Category: "Opinions"

Opinion – What do you care most about in life?

By Robert M. Williams, Jr. Special to the POST-REGISTER   Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. Add in those around us: Neighbors, the community, etc. […]

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Opinion – Why victims stay with their abusers

By Holly Blume Gillar Special to the POST-REGISTER   Victims of domestic violence often get asked why they stay with their abusive partner. Survivors get asked why they stayed so long with their abusive partner. Just as there is no simple definition of domestic abuse, there is no simple answer to the questions regarding staying […]

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Warning signs of an abusive relationship

The Caldwell County Family Violence Task Force and the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center will host the annual Caldwell County Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

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Domestic Abuse isn’t always physical

By Holly Blume Giller SPECIAL TO THE POST-REGISTER Domestic violence is broadly defined as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. It is about power and control. The perpetrator/abuser seeks to control his or her partner by any means necessary. Abusers’ minds seem to be warped. By abusing their partner, they “gain” […]

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Letters – A story about sheepdogs

To the Editor: Once upon a time there some pastures filled with sheep guarded by sheepdogs. The sheepdogs in the first pasture noticed that all the sheepdogs in the other pastures had bigger bones than they did. The sheepdogs asked the Shepherd for bigger bones. The Shepherd said they had no bigger bones in this […]

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Letters – Reader applauds Roland’s courage

To the Editor: Did you miss it – that act of quiet bravery on behalf of Caldwell County? It happened on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, when a lawyer paid by a very large corporation, Philips and Jordan, tried to make the public think that our county commissioner, while doing his job protecting and representing his […]

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From the Clocktower – Are there doorknobs in Heaven?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Heavens are shining a bit brighter this week, while Lockhart and Caldwell County are a bit bleaker, for the loss of a very special woman – our very own Angel. For several years now, the folks of Lockhart and Caldwell County have found their lives made a little bit […]

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From the Clocktower – River lovers create trouble – again.

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It happened again this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, a call came in to local authorities about a missing person on the river. On the heels of the tragic death of Wayne Foston last weekend, naturally, our emergency services (mostly volunteers) descended on the banks of the San Marcos River in […]

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From the Clocktower – One Final Gift

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It is extremely uncommon for me to get worked up over celebrity deaths. Truth told, I get a little bit frustrated with the “gossip media” at times, because they seem to simply forget that celebrities are normal people who happen to have high-profile jobs. However, the death this week of […]

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From the Clocktower – We’ve come a long way, baby!

In a fit of nostalgia earlier this week, I decided to look at our archives and re-read the first column I wrote in this space when I came back to work for the Post-Register ten years ago. As I celebrate ten years at the Editor’s desk, I wanted to check and see how I’m doing, […]

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