Closer Than I Was Yesterday

Home Sweet Home

The song, “The House that built me”, by Miranda Lambert always brings me to tears. The first time I heard it, I swore it was written about me. Even though we moved out, the summer after my eighth grade year, that house on Florida Street is forever carved on my heart. My best and worst childhood memories reside there. My […]

State Capital Highlights

Top candidates debate this week with election on horizon

A debate scheduled Sept. 29 pitted Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and Dan Patrick, R-Houston, two state senators who are vying to succeed David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor in 2015. Van de Putte, a pharmacist in private life, has served in the Senate since 1999. Patrick, a radio talk show host, was first elected to the Senate in 2009. […]

The father of the Texas Lottery Texas Politics

There’s talk about doing away with the Texas lottery – including a special Texas House committee to look into it. How serious that will get depends partly on whether those who want to ax it have any good ideas for how to replace the money it brings in that doesn’t have to come from taxes. There might not be a […]

Writer’s Roost

Recognizing schoolmates after six decades ain’t easy

Spending the better part of six decades editing and publishing country newspapers, as penned here before, includes enough sevenday work weeks that trips to my hometown were quite limited. Those trips almost never included a Friday night, much less a Teague Lion football game, including the biennial homecoming that is my hometown school’s tradition. And, frankly, this particular trip was […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Veterinary medicine ain’t what it used to be

Over the years the number of large animal veterinarians has steadily declined. It is most evident in rural America and Canada. Many factors have contributed to this decline; the greatest is the change in the profession itself. The cost of schooling is daunting. The severe decline of male students til they are only 20% of the enrollment. The low number […]


In the September 24 issue an injured man was misidentified. Johnathon Amberson was the victim of a hit and run on Goodwin Street, Monday September 22. If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue,of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830) 281 2341 Monday through,Friday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Prosperity Bank welcomes new president

Prosperity Bank proudly announces Rusty Garvin as the new Banking Center President and Loan Officer for its Pleasanton location. Mr. Garvin brings 17 plus years in the commercial lending and business relationship management fields. Garvin is currently serving as the Pleasanton Rotary Club President and has served as a Rotarian for 15 plus years. He is also the Chairman for […]


Pleasanton Express subscription rises

60 Years ago- Pleading guilty to attempted murder, Emil Brunner, 66-year-old farm laborer, was sentenced to two 10-year terms in the state prison, Monday morning, by District Judge H.D. Barrow at Jourdanton. The two terms are to run concurrently. Brunner admitted firing several shots from pointblank range at Mrs. August Dugosh and her two daughters, Barbara and Mary. Mrs. Dugosh […]

Two men arrested on theft charges

On September 17, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for a burglary in progress in the 2000 block of Eichman Road, northwest of Poteet. A witness reported a green Mustang leaving the scene. A short time later, CID Investigators spotted the green Mustang in the Primrose Subdivision. When the investigators approached the vehicle the passenger fled on foot and after […]

Alert resident assists sheriff’s office

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward is crediting an alert Oak South Subdivision resident in allegedly thwarting a burglary Monday, September 29 . The resident, a retired deputy sheriff, spotted a strange vehicle enter onto some property on Hickory Road. The occupants got up to the porch and began acting very suspicious. The retired officer approached the pair who claimed to […]

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