Columns/Opinions

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
 
Thu
03
Jul

Setting the Record Straight on the Fayette Power Project

I usually enjoy reading the Fayette County Record. I like hearing about events in my community and keeping up with what’s going on with my friends and neighbors. But I’m still boiling after reading a letter to the editor in the June 27 edition. That letter was full of untrue, unsubstantiated and unfair claims against good people who work hard at a place that means a 
lot to me and my community, the Fayette Power Project 
 
Mon
30
Jun

Carmine News

Carmine Volunteer Fire Dept. Carmine Volunteer Fire Department annual feast and fundraiser is July 20 at the Carmine
Hall. Fried chicken 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 will be served to-go from 2-8 p.m.
 
Mon
30
Jun

Winchester News

Six people from Winchester attended the MS 150 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held on June 19 at the Frisch Auf Country
Club. Rhoda and Sherwood Gersch, Richard and Barbara Schafer and Tom and Margaret Atkins enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner and program honoring volunteers of the MS 150. 
 
Thu
26
Jun

Our Nation’s Veterans Deserve Better

Next Friday, America marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our nation. Since that historic July 4th day, and before it at Bunker Hill, Lexington, Concord, and Boston, American soldiers have fought to protect our rights as well as the freedom and liberty not just of Americans, but of nations and people across the globe
 
Thu
26
Jun

A Humanitarian Crisis

There are not many things on which Governor Rick Perry and I agree. Imagine my surprise when I found myself nodding my head while listening to the Governor speak from a Texas Department of Public Safety facility near Weslaco. On his trip to the Rio Grande Valley, he visited a Border Patrol detention facility and described the scene there as an “untenable situation”. He went on to say that “this is an absolute humanitarian disaster waiting to happen.” My only quibble with him is “waiting to happen;” I think the crisis is already here
 

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