Poteet Police Assoc. to hold salad luncheon

Please support the Poteet Police Association by attending their salad luncheon on Friday, August 10. Plates are $7 and will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center. A silent auction will also be held For more information, please contact Irene at 210-649- 5584 or Nancy at 210-815-3436.

A flashback, do you remember when?

Since I began this column called “Flashback” I not only have been flashing back to the days of yesteryear in Atascosa County but also in my own life. These flashbacks have brought back some good memories and some I wish the demons had remained locked away. 10 years ago this week Coastal Bend College opens their Pleasanton Center. The 11 […]

Council to sell remaining property in Industrial Park

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Bruce Pearson to sell the remaining acreage in the Pleasanton Industrial Park with the new appraised value. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Kathy Coronado (Dist. 3), J.R. Gallegos (Dist. 4), Roger G. Garza (Dist. 5) and Jeanne B. Israel […]

Young Farmers ready for rodeo entrants

The Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowbooy of the Year Rodeo and Festival is just around the corner and the rodeo events have been announced. Ranch Bronc Riding ($75 entry) winner will receive a saddle and the events have received $3,300 in added money for the following events: Calf Roping ($75 engtry), WPRA Breakawy ($75), Barrel Race ($75) Team Roping (2×0 $100 […]

State Capital Highlights

Fund to generate $1.7 billion for schools: but not yet

I n 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $4 billion from the public school budget for 2012-2013, and school districts across the state are still adjusting to the loss of funding. But there is a plan in place to pump about $1.7 billion into the budget for Texas public schools over the next biennium. According to the Texas Education Agency, the […]

The Way I See It

It’s not rocket science

This may be a redundant statement or considered a big “Duh” as the kiddos say, but really people…SLOW DOWN! If you can’t handle that, at least be attentive and be aware of what is going on around you. Accidents are that. Accidents. We don’t go out and plan to run into other vehicles, drive while inebriated or high or text […]



As I sat down I was planning a column on education reform but my morning paper, Television stations, and radio were all featuring rants about the Penn State penalties. I listened, read, and watched, and came to a conclusion. The sanctions are a response to the symptoms of a disease not an attempt to solve the problem. What is the […]

Texas Politics

The battle for swing states: Texas need not apply - yet

Texas Republicans recently got the word that while the Republican National Convention in late August is in Tampa Bay, FL, their assigned hotel, the Saddlebrook Resort is in Tampa – 25 miles away. State GOP chairman Steve Munisteri, was miffed. Their resort may have a couple golf courses, but Munisteri would rather be across the street from the convention site, […]

Writer’s Roost

‘Stuff’ is something we guys just have to have

While I was sitting at my desk the other day, obviously just staring into space, LifeMate asked: “What are you doing?” “Thinking.” “Thinking about what?” “Stuff.” “STUFF! What kind of stuff?” “You know. Stuff. Like what kind of stuff I might want to write about. Stuff I want to be sure I pack for the move (we may be moved […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Russell and The Pirate

Russ normally would not have kept the heifer he called “The Pirate” but, he did. It was one of those chilly 5:30 spring mornings in southeast Idaho. He decided to make a quick heifer-check before he got his youngest kid on the school bus at 6:30. Russ slipped into his handy fashion farm wear (sweat pants, heavy long-sleeve T-shirt and […]

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