Bulky/Brush pick-up begins March 16

The next city-wide clean up for Pleasanton starts Monday, March 16. The city will be divided into three areas and three weeks, with each week focusing on one area. •Week One will run March 16-20. The area east of Hwy. 281 and north of the Industrial Park and may set out bulky waste starting March 2. •Week Two- March 23-27. […]


March 3 - March 9, 2015

Accident – Bensdale, San Antonio, Second St., OaklawnAccident, Minor – Oaklawn (6), Bryant,Second St.Assault – Quail HollowAssault by Contact – BryantBurglary, Building – College, Bryant St.Burglary, Coin Machine – Hwy 97 E.Burglary, Vehicle – Oaklawn (2) Disturbance – Oaklawn (2), Bensdale,San Antonio, MeadowlarkDisturbance, Physical – Pleasanton Ave.Disturbance, Verbal – Second St., GrantSt., Pleasanton Ave., Trade, Patrick St.Fight – Jolly St.Harassment […]

STRMC Healthy Woman’s Gala set for next month

The 10th Annual Healthy Woman’s Gala is just around the corner. South Texas Regional Medical Center along with their sponsors would like to invite women of the community to the event. The event is themed Bell of The Ball and will be a great night out just for the ladies. The Gala will be April 23, 2015 from 6 p.m. […]

The Way I See It

Letters helped?

A phone call received from Diana Ellis last Friday was a relief to not only me but to many people in our community. Diana is the sister to Mark Stephenson one of Atascosa County’s deputies who was killed in an ambush in 2012. Another deputy Thomas Monse and DPS Trooper Terry Miller were also killed that night. You could feel […]

SAWS brackish groundwater strategy?

It became obvious while attending the February 5 meeting of the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group, a.k.a. Region L, San Antonio Water System has a strategy to move forward with their Expanded Brackish Ground Water Project. In spite of a potential $4 billion dollars for a pipeline to bring Carrizo fresh water from Burleson County in their Vista […]

State Capital Highlights

Senate bills set stage for tax, debt relief

A trio of powerful state senators, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on March 5 jointly announced the filing of legislation they coauthored to cut taxes and pay off state debt. Patrick, who presides over the 31-member Senate, Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, RFlower Mound; Senate Business & Commerce Chair Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler; and Senate Finance Vice Chair Juan “Chuy” […]

Texas Politics

Bill Clinton remembers Bob Armstrong

Bill Clinton met Bob Armstrong in 1972. Clinton, 26, was organizing Texas for the 1972 Democratic presidential campaign of George McGovern and Sargent Shriver. Armstrong, 39, had been elected Texas Land Commissioner in 1970. While other statewide Democratic officials avoided McGovern and Shriver like lepers, Armstrong and Agriculture Commissioner John C. White stepped up to front the campaign. The Clinton/Armstrong […]

Farmers Market set

Are you ready for delicious strawberries from Poteet and Atascosa County, but you don’t want to wait until April? Once again, the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association will sponsor the 2nd annual Strawberry Growers Farmers Market at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds on Saturday, March 28. Admission is free. Stop by from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for fresh strawberries, fresh […]

Writer’s Roost

Monk loved to hunt quail, could eat dozens at a ‘setting’

My personal experience stories about hunting can be counted on one hand with a digit or two left over. Part of that is due to the fact that, as a boy growing up, I was never exposed to game hunting of any kind since my dad was not a hunter. However, he did have several friends who hunted and fished. […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Lawn Q&A

Q. What are the recommended mowing heights for the various lawn grasses? We have Bermuda grass in our front yard and St. Augustine in the backyard, where there are more trees. Our neighbor has Zoysia grass. We mow her grass for her. A. Mow the Bermuda grass at 1.5 inches or less. St. Augustine performs best when it is mowed […]