Columns/Opinions

Wed
16
Sep

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury

Mass and social media topics are awash with man’s inhumanity to man. We now screech to stops without first giving pause. No longer do we “tsk/tsk/tsk” at bizarre, unprecedented violence. Instead, we are stunned, flipping and flopping, fearing what comes next. 

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Wed
16
Sep

From Rylander Memorial Library...

by Nancy Bannister

Reading Recommendations: The Children's Crusade, a novel, Ann Packer Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he might create there, Bill buys the property and proposes to Penny Greenway, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life appeals to him. 

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Wed
09
Sep

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: A recent letter from North San Saba Water Supply Corporation (NSSWSC) notified its customers of an upcoming rate increase. It is possible that this rate increase is not reasonable. Therefore, I intend to file an appeal of the rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) by filing a petition on the required petition form. This petition must be signed by at least ten percent of the affected ratepayers. 
 
Wed
09
Sep

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury

 

The years are many since we’ve been able to count the number of wars worldwide on the fingers of one hand. In the 1950s, a keen observer questioned whether we’d know what to do with ourselves “if peace ever breaks out.”

 
Wed
02
Sep

The Idle American

There is much to be gained- -we’re begged to believe--in exercise engagement, even if it’s simply kicking cans on down the road. In so doing, however, we’re guilty of more than “messing with Texas.” Don’t look now--or maybe
you should--but the cans are stacking up.
 
Wed
02
Sep

SS County Commissioners hold regular meeting

The San Saba County Commissioners Court was held Monday, August 24th at 9:00 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the Court to order and welcomed everyone. Commissioner
Kenley Kroll gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags. Judge Theodosis  introduced Loren Berryhill, who has accepted the job of Administrative Assistant vacated by
Cathi Miles.
 
Wed
26
Aug

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The board of the San Saba County Historical Museum Foundation was surprised and saddened to read of the unpleasant experience of a patron at our museum. Mrs. Gladys Felts Dickison, a San Saba native and long-time resident of Lampasas, had generously offered the museum the uniform she wore as torch bearer prior to the 2002Winter Olympics and was stunned when it was rejected. 
 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Texas Times

Jeffrey Fuquay has a simple outlook on business. “The harder you work, the luckier you get,” Jeffrey says. And he should know – as the owner of TJ Blackburn Syrup Works, Jeffrey has seen how nearly nine decades of hard work can turn a scrap of paper into a Texas icon.
 
Wed
19
Aug

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury
Adults--particularly those longer of tooth--remember when phones were simpler instruments. We even had “tele” in front of “phones.” Today, they’re used for many things—sometimes even for conversations. My friend, author Caleb
Pirtle, left his cell phone behind a few days ago. The oversight reminded him his phone-- a virtual appendage--is loosening the grip he thought he once had on “being his own man.” Or is he, brilliant writer that he is, “trapped inside the sound of a dial tone,” as he claims?
 
 
Wed
19
Aug

Doug's Doorstep

By Doug Suggs
 
This morning did you look into the mirror? What did you see? Do you remember or have you forgotten? If you just get out of bed, stumble to the bathroom and then look in the mirror, it could be that you were frightened. You know, bed hair. It’s sticking out in five different directions. It is tangled and you have trouble getting it combed or brushed.
 
 

 

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