Sincere thanks



To the Pleasanton Express and the Pleasanton Young Farmers & Cowboys of the Year: Our sincerest thanks and on behalf of my father Margarito F. Guevara for the honor of being inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 2014. Daddy is very happy to be recognized for all his hard work. It meant quite a lot to my […]

Income tax reform



Our income tax is a destructive system. Karl Marx knew this in 1848 when listing a graduated income tax as one of ten tools to bring down prosperous nations. He knew it could be exploited to become the failure we see with the IRS. His solution to this would be Communism. It is amazing how many Americans do not realize […]

State Capital Highlights

Grand jury indicts governor on 2 counts

A Travis County grand jury on Aug. 15 indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts: abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Count I alleges Perry, on or about June 14, 2013, intended to harm Rosemary Lehmberg, Travis County district attorney and chief of the state’s Public Integrity Unit, by intentionally or knowingly misusing public property […]

Texas Politics

Davis takes campaign to Abbott

Wendy Davis is finally hitting a groove. Greg Abbott’s campaign calls it “despicable,” but her new-found concentration on rape victims is at least putting her in control of the campaign dialogue in the governor’s race. Democrat Davis, a Fort Worth state senator who became a national figure overnight just over a year ago with an 11-hour filibuster against a bill […]

Writer’s Roost

Kiln heat, creosote, aluminum cuts and gasoline fumes

“Honest sweat and skinned knuckles never hurt anyone.” “Boy, don’t ever let me hear of you backing up to get a paycheck.” — quotes from L. Ray Webb, circa 1940s-50s. Dad was right. A lot. Much more than he ever got credit for from me. On occasion in more than 55 years of writing this sort of missive, I have […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

A happy day in the milking barn

When someone tells me they grew up on a dairy farm I say, “You have paid your dues, my son.” The offspring of a dairyman that follows in his father’s footstep is as scarce as a second generation Nobel Prize winner, bomb dismanteler, or president of North Korea! So it is with pleasure that I congratulate those dairymen who are […]

Poteet council sees need for animal control facility




The Poteet City Council recognizes the need for an animal control facility in their town and has decided to form a committee to come up with a proposed location and capacity. There was some discussion of allowing a third party to come in and handle the rescue efforts for the city, but the City Attorney cautioned that he would need […]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hits Atascosa County




I’m sure your Facebook feeds have been filled with celebrities and friends alike with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I know mine is. So what is ALS? I checked out the ALS Association to get a better idea . The site describes Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as a “progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the […]

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