Texas Politics

Senate drawing can have big effect

For most Texans, the drawing for the length of terms in the Texas Senate is about as riveting as watching people buying tickets at a movie theater. But for the people in the ticket line, this process that usually happens once a decade can mark a fork in the road of their political careers that can be profound. For some […]

Atascosa County’’s future: Teen-of-the-year, livestock champions, and sport greats

50 years ago this week •A mountain lion is preying on baby calves and does on the Peeler Ranch., according to Mrs. A. M. Peeler. The lion has been seen by several ranch hands who describe it as being exceptionally large. Mrs. Peeler is offering a $25 bounty to an experienced hunter who can kill this lion. How much damage […]

Writer’s Roost

Being ‘pecked’ by a blue jay can develop character

Someone once said that we (any and all of us) are the total of all those we’ve known and all of the things we’ve experienced. It would follow that our character is developing for the entire span of our lives. What brought this to mind was an experience with some neighbors when I was a boy in Teague. I’m the […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Shipping Mr. Gerald’s Hereford

Todd’s neighbor has raised good Hereford cattle as long as he has known him. As years went by Mr. Gerald, the neighbor, let his herd dwindle in numbers. Then last winter he fell and injured his knee. Todd offered to help and was called upon. Just a word about Todd, he is an east river Dakota cattle farmer with the […]

County’s new narcotics unit busts suspected drug traffickers

Four arrested

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward’s newly created Narcotics Unit made a huge bust Saturday. Following a week long investigation, sheriff’s investigators & deputies executed a search warrant on Dawn Ridge in the Shalimar Subdivision.  Shortly after daylight Sat morning, officers raided a mobile home where suspected drug trafficking had been observed by sheriff’s investigators. The officers seized one ounce of […]

2013-01-30 E-Edition

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