Columns/Opinions

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.
Mon
14
Jul

Carmine News

Carmine Volunteer Fire Dept. Carmine Volunteer Fire Department annual feast and fundraiser is July 20 at the Carmine
Hall. Fried chicken meals will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with to-go plates available at 10:30 a.m. Donations will be
accepted as payment for the meal. Barbecue sausage to-go will be available from 2-8 p.m
 
Mon
14
Jul

Muldoon News

Baby Saunders Arrives Paul and Christi Saunders welcomed their first child into this world on Thursday, July 14 at 1:14 a.m. Lyndee Rae Saunders was eight pounds, one ounce and 21 inches long. She was welcomed by her grandparents Bob and Donna Saunders and Uncle Luke Saunders along with MeMaw and PawPaw, Joy and Mike Saunders, and great grandmother, Wanda Saunders. Others in the Saunders “compound” welcoming little Lyndee are Uncle Mike and Aunt Pimy
Saunders along with cousins Michael, Madison and McKenzie Saunders. 
 
Thu
10
Jul

Our Veterans Deserve Better

It was an emotional scene seeing two young boys surprised by their father after he returns home from his tour of duty in
Afghanistan. But how would this veteran be treated once he returns home for good? The jobless rate for veterans 
returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is higher than the civilian population
 
Thu
10
Jul

Memories of a Great Man

Monsignor Harry Mazurkiewicz (better known as Father Harry to most of us) died on Saturday, July 5. He was a great man who had an impact on many lives – mine being one of them. My first encounter with Father Harry was in the mid-1970s. I had just moved to La Grange, I was in junior high and some of my first (and closest) friends attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School. I went to their school functions and attended their confirmation service. I heard them speak of what a great priest/man he was and that’s saying a lot – junior high kids usually don’t like any adults.
 

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