Columns/Opinions

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01
May

Diabetes: It’s Not Always in the Family

By REGINA KEILERS
The Fayette County Record
Diabetes – a disease that causes high blood sugar levels: yes. A disease that affects over 300 million people worldwide: yes. A disease that only affects people who are overweight: no. While being overweight can increase your chances of developing diabetes, you don’t have to be overweight to develop it. It is a disease that creeps up on people. In my dad’s family, there were multiple cases of diabetes, (I think all of his brothers and sisters had it at some level.) His mother died at age 49 from complications related to her diabetes, so I have been on the lookout for it to affect me. My mother, on the other hand, has no history of diabetes in her family. She has always been a tiny person, able to eat whatever she wanted– with no repercussions. Her highest weight was about 125 lbs. and that’s when she checked into the hospital to deliver me! Well, that is not the case any more.

Mon
27
Apr

Winchester News

by Bobbie Hajek

 

Fourteen people attended Neighbors Night Out at the Hajeks on Wednesday, April 22. Lots of good food and much fellowship was had by all. Winchester Cemetery Assoc. The Winchester Cemetery Association has a $1,000 scholarship and would like to give it to a local student at their annual membership meeting on May 3, at St. Michael’s Park in Winchester.
 
Mon
27
Apr

Muldoon News

by Joan Ivy

 

Devon Boehnke’s granddaughter Annie Pospisil married Cody Zimmerhanzel on Saturday, April 18 in Hungerford. Joining in the celebration from Muldoon was grandpa, Devon Boehnke, Uncle Harold and Aunt Virginia Boehnke, Great Aunt Lilly Mae Boehnke who got chauffeured to the event by Kim and Tony Mori and also in attendance was James, Joan and Bobby Ivy.
 
Thu
23
Apr

Grammar Police

Pet peeves. I think we all have them, it’s just that what is one person’s pet peeve is often something that doesn’t bother the next person. For me, one of my pet peeves is grammar – or to be more specific using words that are grammatically incorrect.
 
Thu
23
Apr

Bluebonnets Abound

By LINDA LEHMANN

 

The bluebonnets bloom and people and their cameras come out in droves. Between March and May, the beautiful blue flower is a draw for any flower lover. But, how many of us know the facts about the Texas bluebonnet – the official state flower of the Lone Star State? It became the state flower in 1901. Its scientific name is Lupinus texensis. Other names for the bluebonnet are buffalo clover and wolf flower.
 
Mon
20
Apr

Remember When?

La Grange City Council opened two bids on tractor-mounted (belly-type) mowers and referred the proposals to the street and bridge committee for study. Janssen Bros. bid $2,502.79 for a Massey-Ferguson 135 tractor with 60-inch mower and Rosenberg-Todd offered a Farmall 140 with a similar size mower for $2,165. The council voted to purchase two CB radios for the fire department’s booster truck and the police chief’s car. It was reported several firemen were purchasing their own sets to improve communication, especially at rural fires.

 

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Thu
16
Apr

Senate Passes Bill to Remake Public Integrity Unit

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — Statewide authority to investigate and prosecute public corruption would be moved out of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office under Senate Bill 10, legislation approved by the Senate on April 9. Sen. Joan Huffman, chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee, wrote the legislation under which the Texas Rangers, a division of the Department of Public Safety, would reestablish and support the state’s Public Integrity Unit and assume the initial investigatory role when 
a complaint is filed against a public official.
 
Thu
16
Apr

What’s a Penny Worth to You?

By REGINA KEILERS

A penny saved is a penny earned. Well, that’s what I have always been told. However, it seems that some people who do not think that a penny is worth much. Often, when I go to a convenience store, and the item is $10.01, the clerk will grab a penny out of a bowl on the counter and tell me that I don’t need to pay it. While I appreciate that gesture, I don’t appreciate the clerk not giving me the penny when my change should be $10.01.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Muldoon News

by Joan Ivy

Break-Ins
There have been several break-ins in the area. Locks were cut and doors forced open. What was taken was not determined at the time of the writing. This is a violation of the safety of the community. Keep vigilant while out and about. If out and
about look around and see who is out and about also.
 
Thu
09
Apr

House Passes State Budget After Long Debate

AUSTIN — After 17 hours of floor debate and hundreds of amendments considered, the Texas House of Representatives on April 1 passed House Bill 1, a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that appropriates $209.8 billion. The vote was 141 in favor to 5 against, with nay votes cast by Reps. David Simpson, R-Longview; Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler; freshman Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving; freshman Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington; and freshman Molly White, R-Belton.
 

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