State Capital Highlights

Ruling prevents state from enforcing voter ID law

A n Oct. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos of Corpus Christi prevents the state from enforcing the voter identification law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 as Senate Bill 14. In the case, Marc Veasey et al. v. Rick Perry et al., Ramos ruled the law was enacted with a discriminatory purpose and an impermissible […]

Texas Politics

Davis Ad: Abbott, despite wheelchair didn’t help other victims

Wendy Davis’s TV ad with a shot of a wheelchair sparked a firestorm – including a blast from the Greg Abbott campaign, calling it “disgusting.” But Abbott, a paraplegic since a tree fell on him while jogging in 1984, was the guy who opened the door to the wheelchair discussion. He featured himself in a wheelchair in two recent ads […]

Writer’s Roost

Football sidelines, press boxes provide ‘adventures’

One of my columns on football press box conversations drew a lot of comments from editorpublishers before it ever hit their papers’ pages. Community newspapers are often not large enough to have a “sports” editor or a staff photographer, so the job(s) become(s) a oneman show. Everyone has a story or two to tell about some adventures or misadventures, as […]



Mann to head Systems Management

Pleasanton ISD is proud to announce that Dr. Matthew Mann has accepted the position of Executive Director of Systems Management for PISD. Dr. Mann has served as the High School Principal since 2012 and will now fill the vacancy left by Joel Adkins, who resigned last year. In the position, Dr. Mann will oversee the development of protocols for PISD […]

New gym for Jourdanton elementary

The top item for discussion at the Jourdanton School Board meeting was the construction of an elementary school gym. They had received six bids, which were all pretty close in cost. Each company was evaluated and their references were checked; experience in the education field was also an important factor in the choice. W.R. Griggs Construction Company scored 92.7% out […]

Poteet VFW holds annual dinner

On Saturday, September 13, the Poteet VFW Memorial Post 6970 hosted their annual dinner. The attendance included over 40 VFW members and their families as well as representatives from 11 area volunteer fire departments and Atascosa Crime Stoppers. Attendees enjoyed a full schedule of proceedings, dinner and entertainment. After a delicious steak dinner prepared by Post members Roy Casarez and […]


DISTRICT JUDGE 218TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CARRIE MOY (DEMOCRAT) My name is Carrie Moy and I’m running for 218th Judicial District Judge, covering Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle and Wilson Counties. In my 24 years as assistant district attorney, I have labored to protect the security and safety of our communities. I have worked hard to make our neighborhoods places where our […]

Register for 5K Cowboy Gallop; Instagram addict

We’re glad to announce the Gallop sponsors for this year so far are Winning Edge Sports, South Texas Regional Medical Center, H&R Block and Ramos Tire. You can get a form on page 2C in this issue. Also they will be emailed, snail-mailed and are available for pick up in the office. The race begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. on […]

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