Texas Politics

Elected Texas Supreme Court? Well. . . . . Sorta

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson plans to retire from the court Oct. 1, and go back to private law practice. His departure in mid-term – his current six-year term expires at the end of 2014 – underlines how the Texan notion that judges should be elected and not appointed is that way more in theory than in […]

Writer’s Roost

I was madly in ‘love’ with older woman, Mary Edelstein

I n my mid-20s I was absolutely smitten with a 70ish older woman. This rollicking tale’s setting is 1960s Fort Bend County. Rigby Owen Jr., who became my lifelong best friend, bought The Fort Bend Mirror in East Fort Bend County where ad pickings were slim. So, this daring, bold mid-20s publisher decided to move the paper to mid-county. Shortly […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Teamwork On The Farm

JB and Deb are one of those couples that form the backbone of Agriculture. They have a diversified operation that includes livestock, loans, machinery and kids. There are times when it seems they can read each other’s minds. They were coming back across the pasture, her walking, him riding the Polaris Ranger. “Hop up here, Darlin’,” he invited. She hopped […]

Shame on Texas

I never cease to be so very proud of our Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista. She has shown in so many ways that she is never one to put her political life ahead of her constituents’ well being. This comes to mind when reading an article in the September 11, 2013, San Antonio Express-News wherein Judge Bautista spoke against turning […]

Updated website assists juniors, seniors with timeline for college prep

Debbie Drew presented the Eagle Pride News to the Pleasanton School Board members at their regular September 10 meeting. Trustees present were Danny Brown, Blasa Chapa, Gerald Guerra, Jamie Downs, Ami Powell and President Butch Tudyk. Clint Henson was absent. On the updated website, junior and seniors can find a focused plan for post graduating success, including samples of plans […]

Celebrating…. “YourFace” Book

We’re going to be celebrating our fantastic Facebook Followers and would love for you to send us your profile pic and name for a great thank you we will be featuring soon. Send them via email. Can’t wait to see all of your bright and shiny faces! Thanks so much for your support and for following. Hispanic Heritage tradition and […]


Flashback – Poteet mother pleads guilty, mother natures rampage

50 Years ago Mrs. Santos DeLeon, 35-year-old Poteet mother, pleaded guilty in district court here Friday to a charge of murder without malice and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. She shot and fatally wounded Santiago Garcia, 32, also of Poteet, outside her home, near Poteet, in July 1962. An Atascosa County jury failed to reach a verdict when Mrs. […]

Coastal Bend College awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® designation

Victory Media, the media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Coastal Bend College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students […]

H-E-B makes large donation to library

The Pleasanton Public Library Foundation received a very generous donation of $10,000 from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions to be used toward the renovation of the new library. “This annual golf tournament sponsored by H-E-B’s vendor community provides funds for charitable projects and programs that have a positive impact on our communities.” The notification letter goes on to say, “We […]

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