Charlotte School Board recognizes middle school UIL students

Charlotte ISD held their monthly meeting on February 18 beginning at 6:40 p.m. at the administration boardroom. A quorum was established with Tommy Garcia, Matt Wagner, Maria Cantu and Becky Ramos present. Absent were Jim Wilson and Cyndy Zuniga. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence. There were no public comments. Next, Mr. […]

Unpleasantly surprised with voter turnout so far

The Way I See It

I voted early yesterday. I try to do that with each election because I know where to vote without getting confused and that my vote is there in case an emergency arises on voting day and I’m unable to go vote. I was also there to find out about the early numbers so we could report the information. To my […]


PROPOSAL A t the February 18th City Council meeting, Councilmember Doug Best made a motion that the city staff prepare a proposal for building a skate park in the city’s River Park. This motion (which was approved) would cover formulating skate park details and costs but would not be an authorization to build the skate park yet. It should be […]

University president sets campus carry policies

State Capital Highlights

University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves has adopted policies to implement Senate Bill 11, the campus handgun carry law that goes into effect on Aug. 1. Fenves adopted 25 policy recommendations developed by the 19-member Campus Carry Working Group that he appointed in 2015. Under the policies, certain laboratories, areas where pre-K-12 programs are held, and, with […]

GOP Senate v. Obama: Scalia Replacement

The response to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death veered off into politics almost immediately. The Feb. 13 death of Scalia, 79, set off an epic battle over replacing him on the high court. It will shake up the presidential race, and probably all three branches of government. Scalia, the longest-serving member of the current court at almost 30 years, […]

Flashback: Cowboy Homecoming is proposed by Chamber of Commerce as annual event

less than two weeks there will be a crowd gathered in Jourdanton and it will be all for a good cause-to raise money to make Jourdanton a better looking place to live. The annual barbecue and auction that has been such a success in the past is once again around the corner. Sunday, March 5, is the day that the […]

Sales, use tax down for most cities

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $867.1 million in local sales tax allocations for February, 0.7 percent less than in February 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly; October, November and December sales by quarterly filers; and […]


• City of Pleasanton – City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. • City of Jourdanton – City Council Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 State Hwy. 97 E. 830-769-3589. • City of […]

Jourdanton Chamber BBQ, auction set for March 6

When it comes to great food and lots of auction action nothing beats the annual BBQ/Auction that is just around the corner. The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will gather at St. Matthew’s Hall Sunday, March 6, and prepare a delicious barbecue chicken lunch with all the trimmings for only $8 a plate. Presale tickets are already selling fast. Call the […]