Columns/Opinions

Thu
29
Jan

Texas Trio Teaches FDR a Hard Lesson

By BARTEE HAILE
Franklin Roosevelt stunned his cabinet speechless on Feb. 1, 1937 by introducing a radical plan to tame the hostile  Supreme Court. The vice-president was the first to speak. “Before that law comes back up here for the Boss’ signature, many, many moons will pass,” predicted John Nance Garner of Texas.
 
Thu
29
Jan

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick Take Office

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — January 20 was inauguration day for Gov. Greg Abbott, successor to Rick Perry, who completed a record-setting 14 years as governor. Abbott is the 48th governor of Texas. Abbott expressed gratitude to the people who elected him and promised to “promote policies that limit the growth of government, not the size of your dreams.”
 
Mon
26
Jan

La Grange Police Report

La Grange Police Chief Jackie Skelton reports on the following incidents his department responded to during Jan. 5-11
Alarms Jan. 5 - Patrolman Jeff Schultz responded to the 800 block of E. Travis for a burglar alarm and upon arrival found all
to be secure. 
 
Mon
26
Jan

Winchester News

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the first of several planned get togethers to share memories of Winchester Past took place. The
following ladies attended and shared in a pot luck lunch: Barbara Schaefer, Rhoda Gersch, Bobbie Hajek, Betty Ritcher,
Evelyn Parker, Linda Hart, Glenda Herzog, Joan Schenker, Mildred Kasper, Elizabeth Kipp, Bernice Latimore, Mary
Lehmann, Marceil Prestridge, Charlene Jurgens, Marvy Gibbs, and Kaiser.
 
Thu
22
Jan

Perry Gives Parting Speech as Legislative Session Begins

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry delivered his farewell address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Jan. 15. Before recounting various aspects of the state’s performance during his record-breaking tenure as chief executive, Perry said, “I have come here to reflect on what we have done together, and to say farewell
 
Thu
22
Jan

Income Equality is a Big Problem

Sitting listening to the “talking heads” on Sunday morning. One of the big questions (they call them BREAKING NEWS) of the day is that they already know that the President is going to talk about a plan to tax the wealthy to benefit the middle class. Talk about de-ja vu all over again
 
Mon
19
Jan

Winchester News

Around Town The Ladies of Winchester group will have a reminiscing luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Barb Schafer’s home at 623 North Raymond Road. Elizabeth Kipp, Bernice Latimer, Mildred Kasper, and Mary Lehmann will be honored and asked to share with stories about living in Winchester from yesteryear.
 
Mon
19
Jan

Carmine News

RT-C School News Round Top-Carmine varsity boys and girls host Waelder Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. JV boys and varsity girls and boys play in Fayetteville Jan. 23 with the first game at 5 p.m. Jr. High boys and girls play in Moulton Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
They host Burton Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
 
Thu
15
Jan

Legalizing Marijuana?

Grass, weed, pot, no matter what it is called, marijuana has caused controversy for years and years. The hippie culture, mostly young people of the 1960’s, brought out the popularity of marijuana.
 
Thu
15
Jan

Je Suis Charlie

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
 

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