Category: "Opinions"

Letters – Bands, bullets and bad decisions

Reader praises unsung talent To the Editor: Read your recent article “Lions, Lady Lions return to work” with great interest. Since moving to Lockhart two years ago, my wife and I have talked about attending a fall football game. We’ve bought “Lockhart Lions” shirts, caps, and sweatshirts at Walmart, but haven’t found an opportunity—until now. […]

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Letters – Salaries and animal control

Reader addresses Sheriff salary To the Editor: Regarding “Court nixes sheriff’s pay raise” [Lockhart Post-Register, Aug. 13, 2015]: I believe the court should rethink this issue. As our county grows increased population brings more crime, the Sheriff’s department in my opinion is more important then many departments within the Commissioners’ control. Citizens of rural Caldwell […]

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Here at the House – Where Washington fails, Texas succeeds!

By John Cyrier If you ask most people their opinion of the U.S. Congress, chances are it is pretty low. Most surveys show the American public’s approval of congress at less than 20 percent. Not to be outdone, for the past two years, more of the American people have disapproved of President Obama’s job performance […]

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From the Clocktower – Private contracts, public spending

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER Over the years, I haven’t tried to make any secret of my opinions about the use of taxpayer money to fund “special interests.” Frankly, the very notion gives me heartburn, particularly when that spending is shrouded in secrecy. For that reason, I am extremely disappointed in some of Caldwell County’s leadership […]

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From the Clocktower – Candidates or Celebrities?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   We still have more than a year until the 2016 Presidential Election, and I’m already so bored with it all that I could scream. I remember, when I was a kid, I heard stories about my great-grandmother having to check in and pay poll taxes, and of my grandmother telling […]

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Letters – Mom speaks out after tragic crash

To the Editor: I am the mother of the young man who was killed Sunday. I know you could only report on what you were told but I wanted to make sure all the parents out there know my baby was not like those other two. Was he perfect? Absolutely not. But he didn’t have […]

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From the Clocktower – City, County mull time, money to spare

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   As the City and County begin the process of culling through their budget figures, an interesting question came to light last week when a specific business owner came forward with a very big request. The Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches has begun a campaign to purchase and install a […]

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From the Clocktower – Don’t let our kids become someone’s statistics

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law into effect that would require doctors, nurses or midwives to provide literature and educational information to parents regarding the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. Laws like that make me sad. Specifically, I suppose, the need for laws like that make me […]

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From the Clocktower – Can we answer a question we don’t understand?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER In light of last week’s nightmarish attack on the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, I had a number of friends ask me whether I was going to write about it, and what I was going to say. I wasn’t entirely certain about that, until this weekend when I saw a blog […]

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From the Clocktower – It’s your money. Spend it wisely.

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER About this time every year, when school and sports news slows down for me, I turn my focus to the budgets of the City, County and School District. Every summer, our elected officials start preparing their budgets for the coming fiscal year, and the process generally both amuses and frustrates me. […]

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