Columns/Opinions

Thu
14
May

One Last Mother’s Day

By REGINA KEILERS
The Fayette County Record Mother’s Day for most of us is a day we honor our mothers and grandmothers. For us it’s usually more like a Mother’s Day weekend. We generally spend time with family at more than one location. Well, that’s what we planned to do this past Mother’s Day, and we did. Things just didn’t turn out the way we had planned for them to.You see, we had a very busy weekend planned. Two of my daughters were graduating from college – one with a Master’s degree and one with a Bachelor’s degree; one in Austin, and one in Seguin; one at 4 7 p.m.

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Mon
11
May

Remember When?

Through the hard work of Louis J. Schroeder, The Moody Foundation of Galveston announced it would make a $40,000 grant to the building fund for Fayette Memorial Hospital. Fayette County 4-H contestants picked up two second places and a third in the Favorite Food Show in Austin. Kathleen Klump of the Round Top-Carmine club placed third in the senior meat food group. On the junior level, Sharon Koenning of Winchester was second in the bread and cereal food group and Eileen Mikus of Fayetteville scored a red ribbon in the milk food group.

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Thu
07
May

How Much Luggage Can I Carry-On?

I have done a lot of traveling lately, and most of it has been by air. One thing I have noticed on all these travels is the amount of carryon luggage people seem to bring on board. I understand not wanting to pay extra fees for checked baggage, that’s one reason I choose to fly an airline that allows two free checked bags whenever possible.

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Thu
07
May

House, Senate Produce Disparate Versions of Tax Relief

AUSTIN — Legislation approved by the House and Senate last week reveal widely differing views on how to bring about tax relief to Texans in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Speaker Joe Straus lauded the preliminary approval of House Bill 31, legislation to reduce the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5.95 percent, resulting in a $2.66 billion revenue decrease, and House Bill 32, legislation cutting the franchise tax paid by many businesses by 25 percent and resulting in a statewide revenue decrease of $2.56 billion.

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Mon
04
May

Muldoon Fire Department Meeting is this Thursday

By JOAN IVY
The Muldoon Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the fire station. All interested residents and land owners are invited to attend. The fundraiser results will be discussed at the meeting.

Fri
01
May

House, Senate State Budget Conferees Roll Up Sleeves

By ED STERLING
Texas Press Association
AUSTIN — With barely more than a month left in the regular session of the Texas Legislature, it’s time for the House and Senate to do whatever can be done to reach an all-points agreement on House Bill 1, the state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. A widely reported sticky area in the estimated $211 billion budget is over which taxes to cut and how much to cut. House and Senate conferees will meet this week. From both ends of the Capitol, the budget has a ways-and-means inertia to it, with House leaders pushing for cuts in the state sales tax rate and the state franchise tax. Senate leaders favor more emphasis on cutting homeowners’ property tax rates, a job traditionally in line with the normal functions of local governmental bodies.

Fri
01
May

Diabetes: It’s Not Always in the Family

By REGINA KEILERS
The Fayette County Record
Diabetes – a disease that causes high blood sugar levels: yes. A disease that affects over 300 million people worldwide: yes. A disease that only affects people who are overweight: no. While being overweight can increase your chances of developing diabetes, you don’t have to be overweight to develop it. It is a disease that creeps up on people. In my dad’s family, there were multiple cases of diabetes, (I think all of his brothers and sisters had it at some level.) His mother died at age 49 from complications related to her diabetes, so I have been on the lookout for it to affect me. My mother, on the other hand, has no history of diabetes in her family. She has always been a tiny person, able to eat whatever she wanted– with no repercussions. Her highest weight was about 125 lbs. and that’s when she checked into the hospital to deliver me! Well, that is not the case any more.

Mon
27
Apr

Winchester News

by Bobbie Hajek

 

Fourteen people attended Neighbors Night Out at the Hajeks on Wednesday, April 22. Lots of good food and much fellowship was had by all. Winchester Cemetery Assoc. The Winchester Cemetery Association has a $1,000 scholarship and would like to give it to a local student at their annual membership meeting on May 3, at St. Michael’s Park in Winchester.
 
Mon
27
Apr

Muldoon News

by Joan Ivy

 

Devon Boehnke’s granddaughter Annie Pospisil married Cody Zimmerhanzel on Saturday, April 18 in Hungerford. Joining in the celebration from Muldoon was grandpa, Devon Boehnke, Uncle Harold and Aunt Virginia Boehnke, Great Aunt Lilly Mae Boehnke who got chauffeured to the event by Kim and Tony Mori and also in attendance was James, Joan and Bobby Ivy.
 
Thu
23
Apr

Grammar Police

Pet peeves. I think we all have them, it’s just that what is one person’s pet peeve is often something that doesn’t bother the next person. For me, one of my pet peeves is grammar – or to be more specific using words that are grammatically incorrect.
 

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