Category: "Opinions"

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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Letters – A story about sheepdogs

To the Editor: Once upon a time there some pastures filled with sheep guarded by sheepdogs. The sheepdogs in the first pasture noticed that all the sheepdogs in the other pastures had bigger bones than they did. The sheepdogs asked the Shepherd for bigger bones. The Shepherd said they had no bigger bones in this […]

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Letters – Reader applauds Roland’s courage

To the Editor: Did you miss it – that act of quiet bravery on behalf of Caldwell County? It happened on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, when a lawyer paid by a very large corporation, Philips and Jordan, tried to make the public think that our county commissioner, while doing his job protecting and representing his […]

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From the Clocktower – Are there doorknobs in Heaven?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Heavens are shining a bit brighter this week, while Lockhart and Caldwell County are a bit bleaker, for the loss of a very special woman – our very own Angel. For several years now, the folks of Lockhart and Caldwell County have found their lives made a little bit […]

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From the Clocktower – River lovers create trouble – again.

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It happened again this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, a call came in to local authorities about a missing person on the river. On the heels of the tragic death of Wayne Foston last weekend, naturally, our emergency services (mostly volunteers) descended on the banks of the San Marcos River in […]

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