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January 4, 2012 RSS feed / News

New property tax exemption for veterans’ surviving spouses

(AUSTIN) — Texas continues to do its part to keep helping military veterans and their families. More...

BCTP gears up to address election-year activities

The Brush Country Tea Party want to remind its members and the general public what the BCTP is and what it stands for politically. The core beliefs are simple and readily understandable: The U.S. Government should 1. Follow the U.S. More...

A sale you cannot pass up: Get your photos today!

Are you a Brush Country Sports Fan? Do you have a relative that plays for Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet, Charlotte or McMullen County? Do you enjoy the photos that run in our newspaper each week? More...

Edward Jones adds financial advisor

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Odis White announced today that a second financial advisor, Michele Higginbotham, has joined his office in Pleasanton on December 1, 2011. More...

A STEEL MAGNOLIA

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Poll Results

Which town has been impacted most economically by Eagle Ford Shale?

The results are in. Here's how the votes went. Pleasanton 50% Poteet 2% Jourdanton 5% Charlotte 11% Tilden 21% Not Sure 11%   If you have not voted in our current poll you can do so now. More...

18 WHEELER TAKES A SPILL

On Tuesday, January 3, about 3:30 in the afternoon, an Alamo Transport sand hauler crashed after veering off the roadway on S.H. 97 about five and a half miles west of Charlotte. More...

WILD HOG CAUSES ROLLOVER

This vehicle rolled over Dec. 27, at about 10 p.m. after it struck a large hog on FM 140 between Highway 16 and Christine. The hog was believed to be about 300 pounds. More...

Benefit for Riley

Fund set at ANB

On Jan. 21, at noon a benefit will be held for Sug Riley of the Somerset/Poteet area. Riley’s mobile home burned to the ground on Dec. 27, 2011, off Smith Road and Highway 16. More...

IT’S A WINNER!

This photo won in our online contest of favorite Christmas photos - past or present. More...

Fertilize or not??

Q. When do we fertilize the lawn to encourage fast greenup in the spring? My know-it-all neighbor says it does not do any good to fertilize our hot weather grasses like Bermuda and St. Augustine until May! Surely we can fertilize earlier than that? More...