Sibley, Hindes named to Texas Historical Foundation Board

AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Historical Foundation, a 59-year old preservation organization, announces the election of writer and rancher William Sibley, and archeologist Kay Hindes, both of San Antonio, to the THF board of directors. Sibley, author of two novels, is rejoining the Foundation’s board after a hiatus. He began his career in New York, where he wrote and directed plays, including […]

Rodriguez to speak to Brush Country Tea Party

George Rodriguez will be the guest speaker on Monday, April 1, at the meeting of the Brush Country Tea Party at the Pizza Hut meeting room, at 1343 Oaklawn, Pleasanton. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. George Rodriguez is president of the South Texas Political Alliance, an organization whose goal is to elect […]

The Way I See It

Egg-celent Easter memories

I f all goes well this weekend, I hope to actually dye some Easter eggs. This task has not happened at our home since my kids were quite young. I would guess that it has been at least 15 years since I last dissolved the PAAS® tablets in the stinky vinegar laced water. I’m sort of excited about this year’s […]


Health Care

I s there a problem or need that is so bad that our government can’t make it worse? We need a budget to allow the country to function and what did we get? We got the twin monsters of grid lock and sequestration. Now that this is being shoved aside we can once again and perhaps finally look at our […]

Watching our water

I plead with leaders of this city and county – what we are branded will not matter, how we take care of the influx of oil/gas boomers will not matter, our economic growth will not matter – what will matter is our water supply. Without water, we will die or be forced to abandon our beloved city and county! How […]

State Capital Highlights

Senate OKs budget, now House’s turn

March 18 was day 70, midpoint of the 140-day regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. On March 22, the Senate approved its version of the state budget, a plan to spend $95 billion in general state revenue in 2014 and 2015. The Senate version would spend $7 billion in general revenue more than the current 2012-2013 budget. The full […]

Texas Politics

Where have we heard that name?

A nd then came George P. Bush, that is. He’s the first announced candidate for the Republican nomination for Land Commissioner in 2014. George P. made his coming-out speech for Land Commissioner recently as the keynote speaker at an annual chamber of commerce speakathon in New Braunfels. Press critics said he did okay – no major stumbles – but seemed […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The ag mechanic

I came of age listening to Evan Slack every morning on the radio telling us the current market. “Higher, higher, higher!” he’d say. Every week I could read a four-word headline in the Livestock Weekly by Elmer Kelton describing how the sheep market is goin’ to San Angelo in a Handbasket! Then DTN came along. You could have a primitive […]


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