Operation Snake Eyes One Leads To GAME OVER

Trying the luck of the machine proved unlucky for several gameroom operators on Saturday evening as 30 Atascosa County Sheriff’s deputies, Texas State Troopers, Texas Ranger and Constable descended upon the businesses. Four businesses – The Orange Room, Game Room (Hwy. 16), Game Room (Primrose) and The Lucky Spin in Poteet – were raided resulting in 10 arrests. Nine were […]

Pleasanton to rebuild playground

First built in 1987, the wooden playground structure at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton has provided plenty of fond memories for local residents. However, at 27-years-old, many will agree that the deteriorated structure has seen its final days and needs to be replaced completely. At the May 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting, council voted unanimously to approve the necessary […]

Honored for service

Plaques of appreciation were presented to longtime, outgoing Pleasanton City Councilmembers Kathy Coronado and Jimmy Magel, by Mayor Powell, at the May 15 Pleasanton council meeting. Magel served with District 1 from May of 1996 to May of 2014. “”I really appreciate this. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with all the citizens of Pleasanton, the council, the mayor […]

Express wins sweepstakes

The Pleasanton Express came home with 11 awards after the 76th annual Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Convention last weekend. Placing first place in six categories helped them win Sweepstakes in Division 2, Large Weeklies. Overall, the newspaper accumulated 710 points in 10 categories. The Better Newspaper Contest had 28 newspapers participating with a total of 289 entries. Panhandle Press […]

The Way I See It

I should know better

A few weeks ago I wrote about a friend’s grandmother who had passed away. Mrs. Dzuik had worried over a sunburn that I had while visiting her gas station in Karnes City. So, 34 years later, I can still hear her saying “Honey, you sure are getting red” – especially after this weekend. I attended the Texas Gulf Coast Press […]

Take precaution as West Nile season nears

The Texas Department of State Health Services advises the public to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites that may lead to West Nile illness. As we enter the warmer months, the risk of exposure to virus-carrying mosquitoes increases. The intensity of West Nile activity in Texas fluctuates from year to year and depends on a variety of factors including the […]

State Capital Highlights

Speaker wants highway fund for transportation only

House Speaker Joe Straus on May 14 said the Texas House of Representatives would propose a budget next year that uses all of the money in the state highway fund for transportation instead of sending chunks of it to other state agencies. Taxes and fees such as the gas tax and fees on drivers’ licenses go into the state highway […]

Texas Politics

Did Rick Perry Commit Bribery?

Governor Rick Perry has an interesting dilemma. He is being called to appear before a Travis County grand jury, which is deciding whether the governor should be indicted for bribery, or some related offense. The quick facts are that the Travis County District Attorney, Democrat Rosemary Lehmburg, was arrested for driving while intoxicated April 12, 2013. She pleaded guilty, was […]

Writer’s Roost

Pipeline R-O-W survey point man carried a machete

Young people of high school and college age often work summer jobs. There are, of course, a number of reasons why they do so but, principally, it is to earn enough money to go to school the other nine months of the year. Working and earning “my keep,” was always paramount as it was for the other three Webb sons. […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

They Hang Horse Thieves

What is the mentality of a thief? Is it a complete lack of the concept that “it belongs to someone else?” Or is it envy that someone else has something you would like? Is it resentment against the victim? Do they think it can be justified by explaining to themselves “Nobody is using it? It must be junk? I need […]