The Way I See It

Locally grown, locally appreciated

I n a few weeks, we will all be able to taste the most delicious strawberries around and we don’t have to wait for Strawberry Festival to do it! I spoke with Strawberry Festival’s Anna Skurka last week. She wanted to get the word out about the Farmer’s Market that will be held Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. – […]

5 reasons kids should play organized sports

In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Conversely, the CDC reports that regular physical activity provides a long list of physical benefits for children, but that’s not all. Daily exercise also promotes […]

State Capital Highlights

Senate panel passes legislation to fund state highways

The Senate Transportation Committee on Feb. 25 tentatively approved two pieces of legislation that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance. Senate Bill 5, enabling legislation, and Senate Joint Resolution 5, which would put a constitutional amendment on the November statewide ballot, are meant to help […]

Texas Politics

Popular Sen. Van de Putte leaves to seek San Antonio mayorship

The emotion behind state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s farewell to her Senate colleagues Feb. 24 was summed up by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. She called Van de Putte “everybody’s mama.” Van de Putte, well-liked on both sides of the aisle as a tough, but respectful and caring person, had nice things to say about all her colleagues as she […]

Officer Patchett joins Jourdanton ISD as new resource officer

Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser addressed the Jourdanton School Board on the new school resource officer. Tina Patchett has been assigned that role and is very enthusiastic about working with the kids. She currently does all the outreach for children and other organizations. He feels this is a positive change, especially with having an office on campus. The City and […]

Little Caesars® pizza restaurants premiere new bacon wrapped crust

Little Caesars® is enthusiastically embracing one of America’s enduring food obsessions with its indulgent new Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza. The mouthwatering pizza packs a big flavor punch with two types of bacon and classic pepperoni on a Detroit-style deep dish crust. Little Caesars is the first quick service restaurant to offer a pizza with a bacon wrapped crust. […]

Five Eagle Ford shale counties lead the State of Texas in crude oil production for month of December

JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,102 original drilling permits in January 2015 compared to 1,791 in January 2014. The January total included 971 permits to drill new oil and gas wells,18 to re-enter existing well bores and 113 for re-completions. Permits issued in January 2015 included 254 oil, 90 gas, 697 oil […]


Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Weeds Q&A

Q. What are the weeds that are growing everywhere right now? There seem to be more varieties than normal? A. There are lots of weeds this winter because of cool but relatively mild temperatures and reasonable rain. The clover that is growing is called black medic. It prospers in poor soils without sod. The sticky vine is called bedstraw. Henbit […]

Writer’s Roost

Women’s purses vs. men’s pockets and clip-on devices

Life Mate’s purse often feels heavy enough to be able to provide for an overnight stay, two road trip meals or anything else of similar volume. At any given time, her purse contains a coin purse, a checkbook, a wallet, car keys, house keys, manicure items (scissors, file, emery board, polish), perfume-cologne, address book, cell phone, tissues, comb and I […]