AgriLife horticulturist: Winter garden water issues ‘big time serious!’

“Little showers aren’t going to do it. We need a flood,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist who works closely with vegetable, fruit and nut growers in the Winter Garden region. Faced with limited irrigation water because of low aquifer levels and little to no surface water this summer, Winter Garden growers are abandoning hopes of planting traditional […]

Wayne Beyer, C.P.A., gives good review on Atascosa County Annual Financial Report for year ending December, 2013

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingAugust 11, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista asked for Wayne Beyer, Certified Public Accountant, to give the Atascosa […]

Callahan featured at Republican Women monthly meeting

The Brush Country Republican Women are featuring Patrick Callahan at their monthly meeting on August 19th. Patrick Callahan is an attorney and author. He served in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate where he tried numerous high profile cases. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, he settled down in Texas. He has spent the last several years practicing immigration law […]

Senator Judith Zaffirini welcomes Operation Lone Star to South Texas

(LAREDO) – Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, welcomed to South Texas the volunteers and Texas Military Forces and state agency personnel who comprise Operation Lone Star (OLS). She was the keynote speaker at the 2014 VIP day held at the Laredo ISD’s Performance Arts Center held last week. Operation Lone Star is an annual joint effort of the Texas Military Forces, […]

Dallas Morning News: Neither party owns all the ideas

Americans are disappointed with the job Congress is doing, with good reason. Last week’s failure of Congress to send President Barack Obama a supplemental appropriations bill to address the border humanitarian crisis is just the most recent example showing that Congress is broken and taxpayers have a right to be frustrated. Another delayed vote, another deadline faced, another vote breaking […]

Unaccompanied minors

I’ll tell you what, this parenting thing is tough stuff, no matter what country you hang your hat in. Last week, as I was spending time with family at the beach after meeting with water experts and touring a desalination facility on the Gulf Coast, my father, the proud grandpa, jokingly points to a bird and says to our 4 […]

Crosspoint Fellowship turns 10

We welcome the community to join Crosspoint Fellowship as we celebrate 10 years of ministry in Pleasanton and Atascosa County. Crosspoint was birthed in the mind and heart of God and was put into action in August of 2004. The fellowship started at Lone Star Lodge in Poteet in August 2004. Then in September, the hutch moved to the Price […]

Child Support Division named Best in Nation

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Child Support Division today was recognized as the nation’s best child support program by the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA). Charles Smith, Deputy for the Child Support Division, accepted the Outstanding Program Award at NCSEA’s 2014 Annual Training Conference and Expo in Portland, Ore. “I am honored that the Texas child support […]


Two hundred local 4-H’rs attend camp

60 Years ago- Jim Brite of Leal recently was named president of the Southwestern Peanut Growers Association. He was elected at a meeting of the association held in Dallas, and he succeeds J.D. Sergeant as head of the organization. A director in the association for some time, Jim has long been active in peanut growers’ circles. He and his associates […]

STEER encourages entries from Pleasanton for 2014 excellence awards

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas, is opening the call for nominations for the second annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards are focused on honoring members of the oil and gas community for diligent efforts to preserve the environment, ensure safety in and around the Eagle Ford Shale […]

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