Columns/Opinions

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
 
Mon
03
Nov

Carmine News

Chamber of Commerce The Nov. 6 Carmine Chamber of Commerce meeting will feature Bob Rose, weatherman for LCRA, as the guest speaker. His presentations are well known. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmine Lions Building. Make plans to attend. Visitors are always welcome 
 
Mon
03
Nov

Winchester News

 Neighbors Night Out at the Derrs’ home was a wonderful time for all who attended. There was a lot of good food and of
course wonderful fellowship. Pat and Clayton Kleiber, LaVerne and Erwin R. Schulze, Thelma Zoch, Kay Lorenz, Irma Gersch, and Bobbie Hajek attended St. Margaret’s Fall Festival. They had bingo, silent auction, live auction, kids games, 
food, beverages, cake walk, raffle, country store, and bake sale. The menu consisted of Mexican Food and was delicious as usual.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Ellinger News

Ellinger Sewer and Water The Ellinger Sewer and Water Corporation will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Ellinger Fire Station. A public hearing has been called for 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Ellinger Fire Station, 204
W. Main, Ellinger, Texas 78938, to review the program performance of the activities completed under Texas Community
Development Block Grant (Tx- CDBG), which will include an explanation of the actual use of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program funds.  
 
Mon
27
Oct

Winchester News

Around Town Neighbors Night Out at the Derrs’ home was a wonderful time for all who attended. There was a lot of good food and of course wonderful fellowship. The next and last Neighbors Night Out for this year will be Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Hajeks’ home. Winchester Area VFD The Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of purchasing an additional “fast attack” truck
 
Thu
23
Oct

Why Victims Stay with their Abusers

Victims of domestic violence often get asked why they stay with their abusive partner. Survivors get asked why they stayed so long with their abusive partner. Just as there is no simple definition of domestic abuse, there is no simple answer to the questions regarding staying in an abusive situation. The reasons are as numerous and different as the victims and the abuse they endure.
 
Thu
23
Oct

Close Enough to Perfect for Me

October is a month designated to bring awareness to many conditions. Some of them, like breast cancer, have received a lot of attention. This Friday night, the Leopard stadium will be in a sea of pink to bring increased awareness to breast cancer. Another issue that is brought to the forefront in October is domestic violence.
 
Mon
20
Oct

Carmine News

RT-C School News Round Top-Carmine varsity volleyball team hosts Richards Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. They host Dime Box Oct. 24 also at 5 p.m. This is a change from the original schedule. Junior High district volleyball tournament is Oct. 25 at Snook.
Oct. 20-24 is Bullying Prevention Week. Unity Day will be observed Oct. 22 at both the high school and elementary campuses by wearing orange to unite against bullying 
 
Thu
16
Oct

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Memories. There are many that are etched in my mind. Some of my earliest memories are about Hominy, Oklahoma. Hominy is where my parents were born, grew up and went to high school. For the first ten years of my life, we traveled to Hominy about twice a year – at Christmas and in the summer
 
Thu
16
Oct

Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

When someone is in an abusive relationship, they may not realize it. So many times, victims excuse the abuser’s behavior. “He’s not like this all the time.” “She didn’t mean to.” “He was drunk.” “I’m used to it; it doesn’t hurt as much anymore.” Their
friends, family, and coworkers may not even be aware of it. So many times, we hear “He doesn’t seem the type.”
 

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