On the Edge of Common Sense

Cowboy’s guide to vegetarians

In an effort to foster an understanding between cowboys and vegetarians, it is crucial to debunk certain myths. MYTH #1) Vegetarians are all left wing, liberal Democrats who were hippies in the 60’s. Not so. The average age of a 1991 vegetarian is 35. So in 1964 they would have been eight years old. They were being forced to clean […]

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Dept.commended by court

35 years of favorable certificates of compliance from Texas Commission of Jail Standards


Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingMarch 9, 20159:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Bob Hurley,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 Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley asked for the office of Attorney Tom Cate which […]

UTSA Eagle Ford Shale community development continues outreach goal in Atascosa County




Citizens in Atascosa County attended a meeting at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, March 5, where researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development program held a second workshop regarding “Future Vision: Designing the Future We Want.” Workshop session was from 11:00 until 2:00, with lunch provided. This forum followed two sessions, one being workshop […]

FLASHBACK: Mad dog roams city



60 Years ago Eight children are taking anti-rabies shots as the result of a friendly little black dog that went mad at Charlotte last Thursday. George Couser, grade school principal at Charlotte said that the little dog appeared on the school grounds last Thursday morning. The animal wanted to play with the children and was finally chased off the grounds […]

Poteet Strawberry Festival Royalty



Sofia Casanova retires after 48 years in nursing




Sofia Reyes Casanova, has seen the ever-changing world of nursing firsthand. On Feb. 20, 2015, Sofia retired after an impressive 48 years in the nursing field. Sofia, who was raised in Pleasanton, shared how she has been interested in nursing since she was 12-years-old. She told her mother that is what she dreamed of doing. “I was always interested in […]

AtTENtion! Argent Court Assisted Living Community To Host TENth Anniversary Celebrat10n



There’s been a lot of reminiscing going on lately at Jourdanton’s lovely and successful assisted living community. Argent Court, which now has a decade-long history of serving seniors with great care, opened its doors back in 2005. To mark the occasion, Argent Court Assisted Living is hosting a large gala celebration on Tuesday, March 24. Tours will be available from […]

Health insurance help session



The Special Enrollment Period (SEP) runs from March 15- April 30. This is a special enrollment period for those who did not understand the consequences of paying a penalty for not having health insurance. Sulema Caballero, Navigator for the Health Insurance Marketplace through the Medical Team Inc. will provide enrollment services for consumers at the county libraries. See the calendar […]

Methodist women serve up inspiration




For over a decade, the United Methodist Women have helped to raise funds for their programs through an annual inspirational luncheon. This year, the featured speaker was Rev. Chatty Chapman. Chapman is the Associate Pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Pleasanton as well as their choir director. She stressed the importance of the luncheon as a fundraiser for […]

Buy your Golf Ball Drop number



These Pleasanton HS seniors are promoting the Golf Ball Drop fundraiser for Project Graduation. This event takes place the night of graduation and provides a safe, drug free environment for our graduates to celebrate their accomplishments. All night long seniors are entertained with indoor and outdoor games, casino games, music, plenty of food, and nice prizes. This celebration cannot take […]