Viewpoints

When an extension makes sense
While most people should file a tax return by April 17th, you have the option of delaying your filing date until Oct. 15 with a tax extension. When to file an extension •...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello from the Fox Den and happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we are already in the second week of May. The saying “the older you get, the faster time goes by’ seems to...
Stay prepared to sell your business
If you enjoy running your own business, selling it may be the furthest thing from your mind. But the reality is that eventually an opportunity to sell will come, whether...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real were blessed with a much needed beautiful weekend and it gave many of us some time to get caught up on our to do lists. I was awfully sore when...
Notes from the Fox Den
Did you know that May is National Lupus Awareness Month and that May 10th is World Lupus Day? Don’t worry; I didn’t either until after I was diagnosed with Lupus myself. ...
Concerns about municipal court
There was a lot of opposition in the last city council meeting regarding the municipal court’s jurisdictional capabilities. The action item to be decided upon by the...
Selling the American Dream
Beginning in early adult life and forward, this writer remembers a push for home ownership. Who would possibly argue with the idea of owning ones own home, rather than...
A thank you from John Robinhawk
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who prayed for me, called to see how I was doing, contributed in so many ways, visited with me in the hospital and...
It takes all kinds
I am an 88-year-old new resident of your charming town and I love it here. I am a retired senior citizen and have to rely on a walker to get around. I have no car and I am...
Candidate Forum
The public is invited to the 1st Candidate forum held on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Booker T. Washington Community Center north of Alto on Highway 69. All of...
Courtesy Photo: Kenneth White

Skylar Gowin of Alto recently attended Texas Boys State, selected as a delegate representing American Legion Post 293 of Rusk. Gowin is a senior at Alto High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop #405 of Rusk. Boys State a wonderful opportunity for Alto student
The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the American Legion Post 293 of Rusk granted me – to be able to be a delegate on their behalf at Texas Boys...


Pondering a few ‘puzzling’ things
The recent street demonstrations across the nation are puzzling to me. The daughter of Robert E. Lee said her father wanted no statues or Confederate flags. He did not...
‘From a Grandmother’s Heart’
These days that we live in are flying by; What’s next, o Lord? Will it be a surprise? How can we live with such confusion upfront? People are talking so hateful and...
Property tax rate notice requirements unchanged
Property tax reform — like several other high-profile issues considered by the Texas Legislature in the special session — died Tuesday night when the House and Senate...
Beware internet cattle rustler scam
Recently, I was contacted by email by someone interested in purchasing one of my registered Hereford bulls. Whitehead Herefords has nationally known, proven blood lines, so...