Parish Picnic Time

Parish Picnic St. Matthew’s invites you to come out and enjoy the afternoon at their annual picnic this Sunday, September 28th. Festivities will be held at the church located at 700 Maple St. in Jourdanton. BBQ plates will be served from 11a.m. to 2p.m. and the cost is $8. Children’s games and inflatables for children of all ages. Live auction […]

The Way I See It

Let the fall chaos begin

I know the calendar says it is fall, but my feet still say that it’s flipflop weather. This time of year has always been my favorite. The coolness felt in the mornings promises the cold weather around the corner. It signals that the holidays are fast approaching, too. This year’s will be a bit more chaotic with planning a wedding […]

True Heroes for Children

The arrests of several celebrated professional athletes who some may call heroes have made national news. With widespread criticism of the way the NFL has handled these initial cases of child and domestic abuse, more incidents are unfortunately surfacing. Until recently, these players have not only escaped accountability and sanctions on game day, but have also somehow retained their images […]

State Capital Highlights

Davis, Abbot answer questions in McAllen forum

With less than six weeks until election day on Nov. 4, the first of two scheduled gubernatorial debates was held in the Rio Grande Valley city of Edinburg on Sept. 19. Democratic Party nominee for governor Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, and Republican Party gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general, fielded questions from Carlos Sanchez, editor […]

Texas Politics

The Bushes start high, lose first race

I n the fourth generation, George P. Bush may be the first to break the Bush Dynasty’s pattern of losing their first election. If, as expected, P. – for Prescott – could actually be elected Texas Land Commissioner on his first try for public office. He’s a Republican in what’s considered a reliably Republican state. His opponents Nov.4 are Democrat […]

Desalination artilcle appears in Caller-Times

Thank you Mayor Nelda Martinez, City of Corpus Christi, and Co-Chairmen Representative Todd Hunter & Senator Craig Estes for hosting and chairing the Joint Committee to Study Water Desalination in Corpus Christi, June 23, 2014. It was our pleasure to offer public statements in support of your study and particularly seawater desalination. Dr. Steve Forbes, National Weather Service meteorologist, showed […]

Flashback: Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet ISD will not consolidate

60 Years ago- Two Atascosa County boys were killed and a third critically injured in a head-on collision that also took the life of a San Antonio man on Hwy 281, South of San Antonio, Monday morning. Fatalities in the tragic crash were: Anthony Vincent Jasik, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Jasik of Loire. Joseph Alois Divin, 18, […]

Early Voting and Election Day Workers named

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingSeptember 22, 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 Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista asked for Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez, City of Pleasanton to […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Coral vine Q&A

Q. What is the vine with pink flowers that the bees seem to love? It grows over our shed. A. The vine you are describing is called coral vine, also called queen’s crown. It is a beautiful vine, but it can overwhelm a landscape. The saving grace is that coral vine is cold sensitive. It dies back to the roots […]


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