Abbott orders flags to half-staff to honor slain officer

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas flags across the state be lowered to halfstaff in honor of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth on Sept. 4. Abbott also asked that law enforcement officers turn on their patrol vehicles’ red and blue flashing lights for one minute at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, the start time for Deputy Goforth’s funeral. […]

Texas schools fight for money; Perry prospects pretty poor

Texas Politics

It’s sad that it has to be this way, but it’s a good thing we have courts in Texas – to require the Legislature to do its job. For decades, Texas courts have had to force the lawmakers to follow through on their constitutional responsibility to pay for good schools. State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, put a picture of the […]

FLASHBACK: Jourdanton, Charlotte phone customers offered calling plans

60 Years Neighbor crowned neighbor as Miss Atascosa County Farm Bureau of 1955 was chosen at Jourdanton, Tuesday evening. Selected as the county queen was pretty Joyce Bienek, a petite 16-yearold blonde with hazel eyes, who is a Pleasanton high school student and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bienek of Black Hill. Johnnie Lou Dornak of Jourdanton was […]

PISD Education Foundation’s Casino Night is Sept. 26

Longing to hit the tables Vegas-style but don’t have the funds to travel and do it up right? For $50 you can celebrate around the craps table, bet on the roulette wheel, play Black Jack and more at the Pleasanton Independent School District Education Foundation Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, September 26. Join the fun by stepping back to the […]

Social media: ‘she said, he said, you said’ is trash talk

Writer’s Roost

Okay, I’ve avoided this topic long enough. I don’t do social media — Facebook, Twitter, whatever. To me, it’s all back-fence gossip. I doubt that anything on it is newsworthy. It is gossip: “she said, he said, you said.” Gossip. Badmouthing. Trash talk. Stabbing people in the back. Alright, not all Facebookers, or whatever you call them, are gossip mongers. […]

I’ve decided on this headline

I have a really hard time making decisions … Wait, no I don’t. I can decide things! Wait, I think I have a hard time making decisions! Do you think I have a hard time deciding things? Okay, so I do have a hard time with decisions. Too many options and I can’t even think. I recognize part of my […]


Enroll in the Promise Fund

Now is the perfect time to enroll your young scholar in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® — the state’s prepaid college tuition plan. This flexible savings plan lets you lock in tomorrow’s tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices. The plan allows families to purchase tuition units to cover all or a portion […]

STEER asks for nomination for Eagle Ford Excellence Awards

Oil & Gas Editor

Haley Curry, area representative for South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER) invites entries for Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. Curry is Vice President, External Affairs with STEER. Curry said, “What love about the Eagle Ford Excellence Awards is in finding those companies that have broken out for their innovations in environmental stewardship, their priority of safety in the workplace, and […]


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