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 […]

Attorney General Paxton pleads not guilty to charges

State Capital Highlights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Aug. 27 entered a plea of not guilty on felony charges of securities fraud at his arraignment in Fort Worth. Tarrant County 396th State District Court Judge George Gallagher gave Paxton until Sept. 30 to answer to the charges. Paxton is accused of encouraging two individuals to buy stock in Severgy, a Collin County-based […]

Billionaires and Bush Equals Clinton?

Texas Politics

The Washington Post reported a few weeks ago that Bill Clinton had encouraged Donald Trump to “play a larger role in the Republican Party.” That seemed puzzling. Why would the former president, whose wife Hillary is again seeking his old job, suggest that an outspoken billionaire with no filters get more involved with a Republican Party hell-bent on keeping her […]

T. Tommy and BAD NEWS

On the Edge of Common Sense

First, a little about T.Tommy; he likes Corrientes, carries a stock whip and is good help when you need a team ropin’ partner, a good hand on a gather, isn’t bad on a back hoe and is good to his dog. I’m sure he has had many fine team roping horses. His arena is open to all and he always […]

FLASHBACK: Swim pool opens in Northtown

60 Years North Pleasanton’s new swimming pool-built by the Progressive Clubopened Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The new pool will be open daily on week days from 4 to 9 p.m., according to Mayor C.A. Arrington, president of the Progressive Club, and from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and all holidays are limited to members […]

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