Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Shrubs attract birds

Q: How do you rate Lacey oak as a shade tree? We have one that we just love but you never seem to mention the species. A: I actually have a Lacey oak in my landscape and like it fine as a relatively small shade tree (25-30 feet). The leaves are gray green and very attractive. Lacey oak are pest-resistant, […]


Oriente Drive Burglarized

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 burglary located in the 800 block of Oriente Drive, located off of FM 3006 and US HWY 281, northeast of Pleasanton. On Sunday, June 9, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched […]


Here we go again

We need leadership, we get politics. We have a chance to actually fix some problems; but here we go again; we get politics. No this is not about the federal government, the liberals, or even Democrats. This column will be about Governor Perry and the Republican party of Texas. What did our governor do now? First he vetoed funding for […]

The Way I See It

Pining for summer

A friend of mine, Pat Cox, sent an email for her Chamber Chats column this week and ended her message with “hope you are having a great summer.” I wrote her back saying that I wish I could swim everyday, sleep late and watch bad TV. Of course I’d probably get tired of that in a short time. But I […]

Success for festival

I wholeheartedly thank all in our community for supporting our annual festival on May 19, 2013, at Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) Catholic Church in Leming. This thanks is also on behalf OLG parishioners. Support from public officials, business leaders and friends through our county and beyond made our festival a huge success. This is our biggest annual fund-raiser; we […]

State Capital Highlights

Perry releases final decisions on bills

June 16 was the deadline for the governor to veto or approve legislation passed in the regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Gov. Rick Perry beat the deadline by two days, releasing a list of vetoed and approved bills on June 14. Just a few among the 24 bills Perry prevented from becoming laws by strokes of his pen […]

Texas Politics

Ornery Perry running again?

I f Rick Perry isn’t planning to run for reelection as governor in 2014, and to try for president again in 2016, he’s certainly not acting that way. The longest-tenured governor in Texas history has been playing coy about whether he’ll seek yet another term, or the presidency – or both. But all the signs he gives would indicate that […]

Writer’s Roost

Father’s Day bears some unfortunate and sad gaps

Father’s Day sadly but understandably doesn’t carry as much sentimental weight for many people, particularly for earlier generations, as Mother’s Day. For those in my time, born anywhere from the mid 1930s to the mid 1940s, there were historic occurrences that precluded many fathers from exercising as much influence on child rearing as they most assuredly have the opportunity to […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Equine Chiropractory

Getting injured is an embarrassment to a cowboy. Unlike professional athletes with trainers and insurance, “playing hurt” is expected in the cowboy world. It is part of the cowboy mentality; which is better, letting your broken arm heal or repelling down the face of Mt. Everest on a dare? Dave had two 3-year-old fillies in training. He’s a bit of […]

Online Scavenger Hunt will be ‘Hot’

Hope you’re ready to win because the third edition of the Pleasanton Express Online Photo Scavenger Hunt will begin in just a few weeks. Our theme this round is “Sizzling Summer”. Be prepared to view 100 pics from summers past. We use the photos that have been accumulated here at the paper. These will be from any decade. Swimming photos, […]

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