Columns/Opinions

Thu
07
Aug

Technology vs. Common Sense

When I was reading Linda Lehmann’s column (see right hand side of page 4) at the beginning of this week, I had no idea that I was about to face my own technology woes. It all started because I needed to order a new computer for the office.
I was trying to save some money so I looked on eBay to see if they had any good deals.
 
Thu
07
Aug

Czech Immigration and Education

From the very beginning, Czech emigrants in the 19th century began showing their patriotism and devotion to their new
homeland. A letter to the editor about that subject was written by a Czech emigrant for the January 14, 1889 edition of the Svoboda, a Czech newspaper with a circulation of 4000 readers that was published in La Grange by Augustin Haidusek.
 
Mon
04
Aug

Remember When?

July 4-7, 1964 Four occupants of a 1955 Ford escaped with minor injuries when their westbound car slammed into the guardrail at the Ellinger “Y” on Hwy. 71 at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The front end was badly damaged so the vehicle was hauled to the nearby Schulze Garage. The Austin driver had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel. Plans were being finalized for
the Fayette County Fair set for September 18-20. 
 
Mon
04
Aug

Know Your Rights!

Q. I was sexually assaulted at my apartment. I am very scared to live there and asked the landlord if I could terminate
my lease. He said if I left early I would be breaking the lease and would continue to owe rent. Do I have the right to leave?
A. Until recently, you did not have the right to terminate your lease if you were sexually assaulted at your apartment. Today,
however, a tenant who is the victim of a sexual assault may terminate the lease 
 
Thu
31
Jul

Political Party Platforms Revisited

A recent column in the Fayette County Record drew attention to the contrasts between the 2014 platforms of the Texas Democratic Party (TDP) and the Republican Party of Texas (RPT). The article observed that “the difference is jarring”,
and helpfully suggested that the interested reader should consult the platform texts, which are available on-line.
 
Thu
31
Jul

Winedale Could Be What it Once Was

As a former chairperson of the Winedale Advisory Council, I find your article dated July 7, 2014 (in the Houston Chronicle)
both informative and misleading. It is misleading in that it fails to describe the positive cultural and educational programs conducted in the Winedale buildings that are not connected with the early and deteriorating settler homes. Indeed, these programs were very much in keeping with the goals with Ima Hogg had in mind for the use of Winedale
 
Mon
28
Jul

Carmine News

The regular monthly meeting for the Martin Luther Lutheran Ladies Aid was held on July 10. The meeting was called to
order by Nancy Eilers, Treasurer, in the absence of the President with four members and Pastor Tinker in attendance.
 
Mon
28
Jul

Winchester News by Bobbie Hajek

The next Neighbors Night Out will be at Evelyn Parkers home on Wednesday, July 30. Winchester Civic Association The Winchester Civic Association has voted to change their monthly meetings to the first Monday of the month starting in September. They will be at 7 p.m. at Zilss Hall. 
 
Thu
24
Jul

What Do Your Hands Say?

When you look at a person’s hands what do you see? Hands can be welcoming, scolding, loving, or clenched in a fist.
During flu season, those in the medical profession, highly suggest that people wash their hands often and use sanitizer.
With the nice smelling hand soaps available I don’t mind washing my hands but I have difficulty with the smell of some of the sanitizers that are available.
 
Thu
24
Jul

Groundwater Concerns

A recent newspaper article (in the Fayette County Record) reported that fracking wastewater is being injected into the
ground in thousands of disposal wells across Texas, including 37 in Fayette County. These wells supposedly inject into “underground porous rock formations … that are isolated from useable quality groundwater and sealed above and below by unbroken and impermeable strata. 
 

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