Columns/Opinions

Thu
27
Nov

Perry, Abbott React to Obama’s Action on Immigration

By ED STERLING
 
AUSTIN — President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 announced his decision to take executive action on immigration because Congress has not acted on immigration reform to address the presence and inflow of undocumented residents. “In order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, these undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and unlawful permanent residents would have to: Have been here 5+ years, pass a background check, pay taxes,” according to information posted by the White House.

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Thu
27
Nov

Kolkhorst the Right Choice

The Nov. 4 general elections are over, but voters in Texas Senate District 18 still have an important job to do. Sen. Glenn Hegar’s election to Texas comptroller means his Senate seat must be filled. Early voting began Wednesday and the election is Dec. 6. That’s little more than a month before the Texas Legislature convenes. Having a new senator in office by then is vital, with major issues such as education, health care, tax reform, water and illegal immigration facing lawmakers. District 18 must be represented by someone with an experienced, steady hand who reflects the will of the voters in this conservative district.

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Mon
24
Nov

La Grange Police Report

La Grange Police Chief Jackie Skelton reports on the following incidents his department  responded to during Nov. 11-15.
Accidents Nov. 11 - Patrolman Brian Adams responded to the 1700 block of N. US Highway 77 for a two-vehicle collision which occoured when a vehicle following several others failed to slow down when others in front of it braked and collided with the vehicle in front of it.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Warda News

Holy Cross Lutheran Church worship service is held each Sunday at 9 a.m. Holy Communion is held each first and third Sunday. Sunday School and Bible Class begin at10:15 a.m. Rev. Dennis Tegtmeier is pastor at Holy Cross.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Warda News

Holy Cross Lutheran Church worship service is held each Sunday at 9 a.m. Holy Communion is held each first and third Sunday. Sunday School and Bible Class begin at10:15 a.m. Rev. Dennis Tegtmeier is pastor at Holy Cross.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports activities of Fayette County Sheriff Deputies for the month of October 2014. Deputy Rick Bohlmann impounded an abandoned oil field truck left parked on State Highway 95 near Flatonia that was a road hazard. Bohlman also responded to the High Hill area for a disturbance between male and female stemming over the division of property 
 
Thu
13
Nov

Fayette County ‘Shows Up’ At the Polls

Nobody’s sure who first said it, but “the world is run by those who show up.” That’s especially true in elections. Less than one-third of eligible Texans showed up for last week’s election. That’s pitiful. 
 
Thu
13
Nov

Veterans Day

Veterans Day – a day to honor those who were willing to defend our country, to defend our freedoms, to defend our rights.
Originally called Armistice Day commemorating the end of World War I, Veterans Day had become the day we honor all who
have served in the armed forces
 
Thu
06
Nov

Our Borders Are Not That Secure

While traveling to and around Big Bend National Park, my husband and I observed very few Border Patrol Agents. The United States Border Patrol is the largest law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with all border related security. Our recent trip to West Texas was a learning experience for both of us.
 
Thu
06
Nov

Secretary of State Posts Early Voting Turnout Numbers

AUSTIN — The Secretary of State’s Elections Division on Oct. 31 posted early voting turnouts for each of the state’s 15 highest-population counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Williamson, Galveston, Nueces and Cameron
 

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