Atascosa County receives $2,835.00 from EOG as seismic work payment




Atascosa County Commissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingOctober 28, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Diana Bautista called on Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward who requested […]

The Way I See It

Abandoning Mr. Williamson? Not so

I really don’t know how this all got so confusing, but I would like to shed a bit of light on a piece of the Pleasanton ISD bond election. If the bond election passes, neither the Douglas R. Williamson Sr. Performing Arts Center nor the Sports Complex (gymnasium) will be abandoned. These buildings will still be used for ALL district-wide […]

State Capital Highlights

Early voting turnout looks strong

Texas voters will decide the fate of nine proposed amendments to the state constitution in the coming election. Early voting began Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Numbers reported Oct. 25 showed that voting is on track to outpace turnout in recent elections. The Secretary of State’s office reports daily voting totals for the 15 most populous counties in […]

Texas Politics

Former Comptroller John Sharp as A&M Chancellor

A fter two years as chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, John Sharp, is it harder than being the state’s tax collector? “Yeah,” Sharp said without hesitation. “You bet.” The Democrat served 20 years in elective office – four in the Texas House, four in the Senate, four on the Texas Railroad Commission, eight as state comptroller – plus […]

Writer’s Roost

Winter’s first ‘norther’ meant it was hog-killing time

I n the process of civilizing and modernizing, Americans have been nothing if not inventive. We enjoy a society where so many products are readily available without most consumers having any understanding of, or for that matter, caring about the evolution. Or even having a need to. Take pork products. You can go to the supermarket of your choice and […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Rattlesnakes On The Border

“R attlesnakes on the Border.” Some of you might think this is another grim tale about the cartels and gunfights in the Mexican Border states. It’s not. Most all of roads coming north to connect with the freeway have a manned border patrol checkpoint. The object is to deter illegal immigrants and drug smuggling. A good deal of the borderland […]

Atascosa County awarded $13K for food, shelter



Atascosa County has been chosen to receive $13,303 to supplement emergency food and shelter program in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; […]

Flashback: Driver cries over spilled milk, escapee caught



60 Years ago Saturday, October 31 is the new date set for the sixth annual Karnes County Wolf Hunters Association meeting, barbecue, dog show and hunt which was postponed last Saturday because of rain and muddy roads. Approximately 4,000 people are expected to attend this event, which each fall attracts visitors from Atascosa, Bee, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Karnes, Live oak, […]

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