Young Farmers prize needs sponsors

The All-Around Champion at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo will win this threehorse slant trailer. The rodeos will be presented August 16-17, 2013 at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena. Sponsors are needed and the names will be featured on the trailer and provided by Southern Signs. Please contact Randy Rice at 830-534-0131 or Darryl Ashley at […]

A sober driver is the most valuable person (MVP) at your summer party

TxDOT urges Texans to line up a P.A.S.S. to avoid arrest, injury or death

AUSTIN — Whether attending a backyard barbecue, going to an outdoor concert or enjoying a lazy day on the river, Texans are planning for summer fun. As plans are made, more thought must also go into planning for a sober driver if drinking is involved. Over the past five summers, alcohol-related fatalities increased by more than 10 percent in Texas. […]


Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Which petunias are the best for heat tolerance

Q: How do you control dodder? It is growing on our wildflowers and plants alongside our driveway. We have tried pulling the parasite off the plants but it always returns and spreads. A: It is not easy to control dodder. I have not experienced it myself but the prescribed way to control it is to spray it and its host […]

Lions Club assists tornado victims

The Pleasanton Lions are sponsoring a fund raising effort to help send support to Moore, Oklahoma. Lions International and clubs in the Oklahoma area have people on the ground assisting with the cleanup and providing supplies. Starting today and going till June 14, the Pleasanton Lions Club is going to match donations made up to $1,000.00. Donations can be mailed […]


Forks, Digger & More Stolen

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a theft located on the IH 37 northbound access road, 3 miles south of FM 541. On Monday, May 6, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a construction site on the […]

The Way I See It

Clean it up!

I hate to say this about my hometown, but folks, we are a mess. Overgrown yards, fallen trees, junk vehicles, broken furniture are displayed in many yards and lots throughout our town. And while we may not have enough brush/bulky pick up days, please, pretty please, do not ignore the scheduled dates for pick up this month. It starts June […]


Governmental Limits

First why do we have a government? Is it to give stability and a level playing field, or is it to control and micromanage our lives? This question seems to strike at the heart of the difference between the conservatives and liberals. Both sides talk of respect for each and every person. They both spend way too much time talking […]

State Capital Highlights

Special session on redistricting begins

OO n May 27, the last day of the 140-day regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature, Gov. Rick Perry called a special session to begin that very day. Perry’s only stated purpose in keeping lawmakers in Austin is for the Legislature to pass legislation that “ratifies and adopts redistricting plans ordered by the federal district court as the permanent […]

Texas Politics

Comptroller race latest political buzz

When Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced May 29 that she won’t run for statewide office in 2014, including her own, it set in motion a free-for-all to replace her — at least among Republicans. After her press release, state Sen. Glenn Hegar of Katy put out a statement saying he intends to run. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Tommy Williams of […]