Category: "Opinions"

From the Clocktower – When 35 miles per hour is just too fast

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Last week, my heart-sister had the unenviable task of explaining to her elementary school daughters that their family had lost a second cat in a month, when their kitten was killed by a careless driver. She had to tell them, for the second time in a month, that someone was […]

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Letters – Healthcare pro warns against government shutdown

To the Editor: Recent news reports on the looming budget showdown portrays the real risk of another government shutdown. On behalf of the compassionate caregivers at Seton Healthcare Family, I urge Congress to not only avoid another government shutdown, but to go a step further and protect hospitals and access to healthcare for all Americans. […]

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Letters – What kind of development is best for Lytton?

Reader responds to Green Group allegations To the Editor: After reading Jessica Neyman’s letter to the editor regarding Green Group Holdings and the proposed  130 Environmental Park landfill in last week’s paper, I felt compelled to respond and set the record straight. Ms. Neyman’s characterization of Green Group is completely off base, and could not be […]

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From the Clocktower – Planning to Fail: Governing on the Fly

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Here lately, I’ve noticed a growing trend of people and organizations waiting until the last possible moment to ask our governmental leaders to step into situations with assistance and funding to help. We saw it with their decision to enter a Contested Case Hearing a matter of days before the […]

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Letters – Reader questions landfill actions, negotiations

To the Editor: I have refrained from sending a Letter to the Editor about the proposed 130 landfill until now. In light of recent events, I feel that I should formally “speak up,” so that my neighbors are aware of what has transpired. Recently, Green Group Holdings, LLC (“GGH”) engaged in misconduct in a similar […]

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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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