Comptroller Hegar to the rescue?

Texas Politics

Glenn Hegar may have ridden to the rescue – if Texas’ top leaders — and especially Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — are wise enough to listen to him. As Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, he keeps track of how much money the state will have coming in, so he can certify there’ll be enough to cover the Legislature’s proposed budget. […]

You’d think someone all thumbs was a ‘texting fool’

Writer’s Roost

Are you one of those people who drive and text? If so, nyaahnanny boo-boo! Actually, I’d like to be able to text in any fashion and not be oddman out. As a matter of fact, can’t even talk into my iPhone Apple, of course, doesn’t everyone?) and create a text. Something about having such a low, deep (ahem, er, uh, […]

FLASHBACK: Joy riders here steal two cars

60 Years ago- “It’s a fine thing…and everybody should take advantage of it.” That’s the way Dr. J.M. Faggard, county health officer, sums up the State X-ray clinic which will visit Atascosa County early in June. Clinics will be established in Pleasanton, Charlotte, Jourdanton and Poteet. There is no charge for the X-rays and any person over 15 years of […]

Rain-delayed paving, hail damage delayed JP Pct. 2 new building

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting May 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. 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 […]


Virginia Mauricio Vargo headed to national bodybuilding contest

In our youth, we often set big goals and dreams for ourselves. We think of what we would like to accomplish and we carry that throughout life. Unfortunately, the hurried pace of life leaves many to leave this world without ever making those dreams a reality. One person who is fulfilling her dreams and leaving her mark in the fitness […]

Catch a smile at Kid Fish on May 16

The official Kid Fish May 16 event is ready to be cast into the Atascosa River by the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The free Kid Fish event will be on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until noon in Pleasanton. Children 16 years of age and younger are invited to register to fish for over 300 pounds of catfish […]


Artist for May, June

Longtime Pleasanton artist will have two recent paintings on display at the Pleasanton City Hall for the months of May and June. Past president and current treasurer of the Texas Watercolor Society, Ricks is a frequent award winner in national watercolor competitions. Most recently, he is one of only two San Antonio area watercolor painters to have a painting selected […]

Our Lady festival May 17

It’s fiesta time at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and you’re invited! Their annual church festival is on Sunday, May 17, on Hackberry Street in Leming. This is the church’s biggest fundraiser of the year and they are excited to bring the community together to enjoy a day of food and fun. Serving for the $8 barbecue plate meals begins […]

Fundraiser for girls softball

The girls youth (ages 9-10) softball ACES team is holding a benefit barbecue plate sale this Saturday, May 16. The sale will start at 11 a.m. and continue until sold out, at the Bodega in Poteet, located at 401 Ave. F. Plates will include chicken, sausage and sides. Proceeds from the benefit go toward purchasing new equipment for the team.