Political Cartoon

The Way I See It

Not a normal response

Each week we post an online survey. We normally have about 200+/- online readers participate. Our most popular polls involve sports related queries, or asking what you may have planned for an upcoming holiday, etc. But our poll last week was not only the highest number of votes, it also caused our readers to email us and call in with […]

A call to all Christians

Apathy, a very interesting word. According to the dictionary it means; lack of emotion or a loss of interest. Spiritually this is what is happening in our community, in America and around the world. In this letter I am reaching out to the Christian community. Where is our voice? Have we fallen into the devil’s trap of complacency and become […]

State Capital Highlights

Turnout low in primaries, runoffs set for July 31

A bout 1.5 million ballots were cast for Republican Party candidates and about 600,000 ballots were cast for Democratic candidates in the 2012 Texas Primary Election, in early voting and on Election Day, May 29. Figures released by the Texas Secretary of State show those numbers work out to about 11 percent of the state’s registered voters voting Republican and […]

Texas Politics

Dewhurst, Sadler in U.S. Senate runoffs

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had been considered a relative shoo-in for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from which Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is retiring. But in at least partial tribute to the new role of Super PACs in federal races, he’ll face former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the July 31 GOP runoff. On […]

Writer’s Roost

Connectors are valuable device for storytellers

A rt Linkletter had a daily daytime TV program back in the 1950s and it spawned a book, Kids Say the Darndest Things. Linkletter did the show live as were many shows then, particularly daytime productions such as his House Party. I have a grand niece who will say the darndest things, except hers are somewhat tamer than the “wilder” […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

On the bright side

There always seem to be folks who need to say something good, even at the worst of times. Like Mrs. Custer. She might have said, “Well, on the bright side, at least he was wearing clean undies.” Last spring on a gather we set out to find an evasive 300 lb steer, we’ll call him Rompy. We made a big […]

Public meetings to be set on community center

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct City Manager Bruce Pearson to set up public meetings concerning the Community Center/Library Project. After hearing the presentation from the consultants, Pearson commented that council had a lot of information to digest that night. He said he did not expect council to make a decision. One of the key points was asked […]


KLRN Public Television Auction will feature these local businesses

4D Ranch Cabin (vacation rental & gathering place) – 3 one night stay donations Art on Main (new art gallery on Main Street) – mosaic longhorn skull valued at $1,800 Bedazzled Salon & Tanning – over $3,500 in salon services CASA Claus (Tom Wickersham) – visit from Santa Friend of Our Lady of Grace Academy of Pleasanton – complete Willow […]