Category: "Opinions"

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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From the Clocktower – Is something missing in the Constitution?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I like Governor Abbott. I always have. I don’t always agree with his politics – frequently, I don’t, in fact. And while no one is obligated to agree with me, and I’m sure many of my readers won’t, I find him to be a step in the right direction in […]

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From the Clocktower – There’s more to gun safety than gun control

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER A couple of weeks back, I was the victim of a home invasion and attempted burglary. On the one hand, it was probably my own fault – after all, I live in a neighborhood where I’ve roamed the streets for the better part of three decades, and because of that I […]

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From the Clocktower – LISD gets in the zone

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER As we all know, big things are happening at the Lockhart Independent School District. A quick drive down Center Street is beginning to show what our faith in the controversial bond project has yielded, as renovations and additions at the high school begin to take shape, and one can’t drive to […]

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From the Clocktower – Francis Scott (off) Key

I’ve never been what one would call a “sports fan,” per se. Yes, I’m a rabid Lockhart Lions fan, and if an LISD student is participating in a sport, I will show up, cheer loud, and be their biggest fan. I will learn the game (as best I can) to make sure that the kids […]

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From the Clocktower – Good leaders make hard choices

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER It is possible that no one in Rattler Stadium on Friday night was more shocked than I was when Coach Brian Herman made his controversial decision to give up points to secure the Lions’ playoff berth. Truth told, I missed the last couple of plays, because I was too busy climbing […]

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From the Clocktower: Good guys or bad guys – how do we know?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Since the video surfaced two weeks ago of the School Resource Officer in South Carolina pulling a teen out of her desk and throwing her to the floor, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my friends in education and law enforcement, and wondering about the situations they […]

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