Columns/Opinions

Mon
12
May

Remenber When?

Three youths who escaped from the Lee County Jail on April 17 were tried in Giddings before District Judge Leslie D. Williams and each sentenced to 35 years in prison. Earlier that same week, when the trio was tried in La Grange on two counts of burglary and one of theft over $50, they each received three five-year concurrent sentences.
 
Mon
12
May

Winchester News

Larry and Glenda Herzog enjoyed a getaway to the Dallas- Ft. Worth area. On the way, they stopped in Waco and toured the
Texas Ranger Museum and the Dr. Pepper Museum and enjoyed lunch at Ninfa’s. Later that night, they attended the
Mayfest in Ft. Worth where they saw the Steve Helms Band and Glenda’s favorite Celtic rock band, the Killdares
 
Thu
08
May

Toyota Picks Plano for U.S. Headquarters

Toyota Motor Corporation on April 28 announced its decision to locate the headquarters of Toyota Motor North America headquarters to Plano. Toyota said the move is “designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth.”
 
Thu
08
May

The Flat Tax and The Consumption Tax

Taxes seem to be on almost everyone’s mind, if not all the time, at least frequently. Some want governments to collect and spend more money. Some want them to have less money. Almost everyone would rather have the money the government takes and spends come out of other people’s pockets. 
 
Mon
05
May

Know Your Rights!

Q. Does the Texas lemon Law apply to a motorcycle? A. The Texas Lemon law gives you the right to relief if a new vehicle you purchase is not repaired within a reasonable number of attempts. The law applies to cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and all terrain vehicles. For more information or to file a complaint, or call (888) 368-4689
 
Mon
05
May

Winchester News

CCA Fundraiser Combined Community Action will host their 11th Annual Meals on Wheels Fundraiser on May 30 and 31 at Riverbend Park in Smithville. For more information contact Helen Snow at (979) 540-2980. Neighbors Night Out
Neighbors Night Out will be held on May 7 at the Musgroves’ home at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, drinks and a snack
to share.
 
Thu
01
May

Personal Freedom and Responsibility

It seems every day we see personal responsibilities being surrendered to government; and, with it more and more personal freedom is lost. The misguided among us believe that government can, and should, fix everything and take care of everyone. While that road is paved with good intentions we all should know where it leads
 
Thu
01
May

Don’t Be Consumed With a Consumption Tax

Two weeks ago, our nation’s residents paid their income taxes. Mr. Stall used this as an opportunity to discuss the numerous taxes we pay each year and I am so glad he did. Mr. Stall is absolutely correct in saying that taxes are necessary
 
Thu
24
Apr

The Weakness in the Argument

Fayette County Democratic  Party Chair David Deluca wrote here extensively on the switch of many Texas county officials to the Republican Party based on the “handwriting on the wall.” He labors long to make his point that our county reflects 
an “ethnic makeup” of 53% white and 38% Hispanic in the school systems who are future (Democratic, he hopes) voters.
Deluca predicts switching parties “may have short-term benefits, but it will not be a long-term winning move.”
 
Thu
24
Apr

Conservative Principles Benefit Everyone

David DeLuca’s column in the April 18 Fayette County Record makes two claims, one explicit and one implicit, that need to be challenged. DeLuca suggests that the (admitted) “conservatism of the electorate is not necessarily reflective of the feelings” of the majority of the population 
 

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