Noisy Neighborhood

Ever wake up to a sound like “skree–beep, beep, beep– growl”? It takes several minutes to be fully awake and reaIize what it is. It is the sound of construction machinery. The problem is that the sun isn’t even up. Most construction workers don’t start until Pleasanton city code says they can start. Others don’t. If you find your sleep […]

State Capital Highlights

Secretary of State posts early voting turnout numbers

The Secretary of State’s Elections Division on Oct. 31 posted early voting turnouts for each of the state’s 15 highest-population counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Williamson, Galveston, Nueces and Cameron. Of the 8,978,313 registered voters in those counties, 1,715,731 voted early in person or by mail. That’s a 19.11 percent cumulative […]

Texas Politics

Turnover in all four-year Texas statewides

For the first time since Texas went from two-year to four-year terms for most statewide elected officials in 1974, there will be a complete turnover in the people who hold them. It came close in 1982, 1990, and 1998 – but this is the first clean sweep. Because Rick Perry dug in as governor for so long, there has been […]

Writer’s Roost

Volunteer football officiating challenged my fairness

Once — JUST once — I was “volunteered” to officiate a junior high school football game. Thank the good Lord I was spared that indignity ever again, but I couldn’t refuse that time. The head coach of those Teague Junior High Lions was one Jack Meredith, my family’s next-door neighbor and absolutely one of the best guys I’ve ever known. […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Coyote

Take him for what he’s worth, nothing more, nothing less. I think I can speak for the coyote With more understanding than most. Especially those who defend him And think that we should be his host. They raise up a pitiful cry And claim he’s a mistreated critter. Who’ll soon be extinct if the ranchers out west Don’t put down […]


Five Beans and a Cup of Broth

As we commemorate Veterans Day, 2014, it’s important that we stress to our children that freedom is never free. However we choose to share that message with our sons and daughters, it should be noted that the liberty we often take for granted was bought and paid for with the courage and the blood of those who’ve gone on before. […]

Poteet Aggie Band Dinner

The Poteet Aggie Band will hold its Fall Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Poteet High School Cafeteria. Plates will consist of turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes and tea. Tickets can be purchased from any band student or by contacting Poteet Aggie Band Booster President, Pat Cervantez. All proceeds go to support the 1st […]

Local Veteran’s Day programs…

American Legion Post, Pleasanton JROTC to host Veteran’s Dinner

The Atascosa County American Legion Post #436 and the Pleasanton High School JROTC students/ cadets will say “Thank You” to our area veterans at their First Annual Veterans Day program and dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11. It will take place from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Atascosa County American Legion Post #436, located at 1404 Zanderson in Jourdanton. The program is […]

Veterans Day 5K in Poteet

There is no need to drive all the way to San Antonio on Veterans Day to honor those who served. The Poteet VFW Memorial Post 6970 will host their first ever 5K Walk/Run, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. You may register that day or go to and search Poteet 5K. The day of the […]

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