Columns/Opinions

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
 
 
Thu
13
Feb

Dealing With The Big Issues

During the week of January 26, I had the privilege of participating in a Caribbean cruise hosted by my father-in-law, family, and friends. I enjoyed the trip very much and we are already planning our next international adventure. Whenever I am away from home, especially for as long as a week, I look forward to returning and appreciating home.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Four Special Valentine’s Days

Valentine’s Day – a day that brings to mind hearts, flowers, chocolate and true love. For me, the memories include all four.
Over the years Valentine’s Day has been mostly about receiving way too much chocolate from my students – chocolate  which I HAD to eat lest I hurt their feelings. Most of these have blurred into one giant Valentine’s Day memory slide show in my mind.
 
Mon
10
Feb

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine High School girls basketball team has placed second in district. Calvert placed first and Buckholts
third. The boys varsity team plays in Calvert Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. Jr. Beta Club members will attend the state convention in
Grapevine Feb. 14-16. 
 
Mon
10
Feb

Winchester News

A benefit for Dana Herzog Srubar will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Chicken Ranch Dance Hall. On Nov. 18 Dana
was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) otherwise known as breast cancer. Her clinical stage of cancer is
Stage 11B. To help, you can donate money to the production of tshirts or donate items to the silent and live auctions to be held the day of the fundraiser.
 
Thu
06
Feb

Reaching Out to Military Famlies

The office of the attorney general (OAG) would like to thank service members and their families for the sacrifices they
make each day to serve and protect our nation. The OAG recognizes that complications resulting from military  responsibilities can impede parents’ ability to provide the emotional and financial support their children need and deserve.
 
Thu
06
Feb

Super Bowl Memories

Another Super Bowl has come and gone – all the hype, all the trash talk, all the money. Football is big business. Whether you are playing or watching it can become all-consuming – well, at least at my house growing up it was.
 
Mon
03
Feb

Muldoon News

Weather in the Muldoon area has included temperatures below freezing with frozen precipitation, then up to warm into the
sixties within a few days. Temperatures were around 19 in and  around the area and there was a light snow and ice mix on Friday morning, causing the roads to be icy. Over the weekend, temperatures rose before another round  of cold weather
came
 
Thu
30
Jan

Cowboys and Rodeos

With rodeo season quickly approaching, my thoughts turn to Texas cowboys, cowpokes, stockmen, cowhands, ranchers, etc. I recently saw two cowboys exiting their trucks. How did I know they were cowboys? They had on the typical cowboy gear, jeans, boots and the classic straw cowboy hat that so many men around these parts wear
 
Thu
30
Jan

A Special “Letter to the Editor”

Every week we get letters from our readers. The topics range from politics to pollution to problems with puppies – but sometimes we get one that really touches our hearts. This week was one of those occasions.
 

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