State Capital Highlights

Texas, Mexico exchange words over military force at borders

While the governor and group of trade-with-Texas promoters were in Japan and China last week, the 13th anniversary of the “9-11” terrorist attacks on the United States was broadly observed. Perry acknowledged the anniversary from afar and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who serves as acting governor when Perry is out of the state, also made a similar, solemn statement on […]

Texas Politics

No photo ID needed to vote by mail/voting ins and outs

There is a certain irony that while the Texas Photo Voter ID law is under court challenge by Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice as being cumbersome and discriminatory, you can vote by mail without need for the photo ID. In other words, to vote at an in-person voting place during early voting, or on election day, you’ll have […]

Writer’s Roost

Life is very often about how one responds to hard times

Most people face some kind of adversity every day. A recent article in the Houston Chronicle described a young man’s determination to get his college degree. He was living in his car and working while attending college — doing that expected American thing of seeking to better his lot in life. Admirable. And, it is an oft-repeated story of overcoming […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Plant’s Rights

BEWARE CONNOISSEURS! A new discovery may change the way America eats! Love your broccoli? Savor your home-grown tomatoes? Would give your eye-teeth for a blueberry pie? This discovery could create sweeping protests and black markets like marijuana has never seen! PLANTS FEEL PAIN! That’s right, PLANTS FEEL PAIN! Science has discovered, that a relative of the cabbage plant was proven […]

Where is the spirit at football games?



It’s so SAD that on Friday Night lights for Football games there is NO Spirit and NO Pride for our mighty Eagles. What happened to our fight song and kids running onto the field and everybody standing up and cheering them on? What happened to the start of fourth quarter where everybody holds up four fingers and yells “FOUR” that […]

Truck Driver Appreciation Week



Do you know how you get the clothes you wear, food you eat, or medicine you take? All these items, and basically everything we use in our daily lives, are delivered by a professional truck driver. Most Americans don’t recognize the vital role the trucking industry plays in our everyday lives. But when you see a truck on the highway […]

Closer Than I Was Yesterday

Blind sided

Ok I’m about to admit something, so brace your selves. I am a Facebook junkie. There, I said it. I really like watching all the inspirational videos and seeing animals doing silly things. It is a way to check out for a bit. Being able to connect with family and friends that are many miles away is a blessing, but […]

Pennies for Pies collection begins



Student Council members will be collecting donations of pennies during all lunch periods from Sept. 10 thru Sept. 18. Please gather your extra ‘change’ and be ready to donate for a worthy cause! Proceeds go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for help with blood cancer research. Donations of pennies goes towards a favorite administrator, teacher and paraprofessional – the […]

Sheriff’s office solves burglaries



The Atascosa County Sheriff[s Office has made an arrest that will clear multiple residential burglaries in northern Atascosa County. On Friday morning, sheriff’s dispatchers received a call for a suspicious vehicle driving up and down Ditto Road north of Poteet. The vehicle, a black 2014 Dodge Avenger matched the description of a vehicle seen near some recent burglaries in the […]

FLASHBACK:

Local restaurant closed after fire


60 Years ago- A year ago this month the Pleasanton city council agreed to a raise in telephone rates here. The move was made reluctantly after lengthy negotiations at Southwestern Bell’s insistence that the Pleasanton exchange was losing money. Have the new rates put the local exchange in the black inkand, if so, by how much? Mary Jane Rudolph of […]


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