Farm Safety Week: A reminder for us all

Texas Agriculture

Safety first. It’s a must in farm country. Huge machines and moving parts can be a recipe for disaster. If you’re not careful. That’s why we observe Farm Safety Week. It’s a reminder that things can go south on the farm. In a hurry. It’s also a reminder for all of us. Even those who never set foot on a […]

American Community Survey updates poverty statistics

State Capital Highlights

Texas’ poverty rate improved to 17.2 percent in 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey released Sept. 17. Embedded in that statistic is this: more than 4.5 million Texans — 1.7 million of whom are children — still live in poverty. In 2014, the poverty line for a family of three was about $19,000 per year. Austin-based Center […]

Carly Fiorina trumps Trump – and maybe herself

Texas Politics

Carly Fiorina got rave reviews following the second Republican presidential debate – many for her deft response to a criticism of her looks from frontrunner Donald Trump. But Fiorina also drew heavy criticism about the challenge she issued concerning a video critical of Planned Parenthood she said she had watched – that turned out to be a lie. More about […]

Pleasanton school board receives update on renovation plans, school enrollment totals 3,474

The award winning JROTC team, which includes students from Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet, presented a slide show of their trip to Washington, D.C. to the Pleasanton School Board at their regular meeting on September 8. They ranked first place in Divisional, were in the top 24 at Level II Academic and in the top 40 for Leadership. In their spare […]

Being a travling man was no way of living for me

Writer’s Roost

Traveling for a living was never any fun for me. As a very young man, I spent the better part of two years on a magazine job traveling around Texas writing about towns and the business and industry within that city. While it was educational, this small town boy didn’t like driving all over the state in order to accomplish […]

AirLIFE’s Lee Fernandez speaks at STEPS meeting

Oil & Gas Editor

Lee Fernandez, RN, LP, Customer Relations Representative with AirLIFE was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of STEPS (A Safer Texas One STEP Closer). Meeting was held on Thursday, September 17 at Cowboy Fellowship Church on FM 3350 in Atascosa County. Saving lives is AirLIFE’s mission and commitment to Atascosa County and the Eagle Ford Shale region of South […]

Mum isn’t the word, but “like” is

Homecoming mum giveaways

Our area schools’ homecoming events are just around the corner! On Facebook and Instagram we have been featuring a “Like & Share” contest to give away free homecoming mums for Pleasanton, Charlotte, Jourdanton, and Poteet. All you have to do is like and share the post for your school’s homecoming to be entered. A winner of the Poteet homecoming mum […]



Family Fun at Music Festival

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