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21
Jul

Muldoon News

Sofia Marie Cherry was welcomed into this world by her parents Wallace and Lilly Cherry on Tuesday, July 15 at St. David’s hospital in Austin. Sofia weighed in at five pounds ten ounces and measured seventeen inches long. Both baby and mom are doing well
 
Thu
17
Jul

Conventions Abound

It is the summer of an evennumbered year and that can only mean one thing: state political conventions! The Republican
Party of Texas (RPT) had their convention in Fort Worth during the early part of June. The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) had their convention in Dallas at the end of June. It was my privilege to represent you as a delegate to the TDP convention.
 
Thu
17
Jul

University Not a Good Steward

I write in connection with your July 11 story concerning allegations of neglect at Winedale. I believe that Don Carleton,
Director of UT’s Briscoe Center for American History, is mistaken in saying that the University accepted Winedale as a gift from Miss Ima Hogg with the proviso that no University funds be expended on the property or its programs.
Mon
14
Jul

Carmine News

Carmine Volunteer Fire Dept. Carmine Volunteer Fire Department annual feast and fundraiser is July 20 at the Carmine
Hall. Fried chicken meals will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with to-go plates available at 10:30 a.m. Donations will be
accepted as payment for the meal. Barbecue sausage to-go will be available from 2-8 p.m
 
Mon
14
Jul

Muldoon News

Baby Saunders Arrives Paul and Christi Saunders welcomed their first child into this world on Thursday, July 14 at 1:14 a.m. Lyndee Rae Saunders was eight pounds, one ounce and 21 inches long. She was welcomed by her grandparents Bob and Donna Saunders and Uncle Luke Saunders along with MeMaw and PawPaw, Joy and Mike Saunders, and great grandmother, Wanda Saunders. Others in the Saunders “compound” welcoming little Lyndee are Uncle Mike and Aunt Pimy
Saunders along with cousins Michael, Madison and McKenzie Saunders. 
 
Thu
10
Jul

Our Veterans Deserve Better

It was an emotional scene seeing two young boys surprised by their father after he returns home from his tour of duty in
Afghanistan. But how would this veteran be treated once he returns home for good? The jobless rate for veterans 
returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is higher than the civilian population
 
Thu
10
Jul

Memories of a Great Man

Monsignor Harry Mazurkiewicz (better known as Father Harry to most of us) died on Saturday, July 5. He was a great man who had an impact on many lives – mine being one of them. My first encounter with Father Harry was in the mid-1970s. I had just moved to La Grange, I was in junior high and some of my first (and closest) friends attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School. I went to their school functions and attended their confirmation service. I heard them speak of what a great priest/man he was and that’s saying a lot – junior high kids usually don’t like any adults.
 
Mon
07
Jul

Winchester News

The Hobratschk’s were happy to spend some one on one time with both of their children this month. Rodney from Denton, spent three days and daughter Robin, who lives in Bertram spent two days with them. Grandson Ian Hobratschk spent two weeks with his grandparents while his parents were in Hawaii for their wedding anniversary. Others helping Verlene celebrate her birthday were Granddaughter Ashley Gonzales, Karen Harborth from New Braunfels, Hong Dove from Austin, Jodie and Jeanette Vasek from Temple and Charlie and Leona Henneke from Shiner
 
Mon
07
Jul

Carmine News

Fifteen members of the Round Top-Carmine Jr. Beta Club attended the National Convention in Richmond, Va. June
21-24. They left on June 18 to fly from Houston Hobby Airport to Richmond. First they visited many places in the area. From 
Richmond, they drove to Alexandria, Virginia, where they went on a night Ghost Tour of the downtown area.
 
Thu
03
Jul

Like Father, Like Son

Monday, June 29, 1942, Fred D. Lyons, of Bradford, Pa. was directed to report for his physical for the US Army. After
extensive training, Fred became one of Darby’s Rangers and served with the 3rd Ranger Bn. He fought through the hell
of Anzio, Italy and was part of a night march on Cisterna. The 1st, 3rd, and 4th Ranger battalions were surrounded in
that battle at Cisterna and were hopelessly cut off
 

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