Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – Are we having the right kind of fun?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Here lately, our fair little hamlet has been getting quite a bit of attention for its newly (and rapidly) expanding entertainment culture. And that’s a wonderful thing. I’ve often thought that with our amazing spaces, our eclectic populace and our nearly bottomless well of talent, it wouldn’t be a far […]

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From the Clocktower – No human kindness in the arena of politics

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I hate the very notion of human tragedy being bartered for political capital. I always have. That is one of the many reasons that I cannot wait for this Presidential election cycle to be over. This election brings with it far too much political capital, and not nearly enough humanity. […]

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Letters – More criticism for Judge Schawe

Resident blasts Judge’s choice To the Editor: I am so disheartened and disgusted to learn that County Judge Kenneth Shawe is “looking into” judicial duties costing taxpayers an additional $25,000 a year! $25,000 in addition to his current salary! Seriously! Let that sink in! Has he been getting advice from our previous County Judge? What […]

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Letters – County Judge Salary and MLC Principal

Reader blasts Judge on stipend To the Editor: Unfortunately it appears that Caldwell County Judge Schawe does not stand by his promises to the citizens.  Is he not a man of his word?  (Post-Register – Schawe eyes taking judicial duties) I am the citizen that asked the specific question during the Candidate Forum held at […]

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From the Clocktower – The Response and the Aftermath

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER When they strapped on their bunker gear and jumped in their brush truck, the volunteers of the Maxwell Volunteer Fire Department thought they were responding to a vehicle crash – nothing run-of-the-mill, certainly, but there was no way they could have known… When Lockhart/Caldwell County EMS fired up their ambulance to […]

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From the Clocktower – Construction brings unintended consequences

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I’ve made no secret of the fact that, as a taxpayer, I have been in support of the Lockhart ISD bond package from the word go, in particular note because of the upgrades the bond promised to bring to Lockhart High. I take nothing away from the administration or staff […]

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Letters – Reader praises police response

To the Editor: With everything going on around us with “Black Lives Matter” and “Cops Lives Matter,” I wanted to share this story. Last week, we were faced with something we hoped we’d never be faced with. Gary and I pulled into the yard, got out of the truck, and as he walked toward the […]

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From the Clocktower – The right words at the wrong time

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I have been taught my entire life that while I might not respect a President’s performance, I must always respect the Office. And I try very hard to do that. Sometimes, the men that hold that Office make it difficult for me to do so. I’d hoped that Tuesday afternoon […]

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From the Clocktower – When ‘Good Ol’ Boys’ go bad

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I have been covering local politics in this county for the better part of 15 years now. Averaging on the low end, we’ll call that five meetings a month, 12 months a year – so, something like 850 meetings, give or take. Because by their very nature, governing boards are […]

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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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