Category: "Opinions"

Letters – FSA elections and Martindale grants

FSA County Committee nomination period begins To the Editor: It is that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA county committees are a vital and direct link between our farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers, especially […]

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From the Clocktower – The good side of a bad reputation

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   One of my oldest and dearest family friends likes to quote Mark Twain every time he sees me. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel,” he says. This particular family friend is a homebuilder, half-a-thumb shy, so I’m not so sure how sage his advice […]

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From the Clocktower – Everyone should NOT earn a trophy

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Every time I pick up a national newspaper or turn on the news, I find myself getting more and more frustrated with the culture we have created in this country. We seem so desperate to make sure that everyone feels “included” that we’re willing to overlook actual accomplishments, in order […]

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From the Clocktower – The needs of the many…

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER             I’ve chosen to largely not weigh in on the national brouhaha regarding the “transgender bathroom issue,” because I believe that for the most part, it’s not an issue. It’s my feeling that, particularly in Presidential Election Years, social issue extremists on both sides of any issue tend to reach for […]

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From the Clocktower – Too early to second guess? Or too late?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A breaking story such as the one we had last Friday morning is one that, as a community news editor, you hope you never have to cover. Moreover, it’s something you never want to have to cover within a three-block walk from your own home, in the neighborhood you grew […]

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From the Clocktower – Elections, the old fashioned way

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The longer this godforsaken election wears on, and the more frustrating it becomes, the more interested I have become in learning how it is, exactly, that we got here. As I suspected, our current electoral process in no way resembles the means of electing the President that our forefathers intended. […]

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Letters – Reader questions Accountability Report Card

To the Editor: I recently received a report titled “Texas Education Agency 2014-15 School Report Card – Lockhart Jr. High.” Lockhart Jr. High fell behind the state average in most categories. Lockhart Jr. High did receive an Academic Achievement designation in Math. The report shows 100 percent of the students achieving the satisfactory or above […]

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From the Clocktower – Does UIL care about our kids?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The bulk of my weekend was chewed up with considering scenarios for this year’s UIL redistricting announcement on Monday morning. And the whole of my day on Monday was spent lamenting how wrong my predictions were, and figuring out what the redistricting means for our kids. In short, the one […]

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From the Clocktower – Too good to compete?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I saw a distressing story on the national news this week, about a club basketball team up North that got ousted from their district because the team was “too talented.” And I couldn’t help but think about it, while I was watching our kids, playing their hearts out on the […]

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The Judge’s Corner – Updates from the Courthouse

Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope you are starting this New Year with good health and prosperity. I have just completed my first year as County Judge and even though it was a challenging year, I believe we’re starting 2016 in a positive direction. This year I’m hoping to work more closely with other […]

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