Pay for Play

Pay for play? Pay for play! What in the world is wrong with the colleges today? Let me rephrase this why are some conferences, coaches, and power schools agitating for pay for the student athlete? The answer is simple they have the resources and prestige at the moment and will strive to maintain their positions; no matter the cost to […]

State Capital Highlights

Abbott explains opposition to proposed merger

Attorneys general of Texas, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia joined in the U.S. Justice Department’s Aug. 13 anti-trust lawsuit intended to block the merger of Fort Worth-headquartered American Airlines and Tempe, Ariz., headquartered US Airways. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in an Aug. 16 opinion piece first published by the Dallas Morning News, explained why […]

EUWCD board tables $41K statement

The Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors unanimously tabled the statement invoice from Richard Hargis, at the July 26 board of directors meeting. Not in attendance was EUWCD Director Jason Peeler. Hargis gave an update on his study and provided directors with a memo on the progress. The study involved over 600 wells and various maps. He then […]

Texas Politics

Can Wendy Davis end two decades of Republicans Governors?

The question facing Texas Democrats is: can Wendy Davis overcome two decades of Republican domination to win a statewide race for governor? That’s the big IF for not just the Democrats, but Davis herself. She says she’ll decide by around Labor Day, which falls this year on Sept. 2, whether she’ll run for governor or re-election. We sometimes see cases […]


Writer’s Roost

Who is walking whom, Dad or ‘Le Pup Savage’?

Those of you who read this from time to time know I was born on a ranch, grew up in a small town and spent 55 years editing and publishing small town weekly newspapers. When we retired, we opted for a country house on a Central Texas riverbank with 2.5 acres of yard and 735 feet of river frontage and […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Cowboy Coffee

I am married to a Starbucks fiend (sounds better than user or addict). Any trip to town includes a quad vente latte four shots no foam. It is more important than the mail, the heart medicine, the bank deposit or pickin’ up the kids at day care! On extended trips we drive for miles at all hours of the day […]

Barbeque teams competed at PYF rodeo festival

The IBCA sanctioned barbeque cook-off at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy ofthe Year Rodeo Festival drew24 teams.Dawn Mason was the official IBCA head judge for thecontest.The winners from first totenth place in each divisionare:BRISKET1st – Lacy Walker, Hell on Heels andGrills2nd – Tim Milligan, Not So BadCookers3rd – Charlie Daniel, Fowl Play4th- Karl Mutz, Blazin-n-Glazin5th – Ronald Caraway, CowboyConglomeration6th – […]



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