State Capital Highlights

Work of state budget writers continues

Movement toward passing a state budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal biennium continued in committees of both chambers of the Texas Legislature last week. After two months of hearings, the Senate Finance Committee on March 7 approved workshop recommendations for a two-year budget of about $90 billion, paving the way to a final committee vote before moving to the full Senate […]

Texas Politics

What a leap: Texas Purple idea spreads to Washington?

Texas legislators from time to time memorialize congress to do this or that. Since it bears no force of law, the result is sort of like pouring a beer over the side of the Grand Canyon and listening for it to hit. But a freshman Texas House member several weeks ago had a good idea to boost camaraderie and considerate […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

An interesting season

I t’s been an interesting season for those of us in agriculture. Several shifts in the world’s social gyroscope have come to light that will affect the public’s perception of our farming world. For years the ANTI’s have lead the battle to disparage the safety and health benefits of eating and raising meat, but “facts” are rearing their ugly head. […]

Writer’s Roost

In small towns, teens grabbed any jobs available

A t my age and with grown children and grandchildren, I’ve pretty much lost touch with the daily goings and comings of teenagers. Today’s teens, I’m sure, have jobs similar to what we did 55-60 years ago, but so much else has changed. Youngsters today face different challenges at work than we did. Growing up in a small town, as […]

Rotarians sponsor golf tournament

Fundraiser established in honor of Bubba Wehman


The Pleasanton Rotary Club is sponsoring the Bubba Wehman Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 23. Wehman, a lifelong Rotarian, passed away last fall following a brief illness. He was an ardent supporter of all things Rotarian and especially the youth of our area. The fundraiser will assist the club to provide college scholarships to Pleasanton High School students. The […]

Pick your best “Berry Pic”




As you may have seen on our Facebook page this week, our Pleasanton H-E-B was the first to receive the mighty tasty Poteet strawberries. The Poteet Strawberry Festival is around the corner. The festivities will be April 11 through 13, but we are starting early. We want to see your photos of you and yours enjoying Poteet strawberry goodness. Whether […]

Cong.Cuellar to host coffee with Atascosa County residents



Washington, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar will be hosting a Coffee in Jourdanton on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the City of Jourdanton Library, located at 1101 Campbell. This coffee will give Atascosa County residents the opportunity to share with Congressman Cuellar issues affecting them, including Social Security and Medicare, veterans’ benefits, financial aid, and immigration. “As a […]

USDA housing program meeting set



On March 20, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Middle Rio Grande Development Council and the Uvalde Community will host a community meeting with Housing and Community Facilities Administrator, Tammye Treviño, to discuss USDA housing programs within the Eagle Ford Shale region. The meeting will be held from 2:00–3:30 p.m. at the Willie De Leon Civic Center is located […]

Flashback: Whatever happened to? Bass Player of the Year!



45 years ago this week •Beginning Friday morning, March 14, telephone users in Pleasanton, Poteet and Christine will have Direct Distance Dialing – DDD – available to speed their long distance calls around the state or the nation. (Writer’s Notes: As my youngest said just yesterday, we have come a long way since the can and string dad used for […]

What is happening here is driving a larger American story!

Clarence Cazalot, talking Eagle Ford...


“In the words of Henry Cisneros, Chairman of the San Antonio Development Foundation, this is a world phenomenon, that has occurred by our doorsteps” related Clarence Cazalot, keynote speaker at the noon luncheon of the 2nd Annual Eagle Ford Consortium Conference, Thursday, March 7, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. His topic was “Realizing the promise and meeting […]


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