Columns/Opinions

Mon
18
Aug

Carmine News

Blood Drive A blood drive will be held Sunday, Aug. 24 from 9:30 until 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Carmine. It is in conjunction with Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top. Blue Bell Creameries is donating a gift certificate for a pint of ice cream for each person who donates or tries to donate.
 
Mon
18
Aug

Winchester News

Neighbors Night Out The next Neighbors Night Out will be at the home of Linda Hart on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Weather Report Billy Hajek reported 6/10’s of an inch. of rain on Aug. 11. Winchester Civic Association The Winchester Civic Association has voted to change their monthly meetings to the first Monday of the month starting in September. They will be at 7 p.m. at Zilss Hall
 
Thu
14
Aug

Saying Goodbye To A Legend

Mental illness does not discriminate. It affects young and old, rich and poor, happy and sad. The death of Robin Williams shocked everyone. Whether you remember him most from his role in the TV series Mork and Mindy, his Oscar winning performance in Good Will Hunting, his hilarious character in Mrs. Doubtfire or his ever popular Disney character Genie
from the movie, Aladdin – Robin Williams (or the characters he plays), have touched your lives.
 
Thu
14
Aug

A Repackaged Sales Job

Single-minded fanaticism is usually the telltale sign of the crackpot. Could we be witnessing the latest instance?
Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was anointed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to lead yet another congressional investigation of Benghazi. By its mere creation, the House Benghazi Investigation Committee falls into the same recurring pattern of willfully undermining the Obama administration’s governing authority, criticizing the federal government for alleged inability to function properly, and encouraging many to doubt the Obama administration’s legitimacy
 
Mon
11
Aug

Remember When?

A diminutive brunette, Miss Jo Lynn Petras, who represented the Holman local, was chosen Fayette County Farm Bureau Queen. The daughter of Mrs. Millie Petras and the late Edward Petras, Jo Lynn was to compete in the District XI contest at Katy. Cactus Pryor of KTBC-TV in Austin was the emcee at the Fayette County event
 
Mon
11
Aug

Know Your Rights!

As you know, Justice Court is the new name for small claims court in Texas. As far as the law is concerned, you may always represent yourself in any court. The real question is whether you should. Generally, a court proceeding can be complicated, governed by rules with which you probably are not familiar. Without an attorney, you are at a disadvantage in a formal legal proceeding.
 
Thu
07
Aug

Technology vs. Common Sense

When I was reading Linda Lehmann’s column (see right hand side of page 4) at the beginning of this week, I had no idea that I was about to face my own technology woes. It all started because I needed to order a new computer for the office.
I was trying to save some money so I looked on eBay to see if they had any good deals.
 
Thu
07
Aug

Czech Immigration and Education

From the very beginning, Czech emigrants in the 19th century began showing their patriotism and devotion to their new
homeland. A letter to the editor about that subject was written by a Czech emigrant for the January 14, 1889 edition of the Svoboda, a Czech newspaper with a circulation of 4000 readers that was published in La Grange by Augustin Haidusek.
 
Mon
04
Aug

Remember When?

July 4-7, 1964 Four occupants of a 1955 Ford escaped with minor injuries when their westbound car slammed into the guardrail at the Ellinger “Y” on Hwy. 71 at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The front end was badly damaged so the vehicle was hauled to the nearby Schulze Garage. The Austin driver had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel. Plans were being finalized for
the Fayette County Fair set for September 18-20. 
 
Mon
04
Aug

Know Your Rights!

Q. I was sexually assaulted at my apartment. I am very scared to live there and asked the landlord if I could terminate
my lease. He said if I left early I would be breaking the lease and would continue to owe rent. Do I have the right to leave?
A. Until recently, you did not have the right to terminate your lease if you were sexually assaulted at your apartment. Today,
however, a tenant who is the victim of a sexual assault may terminate the lease 
 

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