The Way I See It

Retorting school district report cards

The Way I See It

A fter seeing the TEA report cards for Atascosa County, here’s my take. While our schools may or may not have achieved great grades, they failed to report that some districts’ overall performance actually improved from last year’s scores. To better understand the report, I went to the TEA website. I found a handy little publication from last year’s report […]

Space hogs

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I ’m going to rant just a bit this week. I attended a meeting out of town on Monday and when I left the restaurant, I noticed that a car had parked close by mine. When I say close, I mean like 7-8 inches from mine. Why do people not think about this at all? The car next to it […]

Happy place feeling shortlived

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I unplugged from technology for much of the past weekend. Imagine my dismay when I received a notification from a group text alerting me on the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I had just spent two glorious days in one of my most favorite places and the “Happiest place on Earth” – Disney World – to learn of the […]

Road trippin’ and singin’

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I’ve been on a few road trips lately and have been listening to Sirius Radio on the way. My beau typically has it tuned to Oldies and 60s- 70s. Many of these songs we enjoy singing along. And then there are those that I only know one line or maybe the chorus. I mused that I knew the “K-Tel” version […]

A fitting farewell

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Last Saturday we said our formal goodbye to Judith Blanton Wilkerson, who passed away earlier this year on April 26. Judy would have been proud. Her children, David, Noel and Katie shared memories and a poem. Grandsons William Wilkerson and Will Holmes honored their grandmother as did sons-inlaw Noel Holmes and Les Carnes. Friends spoke too – reiterating the impact […]

Head ‘em up, move ‘em out

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A lot can happen in a week. Like, you may have to pack up 13 years of your life in a few short days of having a garage sale readying to move in the future. I just had no idea the future was going to be a week. Good thing about doing this so quickly was that I had no […]

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

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This past Saturday we had a garage sale. My son, daughter-inlaw and my beau joined in on the fun. Right. Fun. I will say this … there is something cathartic about letting go of items you no longer need. It is even better when you see someone else say they “love it” and buy it. It brings me a degree […]

I protest too much

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For the first time since I have been a homeowner (since 1982) I finally protested my proposed tax appraisal for the upcoming year. I didn’t complain when they doubled the value of my lot ($15,000 to $30,000) back in the early days of the Eagle Ford boom in 2012 nor did I rant when it jumped another $30K + in […]

Purging is good for the soul

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While getting ready to sell my home, I’ve been going through stored bins, boxes, drawers, cabinets and closets. Oh. My. Goodness. The amount of stuff I’m sorting and purging is really mind-boggling. I remember the comedian George Carlin doing a comedy routine on “stuff”. “That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That’s all your house […]

Horny toads coming back?

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I was reading an article the other day about how horny toads (horned lizards/frogs) are becoming more noticeable again in the Texas landscape. They have been bred and released by several zoos and it seems to be helping their population. When I was a kid, we would take our spoons and wouldn’t have to dig very deep in our sandy […]


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