Category: "Opinions"

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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. […]

read more

From the Clocktower – Where do we go from here?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER It’s difficult for me to continue to watch and see the suffering, fear and confusion of my friends and neighbors in the Martindale area. I’ve taken a few trips out to the river, been through the neighborhoods, and seen the carnage. Most of it makes me wonder why it happened, and […]

read more

From the Clocktower – Life, loss and a little bit of luck

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Several times, since a wall of water came crashing through the San Marcos River, and a deluge followed it from the skies, I’ve heard people say how “lucky” Caldwell County is, that we don’t have a death toll involved with this weekend’s flooding events. I’m not sure “luck” is the […]

read more

Guest Opinion – Student safety depends on structured discipline

Open Letter to LISD: First I’d like to say thank you to the board and the administration for giving me the opportunity to speak publicly about something I am very passionate about – discipline. I have spoken to the previous Superintendents and other influential people privately, but I feel that speaking publicly may provide the […]

read more

Letters – Reader encourages incorporation

To the Editor: Lytton Springs, Texas. This quiet community stuck in time since the 1800s is, sadly, I fear, no more. A landfill, new school, sub par mobile home subdivisions, a new 300-mobile home division on Barth Road, 97 acres rumored east on County Line Rd, loud outdoor music, traffic increasing and people pouring in. […]

read more

From the Clocktower- Who benefits from staggered schedule?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Last week, I attended one of the scheduled public meetings to hear LISD’s proposal to change school hours to accommodate a “block” bus schedule. While I’m certainly not blind to the problems that the District and Student Transportation Services (STS) are trying to address, I have to stop and wonder […]

read more

Here at the House – Progress on tax relief, veterans’ issues, and groundwater protection

By State Rep. John Cyrier In my last legislative update, I wrote about a recently unveiled House tax cut plan that I co-authored to provide nearly $5 billion in tax relief to every individual and business in Texas. This past week, the House voted to approve the plan, which now heads to the Senate for […]

read more

Letters – Readers react to ‘good times’

Veteran reaches out in thanks To the Editor: Sometimes words are few to describe an event that is incredible. And so it is with the Vietnam era Veterans homecoming we experienced on Saturday, April 18 at the football stadium in Lockhart. All the volunteers worked hard to put the show together. Even with the weather […]

read more