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Mon
23
Mar

Muldoon News

Rain Muldoon has once again been blessed with rain. Over six tenths have fallen at the time of this writing and more is predicted on the way. Methodist Meeting Muldoon Methodist Churchis opening their doors each Sunday at 11 a.m. for all who wish to come out to worship. Muldoon Methodist are holding devotional and prayer time along with worship in hymns.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Lawmakers Seek to Control Elements of State Spending

By ED STERLING
 
Debates over the Texas House and Senate versions of the state budget lie ahead, and movement toward setting budget controls to blend into a final, agreed-upon budget for 2016-2017 emerged in low-numbered bills filed last week. SB 20 by Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, R-Grapevine, would strengthen state agency contract reporting requirements, require agency heads to sign off on contracts worth more than $1 million and require agencies to post a list of all contracts on their state website, according to a report posted by the Senate’s in-house news service. 

 

Thu
19
Mar

An Aggie at Heart

By REGINA KEILERS
 
Texas A & M has been in the news recently – thankfully it was good news, not bad. The news, (in case you missed it) was on the front page of The Fayette County Record, on many of the television stations across the state and even got some national coverage. The news was that a woman, Allyssa Michalke, was chosen to be the commander of Texas A & M’s Corps of Cadets. 
 

 

Mon
16
Mar

Methodist Church

by Joan Ivy
 
The Muldoon Methodist Church is once again meeting. Mar. 8 saw the reopening of the doors to the church with ten in attendance. The Muldoon Methodist Church is opening the doors at 11 a.m. for Sunday morning worship each week. They are worshiping with hymns, devotionals and lots of prayer.
 
Thu
12
Mar

Senate Bills Set Stage for Tax, Debt Relief

By ED STERLING

 

A trio of powerful state senators, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on March 5 jointly announced the filing of legislation they coauthored to cut taxes and pay off state debt. Patrick, who presides over the 31-member Senate, Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound; Senate Business & Commerce Chair Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler; and Senate Finance Vice Chair Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, each delivered brief statements.
 
Thu
12
Mar

Viva Las Vegas!

By REGINA KEILERS

 

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Or so the saying goes. Well, that is, unless you are a publisher of a newspaper. While it’s true the city never sleeps, it’s also true that you can sleep as much as you want. You could spend hours just walking in and out of each of the beautiful hotels and casinos, whether you spent any money at any of them or not. You can eat any type of cuisine and sleep in an array of differently themed hotels.
 
Mon
09
Mar

Remember When?

La Grange Independent School District voters approved a proposed $300,000 bond issue by an almost 4-1 majority. In other school news, Jesse D. Rowland was chosen from a final field of six applicants as head athletic coach at La Grange High School. A large barn and its contents of hay and feed on the H.W. Anderson farm, about a half-mile south of Park, were destroyed by fire.
 
Mon
09
Mar

Winchester News

by Bobbie Hajek

 

Pedal Thru The Pines, a cycling event benefiting Family Crisis Center, will take place on March 14. This year’s event will begin at 9 a.m. at Riverbend Park in Smithville and will feature various distance routes (24, 40, and 70 miles) traveling west on Highway 71 turning right onto FM 153 and continuing onto FM 2104, FM 2239, and FM 448 taking cyclist up Rocky Hill, past St. Mary’s Catholic Church, to Serbin, Northrup, Winchester and back to Riverbend Park.
 
Thu
05
Mar

Senate Panel Passes Legislation to Fund State Highways

By ED STERLING
 
AUSTIN — The Senate Transportation Committee on Feb. 25 tentatively approved two pieces of legislation that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance.
 

 

Thu
05
Mar

Just a Thought Parenthood is Not for Old Folks

By REGINA KEILERS
 
Being a grandmother is probably one of the best things about getting older – that is until you get to keep the grandchild overnight and get her to school the next day. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love keeping my granddaughter, but it seems way harder than it was when I was a young mom.
 

 

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