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Karnes City ISD Superintendent Column: Property taxes, school funding and the 85th Texas Legislative Session
Since the year 2014, the Karnes County school districts have disbursed a total of over $175 million in local property tax revenue to the state in the form of recapture payments. • Runge ISD: $13,08...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Veterans Day message... ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” — Romans 8:31. It is obvious that God has been for us. Our country has been blessed with much wealth and prosperity. It has been a bastion of liberty, esp...
Nov 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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No man is an island
The solitary stranger rides slowly along the town’s dusty main street, brim pulled low over steely eyes. He dismounts outside the saloon, soothes his parched throat with a shot of whiskey and then ...
Nov 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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FALLS CITY SUPERINTENDENT'S COLUMN: Community support
FALLS CITY – One thing I grew up counting on from the Falls City community was overwhelming support for the school. This has continued to be very evident to me since my first day back in March of l...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helena Handbasket: 200,000 arguments against autonomous autos
My hunting rig just logged 200,000 miles, appropriately enough on a gravel road! The ’06 Suburban was the last year GM bothered with metal bumpers, although they’ve since been modified to suit my t...
Nov 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishing Texas’ Laguna Madre
HELENA - October’s crisp clear days are my favorite for fishing Texas’ Laguna Madre. Early chill during the pre-dawn run makes your nose tingle and eyes water. Cooler water makes you wonder if you ...
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texas may withdraw from federal refugee resettlement program
by Ed Sterling
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
AUSTIN – Texas officials said the state will withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program if the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement does not approve the Lone Star State’s refugee plan by...
Defense secretary promotes new hub to partner with tech startups
by Ed Sterling
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
AUSTIN – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 announced the opening of a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental” hub at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Carter and University of T...
Karnes City ISD Superintendent Column: Great Admiration
by Jeanette Winn
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
With the annual summer Badger Comeback event, in which alumni hold their yearly gathering to celebrate Badger Pride and reminisce about the old (or not so old) days, a special request was made to m...
Welcome to the new year
by Dr. J. Bakewell "Bake" Barron
Sep 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
RUNGE – On behalf of Runge ISD, I want to take this opportunity to thank our community and staff for a great start of the school year. Their commitment to the children of Runge made for a smooth tr...
Paxton says subpoena of corporation’s records violated First Amendment
by Ed Sterling
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 9 announced he had filed a friend-of-the-court brief “in defense of the First Amendment.” The brief, he said, explains that Massachusetts Attorne...
Real life is not like a video game
by William J. Gibbs Jr., Long Way from Home
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
I might be dating myself a bit, but one of my favorite video games is the original Super Mario Bros., which was included in the Nintendo Entertainment System my parents gave us as a Christmas gift ...