“…and the hunter home from the hill.” Robert Louis Stevenso nM r. Sam Syring, of Pleasanton, passed away on August 13, 2019 at the age of 68. Sam was born in Kenedy on June 8, 1951 to Herbert and Mary Beth Syring. He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Syring, daughters Christi Kinsel and husband Bobby Kinsel III, Jamie […]


Robert Roman Kraft of Pleasanton passed away August 19, 2019 at the age of 71. He was born in San Antonio on January 27, 1948 to Reno Anton and Ruby Lee (Jenke) Kraft. Robert is survived by his son, John Kraft; brothers, Wallace R. Kraft and wife Karen and Gerald Schuster and sisters, Jo Ella Heinsohn and Larry Rose, Katheryn […]


Juan M. Robles of Leming passed away August 16, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born in Fairview on May 31, 1943 to Mateo and Ollylia (Martinez) Robles. Juan is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Anita Robles; sons, Hector Robles and wife Marsha, Israel Robles and wife Monica, Mario Robles and wife Sandra and Roland […]

The Electoral College and why it matters


The President and Vice President of the United States are NOT chosen by a nationwide popular vote of the American people rather, they are chosen by 538 electors. This process is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. Why didn’t the Founders just make it easy and let the presidential candidate with the most votes claim victory? Why did they create […]