Columns/Opinions

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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Thu
06
Aug

The Problem With Flying

It was bound to happen. I’ve been way too lucky in the past, but I’ve also been traveling a lot more lately – and most of that traveling has been on airplanes.
Flying is great. Contrary to how news reports on plane crashes make you feel, it is probably the safest mode of travel. It’s just not newsworthy to report the hundreds of thousands of flights that landed safely each day.
 
Thu
06
Aug

Panel Hears Testimony in Wake of Jail Death

AUSTIN — The Texas House Committee on County Affairs met on July 30 to hear testimony on Sandra Bland and jail standards. Bland, 28, was pulled over by a state  trooper in Hempstead on July 10. Soon after, she was placed in the Waller County Jail and was found dead in her cell on July 13. Investigators 
Mon
03
Aug

Become a Local Volunteer Fire Fighter

Did you ever stop to think what would happen if no one volunteered to put out fires or respond to medical emergencies in your community. The toll in
lives and property would be unfathomable. Over 70% of the fire departments in the United States are manned by all-volunteer firefighters. In Texas, 77% of
Thu
30
Jul

Things Mama Never Told Me

By VERTA BROWN
I keep being surprised at the advantages of Old Age and I am not only speaking about Senior Discounts. Pleasantries abound, but are seldom listed. Everyone seems to know the disadvantages, so I will not go there. *Throw Rugs: Mama did not warn me! Those cute little rugs are well named, and they are “The Enemy”. Every wrinkle is potential danger! Statistics describe old people who fall and cannot get back up, unless they have a little Do-Hickey around their neck. That story does not improve one’s blood pressure.

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Thu
30
Jul

Governor Abbott, Who Are You Representing?

By REGINA KEILERS
Governor Abbott, what are you thinking? I try not to be overly political. I have some strong political opinions, but I don’t always feel the need to let everyone know about them. Recently, however, some things have occurred that I just can’t let go. The first thing I take issue with is his appointment of Donna Bahorich as the Chair of the State Board of Education. I read her bio on Governor Abbott’s official website. I see nothing in it that makes her worthy of even being on the Board, let alone appointed the chair of it. Her background is business and finance, which qualifies her to do many things in the business world, but she knows nothing of how or why things happen in the public schools.
Thu
23
Jul

Texas Panhandle Wiped Clean of Buffalo

By BARTEE HAILE
With no more buffalo left to slaughter, the last of the High Plains hunters, as shaggy as the beasts they once stalked, departed
the Panhandle on Jul. 23, 1879. The wild rush of gold-seekers to California in 1849 split in half the multitude of North American bison. The coming
Thu
23
Jul

Governor’s Order Enhances Readiness on Military Bases

By ED STERLING

Mon
20
Jul

Martin Luther Collecting Items for School Kits

Round Top-Carmine ISD offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at both the Elementary Campus in Round Top and the
High School Campus in Carmine. 
 
Mon
20
Jul

Worship Services Held Saturday at Muldoon Methodist

Need something to do on Saturday night? Come join others in the community for some fellowship and worship at the Muldoon Methodist Church.
Come at 6:30 p.m. for a little fellowship and then move over to the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. for worship.
 

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