Pleasanton budget dates

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget dates for the appropriation of the 2015 fiscal year budget. Upcoming dates are: •July 17: Public hearing on the draft budget, utility rates, proposed impact fees and annexation at 6 p.m. Economic Development meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the regular council meeting is set for 7:15 p.m. •Aug. 7: Workshop […]


In last week’s article concerning the plane crash on FM3350, Mayor Clint Powell was misquoted. Correction and clarification on the crash follows: “The winds were coming out of the South and it appears the pilot attempted to land with the wind (heading North), instead of into the wind. Winds were out of the Southwest,” Powell said. The airport uses Automated […]

Jourdanton ISD names Guthrie to TASB Media Honor Roll; instructional materials selected

The Jourdanton ISD passed a resolution to recognize Diana Guthrie as a member of the 2014 TASB Media Honor Roll. The award is given for fair and balanced reporting of public schools and is an annual award. The consent agenda was the first item of business, which consists of the business office report, minutes from the previous meetings and the […]


June 17 - June 24, 2014

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The Way I See It

Advocates are needed

When loved ones are ill and require medical care, they are usually the last ones to realize it. Over the years I have experienced this several times. And while I admit that our family is stubborn and resists assistance of almost any type, there does come a time where we have to relinquish that attitude and accept help or at […]

Senate should rename Russell Senate Office Building

A mericans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged the Senate to change the name of the Russell Senate Office Building. The building was named after Georgian Democrat Senator Richard Russell, Jr. who Mehrens noted “filibustered civil rights legislation, actively supported segregation, and even co-authored the Southern Manifesto against […]

State Capital Highlights

Top officials order surge to secure borders

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus on June 18 jointly directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border. “To combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border” was the reason given by Perry, […]

Texas Politics

Dems bash GOP ticket for platform

Political party platforms are odd things. They usually are a laundry list of the attitudes of people who care the most about making those statements — and are willing to sit through long meetings in order to do it. They are often ignored by the party’s candidates actually on the ballot for November. The candidates know party primaries are over, […]

Writer’s Roost

Teens ‘stealing’ watermelons prank turned to trouble

A s one might expect, teenagers in a small Texas town in the 1950s had to hunt for excitement and sometimes that was often spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. Left to their own designs, with no real entertainment available, teenage boys can create a whole mess of trouble. Now remember this was more than 60 years ago, a more innocent time. None of […]

On the Edge Of Common Sense

The way a cowboy feels

Oh, Lord, you gave this ranch to me. I don’t own a stick of it, but it’s mine. I know it better than anyone, Every ledge, edge, hedge, boulder, rock and stone. I know the highest point in each pasture. I know where the cows hide. I know the first tank dam that fills every year. I’m the only one […]