Columns/Opinions

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
 
Tue
24
Jun

Carmine News

Blood Drive A blood drive is being sponsored by the Round Top-Carmine 4-H Club on Sunday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top. To sign up online go to www.giveblood.org sponsor code SW66.
RT-C Jr. Beta Club Round Top-Carmine Jr. Beta  Club members will attend the National Convention in Richmond, Virginia June 21-24. Jed Leppard is a candidate for the office of National Chaplain 
 
Tue
24
Jun

Winchester News

Around Town Welcome to the Fryers’ home are Mindy, Greg, four year-old Addison, and two week-old Grant. They are at
home on the Weth Ranch. Canasta If you are interested in playing Canasta every other Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., contact Bobbie Hajek at (979) 242-5646. Neighbors Night Out Neighbors Night Out was held at the Schaefers home. There were approximately 19 people in attendance
 
Thu
19
Jun

What a Beautiful Place to Live

Isn’t Fayette County and the city of La Grange beautiful? The scenery in our area is breathtaking: everything from fields of fresh cut hay, the gentle flow of the Colorado River, the massive live oak trees and the beauty of a deer grazing in the meadow.
 
Thu
19
Jun

Global Warming

Recently we had a French friend visit with us; a gentleman who is very much a global warming believer and activist. His proof of global warming as he sees it: “In the 1600s and 1700s, all of Europe was very much snowbound for the entire
winters.
 
Mon
16
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Church Women of the ELCA Banquet was held June 4 with the theme “A Recipe for Friendship,”
based on Proverbs 18:24. Eighty-four friends attended the banquet which centered around chocolate chip cookies. Cookie
jars were used for table decorations. Salads were enjoyed by all
 
Thu
12
Jun

Privacy Is Not For Sale

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works constantly to protect Texans’ privacy. Two bankruptcy cases we recently intervened in are illustrative of that effort. Most Texans are unaware that the personal information they provide during their interactions with a business may one day have potential value in a bankruptcy asset sale. Fortunately, the skilled lawyers
at the Attorney General’s Office are familiar with this reality – and know how to spot a potential problem before it’s too late.
 
Thu
12
Jun

Was It Really a Hug, Ted?

So, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently appeared on This Week with George Stephanopolous, to talk about various things. Senator Cruz was stressing how Americans are hurting under Obama’s policies, particularly the yoke of Obamacare. He told an interesting story: A few weeks ago I was in Nebraska and a single mom came up to me at a rally and she hugged my neck, George. And she said -- she said, “I have six kids at home
 
Mon
09
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Ladies Aid marked their 100th anniversary June 1. On June 1, 1914, Pentecost Monday, seventeen ladies met at MLLC to organize a Ladies Aid. Pastor John Harder helped to adopt a constitution and elect officers. Charter members were Bertha Eisenhauer Umland (president), Selma Hackemack Hoppe (secretary), Leonie Rummel Weyand (treasurer), Mary Brau, Alma Weyand Doerr, Agnes Umland Hoppe, Antonio Weyand Kollatt, Nannie Koehler Knoche, Louise Koehler Brau, Emma Goerdel Menke, Leonie Menke Neese, Emilie Kollatt Stuermer, Lena Drawe Sump, Kathleen Etzel Weyand, Ida Weber Weyand, Lula Coleman Weyand, and Louise Marburger Winnisderfer.  

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