Sheriff’s Deputies make Meth/Ice bust

Atascosa County Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward reported that sheriff’s deputies made a significant arrest last week and seized over 14 grams of high grade Methamphetamine-Ice, packaged for sale. Chief Soward stated that the sheriff’s office investigation revealed that the drugs were intended to be distributed locally. “The sheriff’s office has been focusing on the local trafficking of Methamphetamine Ice […]

Oct. 9 is Deadline to Register to Vote for November Election

(AUSTIN) – Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November elections, Senator Judith Zaffirini reminded Texans this week. “It is critical that eligible Texans register to vote before the fast-approaching Oct. 9 deadline,” Senator Zaffirini said. “Every vote will make a difference in the important local, state and federal elections that will be decided in […]


Area rainfall during thepast week was reported fromaround the county on Tuesday.Some reports did include earlyTuesday’s rain. TOTALPrimrose (Bill Black)……………. 2.75Leming (Bobby Franklin)………..3.2Blackhill (Weldon Riggs)………..3.1Tilden& McMullen Co.(various locations)Issac Cavazos………………………… 2.5Pleasanton(W.) Claude Riley………………….. 2.9Todd Flanagan (Airport)……… 2.5(No.) Gerald Black……………… 3.65

The Way I See It

Foxing, if you please

When my daughter first told me about an endeavor she and like minded colleagues were wanting to pursue, I was sent to the dictionary. Foxing Quarterly is the name of their literary/ artsy group who hopes to publish a quarterly magazine. Foxing? Yep, that word sent me to my favorite Google search mode. When I read it, I totally understood […]


Gay Marriage

Let’s start off with a simple statement of fact. Most people are heterosexual, and a smaller number are homosexual, and some are both. This means that heterosexuals are the norm. Norm, short for normal, is the usual or majority position on a belief or subject. This also means that people who fall into the other groups are abnormal, or not […]

Guest Editorial

Poteet ISD sees great things happenin and even greater things to come

Despite some of the challenges that the Poteet athletic department has faced in the last few weeks, our coaches, athletes, and fans have remained extremely positive, supportive and united. Every program faces adversity and setbacks, in our case we have faced our fair share in a very short span of time. I am proud to say that we as an […]

State Capital Highlights

Appeals court upholds Texas open meeting law

A case brought by a group of 15 city officials naming the State of Texas and Attorney General Greg Abbott as defendants failed before the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 25. In Asgeirsson et al. v. Abbott, plaintiffs sought to have the court declare the Texas open meetings law “unconstitutionally vague” and “overbroad” primarily because […]

Texas Politics

Democrat Sadler in Senate race; hopes for high turnout Nov. 6

The cliché “hope springs eternal” has got to apply to Paul Sadler, the Democratic nominee to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who isn’t seeking re-election this year. Sadler, the former chairman of the House Public Education Committee for several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is trying to do something no Texas Democrat has done since […]

Writer’s Roost

On the necessity of newspapers in our society

A t least one segment of my profession’s demise has been predicted for years even, at times, from within the industry. To some degree that prediction is coming true within the more precise world of major city daily newspapers. One of the most recent examples is the New Orleans Times- Picayune. Its owners cut it back from seven days a […]

Important moments in Hispanic history

• 1945: In Mendez v. Westminster, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finds that separate Mexican schools are unconstitutional. • 1954: The Supreme Court rules Hispanics have equal protection under the 14th Amendment, enabling Hispanics to legally combat discrimination. • 1965: The United Farm Workers of America is founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. The group’s […]

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