Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – Talking in circles makes everyone dizzy

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER The interesting thing about watching politics in this community is being there to watch the conversations. Sometimes, more often than not, the conversations are discussions that are well worth having. Sadly, sometimes though, the conversations have been hashed over so many times they are over before they start – sometimes, people […]

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From the Clocktower – A question of life and death – or right and wrong?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Thanks to the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Oregon woman who chose to end her own life, rather than face the crippling effects of an aggressive brain tumor, I’ve been thinking quite a bit here lately about the “right to die” movement. Maynard, who was told last April […]

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Letters – Habitat thanks sale participants

To the Editor: Thanks once again to the citizens of Lockhart, Luling, and surrounding communities who turned out in force to support Caldwell County Habitat for Humanity, and for donating their gently-used, new or nearly-new  treasures to be sold at the Second Annual Garage Sale. In spite of a heavy downpour at around 9 a.m. the day of the sale, people put […]

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Coats for Kids prepares for annual coat drive

 By Clint Mohle SPECIAL TO THE POST-REGISTER   The 2014 “Coats for Kids” drive has begun. The First Christian Church with help from businesses and individuals from the community make giving coats to needy children and people possible. The day of distribution is going to be Saturday Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. until noon or […]

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Opinion – How to help victims become survivors

By Holly Blume Gillar SPECIAL TO THE POST-REGISTER   Victims of domestic violence may not be aware of their own situation. Victims of domestic violence may be aware of what’s happening to them, but may not know what to do about it. Victims of domestic violence who choose to leave and get help may not […]

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Letters – Women’s Center praises survivor

To the Editor: First of all, I’d like to start by thanking you for publishing the series profiling Domestic Violence Awareness in your recent editions. It is of utmost importance to bring public attention to this important issue and we appreciate the focus for your local readers. We would also like your readers to know […]

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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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