Eagle Ford Shale –information regarding drilling locations, leases, etc.




   Information pertaining to field size, surface location and other questions that might arise concerning drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale will be discussed in this article.    To begin, we’ll discuss the sizes of the proration units for the Eagle Ford Shale Fields.  Presently, the proration units range from 40 acres to 640 acres.  For exacting data, you would […]

Middle of the fun in Brush Country Schools




As the end of January arrives, we can officially say we are about in the middle of the school year in Texas Public Schools. As schools begin to see a little growth thanks to the Eagle Ford Shale and or Academic success, how are Brush Country area schools handling their 2011-2012 school year. Over the next month, we will take […]

Write or die!




There is no smell I love more (outside of a dojo) than a brand new blank paged journal. It just moves my pen. I enjoy journaling. I have at least four different journals right now. I keep one for poetry, one for Jui Jitsu, one for story writing and one online for all things me. Not to mention the multiple […]

Auction breaks record: $584,386

Another one for the books


Anticipation of a record-breaking year for the sales at the 58th Atascosa County Jr. Livestock Show were straight on target. With over a half million dollars, $584,326 to be exact,spent at the auction it was one for the record books for certain. Sales were up six figures $144,000 from 2011. There were over 800 exhibitors with 240 making it to […]

Residents to vote on community center, partial closing of Main Street in May




It was September of 1994 when Pleasanton voters first approved the $800,000 bond issue for the purchase of land and construction of a sports complex, municipal pool and community center. On May 28, 1998, the community celebrated the grand opening of the sports complex and junior Olympic-size swimming pool. Seventeen years later, the fate of the Pleasanton Community Center and […]

County planning disaster exercise

Citizen Volunteers Needed

Atascosa County Emergency Management is planning a county wide disaster exercise and activation of our Cowboy Fellowship POD site on February 4. POD stands for “Point of Distribution.” The exercise scenario would be: IF Anthrax was dispersed over a three day period at the San Antonio Livestock show, a large number of our citizens would be exposed and antibiotics would […]

McMullen Co. in the spotlight

Livestock Show this Saturday


Organizers expect 98 animals to be exhibited by 4H members and FFA students at the McMullen County Livestock Show in Tilden on Saturday, January 22. The youngsters have been grooming their animals and will be ready for judging early Saturday morning. The pens of bunnies (7:30 a.m.) and poultry will be judged first – followed by swine, goats, lambs, heifers […]

Academic success has sprouted growth in Tilden




It may be the smallest school district in the “Brush Country”, but recent success in academics and athletics are just a few of the reasons some believe the district is at an all time high when it comes to student population. Second year Superintendent Dave Underwood was all smiles, as he discussed recent success as well as a vision for […]

Out and About

Tilden time

Atascosa wrapped up their livestock show so that means that McMullen County’s is coming up this week. Show your support by attending and/ or bidding on these students’ projects at our neighbors to the south. State of Schools Also, our Sports Editor Eric Smith is putting on his news reporting cap as well and is featuring McMullen Co. I.S.D. this […]

Deputies recover stolen equipment, nab thief in Bexar




Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered stolen equipment recently that was stolen in two separate burglaries from L-O Transport at FM 536 and FM 1784. Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward stated that the L-O Transportation Company yard was burglarized and a 2012 Dodge pickup, a Miller welder, a chop-saw and other equipment was reported stolen to deputies. The yard was burglarized […]


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