Writer’s Roost

Connectors are valuable device for storytellers

There’s nothing like going to a rural Texas community gathering to scoop up a whole batch of comparisons to life now and how it was, say, 60- 65 years ago or more. Most of us beyond 50 years of age have become accustomed to going from our air-conditioned homes to our air-conditioned cars to an air-conditioned store, mall, church, friend’s […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Suspicious of the good cow market

I was visiting with Bill in Alabama. He’s a cattleman, a bit of a philosopher and a constant worrier. I mentioned that one of my friends had sold a set of 520 lb feeder cattle for $1.99 a pound! That’s more than a thousand dollars a head! “I know,” said Bill, “I’ve sold some myself but…” then he paused and […]


$1,000 to best Live Oak tree in Atascosa County

Could you use and extra $1,000? Do you own a Live Oak tree that is spectacular? Then you may want to enter it in the Jourdanton Rotary Club Magnificent Live Oak Tree contest. The club wishes to recognize these trees as an important part of Atascosa County’s heritage, to locate and encourage tree owners to preserve them as landmarks and […]

Pleasanton Express Photo Scavenger Hunt kicks off in June

Do you remember the excitement you felt when you went on your first scavenger hunt? Well, the Pleasanton Express is bringing back that yesteryear feeling with the launching of the Pleasanton Express Photo Scavenger Hunt. There will be multiple winners per week with over 40 prizes donated by 35 sponsors. Winners’ names will appear in the print edition and their […]

Council meeting moved

The next Pleasanton City Council meeting has been moved from Thursday, June 7, to Monday, June 4. Also, the budget workshops originally scheduled for June 5 and 6 have now been moved to Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.

Poteet council discusses water system and possibility of decreasing reserve police officers

On May 7, the Poteet City Council held a public hearing regarding a day care facility opening at 703 Seventh Street. Councilman Gerard Herrera voiced concerns about the Life Safety Code that was adopted by council a few years ago, which outlined the strict guidelines that needed to be met for such a facility. There was also some concern about […]


Martinez finance director

Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson introduced the new finance director, Helen Martinez on May 17. Pearson said seven candidates were interviewed. Martinez is a graduate of UIW with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She spent almost 30 years with the State Hospital. Although she wanted to retire, Martinez became bored staying at hom. While taking care of her family, […]

Don’t just blame the truck driver: Trucking company management often to blame for collisions

Accident reports often blame oilfield truck drivers for the collisions they cause. The truth is usually much more complex and leads back to trucking company management. Sketchy training for drivers and poor truck maintenance are just two of many factors that cause big rigs to be so dangerous. “It’s easy to blame truckers, said Craig Brown, an attorney who grew […]

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