Jourdanton Police Chief Kaiser to host Coffee with a Cop Feb. 12

Mark your calendars! Coffee with a Cop is right around the corner. Community members are invited to join with the Jourdanton Police Department in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee from 8:30 a.m.- 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12 at the Jourdanton Police Department headquarters located at 1604 Hwy 97 East. The event, hosted […]

Chamber Chats

Hurley Auto Parts honored as Business of the Month

Each month, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce highlights a member business deserving of special recognition. The January recipient of the Business of the Month award is Hurley Auto Parts. Owner Bob Hurley’s Grandfather, Will Hurley, moved his Auto Parts trucking business (started 1931) from San Antonio to Pleasanton in February of 1940 and opened in Bailey Service Station’s unoccupied café. […]

The Way I See It

Oh, that silly Phil

So, according to the Pennsylvanian rodent who predicts the weather by either seeing or not seeing his shadow, we are in for another six weeks of winter. Yep, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and that means that it be cold a bit longer. Or will it? It seems that he isn’t always right according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

What to Do When You Suspect Child Abuse

The news reports are as shocking as they are relentless: An Army sergeant in Maryland charged with 1st-degree child abuse, accused of starving, beating and burning her 4-year-old stepdaughter. A North Carolina Child Protective Services supervisor and her husband, a nurse, arrested after their 11-yearold foster son is found handcuffed to a porch railing with a dead chicken tied around […]

State Capital Highlights

President's annual address draws reactions

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst posted similar takes on President Obama’s annual state of the union address, televised live on Jan. 28. Perry said, “… Texas has shown that the way to economic prosperity and significant job growth is through individual freedoms and the free market. Tonight, we saw a president with the same old agenda and […]

Texas Politics

The Bushes Start At Or Near The Top

The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either congress or statewide office. George P. Bush, 37, is no exception. Brandishing the well-known Bush brand, he announced early in September of 2012 that he would run for a statewide office, and was considering several, maybe attorney general. […]

Writer’s Roost

Women: Can’t explain ‘em but, stupidly, I’m gonna try

When you see or hear a man trying to “explain” women, your reaction is probably “Uh, oh! This dang fool’s about to stick his foot in his mouth,” or “He’s gonna get his rear in a sling,” or any other pronouncement defining stupidity in the male gender. “Women, God bless ‘em. Can’t live with ‘em and can’t live without ‘em.” […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

I Can’t Believe It!

There continues to be a “mindseparation” from reality regarding the high price of cattle. We cattlemen ease around each other, secretly not believing we just sold 13 heifers weighing 480 lbs for $840 each. Or sold a cull bull weighing 1605 for 74 cents a pound. He brought $1200. Or sold 600 weight steers for over $1000 apiece, or bought […]

Article in January 22 edition

In the article in the Jan. 22, 2014 edition titled “EUWCD:Saws may be making dangerous assumption”, the second paragraph indicated our letter was a press release from the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District (EUWCD). This is not correct, it was an opinion of both Atascosa Directors only. To avoid any confusion in the future, an official press release from EUWCD […]

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