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Opinion

This page is the archive of Westlake Picayune prior to May 2012

Monday, October 21, 2013 | Devin Monk

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Eanes students’ test performances continue pattern of excellence

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | Ed Allen

Stories on pages A1 and A5 of this issue speak volumes about continuing student accomplishments within the Eanes school district.

Use of unallocated bond funds merits careful review

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

The Eanes school district has expended or encumbered over 70 percent of the $54 million in bond monies approved by voters in 2011.

House passes voter assistance bill

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

Legislation to amend the state elections law as to how much a person may assist others in voting was passed by the House on April 26.

Exemptions justified in proposed state law superseding city powers

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Ed Allen

Westbank residents should be concerned about eminent dangers associated wildfires, but State Rep. Paul Workman’s HB 1858 has some city officials across the state justifiably claiming foul.

Grant to fund Basin’s living database

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

Science students at St. Edward’s University – and the Wild Basin Creative Research Center started 2013 in a pleasant fashion thanks to a welcome surprise.

Disaster recovery, investigation proceed

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

An explosion on April 17 at a fertilizer storage and distribution company in the city of West left at least 14 people dead and an estimated 200 injured.

Relay for Life Westlake offers hope in battle against cancer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Ed Allen

Wanted: Area residents with big hearts are needed to join in the battle against cancer during Relay For Life April 27 at Westlake High School’s Chaparral Stadium.

Time for Water District 10 to address problems with water flow to hydrants is now

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Special to the Picayune | 6

An article on the front page of last week’s Picayune and in Monday’s American Statesman with the headline,“Water district says hydrant upgrades would cost millions,” correctly points out that maintaining a water system so that it provides sufficient fire flows and pressures at every fire hydrant is an expensive proposition.

Senate approves drug-testing bills

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

Two Senate bills making the award of certain financial benefits for certain individuals contingent on drug testing were passed by the Senate last week and have now moved to the House for consideration.

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