The Way I See It

Embracing small towns

Catching a bit of Jeff Foxworthy the other night on Netflix and his “You might be a redneck if …” came full force over a few weeks in my world. I’m not poking fun at rednecks, nor the subject at hand. It is just my life and I fully embrace it on a daily basis. Instead of “you might be”, […]

Do You Need to Rethink Your First-Choice College?

Tens of thousands of high school students will be receiving their college acceptance letters in April. It’s an anxious time – students, and their parents, want to believe their school holds the promise that attendance will be their “Golden Ticket” to eventual financial success. So, if they are trying to get from “Point A” (here and now) to “Point B” […]

State Capital Highlights

LBJ School hosts civil rights summit

President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 in Austin. The summit marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s efforts culminating in Congress’ passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Johnson’s signing the bill into law on July […]

Texas Politics

Obama Says Health Care a Civil Right

So, is this Ted Cruz, honing his Republican presidential campaign in New Hampshire by issuing this warning in continuing to bash Obamacare? “(B)ehind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country, until, one day … we will awake to find that we have socialism. … “One of […]

Writer’s Roost

Back in the days of Ignatz, Emil and frothy libation

Once upon a time, as all good adventure tales begin, I sought “interesting characters” to write about. And, as I had read, witnessed in movies and thus believed, about all “good writers,” I looked for them in establishments that served sudsy brews. Being so entranced by “proper atmosphere” and physical surroundings, my searches took me to establishments in rural sites. […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Western Migration Invasion

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization. It also marks a shift from rural to urban. Over the years I have watched certain western towns and […]

A Calamity of Errors

This past week was the Healthy Woman Gala. STRMC hosts this annual event. The theme was “Little Black Dress”…Well, of course, I didn’t have one…A couple of phone calls later, I still didn’t have one. Of course, being the exceptional procrastinator that I am I put off my shopping trip till the day before. I ran up to San Antonio, […]

Jurors called for Freeman trial

60 Years ago- It was hot and sticky enough to go swimming, so the Express reporter stopped to ask Mayor C.A. Arrington how plans were coming along for the proposed swimming pool in northtown. “After these rains,” we’re ready to get started again.” The mayor said. “So far it looks as if the pool would cost us about $10,000 and […]



RICK T. FLORES SR.PLACE 4ALDERMAN VALERIE HERNANDEZPLACE 4ALDERMAN Early voting for both elections will be held April 28 through May 6 at the Poteet Jr. High, excluding Saturday and Sunday. Election day is Saturday, May 10.