What the Framers really wanted for our country

Our federal government wants us to believe that their purpose is to provide for our needs. They do this because it serves their purpose—the aggregation of federal power. Over the years, the federal government has amassed overwhelming power that is clearly outside of the boundaries that the Framers intended when they wrote the Constitution. Our Constitution permits the Supreme Court […]

State Capital Highlights

Court rules school finance system unconstitutional

When the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13, 2015, lawmakers will have the job of revising the state’s school finance system, again. This task was made necessary on Aug. 28, when state District Judge John Dietz ruled the current finance system violates these four state constitutional standards: the state property tax prohibition and the education clause requirements of adequacy, suitability, […]

Texas Politics

Bad week for Abbott?

Labor Day is when political campaigns kick into high gear. For Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, it was the week before that got some attention. The Abbott campaign found that publicity of being attorney general can cut both ways. Abbott saw Travis County District Judge John Dietz rule Thursday (Aug. 28) that the Texas school funding system is […]

Writer’s Roost

Aluminum walking cane is high school football ‘trophy’

“You’ve got to be a football hero to get along with the beautiful girls…” Song written in 1933 For someone who started out (at age 14) wanting to be a sterling high school football player at 135 pounds (growing to a “hefty” 150 by age 17), I didn’t want to hear about the potential for crippling injuries. Maybe I should’ve […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Fair Board Drama

I went to America last week…the middle of America, Kansas, to a county fair. I flew into Denver and drove across miles and miles of green prairie. If America has a heart, it’s out here on the Plains. It’s not an easy place to live. You have to earn its respect. It will test you with blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, […]

Jourdanton City Council holds hearings

A public hearing was held before the Jourdanton City Council for comments on proposed special use permits. The first request was to move a manufactured home at 812 Hackberry, which is zoned SF-1 Low Density Single Family Residential. The second was to move a manufactured home to 2406 Campbell, which is zoned Commercial. The third item was to receive comments […]

Poteet VFW Post 6970 – celebrating the past as future

Since the 1970’s Poteet VFW Memorial Post 6970 has strengthened and been strengthened by the local community. In an effort to engage new members and their families, the Post has expanded its efforts to grow and evolve in our changing society. Made up of members from WWII, Korea and Vietnam, it is not surprising that embracing new technology has sometimes […]

Show us your #BCSgameface

We want you to show us your game face all season long! Submit your “game face” pic to us by posting it to our Facebook wall, Tweeting (@PE1909) or tagging us on Instagram. You HAVE to use the tag #BCSgameface in order to be entered. We will pick one and feature it on the webcast each week. We’re looking to […]

Poteet VFW Post to offer Youth and Education Opportunities

The Patriot’s Pen Contest is an annual writing essay contest for students in grades 6–8 (on the Nov. 1 deadline) who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Each year more than 100,000 students enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each […]


Poteet Elementary roof ruined

60 Years ago- A baby tornado ripped Poteet late Monday afternoon and did several thousand dollars in property damage. There were no personal injuries. The roof on the new elementary school building was ruined and there was lesser damage to other parts of the school plant. Supt. Martin Stroble yesterday estimated the damage at between $3,000 and $3,500. It is […]

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