Jourdanton Citizens have Coffee with a Cop

Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser invited the citizens of Jourdanton to have coffee and donuts at city hall and talk about law enforcement at their first “Coffee with a Cop” event. Kaiser explained some of the processes involved in interacting with police, the realities that Jourdanton Police faces daily, and the effects of the oil boom on the police force. […]

Wilkerson joins Fox Sports/

William V. Wilkerson, 2003 graduate of Pleasanton High School, has accepted a position with Fox Sports/ covering the University of Texas at Austin football and basketball . While at PHS he played football and basketball for the Eagles and was an All-State footballer. He also worked at the Pleasanton Express as a sports photographer. At UT he worked in […]

Poteet man involved in fatal DWI crash

San Antonio Police Department charged Carlton Harrison Jenkins, 21, of Poteet with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault after a crash early on Sunday, February 16 on the Northwest Side of San Antonio. Bexar County Medical Investigators said Brandon Guzman, 21, died when Jenkins allegedly rear-ended Guzman’s silver Honda Civic as it was stopped at the light at West Hausman Road […]

Lions Club News

Wild Game Dinner and Dance is SOLD OUT!! THANK YOU!!

It is still hard to believe where this event has come from to what it is today. When I joined the club back in the early 90’s we would literally work our fingers to the bone for this event. Club members would start the fire at 3am the day of the event and cook all day, and then the membership […]

The Way I See It

The Grandchild Scam resurfaces

My neighbors called me the other day to have me alert folks of a situation. It seemed they were close to being victims of a scam. A young man called and addressed my friend as “Grampa” and just started talking about some trouble he was in. He stated he needed money sent to help him get out of this bind. […]


All parents must demand a strong education for their children. This is especially the case with students in Poteet I.S.D. Two of my children graduated from Poteet High School and both were in the top 10 of their class. I regret to say that neither of them were adequately prepared for college level courses. The fast paced lifestyle we all […]

State Capital Highlights

Candidates show differences as primaries approach

Counting down to Primary Election Day on March 4, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis remain the presumptive frontrunners for governor in their respective party races. For lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio stands alone as the Democrat vying for that powerful office, while Republican primary voters will have a field of four candidates […]

Texas Politics

Republicans To Choose Attorney General, Comptroller Candidates

Probable Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis is looking past the March 4 primaries, trying to smoke out her probable Republican opponent, Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott, on issues like same-sex marriage. Abbott’s assistants have been arguing to keep the law before U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio. Davis thinks the Texas law forbidding it is unconstitutional, as federal judges […]

Writer’s Roost

When high school basketball changed in Texas

Until the late 1960s, high schools in Texas were still segregated and my favorite spectator sport (by a small margin and I still crave football) became basketball. That dramatic change for me came about through a fierce loyalty to my college alma mater, the University of Houston, where Guy V. Lewis was beginning to come into his own as a […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

A Gift of Glasses

We have lots of folks come through our office and home. We try to be hospitable. While cleaning up the office, I found a pair of glasses. They were the frameless kind that make you look like Benjamin Franklin. I asked around the office, yet no one claimed them. In the midst of all this I had been trying to […]

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