5 Financial Risks to Consider in Retirement



Most people don’t know that 80 percent of mountain-climbing accidents don’t occur on the way to the summit – they happen on the way down, says financial expert and extreme sports enthusiast David Rosell. Although arriving at the top of the mountain is considered by many mountaineers to be one of life’s greatest accomplishments, I can tell you firsthand that […]

State Capital Highlights

Federal court rules on same-sex marriage

I n the final week before Tuesday, March 4, Primary Election Day, candidates put on final pushes in hopes of getting enough votes to be their party’s nominee for the general election in November. A ruling by a San Antonio federal court on Feb. 26 moved a hot-button issue front and center, giving candidates a last-minute opportunity to delineate their […]

Texas Politics

Top of Democratic Ticket Tries to Shape Bottom

Gay marriage has become a hot political topic in Texas – not in the Republican or Democratic party primaries, but certainly when the parties face off in the November general election. Republican candidates strongly support the constitutional ban, passed by Texans in 2005, limiting marriage to “the union of one man and one woman.” Democratic candidates think the ban violates […]

Writer’s Roost

Pro rodeo clown Kajun Kidd moved to my hometown

When you grow up in 1940s-1950s Texas in a rural area or small town, chances are rodeo will be one of your favorite sports. Since my father started out as a rancher and then was a buyer for a meat packing plant the rest of his life, rodeo was part of our lives. Up until my early teens, I regularly […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Record Snowfalls

“We can expect to see extreme cold with increasing frequency as global warming continues.” The President’s science and technology advisor – January 11, 2014. I cringe at how ludicrous global warming climatologists must feel these last two winters. Nature is pooping in their nest. Did he mean “extreme heat” instead of cold? Can they have it both ways? However, they […]

To the confused Poteet Parent



First, I have 3 children enrolled in 3 different schools in the Poteet ISD system, and I’ve encountered many school officials, including the Superintendent, administrative staff, and teachers- and all of them have shown a genuine desire, especially the teachers, to educate their students. The Poteet teachers not only educate our children, they often teach and demonstrate the skills to […]

Red Cross Month



March is Red Cross Month and we would like to recognize our Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. These everyday heroes are our volunteers who help disaster victims get on the road to recovery. They give blood to help someone in the hospital. They brighten the day of an injured service member […]

Texas Rangers hold Golf and Skeet fundraiser tournament



Organizers for a fundraising event to benefit Lt. James Scoggins, a Texas Ranger who was injured in a motorcycle crash, invite everyone to support their Golf and Skeet tournament on Saturday, March 8. The event will include a gold tournament at the Pleasanton Country Club, sporting clay shoots at the Atascosa County Show Barn, dinner, and exclusive performances from the […]

Big egg market in Pleasanton



60 Years ago – An egg market that would put half a million dollars annually into the pockets of poultrymen in the Pleasanton trade area is now available, the Express learned this week. F.M. Vickers, operator of the Atascosa Egg and Poultry Exchange, has this market-if sufficient producers of quality eggs can be found to fill it. Atascosa County 4-H […]

Brush/bulky pick-up starts March 17



The next city-wide clean up for Pleasanton starts Monday, March 17. You may set your bulk/brush out starting March 6. The City of Pleasanton appreciates the cooperation of our residents and businesses in keeping Pleasanton beautiful. The city will be divided into three areas and three weeks, with each week focusing on one area. •Week One will run March 17-21. […]


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