Cowboy/Turn-n-Burn/Homecoming? Okay

The Way I See It

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce announced last week of their plans to combine the annual Cowboy Homecoming celebration with the Turn-n-Burn barbeque event. When I first heard of this, I wasn’t sure how I felt. Over the past four years the Cowboy Homecoming event has changed dates and venues and I was concerned about another change. Both events have been […]

Food Babe plows new fields of misinformation

My father used to say, “Some folks don’t know what they’re talking about—others don’t even suspect it.” Vani Hari, otherwise known as the Food Babe, is stepping ever further into that dubious territory. Well known for her misinformed attacks on food problems that are not problems, Hari now has her sights set on cottonseed and cotton farming. Her diatribe follows […]

10 states join Texas AG in lawsuit over school bathrooms

State Capital Highlights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on May 25 filed a lawsuit against the heads of the federal Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Equal Opportunity Commission and other entities for issuing directives that would require public schools to open up restrooms and locker rooms to both sexes. Joining Texas in the lawsuit are the states of Alabama, […]

Texas Claims Voter ID Is Necessary To Prevent Fraud

Texas Politics

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton watched in New Orleans May 24, as Scott Keller, the state’s solicitor general, argued that Texas’ Voter ID law isn’t an illegal hindrance to would-be voters. A federal Texas district judge, and a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, have previously ruled that the Texas law does discriminate, violating Section 2 of […]

Flashback: Commissioners plan to build replica of first courthouse

10 Years ago- Unlike the past few years, local businesses are experiencing a slump in sales, according to the sales and use tax rebates distributed to cities and counties. The state average for cities indicates an increase of more than 14 percent over the cumulative first five months’ rebates last year. The total average increase in the five Atascosa County […]

City of Charlotte holds monthly meeting

The Charlotte City Council held their regular meeting on May 12 with a quorum being met with Council members John E. Heiligman, Christi Rankin and Mark Wilson present. Not present were: Zoraida Casares and Mayor Anna Estrada. Citizen’s comments were started with South Texas Regional Medical Center CEO John Ulbricht introducing himself and Tiffiney Willmon, who handles business development and […]

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