Columns/Opinions

Thu
18
Sep

Recognizing Cyber Bullying

Parents, educators and law enforcement officials are increasingly recognizing that bullying is a serious problem that can pose a real threat to a child’s well-being. Young victims of bullying can suffer long-term consequences that haunt them long into adulthood. A research study published in 2013 showed that 19 to 26-year-olds who were affected by bullying as children 
are four times as likely to have been charged with a felony as adults
 
Tue
16
Sep

What’s in a Name?

By FLORIAN KANA.
 
In 1956 I was a freshman attending La Grange High School. Being raised on a farm and doing all sorts of physical labor, including helping dad move houses, I was muscled up pretty good and in great physical shape. So much so that one day I was approached by the football coach and asked how come I wasn’t signed up to play football. Well I tried to explain the best I could why I couldn’t play football for him.

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Tue
16
Sep

Adventures in the Barnyard

By AILEEN LOEHR.
 
As a child, I often went to the barn to see if “Chicken Hen Two Yoke” was up in her nest box ready to lay her egg. I liked to eat her eggs because you got more (as her name implied, her eggs usually contained two yokes instead of one). But there was one problem. If I didn’t see her lay an egg, I could not determine which egg was hers. One morning she flew up to the nest. I decided to stand guard in case she left and I would mark the egg.

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Thu
11
Sep

Judge Rules Revisions to Abortion Law Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Aug. 29 struck down two provisions in House Bill 2, legislation passed by the Texas  Legislature in the second special session of 2013, amending the state Health and Safety Code to restrict access to abortion services. Yeakel wrote, “A state’s legislature cannot purport to act to abrogate the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution,” and concluded the following provisions in the law put an unconstitutional burden on women: — That a
physician performing or inducing an abortion must, on the date the abortion is performed or induced, have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than 30 miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced
 
Thu
11
Sep

I’m Not a Health Expert, But...

I don’t consider myself a health expert. I’m far from being an authority on all issues related to all diseases, however, when
a particular disease affects me or someone in my family, I become somewhat of an expert on that particular topic
 
Mon
08
Sep

Muldoon News

Out and About Clay and Jennifer Rightmer went to Waco to attend Baylor University’s first game of the season and to check on their kids, Lane and Reed. Both kids are enrolled in Baylor and attended the first week of class prior to their parents’ visit. Joining the Rightmers for the Baylor game was Jennifer’s brother, Wade Howard. Wade is a Texas A&M grad who showed his true love for his family with the wearing of Baylor colors for the big game in Baylor’s new stadium
 
Mon
08
Sep

Winchester News

Neighbors Night Out The next Neighbors Night Out will be at the Atkins Home on Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. Winchester Cookers
Winchester cookers hit it big at the Fayette County Fair. The Winchester Misfits won Grand Champ and Sauced Up & 
Smokin’ won Reserve Champ. Clear Lake Pines All Clear Lake Pines property owners are invited to take part in the monthly workday to take place on Saturday morning, Sept. 13, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers  should meet Bill Lewis at the park on Clear Lake Drive at 7:30 a.m
 
Thu
04
Sep

Round Top News

The tents are going up which is a sure sign that the Fall Antique Fair is not far behind hopefully bringing some cooler weather. Until then, The Lone Star Galley is hosting a Trades Days event the second weekend of every month with vintage, “shabby” antiques, repurposed goods, modern and more. If you wish to be a dealer and show contact Kaci at (512) 797-9815 or visit www.thelonestargallery. com for information. The public is welcome
 
Mon
01
Sep

Winchester News

Neighbors Night Out The next Neighbors Night Out will be at the Atkins’ home on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. New Arrival Krystal and Phillip Kollaja are the parents of Kinsley Rae, born Aug. 26 at 10:51. She weighted 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19 in. long.
 
Mon
01
Sep

Muldoon News

Rain Muldoon experienced a rain shower on Tuesday afternoon. The eastern parts of the area seemed to get more rain than some of the western parts of the Muldoon area. Amounts of around three tenths of an inch were recorded at this reporter’s home just west of Muldoon. This was some much needed moisture and helped to cool the  area off.
 

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