Columns/Opinions

Fri
13
Feb

William’s what were you thinking?

By Dennis Phillips

A staple in the American society is the news anchor. Think back to the inception of television news broadcast and the name that should come to mind is Texan Walter Cronkite. Cronkite was the anchorman for the CBS evening news for 19 years, but at a pivotal time in American history, 1962-1981. Cronkite was well known as “the most trusted man in America,” covering national events that included the moonwalk, Watergate, Vietnam War, the assassinations of president John F. Kennedy, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King and Beatles musician John Lennon.

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Fri
06
Feb

Budget-writing process begins in Senate committee

On Jan. 28 the main work of the Texas Legislature started when the state budget-writing Senate Finance Committee met at the Capitol. Financial figures for the committee to use as a guide come from the 10-member Legislative Budget Board,
a permanent joint committee of the House and Senate that develops budget and policy recommendations for appropriations completes fiscal analyses for proposed legislation and conducts evaluations and reviews to improve the efficiency and performance of state and local operations
 
Fri
06
Feb

Chris Kyle embodies America and Texas

It is the stuff that makes a good movie. A secret life that can intrigue viewers; the though of a glimpse into the covered life of an American soldier, specifically an American Sniper. I have not seen the movie, not out of protest or any other such nonsense, I just have not had the time to go, but I will
 
Fri
30
Jan

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick take office

January 20 was inauguration day for Gov. Greg Abbott, successor to Rick Perry, who completed a record-setting 14 years as governor. Abbott is the 48th governor of Texas.. 
 
Fri
30
Jan

Hang up and drive

You see the slogan everywhere, “Don’t Text And Drive.” This newspaper even makes a nice poster every year to reinforce that slogan. Really, it’s more than a slogan; it should be a law. 
 
Fri
23
Jan

More jobs for our people

By Kent Brunette
 
Creative Solutions in Health Care will soon have 80+ varying level local jobs for our people (website is CSNHC.com). Talk about convenience, once it is fully staffed, this facility will provide quality care for lots of elderly patients from Robertson and neighboring counties.
 
Fri
23
Jan

Governor Perry ends tenure with final address to lawmakers

By Ed Sterling
 
Gov. Rick Perry delivered his farewell address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Jan. 15. Before recounting various aspects of the state’s performance during his record-breaking tenure as chief executive, Perry said, “I have come here to reflect on what we have done together, and to say farewell.
 
Fri
16
Jan

Love’s a catalyst for growth

By Kent Brunette
 
Excitement continues to build as Hearne’s new Crossroads Rehabilitation and Nursing Center prepares to open. For jobs, send an email with your qualifications and contact information to 5brianmartin11@gmail.com. Hearne interviews begin soon. Successful applicants must pass drug and criminal history checks.
 

 

Fri
16
Jan

Proposal would put contracts under increased scrutiny

By Ed Sterling
 
Signaling his intent to promote transparency and accountability in the 84th Texas Legislature, House Speaker Joe Straus on Jan. 9 announced that in the coming weeks the House would release a budget proposal designed to strengthen oversight of state agency contracts. The Legislature convenes Jan. 13.
 

 

Fri
09
Jan

Good-paying jobs with a short commute

For jobs at Hearne’s new Crossroads Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, please send an email with your qualifications
and contact information to 5brianmartin11@ gmail.com. Hearne interviews begin early February. Successful applicants must
pass drug and criminal history checks.
 

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