Columns/Opinions

Thu
31
Jul

Political Party Platforms Revisited

A recent column in the Fayette County Record drew attention to the contrasts between the 2014 platforms of the Texas Democratic Party (TDP) and the Republican Party of Texas (RPT). The article observed that “the difference is jarring”,
and helpfully suggested that the interested reader should consult the platform texts, which are available on-line.
 
Thu
31
Jul

Winedale Could Be What it Once Was

As a former chairperson of the Winedale Advisory Council, I find your article dated July 7, 2014 (in the Houston Chronicle)
both informative and misleading. It is misleading in that it fails to describe the positive cultural and educational programs conducted in the Winedale buildings that are not connected with the early and deteriorating settler homes. Indeed, these programs were very much in keeping with the goals with Ima Hogg had in mind for the use of Winedale
 
Mon
28
Jul

Carmine News

The regular monthly meeting for the Martin Luther Lutheran Ladies Aid was held on July 10. The meeting was called to
order by Nancy Eilers, Treasurer, in the absence of the President with four members and Pastor Tinker in attendance.
 
Mon
28
Jul

Winchester News by Bobbie Hajek

The next Neighbors Night Out will be at Evelyn Parkers home on Wednesday, July 30. Winchester Civic Association The Winchester Civic Association has voted to change their monthly meetings to the first Monday of the month starting in September. They will be at 7 p.m. at Zilss Hall. 
 
Thu
24
Jul

What Do Your Hands Say?

When you look at a person’s hands what do you see? Hands can be welcoming, scolding, loving, or clenched in a fist.
During flu season, those in the medical profession, highly suggest that people wash their hands often and use sanitizer.
With the nice smelling hand soaps available I don’t mind washing my hands but I have difficulty with the smell of some of the sanitizers that are available.
 
Thu
24
Jul

Groundwater Concerns

A recent newspaper article (in the Fayette County Record) reported that fracking wastewater is being injected into the
ground in thousands of disposal wells across Texas, including 37 in Fayette County. These wells supposedly inject into “underground porous rock formations … that are isolated from useable quality groundwater and sealed above and below by unbroken and impermeable strata. 
 
Mon
21
Jul

Winchester News

Brittni and Mikey Adams welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Clara Lin Adams. She was born July 14 at 8:30 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Candice and Pastor Nate Hill will welcome a baby in January
 
Mon
21
Jul

Muldoon News

Sofia Marie Cherry was welcomed into this world by her parents Wallace and Lilly Cherry on Tuesday, July 15 at St. David’s hospital in Austin. Sofia weighed in at five pounds ten ounces and measured seventeen inches long. Both baby and mom are doing well
 
Thu
17
Jul

Conventions Abound

It is the summer of an evennumbered year and that can only mean one thing: state political conventions! The Republican
Party of Texas (RPT) had their convention in Fort Worth during the early part of June. The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) had their convention in Dallas at the end of June. It was my privilege to represent you as a delegate to the TDP convention.
 
Thu
17
Jul

University Not a Good Steward

I write in connection with your July 11 story concerning allegations of neglect at Winedale. I believe that Don Carleton,
Director of UT’s Briscoe Center for American History, is mistaken in saying that the University accepted Winedale as a gift from Miss Ima Hogg with the proviso that no University funds be expended on the property or its programs.

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