Writer’s Roost

Really, I didn’t want to be a craw(y?) fish farmer

Of course, I knew southwestern Louisiana was low and flat when we moved here a couple of year ago. What I didn’t realize was that with the flat land, clayish soil and the significant annual rainfall numbers, I would in essence be running a crawfish farm (it’ll always be pronounced that way to me no matter how Daniel Webster’s book […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Hello, My Name is Mud

January, 1980 is a month I’ll never forget. It all started out about January the 7th. The previous spring I had a big hand in selecting the bulls we were gonna use on Albert and Louie’s heifers. Albert had 400 head and we decided to artificially inseminate (A.I.) them one cycle, then use clean-up bulls. After much discussion with the […]

FLASHBACK: Daetwyler Relays return

60 Years ago- Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. tentatively plans to establish a bulk cement plant in North Pleasanton that would add another 12 or 14 families to this community and perhaps pave the way toward still larger Halliburton operations in the future. “That’s a conservative estimate on the number of families it would bring in here,” F.D. Johnson of […]


Fisherman got caught at River Park

On March 20, Atascosa County Game Warden Derek Iden was patrolling the Atascosa River Park checking fishermen when he pulled up to a subject who was sitting in his car. Warden Iden detected a strong odor of burnt Marijuana. The driver stated that the odor of Marijuana was from the previous owner. Warden Iden was granted consent to search and […]



Trailer, fence supplies stolen

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve the theft of a trailer from the 100 block of Slomchinski Road, located off FM 1470, 1 mile east of US HWY 281. On March 19, 2015 at about 4:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were […]


Poteet Council renews Moore’s contract

There was quite an uproar of opposition from the audience when the Poteet City Council agreed to renew City Administrator Scott Moore’s contract for an additional five years, with an annual five percent salary increase as allowed by the budget and a one year’s severance package. Greg Groesbeck made the motion, Vanessa Saylor seconded and also voting for were Sonny […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Mulberry Q&A

Q. What do you think about mulberry trees? Are they good shade trees? Do they grow fast? Can you harvest the fruit? A. Mulberries are not considered high quality shade trees. The wood is soft and there is considerable branch breakage. Mulberries do grow very fast. They are a wonderful food source for wildlife. The berries are produced in March […]

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