Category: "Opinions"

Here at the House – Respect the Uniform

By Rep. John Cyrier Growing up, I was always taught to “respect the uniform.” My late father is a Marine veteran of the Korean War and the father of four boys, of whom I am the youngest. He died when I was only 18 years old, but I still carry his lessons with me. I […]

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Here at the House – Making schools and teachers a priority

By Rep. John Cyrier Texas House of Representatives, Dist. 17     For many families across our district, the past two weeks have been quite busy with back-to-school preparations. With our students and teachers returning to school, I thought it appropriate to update you on new laws passed by the Texas Legislature to support and […]

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From the Clocktower – Kids, caution and caring

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   It’s been a little over a week since the kids went back to school, and as I expected, reports are starting to come to my desk about people driving like madmen in our neighborhoods. Unfortunately, that thoughtless driving often comes with all-too-real consequences – often, consequences for people who are […]

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Letters – Bands, bullets and bad decisions

Reader praises unsung talent To the Editor: Read your recent article “Lions, Lady Lions return to work” with great interest. Since moving to Lockhart two years ago, my wife and I have talked about attending a fall football game. We’ve bought “Lockhart Lions” shirts, caps, and sweatshirts at Walmart, but haven’t found an opportunity—until now. […]

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Letters – Salaries and animal control

Reader addresses Sheriff salary To the Editor: Regarding “Court nixes sheriff’s pay raise” [Lockhart Post-Register, Aug. 13, 2015]: I believe the court should rethink this issue. As our county grows increased population brings more crime, the Sheriff’s department in my opinion is more important then many departments within the Commissioners’ control. Citizens of rural Caldwell […]

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Here at the House – Where Washington fails, Texas succeeds!

By John Cyrier If you ask most people their opinion of the U.S. Congress, chances are it is pretty low. Most surveys show the American public’s approval of congress at less than 20 percent. Not to be outdone, for the past two years, more of the American people have disapproved of President Obama’s job performance […]

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From the Clocktower – Private contracts, public spending

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER Over the years, I haven’t tried to make any secret of my opinions about the use of taxpayer money to fund “special interests.” Frankly, the very notion gives me heartburn, particularly when that spending is shrouded in secrecy. For that reason, I am extremely disappointed in some of Caldwell County’s leadership […]

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From the Clocktower – Candidates or Celebrities?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   We still have more than a year until the 2016 Presidential Election, and I’m already so bored with it all that I could scream. I remember, when I was a kid, I heard stories about my great-grandmother having to check in and pay poll taxes, and of my grandmother telling […]

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Letters – Mom speaks out after tragic crash

To the Editor: I am the mother of the young man who was killed Sunday. I know you could only report on what you were told but I wanted to make sure all the parents out there know my baby was not like those other two. Was he perfect? Absolutely not. But he didn’t have […]

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From the Clocktower – City, County mull time, money to spare

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   As the City and County begin the process of culling through their budget figures, an interesting question came to light last week when a specific business owner came forward with a very big request. The Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches has begun a campaign to purchase and install a […]

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