Columns/Opinions

Thu
28
May

Another View of Memorial Day 2015

As you listened to the politicians waving the flag on Memorial Day, remember our veterans died with the belief that their nation cared and is responsible for the men and women who fight our wars and that they would receive the nation’s full support when they return. Especially when they come home with physical and mental injuries. I watched AMERICAN SNIPER and was overwhelmed by the patriotism of soldiers, and ashamed for our nation. It is a disgrace and shame how we treat our combat veterans upon their return home.

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Thu
28
May

Abbott, Patrick, Straus Announce Tax Relief Compromise

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus on May 21 jointly announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. According to the announcement, the agreement reached by Patrick and Straus on a tax proposal, along with additional legislation, includes: 1. A 25 percent permanent reduction in the business margins tax; 2. A $10,000 increase in the homestead exemption, beginning in 2015, subject to passage of a constitutional amendment adopted in the November election; and.

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Mon
25
May

Remember When?

La Grange’s public school received tentative approval for a summer neighborhood youth corps program in which 300 boys and girls, aged 16 through 21, would be employed to perform various jobs in the La Grange school system and on public property in and near the city.

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Mon
25
May

Heavy Rains Flood Roads in Muldoon

Rain was the topic on everybody’s mind last week. Early Monday morning a big thunderstorm
came in and camped right over the Muldoon area dumping over five inches of rain. This deluge caused many of the local creeks and streams to overflow.

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Thu
21
May

The Hazards of Planting Flowers in the Country

As the weather gets warmer, the wildlife around our house seems to increase – exponentially. There especially is an increase in the insects, spiders, snakes, mice and rats. The insects seem to multiply over night. They are always buzzing around my head. It’s like they know just where to go so that they are the most annoying, and how to stay out of reach so that I cannot destroy them.

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Thu
21
May

Agreement On State Budget Evades House, Senate

AUSTIN — June 1 is the last day of the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. From now until then is all the time that remains for the House and Senate to decide if they’re going to agree on a 2016-2017 state budget.

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Mon
18
May

Lane Rightmer Graduates From Baylor University

Lane Rightmer, daughter of Clay and Jennifer Rightmer and granddaughter of Harold and Billy Jean Rightmer graduated from Baylor University with Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and a minor in nutrition. Lane graduated from high school in Flatonia before heading
off to Waco to strive for this lofty goal. During her studies at Baylor, Lane has been very active on campus with Alliance Sing and the Student Foundation. Now with degree in hand
is looking forward to finding the perfect niche to fill.

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Thu
14
May

House, Senate Produce Disparate Versions of Tax Relief

By ED STERLING
Texas Press Association AUSTIN — For the Texas Legislature to accomplish its main purpose, the passage of a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The five House and five Senate members of the Conference Committee on the budget, House Bill 1, have been working together since late April.They must angle their philosophical pathways to something mutually acceptable to take back to their respective chambers for consideration.

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Thu
14
May

One Last Mother’s Day

By REGINA KEILERS
The Fayette County Record Mother’s Day for most of us is a day we honor our mothers and grandmothers. For us it’s usually more like a Mother’s Day weekend. We generally spend time with family at more than one location. Well, that’s what we planned to do this past Mother’s Day, and we did. Things just didn’t turn out the way we had planned for them to.You see, we had a very busy weekend planned. Two of my daughters were graduating from college – one with a Master’s degree and one with a Bachelor’s degree; one in Austin, and one in Seguin; one at 4 7 p.m.

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Mon
11
May

Remember When?

Through the hard work of Louis J. Schroeder, The Moody Foundation of Galveston announced it would make a $40,000 grant to the building fund for Fayette Memorial Hospital. Fayette County 4-H contestants picked up two second places and a third in the Favorite Food Show in Austin. Kathleen Klump of the Round Top-Carmine club placed third in the senior meat food group. On the junior level, Sharon Koenning of Winchester was second in the bread and cereal food group and Eileen Mikus of Fayetteville scored a red ribbon in the milk food group.

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