2011-10-19

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Student allegedly threatens Stockdale teacher




STOCKDALE — As of 1 p.m. today, Cpl. Stephen Moore of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office remained at Stockdale Junior High School, where he was investigating a complaint that a student threatened a teacher, said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. The sheriff said the unidentified student allegedly told a teacher that he “had a gun and knew how […]

NASCAR News: Kenseth Gets Win at Charlotte



att Kenseth held off Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night to take the win. Busch finished second, and Carl Edwards was third. Kenseth’s win was the first for Ford at Charlotte since 2002. “It was an awesome win for us,” Kenseth said. […]

DPS Warns Parents that the Mexican Cartels are Recruiting Texas High School Students



Six of the seven Mexican Cartels have established command and control networks in Texas and they are recruiting Texas students to support their drug, human, currency and weapon smuggling operations on both sides of the Texas/Mexico border. These Cartels and their operatives are extremely violent, torturing and killing thousands of people in Mexico, and they use transnational and Texas prison […]

Political Soaps: The 9-9-9 Tax Plan and the Importance of Debates



This week there will be a Republican Debate on Tuesday evening if you have the time come and join the fun and games show. It will be an important debate as Herman Cain will continue to defend his 9-9-9 Tax Plan and Gov. Perry will see if his debate coach has helped him. Debates are just that – Fun and […]

Letter: Unions fan flames of ‘Occupy Wall Street’



Editor: Re: “‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests target wrong side,” Oct. 5 Your readers may remember my recent article condemning the anarchist-communist-criminal rioters in England. Now, we have similar low-lifes in New York City demonstrating and clashing with police on Wall Street. These “Occupy Wall Street” protestors don’t seem to have any specific grievances other than to fight “corporate greed” and […]

Letter: Streets tax on ballot in November



Editor: The city of La Vernia will hold a Special Election on Nov. 8 for the reauthorization of local sales and use tax in the city of La Vernia at the rate of one-fourth of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. A 1-cent local sales-tax increase was approved by the voters in La […]

Letter: County keeps raising salaries



Editor: Seems like every year the commissioners and county judge just have to increase county employees’ salaries because all the current employees are moving on to greener pastures unless they get raises. So, why don’t we ever see listings for employees in the “help wanted” section of the paper? With the unemployment rate at 8 percent and higher in Texas, […]

Letter: Thanks to Floresville policemen



Editor: On April 14, 2009, three men broke into our home sometime after midnight. We were beaten, hogtied, and left for dead. My wife, Sandy, was repeatedly raped. Within 14 hours, the Burnet County sheriff, along with the Texas Rangers and other local law enforcement, apprehended the three individuals, along with two others who were eventually cleared. In August 2009, […]

Letter: Floresville’s emperor ‘has no clothes’



An outsider’s observation Editor: Re: “Judge for yourselves on city issues,” Letters, Oct. 12 Elected officials are required by law, and should be ethically and morally bound, to discharge their duties in an open and above-board manner. Elected officials serve at the pleasure of the voters and taxpayers and are responsible to them. Voters have the right, and the responsibility, […]

Editorial: EPA’s bad science to blame for state’s latest challenge



By Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D. The state of Texas is again being forced to take legal action against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this time to stop enforcement of the new Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). EPA apologists continue to demonstrate a lack of basic understanding of the rule and a dangerous, misguided belief that CSAPR should be accepted […]