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Seeing the whole picture

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Special to the View | 3

Journalists strive to be good watchdogs of local government, but it’s hard to argue that we do a better job than video cameras do of capturing not just every vote but every question and point raised during council and board meetings that often last several hours.

It’s time to elect the LCRA board

Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Smithville Times

In most cases, private enterprise handles most things better than do governments, save one — water and sewage service.

Standing up for schools should be top priority

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | Special to the View | 1

Last January, when I was at the Lake Travis ISD Parade of Champions to celebrate another state championship run for the Cavs, I couldn’t help but think of just how much commitment and support from teachers, support staff, and principals it took to bring this level of success to Lake Travis.

Searle’s life provided valuable lessons

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | Devin Monk

On the list of things we’re supposed to do in life, “read the obituary of an 18-year-old” should not be on that list.

Cavs’ season comes full circle

Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Smithville Times | 8

For four straight years, no matter where the season has started or where the journey has turned along the way, Lake Travis has found itself in the exact same spot

Campbell earns bronze, makes all of us proud

Sunday, October 3, 2010 | Smithville Times

As you probably know by now, 1st Lt. Sam Campbell, a 2002 Lake Travis graduate, has been awarded a Bronze Star.

DeOme wants to get word out on possible Lakeway annexations

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Smithville Times | 4

Lakeway Mayor Dave DeOme was adamant during a telephone call with the newspaper two weeks ago.

Silent heroes indeed

Monday, June 7, 2010 | Smithville Times

Anyone who heard Bruce Harris speak at Lakeway’s Memorial Day service last Monday knows he has it right, we stand on the shoulders of giants — the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in relative peace and freedom.

Saluting veterans today, yesterday and tomorrow

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Smithville Times

Our nation has been blessed by the “Greatest Generation” — those soldiers who helped preserve freedom and democracy during the dark days of World War II.

Lake Travis View getting set to relocate office

Friday, October 2, 2009 | Devin Monk

We have some important news that I need to pass on to our readers.

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