Columns/Opinions

Thu
24
Oct

Federal website glitches derail launch of ObamaCare

by Brett Voss
 
After all of the debating, all of the maneuvering, all of the political bipartisanship and all of the posturing, President Barack Obama finally unveiled his signature piece of legislature to the country in the form of the Affordable Care Act only to be derailed by a computer glitch.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Federal shutdown ends, but issues remain

By Ed Sterling
 
AUSTIN — A federal shutdown arching over Texas and the rest of the nation since Oct. 1 resulted in the temporary closure of many facilities and the furloughing of millions of employees. On Oct. 16, the shutdown ended when both houses of Congress adopted a continuing appropriations act that does three things: increases the nation’s debt limit, allows the treasury to pay bills and returns the federal government to full operations, at least until mid-January.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Glitches derail ObamaCare

After all of the debating, all of the maneuvering, all of the political bipartisanship and all of the posturing, President Barack Obama finally unveiled his signature piece of legislature to the country in the form of the Affordable Care Act only to be derailed by a computer glitch.
 
Thu
18
Jul

Editorial 7-17-13

The Sound & Fury of the abortion issue

By Brett Voss

Publisher

 

Now that it's all said and done, it turned out being little more than a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Nearly three weeks after Texas Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis staged her grandstanding filibuster, Republicans used their majority in the Texas Legislature to pass a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close.

Of course, the Democrats continue to make noise regarding the bill, promising to fight over the contentious measure in the courts and at the ballot box.

Thu
18
Jul

Dear Editor - Fletcher

Dear Editor,
I felt the need to complain and didn't know who else to complain to.

I was very proud to watch our Clifton boys’ baseball team, Bosque Valley Family Dental, take second place in the 8u league this year, the boys worked hard and ended the season with only two losses to the same Whitney team.

I was rather upset today though when I found out that the end of season playoff games being held at Valley Mills will be charging $5 per adult and $3 per child per game to get in to watch our boys play, with this being a double elimination extension to our season it could become very costly for family members to participate.

Thu
13
Jun

UT alumni inauguration

Bosque County UT alumni begin chapter

 

Local Report

Meridian Tribune

 

Thu
13
Jun

WS Blood drive

West Shore to host blood drive

 

Local Report

The Clifton Record

 

Carter BloodCare is offering blood donors the chance to unwind and watch a Texas Rangers baseball game. In June, those who give blood with Carter BloodCare will receive a special, online-only ticket offer for fifty percent off select seating sections from the Texas Rangers. Donors will also be entered to win suite tickets.

Thu
13
Jun

Editorial

By Brett Voss

Publisher

In the year 1984, Americans lived a relative utopian existence, citizens in a "prouder, stronger and better" country as Ronald Reagan began his second term as president of the United States of America. We lived in a world where individual freedom and privacy remained respected and cherished, in a world free from self-absorbing instruments like cell phones and the internet.

Ironically, the very tools we once thought drew the entire world closer together may end up being the very things to plunge us into total isolation. But first, the personal devices we create our own little worlds in will be used to take our individual privacy away as we collectively become wards of the state.

Now, fast forward to the present.

Tue
02
Apr
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Gun control battle grabs Capitol Hill spotlight

While Washington’s warfare over the budget called a ceasefire for the Easter holiday, the country braced for the next battle over gun control to take center stage as Congress returned this week. So after thawing out in March, Capitol Hill will play host to a springtime clash over gun rights, as lawmakers prepare to take up significant gun control legislation for the first time in years. April will shower us with rhetoric as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brings a gun-regulation bill to the Senate floor that includes a universal background check.

Tue
02
Apr
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Rustic Ramblings

Nesting season is upon us. I’m hoping the blue birds will move into the boxes we’ve provided. Barn swallows love the front porch real estate ops here, atop the columns that support the roof. When my children were small, we called them “mud birds” for the composition of their nests. The tenacious little homemakers even build inside the cow tunnel below the road.

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