Columns/Opinions

Thu
13
Nov

Fayette County ‘Shows Up’ At the Polls

Nobody’s sure who first said it, but “the world is run by those who show up.” That’s especially true in elections. Less than one-third of eligible Texans showed up for last week’s election. That’s pitiful. 
 
Thu
13
Nov

Veterans Day

Veterans Day – a day to honor those who were willing to defend our country, to defend our freedoms, to defend our rights.
Originally called Armistice Day commemorating the end of World War I, Veterans Day had become the day we honor all who
have served in the armed forces
 
Thu
06
Nov

Our Borders Are Not That Secure

While traveling to and around Big Bend National Park, my husband and I observed very few Border Patrol Agents. The United States Border Patrol is the largest law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with all border related security. Our recent trip to West Texas was a learning experience for both of us.
 
Thu
06
Nov

Secretary of State Posts Early Voting Turnout Numbers

AUSTIN — The Secretary of State’s Elections Division on Oct. 31 posted early voting turnouts for each of the state’s 15 highest-population counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Williamson, Galveston, Nueces and Cameron
 
Mon
03
Nov

Carmine News

Chamber of Commerce The Nov. 6 Carmine Chamber of Commerce meeting will feature Bob Rose, weatherman for LCRA, as the guest speaker. His presentations are well known. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmine Lions Building. Make plans to attend. Visitors are always welcome 
 
Mon
03
Nov

Winchester News

 Neighbors Night Out at the Derrs’ home was a wonderful time for all who attended. There was a lot of good food and of
course wonderful fellowship. Pat and Clayton Kleiber, LaVerne and Erwin R. Schulze, Thelma Zoch, Kay Lorenz, Irma Gersch, and Bobbie Hajek attended St. Margaret’s Fall Festival. They had bingo, silent auction, live auction, kids games, 
food, beverages, cake walk, raffle, country store, and bake sale. The menu consisted of Mexican Food and was delicious as usual.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Ellinger News

Ellinger Sewer and Water The Ellinger Sewer and Water Corporation will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Ellinger Fire Station. A public hearing has been called for 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Ellinger Fire Station, 204
W. Main, Ellinger, Texas 78938, to review the program performance of the activities completed under Texas Community
Development Block Grant (Tx- CDBG), which will include an explanation of the actual use of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program funds.  
 
Mon
27
Oct

Winchester News

Around Town Neighbors Night Out at the Derrs’ home was a wonderful time for all who attended. There was a lot of good food and of course wonderful fellowship. The next and last Neighbors Night Out for this year will be Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Hajeks’ home. Winchester Area VFD The Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of purchasing an additional “fast attack” truck
 
Thu
23
Oct

Why Victims Stay with their Abusers

Victims of domestic violence often get asked why they stay with their abusive partner. Survivors get asked why they stayed so long with their abusive partner. Just as there is no simple definition of domestic abuse, there is no simple answer to the questions regarding staying in an abusive situation. The reasons are as numerous and different as the victims and the abuse they endure.
 
Thu
23
Oct

Close Enough to Perfect for Me

October is a month designated to bring awareness to many conditions. Some of them, like breast cancer, have received a lot of attention. This Friday night, the Leopard stadium will be in a sea of pink to bring increased awareness to breast cancer. Another issue that is brought to the forefront in October is domestic violence.
 

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