Category: "Opinions"

Letters – Readers blast County for policies, pitfalls

Politics, or ‘pile of tricks?’ To the Editor: Cannot understand why politicians needed a paved road, but regular citizens did not. This problem still exists in this county. I know when this comes up in conversation, it ends up with, “we don’t have the money.” I guess it means no money to spend on the [...]

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Columnist seeks community assistance in recognizing WWII vets

By Todd A. Blomerth   Like most of America, World War II had a devastating effect on many of the families in Caldwell County. Hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines were killed or wounded in battle. Others were killed or injured in non-combat situations. At Memorial Day ceremonies, the names of those members of [...]

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Letters – Reader draws attention to TCEQ hearing

To the Editor: Attention Concerned Citizens and those with questions about water, please attend upcoming public meeting. Walton Texas L.P., an international corporation, owning roughly 8,000 acres in Caldwell County, has plans for at least three or four major subdivisions. Where do they plan do get their water? We all know that water is a [...]

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Letters – Lone Star Grand Prix and Agenda 21

Race fan boggled by schedule changes To the Editor: As an avid race fan, I was pleased that the Texas Lone Star Grand Prix had decided to schedule their 2013 kart racing event in Lockhart with the support of the City of Lockhart and the community. After attending the US Grand Prix in Austin last [...]

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From the Clocktower- Ignoring the mess won’t make it go away

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   When I was little, like most children I suspect, I hated cleaning my bedroom. I hated it so much that I would often (like most children, I suspect) fight, cry and scream over NOT picking up my stuff. When I finally, inevitably lost the battle, I would spend the next [...]

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Great Debate: Is fluoride worth it?

Editor’s Note: A recently submitted Letter to the Editor contained concerns and allegations that prompted our Editorial Board to research an option for providing “both sides of the story.” The nature of the concerns led us to believe that it was our duty to present opposing viewpoints, and allow our readers to determine their own course of [...]

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From the Clocktower – It’s not necessary to re-invent the wheel

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER One of the most dangerous parts of elected service, I expect, is trying to integrate your own thoughts and ideas into processes and systems that you think aren’t working correctly. I can see that. As humans, we tend to resist change; we seem to like doing things “the way they have [...]

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Letters – Reader praises Court reversal

Dear Caldwell County Residents: A big “thank you!” for your signatures requesting the court rescind Resolution 29-2012. This Resolution was signed by Judge Ramsey, Judge Robison and Judge Blomerth. Judge Blomerth presented it to the “lame duck” court on Nov.19, 2012. It was passed by Judge Bonn and Commissioners Buchholtz and Cyrier. Commissioners Roland and [...]

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From the Clocktower – My property rights are sacred! But do something about my neighbors!

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Once again this week, the Commissioners Court heard a public hearing about a proposed subdivision in rural Caldwell County – this time, a development that will break up some 80 acres into five-acre tracts. And once again this week, the folks of Caldwell County entertained me. You see, for the [...]

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Letters – Republican Party needs an overhaul

To the Editor: Recent revelations from the Republican Executive Committee really have me concerned. It appears that the recent landslide by Democrat candidates has caused much anger and frustration within the party and much finger-pointing and blaming. I can certainly understand; it’s not easy to lose elections. Introspection is a good thing, and I really [...]

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