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Parents upset over punishment?

The Way I See It

When I read that “several parents e-mailed KENS 5 and said they were concerned the students were allowed to participate in school activities” after an incident that occurred April 16 prior to the Pleasanton Junior/Senior prom, I wondered if those same parents would be so concerned if it were THEIR child? First of all, let me say this. As a […]

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Melanoma Skin Cancer



Each year, about 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and around 10,000 people will die from it. While anyone can get it, those most often diagnosed are Caucasians, age 50 and older. And those with the highest risk are people with red or blond hair, blue or green eyes, fair skin, freckles, moles, a family history of skin cancer and […]

Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties. Those counties were hit with severe storms and flooding beginning April 17, requiring the aid of emergency responders over many days. Abbott authorized the use of “all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions […]

Texas and Transgender: Bathroom Battle

Texas Politics

Some Texas leaders may be itching to join the fight to shut the bathroom door for transgender folks. It will get them lots of publicity, and appeal to their Tea Party base. And now, Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are arguing about it, and President Barack Obama says it’s wrong. North Carolina and Mississippi have passed laws […]

Flashback: Law and Order Banquet set



10 Years ago- Approximately 80 visitors from as far away as Greece, India, Argentina and Burkino Faso in West Africa were in Pleasanton on Wednesday, April 19, as guests of the South Texas Weather Modification Association (STWMA). Over 100 people were attending a weeklong conference of the International Weather Modification Association being held in San Antonio to get the latest […]

It seems we are touching the bottom of this market cycle

Comments from Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick - Oil & Gas Editor

For 40 years, Texas oil producers were locked out of the global market, their West Texas Intermediate crude WTI) instead stockpiled awaiting refinement as prices were artificially controlled. At the same time, foreign producers flourished as American refineries were built or modified to refine the heavy Brent crude the U.S. was importing. As a point of clarification, WTI is essentially […]

Prom guests punished, parents complain




A group of parents are crying foul due to the punishment given to some students who allegedly arrived under the influence of alcohol at the Pleasanton High School Junior/Senior Prom held in San Antonio on April 16. A chartered bus transported the 39 students to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort. Four youths were issued Minors in Possession tickets by the […]

Jourdanton coach resigns after arrest




A Jourdanton High School teacher and coach has resigned his position after he was arrested for allegedly possessing 4 grams of cocaine while attending Oyster Bake, a San Antonio Fiesta event, on Friday, April 15. Paul Kirby tendered his resignation and will not be returning according to Superintendent Theresa McAllister. “We, as eductors, are held to high expectations. At times, […]

JHS law class gains first-hand experience



The Jourdanton Business Law class recently took a field trip to the Bexar County Courthouse in San Antonio on Friday, April 1, to experience an actual “Criminal Case.” Twentyeight students learned the differences between Civil and Criminal court. This trip gave students a first-hand experience with the judicial system. The students were able to observe a trial, testimony and closing […]


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