Columns/Opinions

Thu
13
Mar

The Truth About DST, (or At Least How I See It)

Daylight Savings Time (DST) – the practice of advancing clocks during the months of longer days so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. What? You mean we really don’t get an “extra” hour of daylight? Yes, when you put it this way, it does seem absurd and yet, many people feel that they actually get an extra hour of daylight. I guess when the sun set at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 and then at approximately 7:30 on March 9, you do feel like you have gotten an extra hour of daylight
 
Mon
10
Mar

Carmine News

RT-C School News Round Top-Carmine school district is on Spring Break March 10-14. High school girls will compete 
in the Giddings golf tournament March 17. RT-C ISD Jr. Beta Club Round Top-Carmine ISD Jr. Beta Club members attended the Jr. Beta State Convention Feb. 14 and 15 at the Gaylord Texas in Grapevine
 
Thu
06
Mar

Family Relations

There is an ongoing joke around this county that a person doesn’t talk about anyone because the person you are talking
to may be related to that person you are talking about. That’s the truth. 
 
Thu
06
Mar

Why Don’t We Just Have a Snow Day?

This winter has been plagued with many icy days. I have heard many complaints about the school and their choosing to have delays instead of just closing for the day. Well, every time the school closes for the day, that day has to be made up.
 
Mon
03
Mar

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine High School boys basketball team won their bi-district game against Jonesboro, but lost in area to Laneville. High school girls are in the golf tournament in La Grange on March 4. The boys will play March 6 in the La Grange golf tournament. Jr. High athletes will run in the Columbus track meet on March 6. High School students will participate in the Giddings track meet on March 7
 
Mon
03
Mar

Co-Owner Can Force The Sale of A House

Q. My brother and I inherited our family home after my Mom died in 2010. He wants to sell the house to retire, but I do not. I would rather have the monthly rent that we both get. He wants to take me to court to force me to sell the house. Can he legally do this? 
 
Thu
27
Feb

The Valley’s Not So Bad

In the summer of 1992, I embarked on one of the greatest adventures of my life. I had received my Bachelor of Music from
Southwest Texas State University the previous December and I was about to begin my first teaching job.
 
Thu
27
Feb

The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics of 2014 have concluded. At the end, the final medal count for the U.S was 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze. I watched as did many others around the world. Some events were more spectacular than others, some of them I wonder how they ever became Olympic events in the first place. I watch them every four years, but none of them can compare to watching the Winter Olympics of 1984 – at least for me.
 
Thu
20
Feb

Teen Stars Out of Control

Teen pop stars have a history of outrageous choices and lifestyles: Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Lindsey 
Lohan, etc. When and how will it end? News reports of Justin Bieber’s arrest were televised for hours on end. On January 24, 2014, Justin was arrested for drunken driving and resisting arrest
 
Thu
20
Feb

Dress Code and Teacher Respect

At the school board meeting Monday night, a letter was read requesting the school revisit the policy of male faculty having facial hair. This sparked a discussion of how dress codes have changed over the years and made me think about things that I have seen in my lifetime. Teachers have always been held to a higher standard than the rest of the world, (or so it seems to me.) But over the years, those  standards have changed. In the past, teachers were expected to dress  professionally, even when the job they had required them to crawl around on the floor with young children
 
 

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