FLASHBACK: Dogtown Days’ Saturday

60 Years ago- The long-awaited bond election for a new $45,000 city hall in Pleasanton will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Date for the election was set by the city council at its Tuesday night session. Ald. Marshall Henson was absent but the remainder of the council unanimously approved putting the issue to a vote. Actually the action was […]

16 years and still grieving

The Way I See It

Almost 16 years ago we were all standing by our layout table or sitting at our desks. It was a Tuesday much like today. We had no idea that in a few minutes many lives would change. We were putting the finishing touches on that week’s issue when we heard a commotion on our scanner. Officers were down was what […]

Governor requests border help from Washington

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 30 wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, requesting immediate action to address “the significant increase of illegal border crossings.” Nearly 10,000 immigrant families and unaccompanied children were detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in August, an increase of more than 50 percent over August 2014, Abbott said, quoting […]

Next US House Speaker may need coaching from Texas Speaker Straus

Texas Politics

Watching U.S. House Speaker John Boehner driven so nuts by his own Republican Party mavericks that he quits makes you wonder whether his successor can handle that herd of rabid dogs any better. Whoever it is maybe should go to school on the journey of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. Straus is a conservative Republican, facing a similar Tea Party […]

We read a bunch, but still have television faves

Writer’s Roost

We try not to be TV addicts at our house. Reading occupies a significant portion of our time with newspapers heading the daily list, followed closely by books with the shrinking news magazine list a distant third. Being able to access some of that reading material via computer is an addicting asset, both from a time and cost standpoint. You […]

Cowboy Crazy Cash continues

Cowboy Homecoming, is this month – so what’s a better way to celebrate the 50th annual festival than with the popular Cowboy Crazy Cash contest. Contestants can win big – a $500 gift certificate redeemable at the participating merchants. There will also be a winner from each merchant as well – taking home a $25 gift certificate or items of […]

ACA to meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at Pleasanton Civic Center

Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:15 -2:15 p.m. One grant has been submitted and is underway for Atascosa Family Crisis Center. We now have, at our disposal, three good grant writers: Jenny Moore from Coastal Bend College; Dorothy Steelman, Pleasanton Public Librarian and Rhonda Williamson, who recently joined us and […]

Railroad Commission releases condensate production figures

Seven Eagle Ford Shale counties in Texas’ top ten total condensate producers Oil & Gas Editor

WTI CRUDE OIL (NYMEX) AT 3:30 P.M., TUES. 10-6-15., 48.70 BARREL – +2.46 – +5.32% Production for July 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 76,150,903 barrels of crude oil and 656,846,810 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and […]



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