Paid it forward

On Wednesday (October 14) evening, a friend and I had dinner at IHOP. We were told that another customer had paid for our meal. We would like to thank this anonymous person. Your generosity was greatly appreciated. Florence Stanush Pleasanton

Revenue estimate reflects slowdown in energy sector

State Capital Highlights

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Oct. 14 announced the release of his office’s Certification Revenue Estimate. The “CRE” is an update to the Biennial Revenue Estimate, a document that gives state lawmakers a good idea of how much revenue will be available for general-purpose spending in 2016-2017, the next two-year state budget period. The CRE, Hegar said, reflects “any new […]

Congress broken: What it needs

Texas Politics

A general feeling expressed at Fifth Annual Texas Tribune Festival was that Congress is broken, and needs to be fixed. The question is how. Money in politics, and where it comes from, was cited as a general problem. It has become even worse since the U. S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission corporations allowed […]


CITY OF JOURDANTON COUNCIL 3 AT LARGE SPOTS Hi, My name is Johnetta “Johnnie” Goetzel and I am running for a seat on the Jourdanton City Council. I am the daughter of John and Dottie Goetzel and was born and raised in Jourdanton, graduating in 1971. I returned home in 1995 to help my mother care for my ill father, […]

A neighborly approach to cleaning the air in South Texas

Is that flare operating efficiently? Is it dangerous to my health? Who do I ask? Who do I tell? These are the types of questions an emerging workshop developed by Rio Grande International Study Center aims to answer. The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently ranked the Eagle Ford Shale play as the nation’s largest oil field. But with oil wells […]

Rick Ingram speaks at Eagle Ford Shale STEPS meeting

Oil & Gas Editor

Rick Ingram, co-founder and chair of the National STEPS Network and SafelandUSA, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of “A Safer Texas One STEP Closer” organization at Cowboy Fellowship Church, Thursday, October 15. Ingram is employed by BP North America Gas Division, and currently serves as the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) coordinator. He has worked in the […]

Instagram Contest returns

If Instagram is your thing be sure to join in our Cowboy Homecoming Instagram contest. We want you to share your photos from any Cowboy Homecoming event you attend. The contest is open to all who attend the 2015 Cowboy Homecoming. Your photo should capture the fun that is Cowboy Homecoming. To enter simply follow @PE1909 on Instagram and tag […]

Who Will be Queen?

Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Queen’s Coronation Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. before the Kick-Off Par at Kadobe’s



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