Thankful thoughts

I ’ve been noticing a lot of daily postings on Facebook this month about being thankful. Each day, friends have been giving thanks for who/what they deem thankful that particular day. Since I am 21 days behind on doing this (sometimes it takes me a while to catch on), I will try to at least catch up. So…. here goes. […]

No Term

Last week there was a scathing column on President Obama, his administration, and campaign. This week it will be the turn of former candidate Romney and the Republicans. There has been massive commentary, both right and left on why Romney and the Republicans lost. Some have been well reasoned and others less so. My turn now and I’m forty-seven percent […]

Perry says no to creation of health care exchanges

Nov. 16 was the deadline for Texas and the other states to declare their intentions regarding the formation of health care exchanges, as set forth in the federal “Affordable Care” law, referred to by some as “Obama Care.” Gov. Rick Perry’s declaration came in the form of a Nov. 15 letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. […]

New Bush in Town – George P.

Happy Thanksgiving. Yet another Bush is running for office – possibly land commissioner, said his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. It’s George P. Bush, son of the younger brother of former President and Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Here’s part of Jeb’s letter to his donors, asking them to give to his son: While the election is in 2014, […]


19-year-old killed in crash

Another crash has claimed a life in Atascosa County. David Lee Carlson, 19, of Devine was hit by a tractor-trailer as it crossed in his lane on FM 719 near Campbellton. The accident occurred on Monday around 2 p.m. DPS officials said Darrell Wayne Lamproe, 63, from Oklahoma was traveling eastbound and veered into the westbound lane where he hit […]

Alice man dies in one-vehicle rollover

An oilfield worker from Alice died at the scene of a onevehicle rollover early Monday morning. Two passengers survived the wreck. According to DPS Trooper Charles Ramirez, Abraham Nava Ausin, 33, was driving southbound on SH 16. He drove off the road, spun and overturned. The 2012 Dodge Ram pickup came to rest upright off the roadway. Ausin was not […]

Thankful to you for a great year

Anniversary It has been one year since we remodeled our website and we feel it has been a very successful year. We also are excited that our social media families have grown so much. We now have over 3,400 Facebook friends and over 600 followers on Twitter. We want to THANK YOU for making our dive into the web and […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Danged if you do

The rancher’s dilemma; if it snows you don’t have enough hay. If it doesn’t snow you won’t have any hay! See, heavy snows will delay ‘turning out to grass’, so you’ll be feeding more hay. But if it doesn’t snow the reservoir won’t fill up and you won’t have enough water to irrigate the hay meadows. You’re danged if you […]

Local Businesses Assist CAM in Collecting Food Donations

Two local businesses, The Gym & Weight Watchers, have joined together during this holiday season to help Atascosa County Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) provide food for families and individuals who need additional help throughout the year. Members of both organizations have collected 315 pounds of food items during the months of September & October. Pam Lehr, local Weight Watcher leader […]

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