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The Way I See It

Moderately fun

Last week I had the pleasure to help moderate some round table discussions with a friend and colleague Brandi Chionsini Guy at the Texas Press Association’s inaugural Advertising Conference in San Antonio. While I don’t pretend to be a public speaker (and for those of you who really know me … you know I don’t like to get up in […]

Congrats Express

Congratulations to Sue Brown, David Wickersham, Lisa Luna and Leon Zabava on recently winning awards at the Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest held in San Antonio. You make many Pleasantonians proud! Outstanding journalism like that, indeed, helps Pleasanton Move Forward. Sincerely with pride, Rebecca C. TrevinoPleasanton

Start locally to make a change

I have never been big on anything political. It just never really interested me that much. I think the reason that is, is because I felt like I was just one person in this enormous country and my voice could not be heard among the millions. I attend Crosspoint Fellowship where we have a few people in attendance that are […]

State Capital Highlights

Wait for ruling on voter ID law begins

What happens next to Texas’ enacted but as-yet-unenforceable voter identification law is up to a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, following a week of court action, July 9 to 13. If allowed to stand as written, the law, with certain exceptions, would require each voter to present official photo identification along with a valid voter registration […]

Texas Politics

Rick Perry: Let’s send Texas’ Medicaid money to other states

Gov. Rick Perry may have curtailed his taxpayer funded security guards on out-of-state trips running for president. But it’s obvious he’s still got White House envy. From a July 9 Perry letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “….Please relay this message to the President: I oppose both the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection […]

Writer’s Roost

Who among us doesn’t like a good mystery?

Do you like to read good mystery novels? I do. Yeah, I know. Reading sort of became old hat with many of us once TV took hold. That trend of less reading has been reversed somewhat, thanks to inventions like eBook and the iPad and other modern marvels. While I’m still stubbornly inclined toward the printed word — having that […]

Cougar Days 2012: Orientation for new students for Coastal Bend

Find out what to expect during your first days of college by attending Cougar Days at any one of four Coastal Bend College campuses Alice, Beeville, Kingsville or Pleasanton. Students are free to attend whichever Cougar Days location is most convenient regardless of where the student will attend classes in the fall. Registration for Cougar Days 2012 is available online […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Cow stupidity

I was watching Will trying to entice a small bunch of cows through an open gate by baiting them with protein pellets. The last two cows could not find the gate! After three back-tracks he finally coaxed them through. “It’s frustrating,” he said. “My dad told me cows are stupid, that’s why we eat them.” I thought that was philosophical […]

City of Pleasanton working to preserve trees

The Pleasanton City Council conducted the first reading of an ordinance designed to provide for tree preservation, at the July 5 meeting. The council will have the second reading and vote on its adoption at the next meeting, which is July 19. Members of the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1) Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Kathy […]

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