Making a New Year’s Resolution?

Here’s one to save lives, including your own!

While eating more fruits and vegetables and parking as far away from the supermarket as possible will help improve your health in 2015, here’s a resolution that can impact the lives of others, as well as your own life. Make a resolution in 2015 to put down the phone when you are driving and to not drive distracted! While all […]

State Capital Highlights

New mix of lawmakers, officially heading for Austin

When the 84th Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13 and oaths of office are administered, the political party split will be 21 Republicans to 10 Democrats in the 31-member Senate, and 98 Republicans to 52 Democrats in the 150-member House. The composition and leadership of committees, the flow of legislation through those committees and control of floor debate will be […]

Texas Politics

Governor-for-Life Rick Perry moves on

John C. White, over the 26 years he was Texas agriculture commissioner developed a saying: at a political funeral, it’s better to be a pallbearer than a corpse. He would be intrigued to see the success of a later agriculture commissioner by ignoring his saying. In 1950, White — smart, affable, funny, and only 24 — upset 20-year incumbent Agriculture […]

Writer’s Roost

The Mom and I won the Dad over to our way



I conspired with The Mom to sneak a column in place of the one The Dad (aka Willis Webb, aka mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent aka The Kolyumnist) usually writes for Texas community newspapers. The Mom sends out the columns, and she and I both are, well, smarter than The Dad. You may note that “The” is part of everyone’s title […]

Flashback: Founder of Jourdanton’s daughter, Grace Campbell Armstrong dies



60 Years ago- Burglars broke into J.B. Martin’s IGA store here Sunday night and made off with between $300 and $50 in cash and $225 in cigarettes. The thieves forced a screen off a small window in the rear of the building, broke the window and climbed into the store. The window, about quarter-size, is one of two located over […]

Jourdanton Council discusses steps for new Sports Complex




It was another long night at the Jourdanton City Council on Monday. The consent agenda, which contains the minutes of the previous meetings of November 17 and December 2 and the monthly bills, was approved by Donnie Blue, Robert “Doc” Williams, Raul Morales and Chester Gonzales. Patsy J. Elizabeth Tymrak- Daughtrey voted negative. Tymrak complained that the department reports did […]

Top five crude oil producing counties in the state are in Eagle Ford Shale



NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,508 original drilling permits in November, 2014, compared to 1,559 in November, 2013. The November total included 1,376 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 23 to re-enter existing Grid well bores, Picks and 109 for re-completions. Permits issued in November, 2014, included 376 oil, 76 […]

Diaz, Almendarez exchange vows



The Bexar County Wedding Chapel in San Antonio served as the perfect setting for the union of Deb D. Diaz and Alfredo Almendarez III in marriage. They exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony on Dec. 24, 2014, at 10 o’clock. It was officiated by Rev. Don Lang. The bride is the daughter of Joe Diaz of Kirby and Mr. and […]

Eichman graduates from UT- Austin



Eric W. Eichman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Global Studies with a minor in European Studies from The University of Texas at Austin during their December 2014 Commencement exercises. Eichman is the son of Darrell Eichman of Georgetown and Pat Seay Cox and Chico Cox of Pleasanton. He is the grandson of Arlene and Jimmy […]

Don’t be a Litterbug Contest



The Jourdanton Garden Club is proud to sponsor their sixth annual, “Don’t Be a Litterbug Contest” for all children living and/or attending a school in Jourdanton who are in the first-fifth grade. The organization wants to stop the littering on our beautiful streets and make Jourdanton “litter free’ and green. First and second graders can submit a poster depicting the […]