Columns/Opinions

Fri
12
Feb

Governor, congressman seek details on border security cuts

By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-McAllen, are asking U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for detailed information regarding border security cuts. 

 

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Fri
05
Feb

Partnerships and working together are helping Hearne grow

By Kent Brunette

Hearne’s economy is prospering and it shows. Just drive around town and look at new businesses and restored homes along with swimming pool, golf course, park, and little league improvements. Hearne’s ever-growing sales and hotel/motel tax revenues are at record-breaking highs. New jobs exist today that weren’t around 10 years ago. Despite Hearne’s sometimes tumultuous environment, slowly, but surely, the town is progressing economically. 

 

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Fri
05
Feb

TxDOT awaits go-ahead signal for gridlock-reducing projects

By Ed Sterling

The Texas Department of Transportation on Jan. 27 reported that on average, Texas drivers in five of the state’s largest metropolitan areas lose about 52 hours and $1,200 annually due to traffic congestion. 

 

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Fri
29
Jan

Class act in Carolina

By Dennis Phillips

In Carolina a tradition has begun and the impact has garnered the attention of local as well as national media. 

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Fri
29
Jan

Governor meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu

By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 18 met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a business development tour in Israel. Abbott said in a news release that the meeting was “to discuss Texas and Israel’s historic bond” and how he can further solidify their relationship. 

 

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Fri
22
Jan

Hearne’s sales tax allocations surpass more populace neighboring towns

By Kent Brunette

According to the Texas Comptroller’s website, Hearne’s sales tax allocations have quadrupled in the past twenty years. Starting at $233,726 in 1995, ten years later these city sales tax allocations had jumped to $581,696.69 in 2005. Another ten years later, these sales tax allocations are weighing-in at a whopping $1,107,965. For two years in a row, Hearne’s sales tax allocations have topped $1 million a year. 

 

Fri
22
Jan

Paxton files brief supporting religious non-profits

By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 11 filed a friend-of-thecourt brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious beliefs.  

 

Fri
15
Jan

Rivers and streams closest to Hearne

By Kent Brunette

 

When it rains, lots of local folks keep watchful eyes on the Little Brazos River and nearby streams. Since these flow near or through Hearne, I was curious as to where they begin and end. The Texas Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online” is perhaps the best resource on local streams. Ironically, this online resource has no listing for Lost Creek.
 
Fri
15
Jan

Governor proposes slate of amendments to U.S. Constitution

By Ed Sterling

 

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 8 unveiled his “Texas Plan,” a document promoting the passage of nine constitutional amendments “to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States,” he said. The amendments Abbott is proposing include:- Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state.
Fri
08
Jan

Tears from an American President

By Dennis Phillips

If you are a democrat, agree with the President’s new gun executive action or a fan of Hillary Clinton or President Obama supporter; please do not take offense to this column. There will be no need for offense because this column is not about the issue of gun control or the new Presidential action announced Tuesday.

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