Category: "Opinions"

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 You need […]

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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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From the Clocktower – It’s time to end distracted driving

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I’ve used this space many times to discuss driving habits – usually, I’ll confess, when an accident happens that gets me rattled. And while it didn’t affect us directly, I’d say that the bus crash out at Concan qualifies as “jarring.” At the beginning of the current legislative ses You […]

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Letters – Friends open invitation for National Library Week

To the Editor: The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are so much more than mere repositories of books, and this year’s theme, “Libraries Transform” is certainly true of our library.  Whether offering e-books, free tax aide, technology classes, […]

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Letters – Host Agreement and Cemetery Maintenance

Reader praises host agreement talks To the Editor: FINALLY! So very glad to see the Caldwell County Commissioners taking positive steps to address a possible voluntary host agreement from Green Group Holdings. If TCEQ approves the permits for the new landfill and recycling center then at the very least the county will reap some ben […]

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From the Clocktower – How should we respond to Fowlkes arrest? 

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I know the students and staff at Lockhart High School. Many, I know very well. Some, I know only tangentially, and others, I recognize by name, face or jersey number. But most of them, I know. More than that, I like to think that I know the culture at Lockhart […]

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