Category: "Opinions"

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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From the Clocktower – The good side of a bad reputation

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   One of my oldest and dearest family friends likes to quote Mark Twain every time he sees me. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel,” he says. This particular family friend is a homebuilder, half-a-thumb shy, so I’m not so sure how sage his advice […]

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From the Clocktower – Everyone should NOT earn a trophy

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Every time I pick up a national newspaper or turn on the news, I find myself getting more and more frustrated with the culture we have created in this country. We seem so desperate to make sure that everyone feels “included” that we’re willing to overlook actual accomplishments, in order […]

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From the Clocktower – The needs of the many…

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER             I’ve chosen to largely not weigh in on the national brouhaha regarding the “transgender bathroom issue,” because I believe that for the most part, it’s not an issue. It’s my feeling that, particularly in Presidential Election Years, social issue extremists on both sides of any issue tend to reach for […]

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