Congrats Grads

Area seniors cross the stage over next two weeks

Over the next two weeks, seniors from all over the area will graduate from high school and end one chapter in their life. These graduates will start another chapter by beginning college, trade school, joining the military or entering the work force. Poteet starts the graduation season with their ceremony this Friday, May 29. Jourdanton and McMullen County’s ceremonies will […]

Friday accident claims life of retired priest

The Corpus Christi community is mourning the loss of Monsignor Morgan Rowsome, a retired priest of the Corpus Christi Diocese. The 72-year-old was a former pastor of St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. According to Trooper Anthony Flores, spokesperson with Texas DPS, Rowsome passed away in a one vehicle accident on Friday, May 22. The […]


Murder in Charlotte

CONTRIBUTED One suspect is dead and a Charlotte homeowner is in a San Antonio hospital with multiple gun shot wounds. Apparently five armed men went to a residence in Charlotte to settle an ongoing dispute. An alleged shootout between the homeowner and some of the men occurred. The dead suspect is from Pleasanton. Identity release is pending on positive identification […]


Strawberry Capital of Texas official, Poteet Council hears rate increase from Centerpoint Energy

The Poteet City Council held their first regular meeting of the month on May 4. In attendance were Vanessa Saylor, Sonny Estrada, Greg Groesbeck, Valerie Reyes and Mayor Larry Cantu. Denise Sanchez was not present. Minutes of the meetings of April 6 and April 20 were approved unanimously. Old business was the approval of sending the minutes of the April […]

Hurricane Charlotte

On the Edge of Common Sense

very now and then a feller has a weekend that is hard to forget. I had one years ago on a beautiful ranch in southern California. It was one of those trail rides you read about in Western Horseman magazine. There were about 200 head of assorted real estate agents, bankers, insurance men, judges, lawyers, doctors and a hand full […]

Pleasanton Chamber summer mixer Thurs.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold their Kickoff to Summer at a mixer hosted by Hampton Inn, 2057 Oaklawn, Pleasanton. It will be held this Thursday, May 28 from 5-8 p.m. Complimentary food and beverages will be served and chances to win free weekend stays at the Pleasanton Hampton Inn and Pearsall La Quinta locations, plus a 42 inch […]

‘Oh the places you’ll go…’

The Way I See It

With the words of Dr. Seuss ever present, graduating seniors really will be going places. They may be going up the road to various colleges or overseas if they are joining the military. Some may be staying at home while they go to a nearby institution or being employed full time for the first time in their life. In any […]

‘Climate Anger:’ Last Refuge of the Alarmists

For purveyors of climate alarm, emotional displays of intolerance are increasingly crowding out reasoned argument. But remember the adage: “Hate hurts the hater more than the hated.” Consider President Obama. At the White House Correspondents Dinner last month, the president used the lighthearted occasion to shout at those who doubt his climate-change narrative. “It is crazy! What about our kids? […]