First large printing of 1,000 papers will happen on 6 December 2013

I had hoped to have it out before thanksgiving, but the best day to send our files to the printer is on a Thursday which means they will be ready for our stores and subscribers on Friday.

Next Thursday is 28 November 2013 which is a holiday.

So the earliest we can get the paper printed is on 6 December 2013.

Are you missing a lot of customers?

Harper is a small community of about 1,192 people.

The majority of those people work in Kerrville and Fredericksburg.

And the majority of them purchase the things that they need and want in Kerrville and Fredericksburg.

Which makes me wonder if you might be missing a lot of your customers by not having our paper available in your shops and waiting rooms and by not advertising in the Harper Texas Weekly?

Subscriptions are only $35.00 per year.

If you would like to carry the Harper Texas Weekly in your store, give us a shout and we will add you to our list for weekly distribution.

If you would like to advertise in the Harper Texas Weekly, we can make that happen as well.

Harper Texas Weekly
288 E. Kroll
Harper, TX 78631
(830) 377-5729

The second edition is almost ready for the printer

I have fixed the mistakes I noticed in the first issue and added 4 more pages for a total of 8 pages.

This issue is almost entirely about the community with whole pages dedicated to:

  • Schools
  • Churches

We fixed the problem with the advertising prices, and much, much more.

There is still time to get your ads in this issues paper

The first issue will be out today

I will be placing some at the library, at Dauna’s, at Bode’s, at the Longhorn Cafe and at the Headwaters Saloon.

If you would like some at your business, please let me know via email at or cell phone at (830) 377-5729

The second issue is ready to go to the printer.

If you would like to get your advertisements, or community news in, there is still time.

Why did I decide to form a newspaper?

How do we develop a society the world over that will work together to develop and maintain the Balance between the Business communities need for Profit and the People’s right to a life that should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth?

I ask this question because I believe that capitalism is the ultimate solution for creating a better future for all of the people of our world if they are willing to work for it.

But capitalism by itself is not the solution.

As an example, we are now repeating the problems that our forefathers had in the 1930′s by allowing money to buy anything that it wants including government and media.

And this is creating all kinds of problems if we are truthful to ourselves.

Perhaps we need to take a step back and examine the four corners of society?


Society has two main components:

  1. Business Owners, or Corporate Officers or Management
  2. Workers, or Labor

We can see them in the picture above as Business and People.

In order for us to develop a society that allows for the Business communities need for Profit and the People’s right to a life that should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth, we need to find a way to balance that scale.


If we study “Lady Justice”, I believe that the people of our world have been attempting to find a way to achieve this balance for generations, if not centuries.

I believe we have been looking at the wrong solution.

As you will notice in the picture above, the balance scales are suspended by Lady Justice.

Perhaps we need to build a “base” that will provide the balance?

Problem is, who is capable of developing and maintaining this balance when our society is comprised of capital and labor?

If we elect people who will run government like a business, or those that want to drown government in a bathtub, are we not destroying the only system that we have that could develop and maintain the balance between labor and capital?

Let us assume that we find a way to come together and work together to develop this system that will develop and maintain the balance between labor and capital.

How then will we expose any corruption between the four corners of society if the media is owned by the business community?

Do you now understand why it is not in our best interest to run government like a business, nor have the business community silencing our media?



Please print this out and distribute at your business or organization if you would like to see a Newspaper in Harper

I will do my best to bring you the news that you want to see in a weekly newspaper.

But, I can’t do it by myself as it will take subscriptions and advertisements to grow it to a point where you look forward to reading it each week.


Click on the link above to view and print, and thank you for helping me to distribute these.

Good jobs with benefits are hard to find in Harper, so jump on this one

I would have put this in the next edition of the newspaper, but since it closes on 15 November 2013, there is not time.

Position:  Library Paraprofessional (Elementary/JH Library)

Date Posted:  11/01/2013

Application Deadline:  11/15/2013

If interested in this position please fill out an Employment Application for Support Personnel located on Harper ISD’s website under Departments/Human Resources/Employment and download Employment Application – Support.  Send to Harper ISD Human Resource Dept., P.O. Box 68, Harper, TX 78631 or fax to Attn. Loretta Eckert at (830) 864-4060.

CONTACT PERSON:  Joann Rangel, Librarian (830) 864-4044, ext. 1232,

Click here to view the original at the school.

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Virgil Bierschwale

Harper Texas Weekly

288 E. Kroll

Harper, TX 78631

You can contact me via phone at (830) 377-5729

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