Columns/Opinions

Thu
08
Oct

Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District appointments

By County Judge David Barkemeyer

Thu
08
Oct

Economic freedom at stake

In recent months almost 3,000 citizens and friends of Milam County eagerly signed petitions, wrote letters, and used other means declaring strong opposition to long secret plans for a Little River Off-Channel Reservoir. If it happens it would be somewhere in the Gause-Milano area.
The most detestable aspect of the planning is the Brazos River Authority’s power of eminent domain, BRA’s power to seize private property with payment of mere market value of the confiscated properties.
My purpose in this letter is to show you that Milam is not alone. Our nation is experiencing a creeping totalitarian tendency that all U.S. citizens must wake up and see. Explaining this may be a challenge for some readers, but here it is as reported on-line and in print.

Wed
30
Sep

Health Department changes

By Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer

Wed
23
Sep

Little River Off Channel Reservoir still in plan

By Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer

Thu
27
Aug

The going gets tough

By County Judge David Barkemeyer

Fri
21
Aug

County tax roll review

County Judge David Barkemeyer

By David Barkemeyer, County Judge

Wed
29
Jul

Family of woman who died in custody deserves answers, Abbott says

by ED STERLING

Wed
29
Jul

Attorney General helps fight scams

Attorney General Ken Paxton alerts us about scams in Texas. He starts by identifying a loan scam, operating illegally in magazine ads, in a newspaper’s classifi ed section, emails, or the United States Postal Service (USPS). It is very simple to detect the illegal notices because they ask for an upfront fee to be paid. The fee is established in the ads which carry promises like no credit check is necessary. Reading between the lines, so-to-speak, the readers might think the fee is to offset the risk factor connected with clients with poor or no credit rating in place.

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Fri
24
Jul

Taste of Texas: Enjoy blackberries this summer

by MICAH HOLCOMBE
This summer we are starting a special series with AgriLife’s Dinner Tonight that showcases Texas produce. Taste of Texas Once a month, a different a region and food of Texas will be highlighted by AgriLife Extension County agents. Did you know that Texas produces about 20 percent of the nation’s beef? Texas is also the leading producer of pecan, watermelon, grapefruit and cantaloupe Also, the Texas Red Grapefruit is the official state fruit and the sweet onion is the official vegetable.
 
Fri
24
Jul

Utopia failed to take root on Texas frontier

by BARTEE HAILE
After three wave-tossed months at sea, a shipload of thirsty Germans streamed ashore at Galveston on July 17, 1847 and went in search of the nearest tavern. The previous year, Prince Carl Solms-Braunfels had made the rounds of the universities in his fatherland to talk restless students into taking the Texas challenge. As a recruiter for the Adelsverein, an association of German aristocrats advocating Lone Star colonization as a way to relieve revolutionary pressures, his mission was to fire the imagination of the younger generation with glowing accounts of the New World paradise.
 

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