Trump-Perry Border War/Colorado Contraception

Texas Politics

Rick Perry has done more than perhaps any other politician to make the U.S. border with Mexico a hot political topic. Suddenly, New Jersey developer and reality show mogul Donald Trump has stolen the issue. Some Perry critics think the former Texas governor committed hundreds of millions of tax dollars to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border more […]

Cowboy nominations due

Deadline: Friday, July 24

SUE BROWN EDITOR The deadline for nominating this year’s Cowboy of the Year is approaching. For 50 years, cowboys have been honored with the title of Cowboy of the Year. This recognition, as well as being named to the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, is given to a genuine, hard-working individual that not only knows all things cowboy, but […]

FEMA urges Texans seeking flood disaster assistance to keep in touch

AUSTIN— As the August 27 registration deadline to apply for individual assistance draws near, the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge disaster survivors in 42 counties to keep in touch throughout their recovery process. By keeping in touch with FEMA, applicants are able to: stay on top of what their next steps are, update their […]

Can’t understand anyone wanting to play with snakes

Writer’s Roost

My upbringing involved all the morals and accompanying rules that guided my mother. It also included all her fears and phobias. One of the latter was her sheer terror with the mention of the word, “snake.” And, four mischievous sons soon learned that a mere hissing sound — ssssssss — would bring shudders from Mom and delighted giggles from the […]

Snafflebit Futurity

On the Edge of Common Sense

Have you ever been drivin’ a set of pasture cattle down the lane? Then you notice them stringin’ out longer and longer, driftin’ over into the ditches along the side ‘til pretty soon you’re a half mile ahead of the lead steer. You look back at the feller you put ridin’ drag. Over the backs of the wanderin’ herd, through […]

Commissioners’ Court authorizes funding for Atascosa Family Crisis Center projects


Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting July 13, 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 public […]

Netardus featured in book Susan Netardus – Sauerkraut Maker Jourdanton, Atascosa County

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jourdanton native and mayor, Susan Netardus, was featured in a regional book “Handwrought & Heartfelt” written by Douglas Manger. Manger has been documenting folk and tradition artists for over 20 years. His book featured 25 artisans from the South Texas Plains Region and the fieldwork was sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures with funds from the National […]

Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter testifies before U.S. Agriculture Committee

Testimony focuses on benefits of lifting federal ban on oil exports Oil & Gas Editor

Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter On Wednesday, July 8, in Washington D.C. Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter testified before the U.S. Agriculture Committee on the importance and urgency of lifting the federal ban on crude oil exports. His testimony emphasized how lifting the ban on crude oil exports would spur new American energy production, foster economic growth and provide […]

Atascosa Citizens in Action meeting on Thursday, July 16

LEON ZABAVA OIL AND GAS EDITOR Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, July 16, from 1:15 until 2:15 p.m. Pleasanton City Librarian, Dorothy Steelman, will bring us up-to-date on progress with Funding Information Network (FIN) for foundation help with grant procurements. The Institute for Economic Development at University of Texas at San Antonio assisted […]

FLASHBACK: The eyes of the oil industry in Pleasanton

60 Years ago- Schlumberger is a seeing eye of the oil world. The big oil service firm refers to itself as “the eyes of the oil industry.” Through its technical services, it enables oil men to peer into drilled holes thousands of feet deep or to extract samples of the earth from far below the surface by means of an […]

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