Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – What’s in a name?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Street names took center stage this week during the Commissioners Court meeting, as the County grapples with what they should call about 3,300 feet of frontage road on SH-130 west of Lockhart. I started remembering all the brouhaha when the Lockhart City Council chose to name the portion of the [...]

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From the Clocktower – The Truth About Taxes

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I found myself wondering on Monday how it is possible that men who have been sitting on the Commissioners Court for several years do not understand the calculation of the effective tax rate and the actual tax rate. On the one hand, I get that it’s confusing, but on the [...]

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Letters – Hicks won’t seek third term as District Attorney

Open Letter to the Citizens of Caldwell County: I have decided not to run for a third term as Caldwell County Criminal District Attorney. After hours of conversations with my family, friends and colleagues, I have decided that it is time to move in a different direction, and I made the announcement to my staff [...]

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From the Clocktower – What is transparency, really?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER I was forced to consult the giant Webster’s Dictionary behind my desk again this week, when I started wondering if I really understood the meaning of a word that I hear bandied about quite a bit. That word is “transparency,” and it appears to be a favorite word among politicians. What [...]

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Letters – Parent thanks City staff

To the Editor: I would like to thank two individuals who went out of their way to help my son after a bicycle accident near the soccer fields on Thursday, July 25. Around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday, my son Jordan was out for a bike ride with his sister, a friend and me. He had [...]

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Letters – Readers shocked by FLBC stance

To the Editor: I was very saddened by the article where the local Baptist church ousted the Boy Scouts after a 20-year relationship because the Boy Scouts of America apparently adopted a new policy to allow homosexuals into their organization. Strikes me as the opposite of “What Jesus Would Do.” What happened to “Judge Not [...]

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Letters – County growth and voter involvement

Voters should take control To the Editor: I agree with you 100 percent about our so-called “government” and the decisions “it” makes to govern our lives (as if we don’t have sense enough to decide who we want to marry or what to do with our bodies or who is going to regulate our healthcare!!). I [...]

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From the Clocktower – One vote is all you need

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I don’t remember if it was my parents or my grandmother, or a life coach I met somewhere along the way, or possibly just a very wise friend, but I remember being told, somewhere down the line, that one of the most important qualities in an effective leader is knowing [...]

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Letters – Library, Relay for Life and county employees

Library celebrates communities To the Editor: The week of April 14-20, the Dr. Eugene Clark Library will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. This year’s theme “Communities matter at your library” is certainly true of our [...]

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From the Clocktower – Sexual assault is no laughing matter

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I read a story this week about a 17-year-old girl in Canada whose family had to go through the awful decision-making process of turning off her life support after three days, when she was hospitalized after attempting to hang herself in her family’s home. If those circumstances weren’t bone-chilling enough, [...]

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