Legislature returns. Perry leaves – maybe just in time

Texas Politics

Adios, Texas! Howdy, U S of A! That, in a nutshell, was outgoing Gov. Rick Perry’s swan song speech to a joint session of the Texas Legislature Thursday (Jan. 15). The “Adios” came in the same chamber where he was sworn in as a freshman member of the Texas House of Representatives 30 years ago this month. And the “Howdy” […]

Criteria we use to define a ‘Texiz cuss word’?

Writer’s Roost

Cursing is not a flattering form of speech for the speaker and certainly not for any intended or even incidental target. Of course, in Texiz and much of the Old South, we don’t say “cursing,” we refer to the vile verbal bile as “cussin’.” My mother’s list of unacceptable words was endless. On the other hand, Dad’s raising was more […]

The Little Engine That Could

On the Edge of Common Sense

Have you read The Little Engine That Could to your kids or grandkids? Dr. Tom told me a story that brought it back to me. Two good ol’ Nebraska cowboys were given the task of rebuilding a barbwire fence on an 80-acre pasture. First they removed the clips and stays from the old top wire on the long side; a […]

Bluebonnets – Q & A




Q: When will the bluebonnet transplants we planted bloom? They look like they have not grown at all. A: Bluebonnets spend the winter putting down roots. Sometime in early March, they will begin to grow. Bloom starts in late March with peak bloom in April. Q: Can we put our live oak leaves in the compost pile? I hate to […]

4-Hers to hold trail ride, change in license plate renewal



60 Years ago- When she was born, Gail Mitcham, little 8-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.L. Mitcham of Pleasanton, had a heart defect that doctors said was incurable. As little as two years ago, a specialist gave an opinion that Gail could not live too many years. But now there is new hope for the youngster and every prospect […]

STEER is catalyst between petroleum industry and communities in the Eagle Ford shale



Oil and gas are depletable resources. There will be swings in the price of oil and gas in the commodities market as we’re seeing at the present time. These natural resources of oil and gas will always come back in value due to demands determined by growing industry and our increasing universal population growth. Several years ago South Texas Energy […]

Catholic Schools Week

Our Lady of Grace Academy to celebrate with week of activities


Our Lady of Grace Academy in Leming will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, from Jan. 25 to Jan. 30. The school’s vision statement is, “Educating the Whole Person to Live in Jesus Christ.” On Sunday, Jan. 25, join them for Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton at 10:30 a.m. A Balloon Rosary will kickoff Catholic Schools Week, following Mass […]

Indian selected for All-State Band



Samantha Muckleroy, a member of the Jourdanton High School Band, was selected as a member of the 2015 Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band. She was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels. Muckleroy plays the French horn at JISD under the direction of Babatunde Onibudo, who […]

Relaxation, Recreation and Celebrations at Strawberry Pines



Relaxed is how you feel when you walk onto the property at the new Strawberry Pines. Three homes and the property surrounding them have been restored and renovated to showcase a unique landscape of towering pine trees not typically seen in Brush country. When Darlene and Woode Henry first acquired this property they had a desire to share this distinctive […]

Take part in Souper Bowl of Caring 2015



The Souper Bowl of Caring is the result of thousands of young people joining together to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. This unique, youth-led movement of caring is transforming the nation’s biggest weekend of football into its largest weekend of giving. Since the program started in 1990, over $80 million has been raised for local charities across […]


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