A Year End Celebration

2013 Graduation Commencements

Through strains of Pomp and Circumstance, school and class songs, seniors across the Brush Country will receive their diplomas this Friday and Saturday. These young men and women will now embark on their next journey in life. Many will attend institutions of higher learning, join the armed forces or enter the workforce. These students have accomplished the requirement for graduation. […]

Donating MOORE Love

I’ve known Mike Vallejo for more than a decade now. He was a friend of my sister who eventually became extended family. His family is dear to ours. After the tragic tornado in Moore, Oklahoma hit on May 20, we all felt a heaviness in our hearts. What a feeling it must be to have everything gone in an instant. […]


Congrats to our 2013 Grads

Friday, May 31Poteet – Aggie Stadium,7:30 p.m.Charlotte – CHS Gymnasium,7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1Pleasanton – Eagle Stadium,8:00 p.m.Jourdanton – Indian Stadium, 7:30 p.m.McMullen Co. – CowboyCafetorium,7:00 p.m.Good luck Class of2013! Moore help is on the way You can read about the generosity of folks who donated lots of items that were taken to Moore, Oklahoma. If you missed out on […]


Pleasanton City Council postpones amending Water Utility Ordinance

At the May 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, council unanimously postponed considering amending the Water Utility Ordinance, to a time when City Manager Bruce Pearson and City Attorney Bobby Maldonado can bring options to the council to amend the portion of the Public Works Ordinance that was discussed. Pearson began by stating the city needs to account for loss revenue, […]

Deadline Approaching to Protest Appraisal Valuation for Tax Year 2013

Property owners who disagree with the Atascosa County Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB). A property owner must file a written notice of protest by May 31, 2013 or within 30 days after the appraisal […]


The Way I See It

R.I.P. Elsie

The time came last week to say goodbye to our dog Elsie. She was our 13+year-old beagle and, true to their nature, sweet yet very stubborn. She came to us via neighbors that lived across the street. She was too hyper (jumpy/scratchy) for their young boys. My son Daryl found out and begged to have her. I’m sure I still […]


The Legislature Graded

Well the regular session of the legislature is over and if forced to give a grade for them it would be a D-. Why so low? Well let us take a look at what they accomplished. First a two billion infrastructure fund to address the state’s current and future water needs. Second four billion in funding returned to education. Third […]