A safety net in tatters

A s farmers—especially cotton farmers—face an economic crisis, it’s clear Congress left agriculture without a farm bill safety net. Many may not be able to plant this season. The 2014 Farm Bill has fallen short. About all that’s left of it is crop insurance, a limited option for keeping farmers on the land. Many far right legislators would like to […]

Cruz, Clinton emerge as winners in Texas primaries

State Capital Highlights

March 1 Super Tuesday election returns posted by the Texas Secretary of State’s Elections Division show 2.8 million (about 20 percent) of the state’s 14.2 million registered voters cast a ballot in the Republican Party Presidential Primary. In the Democratic Party Presidential Primary, the statewide turnout was 1.4 million, or about 10 percent of the state’s registered voters. U.S. Sen. […]

Super Tuesday Accelerates GOP Trump Angst

Texas Politics

A bit late in the nomination process, but hours before the debate March 3, Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee who lost to President Obama in 2012, advised Republicans to support anybody but Donald Trump. Some remarks from this rare speech: The Economy Under Trump’s plans, “the country would sink into prolonged recession. . . “His proposed 35 percent tariff-like penalties […]

Flashback: Sr. Center to end meals after 30 years

10 Years ago- For 30 years, the Pleasanton Senior Center has served as a valuable asset to the community by providing many local senior citizens, especially the home-bound, with hot nutritious meals. About half of those who came into the center were from throughout Atascosa County, not just Pleasanton; the other half were home-bound and received a hot lunch delivered […]

Pct. 3 commissioner candidates chosen

Perez, Hindes will be on the November ballot

The March Primary election had many unopposed elections, especially within the county, but the race that was being watched was the one for Precinct 3 County Commissioner. The slow and low turnout was apparent in early voting with only 2,100 people taking advantage of casting their votes. Democrats Eliseo Perez, Mike Zuniga and Jorge Zuniga and Republicans Chilly Willie Johnson, […]


ACA to meet Thursday

Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, March 11, at 1:15 p.m. One grant has been submitted and is underway for Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC). We’re totally enrolled in Funding Information Network (FIN). We will be discussing grant ideas and searching Funding Information Network regarding additional grant requests. ACA is working diligently on other […]


• City of Pleasanton – City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. • City of Jourdanton – City Council Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 State Hwy. 97 E. 830-769-3589. • City of […]

Texas crude oil output finally in decline

Finally, in January 2016, 19 months into the crude oil price collapse, Texas producers recovered less crude oil than in the same month the previous year. But the economic contraction gripping the upstream oil and gas industry squeezed tighter, forcing more layoffs, idling more drilling rigs, and driving well-permitting to a record monthly low. So dire were industry economic conditions […]

Spring time at SpringFest

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