Grimm’s Musings: Part II It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

The Father sent an angel down as a precursor to The Rapture, to see how The Bride of Christ was preparing herself. First, the angel went to Jerusalem as this was known as the City of David far back into the early history of the Jewish People. He viewed The Vatican, which was easy since it stands so elegantly behind […]

Truck catches fire on U.S. 181

Two firefighters from Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services hose down hot spots on a charred Ford F-250 on U.S. 181, south of F.M. 775 Aug. 25. According to Assistant Fire Chief Walter Cutsinger, the driver and passenger reported that they were traveling southbound in the truck, which belongs to Victoria-based Texas Glass and Tinting, when flames erupted in its bed […]

Grimm’s Musings: ‘Living the Dream’

I recently heard about some financial institution that promised they understood my dreams. Now, this grabbed my attention. Imagine, going into a place and have them actually “understand” your dreams as they hand you money! I mean understanding dreams may put a person at the dependency of another. There are some people who claim they can “interrupt” dreams and I […]

Editorial: Mass shootings: why more than one per day?

By Robert J. Gould, Ph.D. The Business Insider reports: “As of August 26, the U.S. has had 247 mass shootings in the first 238 days of 2015. For those keeping track, that’s an average of more than one shooting per day.” Why? No doubt there are many reasons–many causes. First, let’s be clear on the metrics here. The statistic, above, […]

Editorial: It’s time to lift the crude oil export ban

This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban — an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s. Fortunately, the world today looks very different, and our country’s energy landscape has undergone a complete transformation thanks to technological innovation and policies implemented in energy-rich states like Texas. The shale revolution […]

Editorial: Will we continue to waive rules or stand our ground?

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech. After Bush’s speech, hecklers from a group called “Black Lives Matter” caused Bush to simply leave the scene. When Trump opened his question-and-answer […]

Editorial: Heading down the wrong road with race relations, police

This country began to take the wrong path on race relations with President Barack Obama’s first press conference in July 2009. Obama was commenting on an incident that happened in Cambridge, Mass., when he said: “I don’t know all the facts, but … .” He went on to say that the Cambridge police “acted stupidly.” I remember him saying that […]

Falls City ISD adopts deficit budget for 2015-16

According to the adopted budget posted on its website, the Falls City Independent School District is anticipating a budgetary shortfall of slightly less than $1.08 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The budget was adopted following a hearing held during an Aug. 31 special meeting. The budget estimates that revenue will total $12,712,085 — mostly from local and intermediate sources. […]

Caloss confident Poth ISD can weather financial storm

“I think we’re in good shape. We’ve just got to weather this financial storm … get through this year and watch our spending, and we’ll be fine,” said Poth Independent School District Superintendent Scott Caloss, following an Aug. 31 special meeting of the district’s board of trustees. Caloss praised the trustees and the district’s staff for their work in cutting […]

La Vernia considers $2.4 million budget

Included in the draft budget for the city of La Vernia for the coming year are 605 new water meters and a 3-percent across-the-board city staff pay raise, according to City Administrator Yvonne Griffin, following an Aug. 27 budget workshop. The La Vernia City Council and La Vernia Municipal Development District board held the workshop to review the proposed budget, […]