Term ‘closet bass singer’ was deemed inappropriate

Writer’s Roost

As I’ve mentioned previously, I grew up in rural and small town environs. Upon reaching full growth and maturity — for the male of the human species, that’s means past 40 at least, if ever — I’ve become most grateful to that clime for learning to be a responsible citizen. Rural east central Texas in the 1940s-50s was a great […]

The Stocking Demonstration

On the Edge of Common Sense

Pete was invited to put on a working stockdog demonstration at the agricultural fair in the nearby town of Perdue, Saskatchewan. He could have brought his own lambs that were ‘dog wise’ but his hosts offered to furnish the sheep. On arrival in Perdue that morning Pete peeked into the dark trailer at the sheep. Six big black-headed Suffolk ewes […]

Richest Open rodeo will have great entertainment, too

Cory Morrow headlines on August 15

Pegged as the “richest open rodeo in Texas,” the Pleasanton Young Farmers aren’t kidding with $17,500 added money for this year’s Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo next month, Friday and Saturday, August 14-15. Competitive events are: Ranch Bronc Riding ($75 entry fee)- includes $2,000 added money plus a saddle; Team Roping ($100 per man entry fee) – includes $5,000 […]

Former District Clerk succumbs



Jerome Templeton Brite, of Pleasanton, passed away on Monday, July 27 at the age of 82. Jerome was raised in Pleasanton, and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950. He attended the University of Texas, where he pledged the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He then joined the Army, proudly serving our country. After that, Jerome returned to his studies, graduating from […]

Jourdanton citizens honored at annual banquet



The backyard barbeque theme, complete with red checkered tablecloths, set the tone for the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet held last Tuesday, July 21. A social hour, sponsored by VTX1, was enjoyed by those in attendance. Eleven deserving citizens were honored that night. Their nomination information follows. Woman of the Year Jane Steinle Andrus Jane Steinle Andrus was raised […]

Still not used to empty nest

The Way I See It

You would think by now that after eight years that I would be used to my children being gone. Oh sure – they would come home for a summer or two or when they were between jobs. Now – one is married and has moved out of state while her husband starts graduate school in New Mexico. The other is […]

Agreement on last week’s letter



Dear Editor, Was so glad to see the Letter from Jessica Weathersby? or Weatherby? Jonathan, thanks for sending it. I think Jessica put it well and I also believe that we don’t always, as Christians, let those who disagree with the Bible’s content know that we AND GOD still love them. Just as we who are believers in the Scripture […]

Governor says family of woman who died in custody deserves answers

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University. On July 10, Bland was pulled over by a state trooper, arrested and placed in the Waller County jail in Hempstead. Three days […]

Trump controls the stump

Texas Politics

A few decades ago, a Texas Democratic political consultant told some political reporters he was going to quit sending his candidates into San Antonio for press conferences. Why? “Because I am so tired,” the consultant replied, “of the only way to get on TV there is be stabbed in a knife fight or be in a kitchen fire or car […]

FLASHBACK: Vote due on new City Hall



60 Years ago- Pleasanton residents will vote soon on a $45,000 bond issue to build a new city hall. Meeting in special session, Tuesday morning, the council balloted unanimously in favor of calling a bond election. All of the councilmen were present except Ald. Marshall Henson. No date was set for the bond election. Approximately two and a half miles […]


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