Columns/Opinions

Thu
18
Dec

Panel Sets $7 Billion Minimum for Rainy Day Fund

By ED STERLING
 
AUSTIN — On Dec. 11, a Senate-House joint committee empaneled to adopt a sufficient balance for the state’s “rainy day fund” approved $7 billion as the floor for it. Properly titled the Economic Stabilization Fund, the oil and gas tax-fueled pool of money was created by constitutional amendment in 1988 when oil was selling as low as $10 a barrel, causing state coffers to run thin.

 

Thu
18
Dec

Merry Xmas?

By REGINA KEILERS
 
Every year around this time, I see various rants on Facebook and other internet sources about “taking Christ out of Christmas” or “keeping Christ in Christmas.”

 

Mon
15
Dec

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine JV and varsity boys basketball teams play at Bryan JV Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. Varsity girls host Fayetteville
Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. JV boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys host Moulton Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. Final exams are Dec. 17-19 with early release on Dec.19 at 1 p.m.
 
Thu
11
Dec

Think of Others This Christmas

The Christmas season is here and for many of us that means more shopping, more cooking and yes, more eating. But for
some, right here in Fayette County, it means disappointment. Disappointment that they cannot buy that special gift for their
child, disappointment that they cannot make that special Christmas dinner or disappointment that they cannot afford to pay the rent
 
Thu
11
Dec

Perry Directs State Agencies to Screen Employees

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 3 ordered state agencies to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees by using E-Verify, an Internet-based system that allows employers to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States
 
Mon
08
Dec

Winchester News

Bobbie Hajek visited with Joann Copeland on Saturday, Nov. 29. Joann is doing well and is living in Smithville. Winchester Area VFD The annual Christmas Party will take place on Dec. 9 at Zilss Hall. All the supporters of the Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department are invited to join the celebration
 
Mon
08
Dec

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine JV and varsity boy’s basketball teams host Lexington Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Varsity boys will participate in 
the Fayetteville tournament Dec. 11-13. Jr. High boys and girls host Dime Box Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. The Community Service
Class is sponsoring a toy drive for children in need. New toys for children ages 1-8 and monetary donations may be brought
to the high school campus by Dec. 12.
 
Thu
04
Dec

Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

The Fayette County Record Flu season is upon us. Doctors in Central Texas say last year was one of the worst flu seasons they’ve seen in about five years – and this year is predicted to be just as bad. I, for one, am a huge proponent of getting a flu vaccine. I have made sure to get that vaccine for the last 20 years
 
Thu
04
Dec

Ellinger News

Worship at the four churches of the Shared Lutheran Ministry during Advent will feature a special candle-lighting litany.
Holy Communion will be celebrated at every worship service. All Advent offerings will benefit Hospice Brazos Valley.
Wednesday’s in Advent brings back the beloved Holden Evening Prayer and meditation from the synod’s LEAD team: 
Following the Star.
 
Mon
01
Dec

Remember When?

Preliminary plans for a community- wide fund drive for Fayette Memorial Hospital were laid out by the newly appointed  advisory committee. E.B. “Tex” Mayer was appointed chairman and other members included George Hajovsky, G.A. Koenig, Louis J. Schroeder, L.W. “Sonny” Stolz and Don Williams. Named to a three-member public relations committee were
Vernon Nunn, Lester Zapalac and Chas. W. Priebe.
 

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