March 20, 2019

Frances Moore Lappe, best known as the author of Diet for a Small Planet, a popular health-food cookbook from the 1970's, has also written about democracy.  In the years just after the 9/11 terrorist attack on our country, she wrote Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity...

August 6, 2018

Just hanging around the house for the last five days with what, I suppose, are allergies+. Not exactly sure what the “plus” is except that I’m really dragging. It’s giving me a good chance to catch up on some great reading, including Janis Richardson’s fine Letter to t...

July 23, 2018

Texas voters are celebrating a special but largely unknown anniversary this week. On July 27, 1918, women were able to vote in Texas for the first time! My Lavaca County great-grandmother, Elizabeth Pagel Heisler, was 53 that year. Can you imagine having the opportunit...

April 27, 2018

This post originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the April 25 issue of the Shiner Gazette.

What a Great Evening!

As a member of The League of Women Voters of Lavaca County, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all nine candidates in the upcoming City...

April 26, 2018

Civil conversation and information is key to a progressive community and a capacity crowd  at last week’s Candidate Forum in Shiner exemplified that notion. All nine candidates running for Shiner ISD trustee and Shiner City Council were able to personally engage with t...

April 13, 2018

I did not contact any of my elected officials until a year ago. That's almost embarrassing to share, since I'm now a grandmother and the chair of our League of Women Voters Leadership Team.

Even though I've been around the block a few times, the first time I called to t...

March 23, 2018

Last Saturday morning, March 17th, at the Lavaca Historical Museum, women and men from throughout Lavaca County including Hallettsville, Shiner, and Moulton gathered for the first National Women’s History Month Celebration in our area.

Sponsored by the museum and the n...

February 27, 2018

A year ago, Carie Bellanger and I gathered a group of people together around my kitchen table and Indivisible Lavaca County was born. Our group grew with people who thought they were alone in their political beliefs and their feelings of alienation in our local communi...

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