Congrats to Lady Eagle Soccer

The Lady Eagles have won Area in soccer and will face Gregory Portland this Friday at 7 p.m. Good luck, ladies! Head over to Poteet The organizers of the 67th Strawberry Festival are busier than bees getting ready for their event. Be sure to read our special section next week featuring everything that will be happening over the three-day weekend, […]

The Way I See It

Preparing to party

How would you like to open up your home to entertain 100 people with food and lots of entertainment? And it all has to be timed perfectly. Daunting? Maybe, but that is essentially what the fine folks at the Strawberry Festival Association do each year, times 1000. The citizens of Poteet are much like your neighbors – invited to participate […]

Free Tax Filing Services Available to Qualified Texans

A pril 15, the deadline for filing 2013 federal income tax returns, is just around the corner. For Texans trying to wade through their federal income tax returns, it can often be a challenge. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) stand ready to assist taxpayers with information on preparation services. With Free File, everyone […]

State Capital Highlights

Vietnam Veterans Monument is placed at Capitol

Forty-one years after the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam, the new Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was dedicated in a March 29 ceremony attended by a crowd of thousands, including veterans, active duty military, families, friends and relatives. Some 3,417 Texans died or are unaccounted for in Vietnam, according to the State Capitol Preservation Board. Speakers at the ceremony […]

Texas Politics

Davis v. Abbott: Equal Pay for Women

“March Madness,” usually applied to collegiate basketball, in 2014 could also describe Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s view of his campaign for governor. Team Abbott was seriously trying to change the subject after they sent Abbott off in February campaigning with shock-rocker gun jock Ted Nugent as a crowd draw to underline his pro-gun credentials. Abbott learned, a bit too […]

Writer’s Roost

‘Let me tell ya ‘bout the birds and the bees…’

“Let me tell ya ‘bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees…” Yeah, “nature-lover” me was sitting out on the back deck-porchwhatchamacallit the other day and I actually got to watch the birds and the bees. You need to understand that this was a real accomplishment for someone whose idea of roughing it is a hotel […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Ag Media Explosion!

How does it strike you that the more concentrated agriculture becomes, the more rural/ag media is available? Regional farm, ranch and equine oriented publications are still a very strong part of our print media. Many of them have been around for over 50 years. Local radio ag programming came along and was able to give farmers a daily dose of […]

Happy Doctor’s Day

Health care professionals tend to be over scrutinized in the ever changing health care landscape. But since 1990 when George H.W. Bush signed Senate Joint Resolution #366, every year on March 30th the United States recognizes physicians and other health care professionals who dedicate their lives to patient care and clinical research. Virtually every one of us, by choice or […]

Chamber Chats

Caballero honored as Business of the Month

Each month, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce highlights a member business deserving of special recognition. The March recipient of the Business of the Month award is Independent Agent for Omega Bank Card, Michael Caballero. Michael, a native of Atascosa County, has been in the merchant services business since 2001. He provides all types of businesses with credit card processing services, […]


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