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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
 
 
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.
 

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