2011-02-09

Wilson County Junior Livestock Show



A judge gives his overview of the lambs entered in the Wilson County Junior Livestock Show Jan. 19 in the Wilson County Show Barn near Floresville. Video by Pat Kopecki

Tips to Prevent, Handle and Hire Help with Frozen Plumbing



Austin, TX – February 3, 2011 – The winter weather across Central, Coastal and Southwest Texas this week continues to freeze plumbing lines in commercial and residential buildings as temperatures remain surprisingly low. To prevent pipes from freezing, bursting and causing water damage, BBB urges all home and business owners to take extra precautions by following these tips, suggested by […]

Golf Course Owner Lew Hayden dies



PLEASANTON — Lewis “Lew” Harrison Hayden Jr., one-half of the team that owns the Pleasanton and River Bend golf clubs, has passed away at age 73. Hayden’s business partner, Mike Yanity, confirmed that Hayden died last night. The partners closed Jan. 20 on a deal to purchase the River Bend Golf Club — formerly known as the Maverick Golf Club […]

Time Warp: The Race for our Enslavement Almost at full Throttle



Now that we have more than enough evidence of this incremental process of socialism being sold by bits and pieces to the American people, I believe it’s time to review where we are at this point in time. We must first start with just the ‘minor, harmless’ moves being pulled off at the city and state levels in support of […]

Why is EPA crying over spilled milk?



Despite the old saying, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that. We all understand why the Environmental Protection Agency was given the power to issue regulations to guard against oil spills, such as that of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska or the more recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But not […]

Letter: Congratulations to Sacred Heart spellers



Editor: I was privileged to be asked to be one of the judges at the first Sacred Heart School Spelling Bee affiliated with the National Spelling Bee. Your editor, Nannette Kilbey-Smith, happened to be the “pronouncer” and did a wonderful job. I wanted to comment on the participants. As with any such competition, only one participant could earn the title […]

Letter: Asking that conservative Hispanics be heard



Editor: Hispanic conservatives need to be heard, particularly in local mainstream media and Spanish-language media. When Hispanic-related issues are covered in the local media such as newspapers, television, or radio, they rarely include conservative Hispanics. Some people feel there is a bias against Hispanic conservatives by mainstream media editors and reporters who have liberal opinions. Recent examples of this bias […]

Never forget: Egypt is in Africa




Never forget that Egypt is in Africa  — it is clearly and most definitely an African nation. Only look at the map to confirm this fact. The media repeat endlessly the Arabic character of Egyptian culture — true, but not true enough. Egypt is African. The great book of the Bible is the Exodus, about going “out of Africa” — […]

Weather woes add to excitement, create energy woes




It wasn’t much as snowfalls go, but there was enough ice and frigid weather in last week’s arctic blast to cause many schools in Texas to be dismissed for one or more days. That alone is enough to provide excitement to the kids, and in the end, most of them did get to experience at least a bit of snow. […]

Park will have new culverts, pavement



At the last La Vernia City Council meeting, the council approved the park’s culvert replacement plan, involving a joint project between the La Vernia Independent School District, the city, and the Parks Foundation. Work has started in the front of the park now with the replacement of these culverts, which will help control the flow of water coming from the […]