Commentary

Closed doors keep CTEC members in dark

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During last year’s Central Texas
Electric Cooperative (CTEC)
Annual Meeting, a video
shown by the board and CEO reported
the construction of two new service

Communication is key during emergencies

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Supt. Eric Wright knows the value of instant communication. He routinely tweets from sporting events to praise a win or offer encouragement during a loss. He often uses the hashtag #proudsupt.

Musicians being heard on noise rules

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A lot of extraordinary things are happening in Fredericksburg, from the stunning growth of wineries, eateries and music venues, to the spectacular development of the local “historical tourism” indu

Country schools a big piece of Gillespie's past

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One day last week, I was searching for an article in the bound edition of the 1955 Standard when I ran across a notice listing all of the “School Closings” that would occur across the county in the

Showers save us time, water, get rid of 'rings'

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Have you ever given much thought to the shower?

You’ll find them in most bathrooms in this country, either as a free-standing device or as part of the bath tub plumbing arrangement.

'Heroes of caring' give their heart every day

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This is National Nurses Week, and I want to pause to give a shout out, high five and fist bump to those tireless workers who make uncomfortable or unbearable situations more palatable.

HCFF promotes movies, town

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After traveling around America to various film festivals with films he’d produced, a question emerged in Chad Mathews’ mind.