Term ‘closet bass singer’ was deemed inappropriate

Writer’s Roost

As I’ve mentioned previously, I grew up in rural and small town environs. Upon reaching full growth and maturity — for the male of the human species, that’s means past 40 at least, if ever — I’ve become most grateful to that clime for learning to be a responsible citizen. Rural east central Texas in the 1940s-50s was a great […]


Commissioners’ Court authorizes funding to CASA

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Second Regular Meeting July 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge Present were three Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). Comm. Freddie Ogden (Precinct 3) was not present. After call to order of the Second Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge […]

Oil and Gas Exploration and Surface Ownership

Oil & Gas Editor

Questions and concerns frequently arise when owners of residential property in suburban and rural areas discover that oil and gas operations are being conducted in the vicinity. Although the Railroad Commission of Texas generally lacks jurisdiction over these issues, the information below is intended to provide general answers to some of the most common questions. Mineral & Surface Estates Under […]

The revitalization of American Legion Post 436

Theresea Cruz and the American Legion Post 436 in Jourdanton will soon be featured in an upcoming issue of American Legion Magazine. She received the news just shortly before Henry Howard, Deputy Director of Media and Communications Division at American Legion National Headquarters and photojournalist, Clay Lomneth visited from Indiana. Cruz was officially named the new Commander of the post […]

Vision Skate Jam this Saturday

Skateboard enthusiasts are urged to attend Vision Skate Jam III, this Saturday, August 1 at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. Come test your skills and display your talent from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ollie Contest, Kick Flip, Jam Session and Best Trick Contest. There will be valuable prizes like customized decks, wheels, etc. and even cash, […]

Crisis Center anticipates residential shelter status

Since its formation in 1992, the Atascosa Family Crisis Center has provided much needed, valuable services to its clients. Over the years, it has seen several changes. August 14 will mark one year since Donna Fisher was named the sole executive director of the agency. She and the staff are looking forward to Aug. 7, the date when the center […]

Solis Benefit Dance

A benefit dance for Maria Esther Solis will take place at Marconi’s Dance Hall this Saturday, Aug. 1. The plate sale will start at 11 a.m. and continue until all is sold out. Stop by and purchase a chicken plate or carne guisada plate with all the trimmings. The DJ will start mixing at 4 p.m., followed by live music […]

Sales at the Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army Family Store in Pleasanton will hold a sale this Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31. All bric-a-brac is half price. Purses and hanging wall decor will also be half off. Draw your discount on Tuesday and Wednesday all clothes and shoes are half off. On Saturday, Aug. 1, will be the 49 cent sale. Please do […]


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