Columns/Opinions

Thu
19
Jun

Global Warming

Recently we had a French friend visit with us; a gentleman who is very much a global warming believer and activist. His proof of global warming as he sees it: “In the 1600s and 1700s, all of Europe was very much snowbound for the entire
winters.
 
Mon
16
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Church Women of the ELCA Banquet was held June 4 with the theme “A Recipe for Friendship,”
based on Proverbs 18:24. Eighty-four friends attended the banquet which centered around chocolate chip cookies. Cookie
jars were used for table decorations. Salads were enjoyed by all
 
Thu
12
Jun

Privacy Is Not For Sale

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works constantly to protect Texans’ privacy. Two bankruptcy cases we recently intervened in are illustrative of that effort. Most Texans are unaware that the personal information they provide during their interactions with a business may one day have potential value in a bankruptcy asset sale. Fortunately, the skilled lawyers
at the Attorney General’s Office are familiar with this reality – and know how to spot a potential problem before it’s too late.
 
Thu
12
Jun

Was It Really a Hug, Ted?

So, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently appeared on This Week with George Stephanopolous, to talk about various things. Senator Cruz was stressing how Americans are hurting under Obama’s policies, particularly the yoke of Obamacare. He told an interesting story: A few weeks ago I was in Nebraska and a single mom came up to me at a rally and she hugged my neck, George. And she said -- she said, “I have six kids at home
 
Mon
09
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Ladies Aid marked their 100th anniversary June 1. On June 1, 1914, Pentecost Monday, seventeen ladies met at MLLC to organize a Ladies Aid. Pastor John Harder helped to adopt a constitution and elect officers. Charter members were Bertha Eisenhauer Umland (president), Selma Hackemack Hoppe (secretary), Leonie Rummel Weyand (treasurer), Mary Brau, Alma Weyand Doerr, Agnes Umland Hoppe, Antonio Weyand Kollatt, Nannie Koehler Knoche, Louise Koehler Brau, Emma Goerdel Menke, Leonie Menke Neese, Emilie Kollatt Stuermer, Lena Drawe Sump, Kathleen Etzel Weyand, Ida Weber Weyand, Lula Coleman Weyand, and Louise Marburger Winnisderfer.  

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Mon
09
Jun

Muldoon News

The Muldoon Community Park met to discuss the upcoming 4th of July celebration in the park. Plans are that line up will begin at 9 a.m. by the Muldoon Baptist Church. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Everyone who wishes may participate in
the parade. Entries can be vehicular, pedestrian, animal or any combination
 
Thu
05
Jun

Lt. Governor’s Challenger Wins Runoff

Republican voters picked Dan Patrick to face Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the race for lieutenant governor in November. Patrick received 65 percent of the vote to incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s 35 percent in the May 27 runoff. Sen. Patrick, R-Houston, and Sen. Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, have seven years and 15 years of experience, respectively, as members of the 31-member Senate. Van de Putte ran unopposed in the March Democratic Party Primary.   

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Thu
05
Jun

Senioritis and Graduation

I am now the parent of four graduates of La Grange High School. I never thought much about NOT being the parent of four graduates – after all, I have four children. But, you see, child number four didn’t follow the plan quite the way the others did.
 
Mon
02
Jun

Muldoon News

The Woodmen of the World  (WOW) Lodge 302 for Memorial Day honored those veterans who have passed on in the  Pitman Cemetery on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. WOW representative Allyson Davis led a group of community members in a service to honor those who had served their country and now are laid to rest in Pitman Cemetery
 
Mon
02
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Church Women of the ELCA Banquet will be Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The theme is “A Recipe for Friendship,” based on a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Come for an enjoyable evening. Carmine Volunteer Fire Dept. Carmine Volunteer Fire Department drill night is June 12 at 7 p.m. Regular meeting night is the fourth Thursday. Call dispatch in La
 

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