St. Ignatius picnic set for this Sunday

SUE BROWN EDITOR What is better than having a barbecue on Labor Day? Having it a day early and prepared for you by the parishioners of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Christine. Their annual Labor Day Picnic is this Sunday, September 6. Besides the barbecue brisket and sausage dinner, complete with trimmings, there will be lots of entertaining events happening […]

HOT fund grant decisions reconsidered

Chamber and Young Farmers receive requested amounts

The Pleasanton City Council heard appeals from the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasanton Young Farmers at a Special Meeting on August 27 concerning their decision at the August 20 meeting to not fund the groups’ Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax grant requests. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro Tempore Travis Hall Jr. Mayor Clint Powell was absent. […]

Comptroller distributes $760 million in sales tax revenue to local governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their August local sales tax allocations totaling $760.2 million, which represents an increase of 7.6 percent compared to August 2014. Hegar also said today that state sales tax revenue in July was $2.4 billion, up 2.7 percent compared to July 2014. “July’s modest […]

Senator Zaffirini announces 61 new laws effective Sept. 1

(AUSTIN) — Sixty-one new laws, including 26 Senate Bills (SB) authored by Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and 35 House Bills (HB) that she sponsored during the 2015 legislative session will become effective on Sept. 1 (Tuesday). The laws taking effect this week reflect Senator Zaffirini’s legislative priorities, which include improving public education, higher education and health and human services. She […]

Marathon meeting held by Jourdanton City Council

The Jourdanton City Council monthly meeting was held August 17. Mayor Susan Netardus called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The meeting ran four hours in length with council members Donnie Blue, Robert “Doc” Williams, Raul Morales, Patsy J. Elizabeth Tymrak- Daughtrey and Chester Gonzales in attendance. The first item of business was the approval of the consent […]

TxDOT fights to curb end-of-summer drunk driving deaths

‘Drink, Drive, Go to Jail’ campaign rolls out ‘DWI Not So Fun House’ to discourage impaired driving

AUSTIN – As summer celebrations enter their final weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking its “DWI Not So Fun House” to community events across the state as part of its “Drink, Drive, Go to Jail” campaign. The vintage-style interactive carnival trailer allows the public to experience the dangerous and potentially deadly effects of impaired driving. “Don’t turn your […]


The No Bull Radio Network brings home the Bacon

After an exhaustive fiftyone rounds of competitive bidding, the FCC’s FM Spectrum Auction 98 came to a close August 6, 2015. Of the 131 FM frequency allocations made available, 102 have provisionally winning bidders resulting in a total of $5,083,700 in gross revenue for US Treasury. The highest bid of $714,000 was made by The Erie Radio Company for FM […]

A horse is a horse, of course

The Way I See It

I was taken aback when I received a phone call on Tuesday. A man was speaking Spanish to me in a collegiate – perhaps high school – manner. Call it over enunciating or melodramatic – I was unsure if this was a prank call or not. I first thought it could be my son-in-law Taylor. We are both using the […]

Solution to vote ID law

I have been hearing a lot about how our Texas voter ID law disenfranchised a significant portion of the minority electorate. According to the 5th court, a possible solution to the problem would be to allow voter registration cards be allowed as one of the forms of ID. There is a slight problem with that. There is no picture on […]