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SERRATA GOLD MEDALIST

McMullen County sophomore Makinna Serrata proudly smiles with her gold medal at the award stands during the state track and field meet last week in Austin. More...

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Cowgirl wrangles Gold

AUSTIN– Sophomore Makinna Serrata became state champion in the Class 1A high jump and triple jump last week at the state meet. Several other McMullen County athletes participated at the meet as well, along with Poteet junior Emma Foster. More...

State meet marks end of season

Just For Kicks

AUSTIN– And just like that, my spring season has come to an end after the state track meet last week. The Trojans were the lone team on the diamond competing in the playoffs, yet suffered an area round series loss to London last Saturday. More...

Area athletes receive All-District awards

The District 30-4A awards were released after the last team was eliminated from the playoffs. Two seniors earned MVP honors as Taylor Webster was named Offensive MVP while Trace Vrana was Defensive MVP in the district. More...

Opinion & Columns

A conversation that never was

Sue Brown

Mother’s Day has just passed and Father’s Day is coming up next month. More...

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. More...

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. More...

Farm & Ranch

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

Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton offered the following statement regarding the recent release of the Sunset staff’s report on the Railroad Commission of Texas. More...

4-H Livestock Judging teams compete

The Atascosa Livestock Judging Teams had a very successful District Contest on April 23 in Fredericksburg. More...

Rural vet shortage affects us all

When cats, dogs, horses and cattle become sick, the first person usually called is a veterinarian, but what happens when a vet is no longer available? More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 18 & 23 •Zumba classes at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Prasifka BBQ, chili cook-off this weekend

The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department will host the 26th annual Malvin Prasifka Cook-off at the American Legion Hall (1404 Zanderson, Jourdanton). More...

Run-off election has slow turnout so far

The March Primary yielded run-off elections that are taking place now until May 20 in early voting. Only four voters turned out on Monday. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

News

Pleasanton Council hires Pearson as consultant, hears presentation from animal advocates

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on May 5, 2016 by Mayor Clint Powell. More...

Out & About

Jourdanton VFD Malvin Prasifka Cook-Off More...

Proclamation for National Police Week 2016

To recognize National Police Week 2016 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. More...

Living

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. More...

JHS SIGNING DAY

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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. More...

School

Pleasanton Primary addition is complete

The Pleasanton School Board members met in executive session for one and a half hours, discussing allowing Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann the authority to hire contractual employees during the months of May 11 through September 12, 2016. More...

Poteet students qualify for internships

Poteet ISD’s regular monthly school board meeting was held on Monday, April 18 at 7:08 p.m. More...

Seeds for second graders

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a short lesson on planting seeds to the Jourdanton Elementary second graders. More...

Obituaries

JOHN ERIC RUTHERFORD

John Eric Rutherford, of Pleasanton, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in San Antonio at the age of 57 after complications from heart surgery. John Eric was born February 20, 1959 in Jourdanton to Bill Dale and Lucille (Anderson) Rutherford. More...

TRICIA HARRIS

Tricia Renee Harris, of Pleasanton passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 48. She was born in Victoria to Billy Wayne and Carolyn Sue (Lord) Harris. More...

ASHLEY DAVES

Ashley Kristen Daves was born September 11, 1991 in Bolivar, Missouri. She passed away May 5, 2016. She was raised in Canyon Lake, Texas and Poteet, Texas and later moved to Norcross, Georgia. More...