Opinion

Recommendations on opening up

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Dear Annie: I understand what “Unable To Open Up” is saying. I was never able to communicate with my parents. It carried over into my marriage and caused problems.

When batteries are just faking it

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Just when I think I’ve heard every possible way to save time and money every day, I open my mail to find new and clever ideas I’d never thought of. No doubt about it, I have the smartest readers in the world (good-looking, too!).

Rumors not the best decision

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Several of you who know me know I do not have Facebook on my phone. I check it at the Chamber as it is an important tool for us to share happiness and positivity. I took it off my phone after finally realizing it causes me some anxiety and overall disgust. I’m appalled at how people will say anything—absolutely anything—because there is no accountability for the words written. And, typically, I sit silent regarding posts made. After reading something this morning, though, I want to take an opportunity to point out something.

Slaughter at San Saba

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The Spanish captain responsible for protecting the San Saba mission sensed grave danger March 10, 1758.

Shine a light in trying times

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I have found myself at a complete loss for words lately. I wasn’t even sure what to include in the Chamber Connection this week. What is relevant, what is important, what is changing so fast that we can’t even keep up? Then I remembered a poem I read at the Chamber banquet in February. I dug it out, reread it and found some comfort. So, I’m passing it along to you.

Hospital continues to screen visitors

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For the safety and health of the community and our ministry, CHRISTUS Health is screening all visitors to our hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among our patients, associates and guests. We appreciate your understanding as we ask questions to those visiting our campuses about their travel and health as it relates to screening for the COVID-19 symptoms, as well as take a temperature.

Stay the supportive course

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Dear Annie: My cousin has had anger issues for years, especially toward our grandmother. A few years ago, her parents got divorced, and her dad immediately started dating another woman, with whom he now shares a house. My cousin has announced that she is cutting herself off from all family ties, and, when she turns 18 next year, she is planning on changing her last name.

From luxury taxes to quick scissor-sharpening

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Over the years, I’ve noticed something. People who live comfortably do not do so because they are particularly wealthy. It’s because they are disciplined. They possess financial maturity. They live according to principles and rules they impose upon themselves. I have a feeling that Jane, today’s first tipster, is one of those people — quietly disciplined and financially mature.