Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – It’s time to end distracted driving

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I’ve used this space many times to discuss driving habits – usually, I’ll confess, when an accident happens that gets me rattled. And while it didn’t affect us directly, I’d say that the bus crash out at Concan qualifies as “jarring.” At the beginning of the current legislative session, both […]

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Letters – Friends open invitation for National Library Week

To the Editor: The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are so much more than mere repositories of books, and this year’s theme, “Libraries Transform” is certainly true of our library.  Whether offering e-books, free tax aide, technology classes, […]

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Letters – Host Agreement and Cemetery Maintenance

Reader praises host agreement talks To the Editor: FINALLY! So very glad to see the Caldwell County Commissioners taking positive steps to address a possible voluntary host agreement from Green Group Holdings. If TCEQ approves the permits for the new landfill and recycling center then at the very least the county will reap some benefit […]

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From the Clocktower – How should we respond to Fowlkes arrest? 

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I know the students and staff at Lockhart High School. Many, I know very well. Some, I know only tangentially, and others, I recognize by name, face or jersey number. But most of them, I know. More than that, I like to think that I know the culture at Lockhart […]

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Letters – Food distribution program shutters in Caldwell County

To Judge Schawe: Feb. 15, 2017, marked the end of an era of the Caldwell County Extension Education Association’s food distribution project as we have known it since 1994. Due to change in policy and procedures, the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin has ceased to permit our organization to purchase nonperishable U.S.D.A. food products […]

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Letters – PRIDE chair thanks community

To the Editor: District 1 PRIDE Neighborhood Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to and participated in this year’s annual March honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the following reception luncheon at Cedar Hall. As always, we are greatly indebted to all of the support and assistance provided by City […]

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From the Clocktower – Sometimes, ‘I’m sorry’ is not enough

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Anyone that’s ever made a mistake or a bad decision, and tried to atone for it can tell you that few things in this world are more difficult than accepting responsibility and explaining yourself. I can’t necessarily say WHY that is, but I know for a fact that it’s true. […]

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From the Clocktower -Choices and Consequences

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It seems far too many times in the last 13 years, I’ve felt called to use this space to discuss the destruction of youth. Far too many times, our community has woken up on a random morning being forced to stare down the tragedy of a young person, gone too […]

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From the Clocktower – We fight the fights that need fighting

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   My boss will probably tell you that one of the most irksome professional habits I have is using either movie quotes or song lyrics for inspiration in much of the work that I do. He might find that annoying because so frequently, I draw from the same handful of movies, […]

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From the Clocktower – If it quacks like a duck

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It must be a difficult thing to be one of seven people in charge of determining the trajectory for a community of upwards of 12,500. It’s a job I know I wouldn’t want, and I understand why it’s a job that is, on occasion, difficult to fill. Because I genuinely […]

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