Fort Sam Houston hosts free events

The Army at Fort Sam Houston invites the public to join in for two unique free events during San Antonio’s annual Celebrate America’s Military festivities. The first event is the Fort Sam Houston “Concert in the Quad,” Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. The Quadrangle will open at 3:30 p.m. and all are invited to come, bring a blanket, […]

The Way I See It

These are rough times

This past week has been a rough one. A whirlwind of emotions kept stirring after learning of the death of a friend – one who was a great friend to many – Tommy Shearrer. It’s times like this where it is hard to separate that feeling of intense loss while doing a difficult job. Our law enforcement was faced with […]


A rant

BEFORE THIS column starts let me say thank you to all those who responded to my request for scriptural quotes. Yes the bible speaks out and at length on the subject of gay marriage. So somewhere or time in the future there will be a short and sweet rewrite. Roy R ecently I have had the misfortune to live in […]

Thanks for including us

I have just finished reading the column written by Thelma Cardwell Cale. It was so exciting to read about my husband and myself and recall our wonderful days in Jourdanton. It was an experience that enriched our lives and we still talk about it. We often hear from some of the students we taught and we have even attended 2 […]

State Capital Highlights

House panel to review what state does with revenue

Money paid in state taxes and fees doesn’t necessarily fund exactly what Texans think it will fund. So, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus last week appointed an Interim Committee on General Revenue Dedicated Accounts as part of an effort, he said, “to make our state budget more transparent and accountable to taxpayers.” The committee will report its findings and recommendations […]

Texas Politics

Other things on ballots besides presidency

The presidential faceoff between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney naturally gets the vast majority of attention to political races this year – even in Red State Texas, which isn’t in play in the electoral college. But if you plan to go vote – and you should – you would do well to study this newspaper and […]

Writer’s Roost

When you go macho to mod, how do you get back?

I t’s actually funny to watch the efforts of us guys to look and act macho or mod. For a guy who grew up the son of a cattle-buyerrancher sometime-farmer, although nothing was ever said, I believe my dad really wanted me to follow in his footsteps. I figured he thought journalists pronounced their profession with a lisp. Right now, […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

It’s woman’s work

You don’t have to hang around the cattle business long to realize how many women are running their own farms or ranches. Often they are widows who have taken over the operation with the help of their children and made it work. More recently, these womenfarmers are daughters who have come home after schooling and become part of the family […]

Equal rights wanted

After reading the article about gay marriage from Roy Pokladnik, I just wanted to take a moment and thank him for writing it and I hope it brought some dialogue to people’s table that hadn’t been there before. I also read the response by Ms. Dominguez and while I fully support her right to believe what she wants, I also […]

MANHUNT: Sheriff’s Office issues warrant

Tommy Shearrer, 56, was found fatally shot inside his pickup truck at 8:30 AM, Wednesday morning on San Augustine road between Farm 3006 and US 281 about four miles north of Pleasanton . Chief Soward, who went to school with Shearrer, said law enforcement officials are still trying to determine how Galeas encountered Shearrer. Shearrer was found dead in his […]

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