Five questions to ask your CPA this tax season



Many people talk to their accountant just once a year – right about now, says financial consultant Larry D. Roby. “This is a good time to ask a few questions that may not have occurred to either you or your accountant simply because at tax time, you’re both focused on the task at hand and not the bigger picture, ” […]

State Capital Highlights DPS creates center to protect children



The Texas Department of Public Safety on March 18 announced the creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center within the agency’s Texas Rangers Division. The stated goal is to protect children through the collection and dissemination of vital intelligence, investigative support and cooperation with victim-assistance counselors by “providing support to local, state and federal partners on investigations related to […]

Texas Politics

Losers in the Drug War: Taxpayers

Rarely do the left and right agree. But they have backed into each other in deciding that long sentences for most drug offenders are inhumane, ineffective, and expensive. Progressives think they’re are and unusual punishment – way more than needed to fit the crime. And increasingly, conservatives think it’s overkill for another reason: we can’t afford it. It punishes the […]

Writer’s Roost

‘Do you know who I am?’ always spells trouble

Not long ago, a prominent personality, actor-actress (I never know which to use these days) Reese Witherspoon got into a heap of trouble in the form of negative publicity over that statement. And, in the interest of fairness here, I’ll admit to being a fan of Ms. Witherspoon. However, it seems she and her husband, Jim Toth, were driving along […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Illinois Cowboy Revisited

I t’s nice to hear that my friends Chet and Dale are still holding up the reputation of the “mounted Cowboy” in the land of Lincoln and John Deere. Due to a case of porphus ileades (Latin for poor facilities) at the local sale barn, two big bulls crashed the unloading chute and plowed into the parking lot! Dale called […]

Poteet Aggies – Time to Rally!



They are back, and are attempting to once again find a seat on the Poteet I.S.D. School Board. Take a look around the school district and you will see the Aggies moving forward! There are changes not seen before, and everyone is working together with pride. If they get on the board, you will see our school district come to […]

Congrats to Grower of the Year



The Poteet Rotary Club named their Strawberry Grower of the Year – David Reyes and their Honorary Grower is Jose “Joe” Chavez. Chavez passed away earlier this year and was a mainstay in the winner’s circle at the strawberry contest each year. Reyes is a fourth generation farmer and will be competing in this year’s contest. Congrats to these men […]

GRAND & RESERVE CHAMPION TURN-N-BURN



FIRST PLACE PORK SPARE RIBS



FIRST PLACE CHICKEN RIBS




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