Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – A shot in the arm, or a shot in the foot?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   For more than a year, the community has hashed, chewed, rehashed and quibbled over whether or not the County Commissioners should sign a resolution opposing the 130 Environmental Park landfill project. Supporters of the resolution, of course, encouraged the Court to do exactly that – to send a clear, concise […]

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Letters – Parents, children and water works

Parents of slaying victim speak out To the Editor: About two months after our son Ryan Armstrong was killed, we sent a letter to Criminal District Attorney Trey Hicks, asking him to defend our son’s life and to use the balance of the legal system to prosecute the man who confessed to taking Ryan’s life. […]

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From the Clocktower – Athletes, students, or both?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I heard it suggested a few days ago that this community spends too much time and energy recognizing our athletes, and not quite enough time recognizing our academic successes. Somehow, I thought that was a strange thing to say. First and foremost, I want to clarify that it is the […]

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Letters – Readers offer praise for Roland, Serna

He Lived the Dream With the untimely passing of Kenny Roland, it occurred to me that he personified the “dream” of Dr. Martin Luther King. Mr. Roland first came to my attention, some time ago, through an article in this newspaper. He was reported to have spoken passionately on a subject and then took a […]

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Guest Column – History: The story of the knowledge of the past

By Hatti Carter Special to the POST-REGISTER   As I reflect back on Black History and how personal it is to me, it’s who I am, who I would ever hope to be, it’s my life… my legacy. I realize that, but it’s a torch that I have gotten a hold of, or it’s got […]

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From the Clocktower – Wasted time and worthless laws

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   In reading my press releases and legislative notes this week, I noticed that Senator Ted Cruz, along with 44 co-sponsors, introduced a bill this week that would call for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.” The next day, received a message from Representative Blake […]

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From the Clocktower: Living the legacy – the right way

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   After he had been away from the City Council for about two years, Kenny Roland called me one day and asked if I thought he should run again. I didn’t think about it for more than half a second before I shot back, “Your wife is going to kill you.” […]

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From the Clocktower – Editor responds to bullying criticism

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I very infrequently feel a compelling need to use this space to explain why I choose to research, write and ask my boss to print the articles that I do. However, I feel the need to take last week’s lead article, “LISD bullies drive students out of district,” one step […]

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Letters – Books and Bullies

Reader seeks like-minded Samaritans To the Editor: I’ve been sending boxes of paperbacks to soldiers overseas for several years but my last soldier came home and I don’t have an address for another one to send the books to. If you have someone in the service who might like to receive a box of murder […]

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Letters – Readers worry about landfill tactics

To the Editor: I am writing in regards to the proposed landfill/transfer station that Green Group Holdings (GGH), a Georgia-based waste company, is striving to inflict upon our county and specifically our area. It is truly remarkable that there is actually a group (GAP) in Lockhart that believes a mountain of trash at the entrance […]

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