Officers were helpful

I would like to thank officers Sgt. Kevin Draughn and Deputy Christopher Gomez for their help on Saturday at the Chevron Car Wash. I had locked the keys in my vehicle. I noticed that they were in a hurry, but they still helped me. I did not know they were en route to Chief Deputy John Eric Rutherford’s funeral. Again, […]

High court rules school finance method is constitutional

State Capital Highlights

The current method devised by the Texas Legislature in 2011 to fund public education does not violate the state constitution, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously ruled May 13. The lawsuit challenging the state’s education-funding method originally was brought in 2011 by more than 600 school districts identifying themselves collectively as the Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition. Lawyers for the […]

Priorities of Texas Leaders

Texas Politics

What a mess. There seems to be a growing battle over Public Potty Policies: what to do about which bathrooms trans-gender people can and can’t use. Jumping out in front of the Texas Lap Patrol is Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He rushed off to Fort Worth recently to hold a press conference just before a meeting of the Fort […]

Flashback: Express wants kiddie photos, photographer due next week

10 Years ago- Atascosa County Election Administrator Rosie Reyes said she was pleased with the turnout during the Early voting. Her office handled early voting for several (but not all) of the schools and cities in the county. As an example, Friday she explained that 277 voters cast their ballots early in the Jourdanton city election. Because her staff had […]

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian’

The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road. 13th Segment - Lynnedale Bramlett - E. R. Breaker connection

‘snakes and everything else would tear us up and not let us come home’, Lynnedale (Calhoun) Bramlett contacted me recently and mentioned that she grew up in the old Breaker house. Not only that, but her family knew E. R. Breaker, personally. A. J. Ponder, as company vice-president and general manager of the San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf Railroad, known […]

Poteet students qualify for internships

Poteet ISD’s regular monthly school board meeting was held on Monday, April 18 at 7:08 p.m. Those in attendance were Andy Castillo-Superintendent; Barbara Reyes, President; Henry Ortiz, Jo Marie Cervantez, Yvette Navarro, Louis Vasquez-Vice President; and David Herrera-Secretary. Cynthia Hograves was absent from this meeting. The meeting began with the superintendent’s report, where he reminded board members about the leadership […]

Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Texas Alliance respond to Sunset Staff report

WTI Crude Oil (Nymex) – 48.54, up 0.82 at 2:45 p.m., 5-17-16.Oil has risen to seven month high due to supply losses.  Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton offered the following statement regarding the recent release of the Sunset staff’s report on the Railroad Commission of Texas. “I appreciate the work of the Sunset Commission staff,” said Commissioner Sitton. “Their report has […]

Dickson places 2nd at National Leadership Conference

Alyssa Dickson and Jillian Olivarri, along with advisor Janie Olivarri, participated in the National Leadership Conference (NLC) of Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Boston, Mass., May 5-9. Alyssa qualified for Nationals in Promotional Photography where over 100 entries were submitted nationwide. The event required Alyssa to apply photography skills in capturing an appetizer, entrée, and a dessert, using minimal […]


Chapa honored at Missions Game

Darian Chapa, a local 5-year-old battling cancer, was honored by the San Antonio Missions baseball organization on Saturday, May 14. Chapa was given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch and attend the managers’ meeting on the field as the night’s Honorary Bat Boy. The Missions wore special Captain America-themed jerseys that were auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting […]