Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – Charlottesville could happen anywhere

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   For days, my social media feeds have been blowing up with many of my friends, both Liberal and Conservative, black and white alike, wondering, “How could Charlottesville have happened? How could that happen in America in 2017.” Naturally, people have laid the blame at the feet of everyone from the […]

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From the Clocktower – Big government, small potatoes

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER For most of my life, I was taught that the ACTUAL purpose of the government, be it at the Federal, State or local level, is to provide infrastructure, security and to provide rule of law to protect citizens from interior and exterior threats. That sounds pretty simple. It’s also a concept […]

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From the Clocktower – Oversight for balloon pilots: It’s time.

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER If you’ve read my stuff for more than a few weeks, you’re probably pretty well aware that I’m all about small government, personal responsibility and an abject lack of interference. I’m all about personal freedoms extending as far as they can, until those personal freedoms encroach into someone else’s bubble. In […]

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From the Clocktower – The little things – what it’s all about

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday. I’m all about Mom, Apple Pie and America. I blame my grandparents. They brought up an incredibly patriotic brood, none of whom were ever allowed to forget that we wouldn’t exist, if it weren’t for the US Marine Corps (true […]

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From the Clocktower – Summer: The perfect time for preventable tragedies.

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   When you grow up in Texas, there are certain things you learn to recognize as absolute facts. They start as theories, and then you realize that the statistics back up the theories, and the theories become absolutes. For instance, you can’t find a parking spot within three blocks of a […]

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Letters – 4Her thanks community, readers rally for Lilly’s

State winner thanks sponsors To the Editor: I thank all of those who have supported the 4-H program and have helped the youth of Caldwell County and me, to achieve our goals. Competing at the 2017 State 4-H Roundup at Texas A&M, College Station, was an amazing experience and something that I will never forget. […]

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Letters – Commissioner speaks to river issues

To the Community: For years, tubing operations along the San Marcos River has resulted in public safety problems, littering, and serious nuisances for area landowners. Alcohol-related incidents have at times been serious in nature, including death. The urgent need to address these issues is why we are pursuing both temporary and permanent solutions to make […]

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Sine Die – Legislative Update

By John Cyrier I write to you from the Texas Capitol in Austin with just days remaining before the legislature adjourns. Since January, we have been working to address many important issues, and I am pleased to report good progress. In January, Governor Abbott presented the legislature with four emergency items. These include reforming Child […]

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From the Clocktower – Controls in Construction

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I hate to be someone that complains about roads being fixed. Heaven knows, there are more than plenty of local, state and Federal road projects in Caldwell County that I (and my car’s suspension) would love to see completed. And as irritated as I get about the traffic, the truth […]

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Letters – Reader questions Host Agreement support logic

To the Editor: Commissioner Haden posed a question on April 20 to those frustrated citizens who oppose negotiating a landfill “Host Agreement” with the infamous Georgia company, Green Group Holdings. Acknowledging the risks of a host agreement with a proven bad actor, Haden asked: If the TCEQ permits the landfill and our county has not […]

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