TxDOT to get input on road repair plans

Concerns over the state’s upkeep of paved roads in oil and gas production and exploration zones in South Texas and West Texas emerged and have continued since July, during the second special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Legislators from affected districts expressed alarm over a Texas Department of Transportation plan to patch crumbling pavement with gravel instead of ordering […]

Tone-deaf Dewhurst: The Lite Gov. Own Worst Enemy

It seems unfair to pile on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst – unless, of course, the person causing the pile-on is David Dewhurst. That’s what happened after Dewhurst called a North Texas police station trying to bail out his nephew’s wife charged with shoplifting. “This is David Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of the State of Texas, and I want to talk […]

One of those, if-only, what-if, high-school-jock stories

I n small town Texas, a higher percentage of male high school students play sports than in the metropolitan mega-schools. Recently, we invited some new acquaintances to our house for dinner. After-dinner adjournment to the den brought the inevitable separation-ofthe sexes discussions and, of course, the macho segment of the soft-furniture gathering moved to more, ahem, manly topics. While, the […]

Labor Day on the Farm

Labor Day was created by Unions to recognize the American Worker. It did not include ranching and farming; if they did it would destroy the ability of a farmer to get a loan. If a farmer included the cost of his daily labor on a financial statement, no banker could find a way to show a profit. But things have […]

Pleasanton trustees call for another bond election

A special meeting of the Pleasanton ISD was held on August 13 at 6:30 p.m., before the regularly scheduled meeting. This was an open public hearing to discuss the 2013-2014 budget and proposed tax rate. The regular meeting began immediately after with a financial report from Tracy Moos. Included in the report were the quarterly investment results, and the amendment […]

Meeting will discuss converting roads to gravel

Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

(AUSTIN) —The Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus announced today (Tuesday) that it will host a regional public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (Tx- DOT) plan to convert certain paved highways to gravel. Those who will attend should be concerned citizens, Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus, local officials, and TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson. The […]

Sheriff Soward attends State training conference

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi last month. Sheriff Soward was one of over 165 Texas sheriffs in attendance at the conference which had over 1400 attendees in all. The sheriff received 32 hours of inservice continuing education training in the […]


Construction Equipment Stolen

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 theft located in the 7000 block of FM 1333, 2 miles southwest off FM 173. On Thursday, August 8, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a property in the 7000 […]

Millennial Twitter Follower means giveaways for you

Woo hoo! We have reached 1,000 Twitter followers! We are very grateful to all and hope to make this number even higher. Our Twitter account (@ PE1909) is very heavy on sports and as the fall season is in full swing so are we. You can get live updates on local games including scores, pics, giveaways and more. We’re trying […]

Over 600 new laws took effect Sept. 1

DPS highlights a few of them

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2013. “As a result of these new provisions, Texans now have additional protection while traveling our roadways, and individuals who disregard our laws will face tougher penalties for a variety of crimes,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. […]

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