Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – One Final Gift

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It is extremely uncommon for me to get worked up over celebrity deaths. Truth told, I get a little bit frustrated with the “gossip media” at times, because they seem to simply forget that celebrities are normal people who happen to have high-profile jobs. However, the death this week of […]

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From the Clocktower – We’ve come a long way, baby!

In a fit of nostalgia earlier this week, I decided to look at our archives and re-read the first column I wrote in this space when I came back to work for the Post-Register ten years ago. As I celebrate ten years at the Editor’s desk, I wanted to check and see how I’m doing, […]

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Letters – Commander praises first responders

To the Editor: I wanted to take the time to pass on something to yourself and the responders who were on scene on Saturday the 2nd.  I don’t have a contact for any of the other responders so I am hoping you will pass this on. I am extremely proud of everyone who responded to […]

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Letters – Former employee addressses county pay

To the Editor: I wish to make a few comments concerning the article in the Clock Tower on governmental workers at the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department and the Jail. I began full-time work at the Caldwell County Jail in 1987; however, that job alone didn’t pay enough to make a living. At one time during […]

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Letters – Soccer and Stop Lights

Soccer for fun, not funding To the Editor: I wish to commend the Post-Register for the absence of World Cup coverage, at least in the July 3 and 10 issues. For weeks now U.S. journalism has had soccer on the brain. But Lockhart’s paper has kept its head. Not that I am totally indifferent to […]

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From the Clocktower – How bad do government employees really have it?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER It was very interesting, on Monday, to listen to the first round of budget negotiations amongst the Caldwell County Commissioners Court. Budget talks are a summer tradition here in Caldwell County, and while generally I find the talks a bit boring, I have to admit that this year I’m finding them […]

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From the Clocktower – Let the River Run.

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER For several years now, the residents of Martindale have been involved in a sometimes-bitter battle that the rest of us in the county tend to ignore. They’re waging an emotional war to protect their homes and property from the foolishness and shenanigans of intoxicated “toobers,” who, in light of the crackdown […]

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Letters – San Marcos resident praises fireworks

To the Editor: I would like to congratulate all of the folks responsible for the outstanding Fourth of July fireworks show Saturday night. I work in Lockhart, but live in San Marcos and usually watch the fireworks there, because it’s more convenient. Occasionally I have also watched the fireworks show in Austin if I was […]

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From the Clocktower – Your Doctor or Your Boss?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Since the news of the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby decision” broke on Monday morning, I have been trying very hard to figure out what all the fuss is about. I’ve been watching opponents of the decision – including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who wrote a scathing dissent to […]

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Letters – Readers question landfill supporters

To the Editor: In regards to the last public meeting, I am would be very interested to know how many of the people who attended the meeting that were in favor of the proposed “Environmental Park” lived anywhere near the area that will be affected by this. It is very easy for those who are […]

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