mean a big supply of gasoline in order to operate it. It is really something to think about!
 
Wed
12
Feb

Allied Health open house at the Lampasas County Higher Ed Center

The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) will hold an Allied Health Open House on February 19, from 4 – 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone wishing to know more about LCHEC’s allied health programs is welcome to attend. This event is free of charge. Meet allied health instructors specializing in phlebotomy, nurse aide training, home health aide training and more. Learn about the variety of programs leading to certification that are available right here in Lampasas. Learn about how to register and options for financing your education at LCHEC, including the Allied Health Scholarship.
 

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