Exception to oil field trash

People should not be so eager to blame roadside trash on oil companies or their employees. Roadside tires are not new. And Trash certainly is not new. Want to blame someone? Blame the county first. They discontinued local trash collection centers and gave out instructions on how to make a burn barrel. Then blame our own citizens who are too […]

The Way I See It

Lose proof your pet

Sure seems like a lot of pets have gone missing over the past few weeks. I guess I’m a bit more aware of it since we have advertisements in our paper searching for them and offering rewards. One of the top clues various pet groups offer is to always have a collar on your pet with tags. These tags may […]

State Capital Highlights

Redistricting talks move toward compromise

I ndications that compromise might not be so far away arose last week in the redrawing of the House, Senate and U.S congressional districts of Texas. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, acting on behalf of the state, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) released statements of commitment to […]

Texas Politics

The differing attitudes toward government’s role

We continue to re-live, in Texas and nationally, culture wars about how much government should take care of people, and how much they should take care of themselves. There are also questions about those areas in which the government should be involved, and to what extent the responsibilities rest with the national, state or local governments. Many think there’s a […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Cowboy and the Vet

I ’ve oft addressed the challenge of being true to the cowboy life. Remember, the cowboy’s dream is to be able to support himself throughout his life…without ever getting a job! This stubborn independence weaves them through a series of vocations as they travel down life’s trail. Vocations such as; team roper, cutting horse trainer, daywork wrangler, horse shoer auctioneer, […]

Writer’s Roost

Lugging all-metal newspaper pages can produce hernias

I n today’s computerized, digital world there aren’t many of us left who remember that carrying a newly typeset newspaper page to the press was just about guaranteed to produce a hernia or a herniated spinal disc… or both. However, I read recently about a traveling display of the old metal type, hand-set and machine set, for printing with which […]

Poteet City Council passes audit with several recommendations

The annual audit for the year 2010 was presented to the Poteet City Council at their first regular meeting on February 6. Larry Cantu stepped in as mayor since Roy Ybarra was not present. Other council members who were at the meeting were Denise Sanchez, Jesse Sisnero, Gerard Herrera and Raymond Leal. Wayne Beyer said that the audit received an […]

Lions Club News

Lions could still use donated items for Wild Game auction

The Annual Wild Game Dinner and Dance is only a little over a week away! This event is taking place on Saturday February 25th at the Atascosa County Show Barn and is SOLD OUT. We would like to thank Manning Safety in Jourdanton for being one of our stage sponsors and also McBee’s BBQ in Pleasanton and Select Field Services […]

Oil & Gas Report

Eagle Ford-Woodbine, mega-giant petroleum fields of Texas

Let’s begin with significant dates of significant discoveries in the U.S. energy future. First, the date, October 5, 1930 – fastforward eightytwo years later to the same month, different day, October 16, 2008. What an impact those October days had and continue to have in the energy future of our United States of America. On that historical October 5, 1930 […]

Poteet Strawberry Festival Royalty

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