Blue, white and red – red, white and blue

The Way I See It

If you’re a Facebook friend/follower, you have undoubtedly color washed your profile photo or at least have seen it on most of your friends’ pages. The French flag’s image, sporting bands of blue, white and red, is added to show solidarity and support to the French after the massacres at several Paris venues. There are some who have not/will not […]

5th Circuit rules immigration policy unconstitutional

State Capital Highlights

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 9 affirmed a Brownsville federal district judge’s Feb. 15, 2015, order forbidding the Obama administration’s implementation of DAPA, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Residents Program. Against the wishes of Congress, the White House sent out a memorandum in November 2014 extending the reach […]

Supreme Court to hear Texas abortion case

Texas Politics

Texas is back in the spotlight, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear challenges to the state’s toughest-inthe country anti-abortion law. It is fitting, because it was in a Texas case – Roe v. Wade, in 1973 — that the high court first declared women have a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. The latest case is Whole […]

Wilford Brimley TV, movie roles are my dream life

Writer’s Roost

“You’re a smart man, Mr. Gallagher. I’m pretty smart myself.” — Wilford Brimley to Paul Newman in the movie Absence of Malice. Most of us, if we admit it, grow up idolizing someone on movie or TV screens. Some of us could probably ‘fess up to having acting idols in our adult years. As a kid, I came up in […]

Atascosa Health Center gives thanks



The Grand Opening of the Atascosa Health Center on Saturday, Nov. 7, was a morning of reflecting on the past, but also looking forward to the future with a sense of excitement. AHC would like to thank everyone who helped make the event possible, as well as to everyone who has contributed to the center’s success throughout the years. Atascosa […]

Thanksgiving meal prices continue to drop



(WACO, Texas)— Consumers have good news to chew on this Thanksgiving as food prices continue to drop. A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.48 this year, down 31 cents from last year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Thanksgiving Meal Report. The survey records the cost of 10 holiday staples—including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry […]

Veterans Service office to hold grand opening Tuesday



Grand Opening for the Atascosas Count Veterans Office will be Tuesday November the 24, starting at 11:30 with ceremonies beginning at 12. The new address and location for the grand opening is 818 Main St. in Jourdanton.

‘Texas owes economic strength to innovation, regulatory framework and leadership’

Oil & Gas Editor

“We’ve maintained record production levels – in the face of major challenges – here in Texas because industry has become more innovative and more efficient, and that is an accomplishment to be very proud of,” Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter said. Porter recently spoke at the 21st Annual Executive Oil Conference discussing the current state of the oil and gas […]

Dear Smiths, I’m sorry



A co-worker went home last week a little earlier than normal. She wasn’t feeling well and left. No big deal. But, it was a big deal because within one or two hours her family texted letting us know that she was on her way to the ER. An hour or two after that we found out she was home, but […]

Hydrant flushing continues in Pleasanton



Hydrant flushing-The Utilities Department and Fire Department began flushing hydrants in the City of Pleasanton beginning Thursday, November 12, 2015. It will resume on Monday, November 23 and should be completed by December 2. Hydrant flushing will take place Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Hydrants will then be flushed frequently as required per TCEQ and as […]


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