Jourdanton council discusses special use permits

The City Council of Jourdanton recognized Ramon De Leon for his 31 years of service as a member, and president, of the Jourdanton ISD Board of Trustees. A proclamation was read into the minutes and presented to De Leon by Mayor Susan Netardus. De Leon offered his sincere appreciation to all the elected officials, because he well knew they received […]

The Way I See It

Keep aiming

I ran across this quote while stalking, um, I mean reading my friends on Facebook updates. The author is unknown, but whoever said/wrote this is pretty darn spot on. “An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So […]

Are We Underutilizing Our Most Precious National Resource – Our Founding Principles?

I n a recent CNN poll, 75 percent of respondents said U.S. House Republicans don’t deserve re-election. That could bode poorly for either party next year, when all 435 House seats are up for grabs. That’s because it’s likely only a small group of Americans will decide our country’s future, says historian and researcher Merrilyn Richardson. Traditionally, only 40 percent […]

State Capital Highlights

Perry touches on pot policy in international forum

With the end of his longevity record of 14 years as governor less than a year away, Rick Perry took part in policy discussions at the 2014 World Economic Forum Jan. 21-25 in Davos- Klosters, Switzerland. Perry was the only U.S. state governor to attend the forum, the governor’s office said. Besides his headline-grabbing words suggesting a softer approach through […]

Texas Politics

Lieutenant Governor and Challengers: Who Should Choose US Senators?

The 17th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution in 1913 shifted the selecting U.S. senators from state legislatures to direct election by voters. Two of the four candidates for lieutenant governor want to repeal it. Or did. The lieutenant governor presides over the Texas Senate. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to keep doing it, since Ted Cruz dashed his U.S. […]

Writer’s Roost

A few visits with fellow news folks, you’re good friends

Over the years, newspaper people, particularly those at small town papers, have learned not to make long and/or grandiose vacation plans. In addition, if you’re doing your job right by reporting the news as it happens, you’re going to alienate at least half the people (and usually all of the politicians/ elected officials). The long hours required in publishing a […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Lookin’ for Cowboys

So there I was, changing planes in the DFW Texas airport. A twenty-something lady looked up and said, “Well, it’s good to see a cowboy again.” “Where have you been? Iasked.“Arizona,” she said.I said, “There’s cowboys inArizona.“Not that I saw,” she said.“I was in Tucson.” They call ’em a vanishingbreed,Take pictures like they’reall dyin’ out.Like dinosaurs goin’ toseed,But that’s my […]

Civic Center, Library on schedule

The Pleasanton Civic Center and Library is expected to open this spring said Bruce Pearson, Pleasanton City Manager, which will be the completion of 17 years of planning, re-planning, budgeting, building and waiting. Pearson said that 17 years ago, the city of Pleasanton began the process of building a new civic center, which originally was going to be built outside […]

Winning ways start with online ad themed scavenger hunt

The fourth go round of the Pleasanton Express Online Photo Scavenger Hunt will begin Feb. 5. We’re taking it back. Old school. We will be posting advertisements from previous decades that have been published in the Pleasanton Express. We are creating clues for you to solve and win great prizes. Easy to play. Easy to win. We will post 25 […]

DeLeon retires from JISD board

It was an emotional night at the Jourdanton ISD meeting. Long time trustee, Ramon de Leon retired from the school board, effective in December. Superintendent Lana Collavo and the members of the board expressed their appreciation and friendship for de Leon who served the district for 30 years. He, in turn, said that the current board was the best with […]