i heart podcasts




Scoot over talk radio it’s podcast’s time to shine. I really have become addicted to some podcasts. There is one for everyone you just have to look. Podcasts can be either audio or video. Most of the time I just listen while I work or while I get ready for work in the morning. I don’t usually have time to […]

Non-shopaholic




It wasn’t very patriotic, but I spent my Memorial Day at the mall.   Those who know me, know I do not enjoy shopping. Rarely does the shopping bug hit me. I can usually barely drag myself to H.E.B. My motto is if I can’t find it at Wal-Mart I don’t really need it. My aversion to shopping is only […]

Extending Regular Season and Reducing Preseason?



This is a subject that has been voted on at least once as of yet and has not had enough support to pass (Yet?). The biggest issue that has not been resolved in this debate is the injury issue, along with the question of adding a second bye week if the extended season is approved. If it is followed through […]

Brothering Other Troops

So, a continuation from last week…


Before scouts were allowed to leave camp, they had to ready as much as they could for any rain that was forthcoming. It was about 9 or so in the morning and scouts were out and about.  Scouts had to buddy up with another scout before they were all allowed to leave camp for any reason.  Several of our older […]

Poteet ISD removes Invocation and Benediction

Commencement program altered after call from Americans United for Separation of Church and State


Poteet Independent School District Superintendent Andy Castillo announced Tuesday that due to legal problems the words “Invocation” and “Benediction” will be removed from the commencement program of their Friday night graduation ceremony. The words “Opening Remarks” and “Closing Remarks” will replace “Invocation” and “Benediction”. The substitution comes after the school district received a complaint from a person representing Americans United […]

SCOUTS HONOR FALLEN



Primary Election turnout sluggish




The Primary Election did not see very many voters in Atascosa County. Only 3,945 came out for the election – a mere 8.41 percent of registered voters in our county. Atascosa County Democrats elected Barack Obama (862) while Republicans chose Mitt Romney (1,738) as their Presidential candidate. Local contested races had the best turnout especially the Republican Primary race for […]

PRIMARY ELECTION HOW THE COUNTY VOTED



Unofficial results for President and local contested races REPUBLICANS PresidentNewt Gingrich……………………182Jon Huntsman………………………3Charles “Buddy” Roemer……. 6Ron Paul ………………………….2544Mitt Romney………………. 1738Rick Santorum………………… 207John Davis…………………………… 9Michele Bachman……………… 28Uncommitted…………………..203 SheriffJohnny Vermaercke Salazar….7354David Soward……………….1917 Constable Pct. 2Jose “Martin” Perez…………. 1604Edward “Ed” Richter…….303 Constable Pct. 44William “Bill” Meadows..585Rex Newman……………………447 School Choice4YES ……………………………. 2277NO……………………………………. 378 Repealing Obamacare4YES …………………………… 2405NO……………………………………..214 Public Prayer4YES …………………………… 2436NO…………………………………….220 Balanced Budget/ControllingGovernment Growth4YES ……………………………..2512NO………………………………………94 […]

AREA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES



Pleasanton High School Saturday, June 27:00 pmEagle Stadium Poteet High School Friday, June 17:30 pmAggie Football Field Jourdanton High School Friday, June 17:30 pmJourdanton IndianStadium McMullen County High School Friday, June 17:00 pm

Out and About

More pomp & circumstance

Strains of the above will be resonating for Jourdanton, Poteet, McMullen Count and Pleasanton graduates this Friday and Saturday. While our Senior Edition was published last week, there are some more congratulatory ads in this weeks edition! See them on page 5 & 6B. Best of luck to the class of 2012! …and with that…. School is already out for […]


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