Perry: From ‘Oops’ to Hopes

Texas Politics

Rick Perry’s official kickoff in Addison on June 4 for his most recent presidential race was meticulously planned, right down to having a C-130 transport plane like he’d flown while in the Air Force. He had several former Navy SEALs with him – the gung-ho brand of soldiers noted for such daring accomplishments as taking out Osama Bin Laden. Perry […]

Fundamentalist message, burns sent him down aisle

Writer’s Roost

As a sound Methodist, far be it from me to sound critical of more “fundamentalist” denominations and their practices and beliefs. I often point out that this country was founded, not just on the premises espoused by more fundamental groups of freedom “of” religion, but “from” it as well. No, I’m not encouraging fleeing from any faith. Rather, I’m just […]

Brush Country Youth Rodeo gears up for summer events



It is that time of year again. When summer starts, so does the Brush Country Youth Rodeo! The roping starts this Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at Cowboy Fellowship. This is the first of six rodeos in the series. For all entry information check out www.cattlemansvet.com. All the rodeos in the series will be at the Cowboy Fellowship Covered […]

FLASHBACK: Poteet seeks new Postmaster



60 Years ago- Enthusiasm is mounting over the Work-a-Day to Build-a-Park set for Tuesday, June 21, at the Progressive Club park site in North Pleasanton, according to Roland Schulze, C of C vice president, who is the No. 1 promoter of the exploit. County Commissioner Daylon James has agreed to act as work superintendent. “He’s our Generalissimo,” Schulze said. More […]

Eagle Ford’s Webb County replaces Barnett’s Tarrant County as top state’s total gas (MCF) producer in March

Oil & Gas Editor

For many months, Tarrant County in the Barnett Shale has led all total gas (MCF) producers in the State of Texas. Webb County, in the Eagle Ford Shale, has taken over this top MCF production spot for the month of March, producing 55,645,145 MCF compared to Tarrant County’s 53,003,565 MCF. Meanwhile, ‘as if we didn’t know’, as usual. Karnes County […]

Commissioners’ Court approves sheriff’s office parking lot extension




Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting June 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge Present were three Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Pct. 1); Freddie Ogden, (Pct. 3) & Bill Carroll, (Pct. 4). Not present was William “Bill” Torans, (Pct. 2); After call to order of the Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley called […]

Gillespie Custom Cabinets gives aid to flood victims



Gillespie Custom Cabinets is coming together with our surrounding communities to have a drive for those in great need. They will have a haul rig parked in front of Gillespie Custom Cabinets location at 9553 U.S. 281 in North Leming, starting this Wednesday morning, June 10 and continuing until Saturday morning, June 13. All that is brought in and dropped […]

Pleasanton native graduates from Texas A&M as pharmacist with perfect 4.0



Helen Keller once said: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” Allison Bryce of Pleasanton, is the perfect example. Life’s hardships do not define ones destiny just as the quote noted by one of the leading educators and humanitarians. She is the […]

New St. Andrew’s Parish Hall underway



St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton, is demolishing its old Parish Hall and will build a new and larger one. The new Parish Hall includes a bigger kitchen and classrooms for CCD instruction and for Our Lady of Grace Academy, our Deanery school. The project’s cost will be $2 million for the first phase. Father Gilberto said it will increase […]

Clayton Travis Haverlah



Clay and Becky Haverlah of Schertz, proudly announce the birth of their son, Clayton Travis Haverlah, on January 29, 2015. He arrived at 1:28 p.m. in San Antonio, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Pat and Bernadette Kunz of Comfort. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Allene Haverlah of San Antonio. Welcoming home […]


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