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Thu
27
Aug

The Ties that Bind

Memories have a funny way of cropping up. While watching the news this week, I saw that an iconic man from my past died. Dr. James “Red” Duke passed away this week. I have many memories of watching him on KTRK, Channel 13 news. His red hair, his bushy mustache and his Texas drawl are burned into my memory banks. He  always had an important lesson for regular people to learn about health care that he presented in common language because he truly wanted his message to help 
Thu
27
Aug

Energy Agency Chief Rails Against Federal Plan

AUSTIN — Texas Railroad Commission Chair David Porter on Aug. 19 spoke against America’s Clean Power Plan, a regulatory framework
rolled out by the White House on Aug. 3. Texas is one of at least a dozen states lining up in opposition. Porter called the plan “another
Mon
24
Aug

Homecoming Service Sept. 13 in Winchester

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. at the church on N. Raymond Rd. and
FM 153. The church was started by ex-slaves 148 years ago as prayers meetings in a brush arbor. This is a time when those who grew up in Winchester return
Mon
24
Aug

Martin Luther Lutheran Church Seeking Photos for Directory

Photo Directory Martin Luther Lutheran Church is working on a new photo directory. Photos will be taken Sept. 16-19. Call the office at 278-3388 to schedule an
Thu
20
Aug

It’s That Time Again

Well, it’s here. Back to school time. I spent the majority of my life working/living on a school calendar. August to May was my world. Growing up as the daughter of a teacher, my summers always ended around Aug. 1. At that point my mom was ready to start getting her classroom ready for her new group of students
 
Thu
20
Aug

University President Says Davis Statue To Be Moved

AUSTIN — A bronze statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, will be moved from the Main Mall of the University of Texas at Austin campus to UT’s Center for American History for interior display, in accordance with a decision made last week by UT President Gregory Fenves
 
Mon
17
Aug

Blood Drive Sunday in Carmine

A blood drive is scheduled for Aug. 23 at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Carmine from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is sponsored in
conjunction with Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top. Carmine VFD A burn ban is in effect for Fayette County. This means no 
burning at all.
 
Mon
17
Aug

Winchester 4-H Dinner Sunday, Aug. 23

The Winchester 4-H willhost its annual chicken spaghetti dinner and raffle on Aug. 23 beginning at 11 a.m. at Zilss Hall. Drive through or dine in. Raffle
tickets can be obtained from any 4-H member or parent. Help providing the ingredients will begreatly appreciated so the kids can benefit the most from this
Mon
10
Aug

Fields Wins at Junior National Swim Meet

Joy Fields, Devon Boehnke’s granddaughter participated in the Speedo Junior Nationals Swim Meet in San Antonio with Grandpa watching in the stands. Joy blew the field away in the 800 meter freestyle taking first by long lead. She was awarded a white cowboy hat and a gold medal for her first place win.

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Mon
10
Aug

Remember When?

Seven young Houston men and a dog set out on a six-day floating trip down the Colorado River to Matagorda Bay. Their 12x18-foot wooden raft was mounted on six 55-gallon oil drums for buoyancy. It had screened sleeping quarters, as well as everything else needed for the trip. The group’s mission was to promote a new recording hailing the space flight of Astronauts MacDivitt and White by playing it at every town along the river.

 

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