Atascosa Co. Republican Party to hold ‘Meet the Candidates’ Feb. 13

David Emery, Chairman of the Republican Party of Atascosa County, has announced the Party will hold a “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday, Feb. 13 starting at 7 p.m. The event will be at the Community Christian Church at 12487 TX Hwy 16, Poteet, Texas. Atascosa County Republican candidates who are running in opposed races will be given time to […]

Pleasanton Lions Club Wild Game Dinner raises $57K for charity



The Lions Club celebrated the 56th Annual Wild Game Dinner February 8. With the tremendous support from their auction winners, donors and event sponsors, the Wild Game Dinner raised an amazing $57,000. These funds will help the Pleasanton Lions Club donate money to several local organizations. They also send funds to the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville to help provide […]

If you don’t vote, don’t crab

Local Matters


My mother embarrassed me to no end in high school when she put a Peanut’s bumper sticker on our shared family car that had an always irate Lucy Van Pelt wide mouthed yelling, “If you don’t vote, don’t crab.” Mom, once again you were right! In the 2020 primary elections held March 3, each party will choose its candidate for […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Remember that the grand opening celebration of JP3 is Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. We will have finger foods and I believe a cake. It is two miles north of Jourdanton on SH16. I made a mistake last week when listing the early voting sites, starting February 18 in Atascosa Co. In the Pleasanton area it is JP4 just […]

Only the young



On Monday I turn 25, and there’s one thing on my mind: what have I done these last 25 years to make an impact on the world? I could sit here and brag about the amazing things I’ve done in my life, but what good will that do for you? We live in a day and age where young people […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I would like to send out a big thanks to Ursula Pari and the folks at KSAT-TV for spotlighting our city this past Monday during the Rodeo segment of the 12-noon newscast. The three-minute segment featured, “Pleasanton, Birthplace of the Cowboy” and why we are known for this slogan. It was quite impressive, informative, and […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



I know a lot of our city citizens have some serious concerns about the quality of the city’s water and rightly so. I also experienced some issues with the water at my house. I knew of the citizens’ concerns and I also knew of the pending water project aimed to address their concerns. When I took office in May 2019, […]

Tales of the West

Pete’s Periodico


This year started with a trip to the western edge of Senate District 19. Our district stretches 400+ miles northwest of where I live in Pleasanton to Pecos, counting a few miles of the border with New Mexico. The West Texas tour included five events hosted by my office, plus another two hosted by other groups. We began in Ozona […]

State defends system of choosing presidential electors

State Capital Highlights

Texas Deputy Solicitor General Matthew Frederick on Feb. 6 defended the Electoral College system in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Frederick, arguing on behalf of Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, maintained that Texas’ method of appointing presidential electors is consistent with the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that “each state shall appoint, […]

Days, months and years



Most of us know that our earthly home is a sphere that travels through space. It’s actually a minor planet in our solar system. At this writing our solar system is known to contain eight planets. They include the four “terrestrial” planets- -Mercury, Venus, our own earth, and Mars. Earth and Mars are the only two of these that have […]


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