State Capital Highlights

Senate approves drug testing bills

Two Senate bills making the award of certain financial benefits for certain individuals contingent on drug testing were passed by the Senate last week and have now moved to the House for consideration. SB 11 by Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, would require applicants for benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program […]

Texas Politics

Protests about regents meddling with University of Texas

Thousands of University of Texas students in Austin marched in mute mourning to the capitol, protesting the firing of the school’s president by its board of regents. They were accompanied by the Longhorn Band, playing Chopin’s “Funeral March” from the 1830s. The students carried a long, black coffin, emblazoned with the words, “ACADEMIC FREEDOM IS DEAD.” Wait a minute. We […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Fire Breathing Dragon

I t was a picture that stopped you in your tracks; a magnificent sorrel stallion with nostrils flared, flames reflecting in his wild eyes, mane flying aloft and a ball of fire roaring at the tip of his teeth! If ever there was a dragon horse snorting fire, this would be it. This image was the brain searing mental picture […]

Writer’s Roost

There was no one else like Miss Gertie in Teague

Those of us who grew up in small towns and had part time jobs as youngsters are very likely to have spent some time bagging groceries and carrying them out to the customer’s car. That was customary in late 1940s-mid 1950s Teague and a shopper didn’t have to request the service. The four Webb brothers’ parents insisted on us “earning […]

Poteet Strawberry Festival Champions



GC – Grand Champion RC – Reserve Champion * – Sweepstakes Winner Year Grower Price Buyer ……………………………………………. Variety 1948 Group of 5 Crates Tom Tijerina Unknown Unknown …………………………………………………. Unknown Best Single Crate Ray Mikolajczyk Unknown Unknown …………………………………………………. Unknown 1949 Ike Wilkins $170 L.A. Hooge Prod………………………………………. Blakemore 1950 C.T. Golding $165 S.A. Livestock Exch………………………………….. Blakemore 1951 J.J. Garcia $400 Sears, Roebuck […]

Meeting to discuss Ata-Bexar VFD’s future



A public meeting will be held on May 19, at 3 p.m. at the Ata-Bexar Volunteer Fire Department station, located at 25580 Pleasanton Rd., to inform the residents in the Ata-Bexar VFD area of the up coming changes in fire and medical coverage. As of October 1, 2013, the Ata-Bexar VFD will no longer respond to fire and medical emergencies […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Which Zoysia is best?

Q: Which variety is the best Zoysia grass? All of them are attractive and seem to make a tight sod. A: I think Emerald Zoysia is the most attractive. With a texture like steel wool, however, it is one of the most difficult to mow. Overall, the thickerbladed El Toro and Jamur are probably the best choices. Zoysia has some […]

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Thief Pressed For Tools

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSANDDOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 18000 block of TX HWY 16, located north of Poteet near the Atascosa/Bexar County line. On Saturday, February 16, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to GS […]

ELECTION GUIDE



City of Pleasanton I am Jeanne Israel. I have been a resident of District 6 since 1986. I have represented my constituents, the City of Pleasanton, and all its citizens while serving on the City Council the past four years. I have owned a local business here for 14 years. My goal while serving on council is to retain the […]

One hundred plus entries for Strawberry Fest Instagram contest




Our Poteet Strawberry Festival Instagram contest was a great one! With over one hundred entries my coworkers will have a tough time picking their favorite. I had a great time checking in on the photos throughout the weekend. We have some very talented photographers out there. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, pe1909. The deadline was last night, Tuesday, […]


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