Columns/Opinions

Thu
14
Nov
Edgar's picture

Hang Your Hat With Rotary

Hang Your Hat With Rotary

This past week, Club President Bill Philpotts and I had the opportunity to spend some time after our meeting with a newcomer in town that came to see what Rotary is all about. She came with the desire to join an organization in our community that is trying to make a difference. Her specific interest was the youth of our community, but she also expressed a desire to reach beyond city limit signs to make a difference in our county, our state, our country and our world. I believe she has the heart of a Rotarian.

We discussed the things we do in our schools: dictionaries to third graders, books to the elementary and middle school libraries, our honor student banquet and the scholarships we have been able to give in the past. Each time we shared a little more depth of what and why we do these things, her eyes lit up a little more.

Thu
07
Nov
Edgar's picture

The Bend News

There has been no news reported today.

Rain may be coming by Wednesday or Thursday. Pray that it does.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
07
Nov
Edgar's picture

Hang Your Hat With Rotary

Hang Your Hat With Rotary
Hang Your Hat With Rotary

Last week I discussed several programs of Rotary International. I would like to continue to take the opportunity to give you a broader, global view of how our club impacts the world by being a part of a larger group. Rotary International reaches out to the world. As a global organization, it provides a multiplying effect of each and every local club.

Rotary Youth Exchange -

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
24
Oct
Edgar's picture

Hang Your Hat With Rotary

“Of the things we think, say or do,” somewhat of an odd statement until you follow it with your guiding philosophy. We all have a “moral compass,” a “code of conduct,” or perhaps you call it the rudder of your “ship of life.” Each and every day, we are faced with decisions on how we are going to act or respond to events of life. Do we “take the high road” or do we just “wallow in the mire”?

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
24
Oct
Edgar's picture

Hill Country Naturalist

When it comes to deciding how to manage a native habitat, I always try to think about how Mother Nature did things before humans arrived and started to "manage" things and to "improve" the landscape. One thing I know for sure, Mother Nature didn't throw things away.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
24
Oct
Edgar's picture

The Bend News

The rain came down sometime either late Sunday or early Monday morning leaving different amounts anywhere from a quarter of an inch to nearly one-half inch. There was plenty of lightening and thunder to go along with it. All of the moisture was soaked up just about as fast as it fell, as the pastures were really dry. The tanks have still got water, but a hard rain is needed to provide run-off to replenish the water. So far it hasn’t slowed up any of the grasshoppers as they are still very much around. We are supposed to be getting some much cooler weather, so maybe that will do the hoppers in.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
17
Oct
Edgar's picture

Edwards Plateau Historical Association holds semi-annual meeting

On Saturday, October 5th, the Harper Historical Society hosted the semi-annual meeting of the Edwards Plateau Historical Association in the new community hall in the Harper Park.

A large crowd turned out for that event to hear the stories of some of Harper's founding families and enjoy some good company from across the Plateau, as well as the community of Harper itself.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
17
Oct
Edgar's picture

Home Country

Squash. Just listen to that word one more time. Squash … one of the English language’s most painful words, along with maim and trauma and rend and okra and Liberace. Why would anyone want to eat something that sounds as though someone sat on it?

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
17
Oct
Edgar's picture

HANG YOUR HAT WITH ROTARY

HANG YOUR HAT WITH ROTARY

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." Henri Frederic Amiel

Last Friday night, the San Saba Armadillos and the Goldthwaite Eagles played for the “Battle of the River” title. Both teams came prepared to play their best. As we all know in a sporting contest, there is only one winner on the final scoreboard. But this past Friday night, teams and fans went home with a little different finish.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Thu
03
Oct
Edgar's picture

Hang Your Hat With Rotary

Article Image Alt Text

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships is The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program. Since 1947 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Through grants totaling approximately $26 million, recipients from some 69 countries have studied in more than 64 nations. In 2013 the Rotary Global Grant Scholarships replaced the Ambassadorial Scholarships.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/San%20Saba%20News%20and%20StarID404/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns/Opinions