In The Shadow Of…

The end of April, 2015, marked one hundred and fifty years since the ending of the Civil War, death of President Abraham Lincoln, and the beginning of the Reconstruction Era in American History. On February 13, 1861, General Winfield Scott summoned Robert E. Lee from his military post at Fort Mason, Texas to return to Washington. Upon his arrival, Lee was asked to take on the position of

Voice of a UT Legend

Horseshoe Bay—In the long and storied athletic journey of the University of Texas, one of the greatest coaches was Jody Conradt. Looking like she could return to the bench she left eight years ago, Conradt told Horseshoe Bay Sports Club members, "You've got to bring a group together," to form a winning team. "They have to adopt a common purpose."Conradt's UT women's basketball squads adopted

7’s a Lucky Number

BURNET—A year ago, Wyatt Casey exchanged his track uniform for a 7-on-7 jersey, owning a slight edge to become the Llano High quarterback for the 2014 season. It took one night to see that Casey's arm was not as strong as his legs, and the QB job went to Holden Simpson.On May 4, the coaches' hopes were both realistic and much higher that this time Mighty Casey would not strike out, and he would

‘Well-Put, Young Man’

KINGSVILLE—Some of Llano High's finest athletes of the future delivered admirable performances at the Region IV Track & Field Meet, May 1-2, but junior Colton Center was all polish in the present, claiming a bronze medal in the shot put. That means he's third in Class 4A in one-quarter of a state that's as big in population as North Korea and Australia and bigger than the Netherlands and


Help Mom with Her Retirement Income Strategy

Mother's Day is almost here. This occasion may have special significance for you if you've been fortunate enough to have your mother around for your adult life. So naturally, you'll want to bring Mom some flowers or another gift. But if she's planning to retire soon, you may want to think about a longer-term way to improve her life — namely, by initiating a conversation about her retirement

I’d Give Her a Piece of My Mind

If I Had Any To Spare

I do not know if grouchy comes with old age or if in old age you are too weak to subdue it. I guess it does not really matter because I am having a little bit of trouble along this line. My grouchy seems to be getting out of control.I remember the good old days, those carefree days, days when I did not let anything bother me. Oh, how I wish they would return.Lately, it seems everywhere I go I run

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