The Way I See It

Road tripping and flowers

A last minute trip to the Canyon Lake area to reconnect with my childhood friend Cyd Owen and her family proved to be a relaxing time after a sad time. The drive there was so pretty. The early rains have been very conducive for Texas’ famed wildflowers. Bluebonnets, dandelions, phlox and thistles were bountiful with the backdrop of the hill […]

In response to Councilman Garza



With all due respect, I would like to address one particular point in your letter to the editor from last week, and not the issue of whether or not the 100 block of Main Street should be closed. The petition to bring this before the voters is not an attempt to thwart democracy, but is exactly what democracy is about! […]

State Capital Highlights

Washing rejects Texas’ voter ID bill

T exas’ new law supporters say is meant to prevent voter fraud got a thumbsdown from the U.S. Department of Justice on March 12. If the federal government had allowed the law to take effect in its present form, voters would have been required to present a state-approved identification card in addition to their voter registration card at the polls […]

Texas Politics

Republicans having to run on Perry’s record

Even though Gov. Rick Perry isn’t on the ballot in 2012, he’s helped put a target on every Republican who is. And that’s quite a few folks. It’s the first election after the redistricting that follows the census every ten years. So all 31 Texas Senate districts are up, because of changed lines, rather than the 15 or 16 on […]

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce burglarized




The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will be short handed on the technology side of things for a few weeks, after an unknown individual(s) burglarized the building last Thursday/Friday, March 15th/16th. Numerous items were stolen from the Chamber building located at 605 Second Street and the Pleasanton Police Department is currently investigating the case. On Friday, March 16th at 8:41 a.m. […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The clueless

A merican, Canadian, European and, I assume, Australian citizens are becoming increasingly detached from the realities of attaining life’s three most essential necessities; food, fuel and shelter (FF and S). Most 21st century urban children have no familial or environmental connection to the source of the food on their plate, the gas in their car, the wood in their wall, […]

Copper thieves strike four times in Atascosa County




With the price of copper still bringing in large amounts of money, Copper thieves struck four times during the last week in Atascosa County. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department is once again asking the public to keep an eye out for suspicious people/vehicles especially around cell phone towers in the area. Atascosa County deputies are currently investigating all four cases. […]

Hydrant problems addressed



The City of Jourdanton made several San Antonio newscasts over problems with fire hydrants. Particularly one that was near the fire that claimed two lives last week. City Manager Dan Nick commented “there were repairs being made in that area and after they were completed the valve was not turned on.” He added, “the fire was fully engulfed when the […]

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples featured speaker in Tilden tomorrow, Mar. 22



Many of the members of the Atascosa & McMullen Counties Republican Women participate in the ranching industry and are landowners. As such in the South Texas Area, they are well aware of the issues with border security. For their March gathering, the ladies will be hosting Texas Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples. They will host Mr. Staples on March 22, 2012 […]

Boots & Coots – been there, done that and can do more

From Kuwait to Pleasanton

OIl & Gas Report T he first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “Boots and Coots” is their renowned oil field fire fighting expertise. Of course, that description is so true, even today. They continue to be known for being the best in the world in quelling major fires in oil fields internationally. But their […]


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