Columns/Opinions

Thu
08
May

The Flat Tax and The Consumption Tax

Taxes seem to be on almost everyone’s mind, if not all the time, at least frequently. Some want governments to collect and spend more money. Some want them to have less money. Almost everyone would rather have the money the government takes and spends come out of other people’s pockets. 
 
Mon
05
May

Know Your Rights!

Q. Does the Texas lemon Law apply to a motorcycle? A. The Texas Lemon law gives you the right to relief if a new vehicle you purchase is not repaired within a reasonable number of attempts. The law applies to cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and all terrain vehicles. For more information or to file a complaint, or call (888) 368-4689
 
Mon
05
May

Winchester News

CCA Fundraiser Combined Community Action will host their 11th Annual Meals on Wheels Fundraiser on May 30 and 31 at Riverbend Park in Smithville. For more information contact Helen Snow at (979) 540-2980. Neighbors Night Out
Neighbors Night Out will be held on May 7 at the Musgroves’ home at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, drinks and a snack
to share.
 
Thu
01
May

Personal Freedom and Responsibility

It seems every day we see personal responsibilities being surrendered to government; and, with it more and more personal freedom is lost. The misguided among us believe that government can, and should, fix everything and take care of everyone. While that road is paved with good intentions we all should know where it leads
 
Thu
01
May

Don’t Be Consumed With a Consumption Tax

Two weeks ago, our nation’s residents paid their income taxes. Mr. Stall used this as an opportunity to discuss the numerous taxes we pay each year and I am so glad he did. Mr. Stall is absolutely correct in saying that taxes are necessary
 
Thu
24
Apr

The Weakness in the Argument

Fayette County Democratic  Party Chair David Deluca wrote here extensively on the switch of many Texas county officials to the Republican Party based on the “handwriting on the wall.” He labors long to make his point that our county reflects 
an “ethnic makeup” of 53% white and 38% Hispanic in the school systems who are future (Democratic, he hopes) voters.
Deluca predicts switching parties “may have short-term benefits, but it will not be a long-term winning move.”
 
Thu
24
Apr

Conservative Principles Benefit Everyone

David DeLuca’s column in the April 18 Fayette County Record makes two claims, one explicit and one implicit, that need to be challenged. DeLuca suggests that the (admitted) “conservatism of the electorate is not necessarily reflective of the feelings” of the majority of the population 
 
Mon
21
Apr

Memorial Service

by Joan Ivy.
 
Pitman Cemetery will be holding the annual Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone who has family laid to rest in the Pitman Cemetery is invited to come out and pay their respects for those who have gone on before. Pitman Cemetery is the resting place for many generations of local families and at this time of year many from far and wide come to gather in the chapel to remember their roots.

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Thu
17
Apr

Happy Tax Day?

Is there such a thing as a happy tax day? I think not. Death and taxes are cause for little celebration, yet both are necessary
evils. Yes, this is the time of year that we all think about taxes. And we should, we pay lots of taxes. Only a couple months have passed since we all paid our property taxes
 
Thu
17
Apr

Sometimes the Handwriting on the Wall is Just Graffiti

In the past few weeks, there has been much ink spilled on these pages over the subject of party switching. The recent  primary elections featured candidates on both sides of the aisle who had recently switched political parties. One letter- riter suggested that a few local candidates had “read the handwriting on the wall” and switch to the Republican Party. So, I  thought it might be useful to take a look at that handwriting 
 

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