Columns/Opinions

Fri
27
Feb

Lawmakers Receive Budget Priorities

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — On Feb. 17, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State address during a joint session of the Texas House and Senate and released his recommendations for the two-year 2016-2017 state budget.
 
Fri
27
Feb

Public Notices Matter

By REGINA KEILERS

Public notices have been run in newspapers for years. Their purpose is to keep you, the citizens of this community, county, state and country informed of the activities that are (or about to be) going on around you. When local governments make decisions they are required to publish a newspaper notice to let you know. But that could change.
 
Mon
23
Feb

Nechanitz - The Only One in the World

By JUDY MATEJOWSKY
There’s no place like home! You’ve all heard that phrase before. Nechanitz was a great home to hundreds once upon a time. People from out of our county can’t pronounce it and wonder where on earth it is! Well, it is a mere 10 miles or so northwest of La Grange off SH 77, down FM 2145. Newspaper columnist Leon Hale has visited Nechanitz several times during his career and then reminisced about it in his own inimitable way. Another columnist, Frank X. Tolbert, wrote about his stop here in October 1967 in the Dallas Morning News.
 
Thu
19
Feb

Abbott Joins Other Governors In Urging Against Veto

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 12 announced he had joined a coalition of 24 governors in signing and sending a letter to President Obama that urges the nation’s chief executive “to reconsider his threat” to veto legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
 
Thu
19
Feb

School Attendance Dilemmas

By REGINA KEILERS

Going through some of the paperwork at my mom’s house recently, I came across a perfect attendance certificate. It was my one and only perfect attendance certificate in all thirteen years of public school (grades K-12).
 
Thu
12
Feb

Senate Panel Hears Testimony on Funding Needs

By ED STERLING

AUSTIN — Last week, the Senate Finance Committee began groundwork for its budget-writing duties with public hearings on four consecutive days. Led by Chairwoman Jane Nelson, R-Grapevine, the 15-member panel heard testimony from the offices of the governor, comptroller and attorney general. Input also was received on state pension funds, courts and payments on state debt. Currently, the budget is an estimated $4.5 billion for all of those “general government” functions
and an increase of $200 million has been proposed for 2016-2017.
 
Thu
12
Feb

Taking Advantage of Someone is Just Wrong

By REGINA KEILERS

Anyone who has had to help take care of an elderly person knows that there are many facets to their care. One area of concern for all of us is abuse of the elderly. There have been many stories of physical abuse in nursing facilities and in homes by people who should not be taking care of our elderly population. We have been very fortunate in that respect.
The people who have been charged with taking care of my mother as she has been in and out of the hospital and a nursing facility while she recuperates from whatever ailment she is currently suffering from have been very professional, respectful 
and genuinely caring.
 
Mon
09
Feb

La Grange Chamber to Offer Online Training Courses

The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Coggno, the
premier Learning Management System (LMS) and online training marketplace, to facilitate the purchase of popular online
training courses from the company’s vast online library. Members can access Coggno online training courses directly through the Chamber’s website, and purchase as few or as many courses as needed.
 
Mon
09
Feb

The Fat on Hog Butchering

By GESINE (TSCHIEDEL) KOETHER
The brisk air has arrived, and the time has come for me to complete my August 2014 Footprint of Fayette article on hog butchering memories. At the Fricke/Weyand home near Round Top, the hog meat was processed, wrapped and waiting to be eaten but what about the large amount of fat we separated and placed in old porcelain bowls. Nothing was wasted and every part of the butchered hog was utilized.
 
Thu
05
Feb

It All Starts at Home

Over the last year, Fayette County citizens have been  shocked due to the crime wave in our area. Just recently a 29-year-old was sentenced to 50 years in prison due to stabbing a person to death.
 

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