$5,000 CASH REWARD

Theft Of Computers

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 11000 block of TX HWY 97 in the city of Charlotte. On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Rosa VacuumTrucks in the 11000 […]

Council allocates Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax funds to non-profits




Under the new application rules for non-profits to receive funds from the Hotel/ Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) collections, “not everyone who asked for money got it and not everyone requested what they wanted, got what they wanted,” said HOT committee chairman Rusty Garvin. Ten groups applied for the 2014 funds and one did not attend the required training that was […]

Health Insurance Marketplace in Texas



Today, the new health care law will allow Americans looking for health coverage to purchase health insurance through their state’s online Marketplace. For Texans, you will access a federally facilitated exchange, operated by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Please visit www.Healthcare.gov or call 1-800- 318-2596, to learn more about what health care plans are available to you […]

The Way I See It

Shut the federal door!

Shame on us! Folks we are better than this. The United States government is being ridiculed in a global way and we have no one to blame but ourselves. We elected these individuals and this is how they are doing their jobs? Shutting down “non-essential” government entities because our leaders can’t agree? I’m sorry but we will never agree – […]

State Capital Highlights

Davis sets decision date on candidacy

Wendy Davis in mid-September said she would publicly announce on Oct. 3 her decision to run, or not to run, for governor in 2014. Sen. Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat now in her second term in the state Senate, gained acclaim in June when she filibustered for 11 hours to prevent a vote on legislation that was crafted to rechannel […]

Texas Politics

Water Shortage: We Can’t Build Our Way Out of It

There have always been fights over water in Texas. But as population increases and rain doesn’t, times are getting tighter and more contentious. Rice farmers along the Gulf Coast complain about the water they’ve relied on for years being cut back on behalf of cities like Austin. But, according to Dr. Andrew Sansom, rice growers use more water in one […]

Writer’s Roost

Life Mate’s birthday, Cajun culture and a great writer

Recently, Life Mate Julie and I went to the real Acadian/Cajun fountain of culture — New Iberia, LA — to a great bed and breakfast and an inspiring immersion into the world of James Lee Burke, Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell. If you are a fan of mystery novels and great Southern writers, then Burke and New Iberia are must […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

A Diesel Wreck

I t’s been said, “Free advice is always worth more than advice you have to pay for.” Barb said she remembered a time when farmers used what we call today “alternative medicine” on themselves and their animals. They had lots of uncles, medicine men and quacks to seek advice from. One gave himself a cow dose of penicillin and another […]

Thank you



I would like to thank the Jourdanton and Charlotte Volunteer Fire Departments for their efficient and professional response on Saturday, September 30. Lightning struck the Vrana Water Disposal, located east of Charlotte on Hwy 97, causing the tank battery to catch on fire. Because of their efforts, only 15-20% of the battery was damaged. Typically when one tank is hit […]

No Art Show during Cowboy Homecoming



Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Cowboy Homecoming Art Show will not be held in 2013. I would like to thank Valerie Purgason, Director of the Longhorn Museum and her assistants, the Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce for their work, encouragement and help for the several past art shows held in the Longhorn Museum. I […]


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