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in Representative Darby appointed to federal Department of Interior's Royalty Policy Committee by Secretary Zinke
"It is my honor to accept an appointment from Secretary Zinke for the Royalty Policy Committee within President Trump's administration, " said Representative Darby. "I will continue to fight for the best interests of Texas."
What he really means is ; I will continue to find ways to rape and take from the Native Americans and anyone else in the name of Texas , the U.S. or any other big business.
I used to really trust our government but lately I have become very leery of our officials, even Drew Darby. It's all about money and power now rather than people and principles.
in Angelo State University Enrollment Tops 10,000 Students
As a student at San Angelo College (SAC) in 1956, I worked in the Registrar's office. I logged in every student on a spreadsheet (by hand). There were 129 that first semester. I also typed the headings and posted grades on every permanent record card. Yes, they were 8-1/2 x 11 in cards. It was exciting then and even more exciting to be involved during the time of the land purchase for the high-rise dorms. What an awesome rise to this new level of enrollment in what seems like a short 61 years. Congratulations.
in Conaway Introduces Carbon Capture Legislation
Now wait a minute. This guy, not long ago applauded when President Trump undid the Obama policies on carbon emissions as being unneeded and over regulation. Now he supposedly leads and introduces a bill to do the exact same thing. Now it's pushed as being needed and smart. Politics as usual. Again, I am more convinced that we are not sending our best and most honest people to represent us in the seats of power. I would readily vote for any everyday farmer, rancher, plumber, fireman, policeman, dogcatcher, etc. than these professional politicians because I think the common people would be better represented and the politics would be reduced.
Congrats ASU!! My daughter is set to graduate in December from the nursing program and I could not be happier with education she received. GO RAMS!!!!
in New Developments in San Angelo Bring Promise of a Bright Future
There was a competition with Starbucks. It was on Knickerbocker where the Shannon Clinic is now. It was called Baker Street and had a wonderful area with couches, etc. where you could go and drink your coffee, play games (they had a selection of board games), read, or just sit and visit. It was popular, so I don't know what happened to it, but it is very missed.
in District Judges Fear Bait & Switch; Won't Trade Columned Courthouse for Windowless Walmart
Although our "government" at every level has become nothing more than a self serving machine with no regard for the principles they were founded upon; I'm of the antiquated opinion that the decision "where" should be dictated by what is best for the TAX PAYERS and gets the job done.
Where in the hell do we draw the line?!
in Man with Meth in House Across from Elementary School Gets 35 Years
At the rate we are going we are going to have safer prisons than the free world. Killing off our population isnt our job its our job to set the bad behind bars and teach lessons to others that may be mislead. Killing someone for having drugs is just as dumb as killing someone like you meaningless and petty.
in Darby Tells San Angelo Chamber Public Schools are under Serious Political Attack in Texas
SAISD's cost per student is $9282 (2015). I'm sending my kids to private school for about $3500 per kid, including all books, fees, etc. Now, what's wrong with vouchers again? I would be saving the state money! There's not a private school in San Angelo that costs $9282 per student. Every private school in San Angelo does it for less than SAISD so why can't I take that money and send my kids somewhere else? Drew Darby is one of the biggest opponents of school vouchers, by the way.
MLS, I believe the statements that you made are true an honest. If the parents are not instilling in their children that school and learning are important then it is spiral that not even the most accomplished teachers can overcome. When it comes to learning it begins at home with the parents, wither it is reading to them at night, teaching them various things at home and reinforcing behaviors at home. Then when school come the students should be able and have a desire to learn more. But if this behavior is not instilled at home in the first several years leading up to school, then you see the misbehavior. Also the class sizes do not help. School districts cannot afford to hire more teachers or do not have the room to hire more teachers. on average most class room are 20 + students. This is just my opinion but the max class size should be no more than 15. So that students can get more one on one, and possibly establish a better relationship with the teacher so that the trust is there. Money won't solve the family issues or behavior issues that teachers are seeing, but perhaps if there where more teachers hired and smaller class sizes perhaps it would at least help.
I think the District Judges can relax and not have to worry about this issue because they are dealing with the County Commissioners, not the San Angelo city leaders. It is only the City people who will look a person in the eye, make a sworn deal on paper, shake their hands and then waffle on that deal on down the road by breaking promises (or contracts). Ask our police force all about that.
ML S, I am really glad you are teaching! I must say that you brought out an important point in that public school teachers are having to go back a correct years of misconceptions that many students have formed which prevent them from wanting to learn. Lets be real....public school is indeed responsible for that! I have been watching my granddaughter in her formative school years. First grade was rough for her...second grade o.k. third grade a total nightmare for her, her mom and her grandparents (there was discussion about holding her back). Fourth grade teachers did not know that. It is a different world. She is making 100s in classroom work, and wanting to practice multiplication tables after and before school and is excited about school every day. Private schools have grown in popularity partially because of the failure of public schools. This child's parents and grandparents really want to see her succeed in public school. However, we are keenly aware there is an alternative. I think in some cases some public teachers should chose a different profession. Your rant hit on several key areas that are problems in public schools that many of us can do nothing about. Still we want a decent education for our children.
Over the past 30 something years these so called public schools, which if you really do the math are govt schools, have been dumbing down the requirements to enable more state and federal funding. This funding has enabled control of what is taught in these so called public schools. It is obvious when you compare private vs govt schools.
Going to have build much bigger prisons if system intends on just housing these slug loser life takers. Anyone selling meth or any other type manufactured illegal toxin/so called drug should be put to death.
in Stabbing Suspect Identified, Charged With Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon
His parents must be so proud
It amazes me how the lottery was sold to the public as the end-all solution to school funding; and even though the lottery has been wildly successful, the money is still never enough. It appears that the school system is a money pit. In view of the previous comments on the efficiency and success of private schools, perhaps public education is due for an overhaul.
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