Kianne Is Queen

Even with a soggy Friday night, the change to a fall weekend proved to be a good choice for Cowboy Homecoming. While the final numbers aren’t in just yet, festival planners and most attendees are agreeing the change of date was for the better. Tressy Merrill, co-chair for the event said “I think this will be one of the best […]

Teens let their “fingers do the talking”

Parents are the key to helping teens stop texting while driving.

Paula Korus called the Pleasanton Express to tell of the overwhelming response she and Jay Korus received regarding the story on their daughter Jayci’s texting while driving (TWD) article in last week’s paper. Ms. Korus said the first question was most always, “How is Jayci?” The second was, “What can I do? I know my teen is texting while driving.” […]

Paisley’s Boutique has winning Cowboy Cash entry

The winner for Cowboy Crazy Cash was announced after the Cowboy Homecoming Queen’s coronation, just before Mark Sebby took the stage on Friday night. Sebby did the honors of drawing this year’s $500 winner, Ian Chachere. Ian registered at Paisley’s Boutique. He will spend at least $250 with Paisley’s Boutique and the balance with any of the participating merchants. In […]

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting is still underway through November 2 and voters have made their way to the Atascosa County Election Administrators office at the Annex building in Jourdanton. Voters can still cast their vote now through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The sample ballots can be found online at Election Day is next Tueday, November 6. The polls will be open […]


There are only three days left to vote early – today, Thursday and Friday. If you are not inclined to vote early, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. Unsure of where to vote next week? Please see the polling locations on pg 14. Fall Back! It’s that time of year again […]



Trailing A Stolen Trailer

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a theft located in the 100 block of Spanish Oak Road, in the Crestway Subdivision 3.5 miles east of FM 476. On Saturday, October 6, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to […]

The Way I See It

I’m a believer

I have to admit…I was skeptical at first when I heard Cowboy Homecoming would be moving from August to October. But an open mind prevailed and after the event was over, I’m a changed woman. While Friday was a bit sloshy during the day, the weather cooperated and held off once it was time to announce Kianne Rowinsky as this […]


Border Security

Let’s consider the issue of border security, or rather, as it should be known border insecurity. For many years we could have an open unsecured minimally patrolled border, but no more. A nation has a vested interest in knowing who, what, when, and why anything comes over the border. The border, the border, why is the southern border so much […]

Monthly Evergreen Meeting

At the September meeting of the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation district the General Manager gave each director a copy of the required annual Management Plan Report. Seeing the report was extensive, about ½ inch thick, Director Troell requested the board be given time to review it before final acceptance. General Manager Mahoney’s reply was, “You can play political football with […]