CRASH: 1 fatality, 2 injured, 44 school kids OK

A 22-year-old man living in Austin was killed Monday morning and two other men were seriously injured in a three-vehicle collision about 7:10 a.m. on Hwy. 16 north of FM-140. The accident involved a black Honda Accord, a Jourdanton ISD school bus and a white GMC 4×4 pickup. The driver of the Honda was alive as rescue efforts began but […]

Out and About


I f you were bored this past weekend, it wasn’t for the lack of events to enjoy. What with the various happenings in Charlotte, Pleasanton and Jourdanton – Santa was one busy man! The weather was mild (almost on the warm side) and folks came out to the weekend happenings. See the list of winners and photos of the bike, […]

Pistol fired accidently; 1 injured next door

While a man was unloading a 9 mm Glock pistol at weapons shop in Jourdanton, it was allegedly discharged accidently Tuesday afternoon, December 6. In the Bullet Hole gun shop, the bullet struck the wall at an angle and traveled through the wall into the business next door, “Revolution Athletics.” The bullet traveled toward a wall of windows that faced […]


Christmas bazaar, luncheon Dec. 9

The Jourdanton Methodist Church will have their annual bazaar at the Jourdanton Community Center on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this time a special meal, including a salad bar will be served. Tickets for $7 can be purchased at the door, or bring a canned item for CAM and only pay $6. Eat-in or get a […]


Candidates filing for 2012 elections

Democratic and Republican party candidates have been filing for positions on the ballots of their respective party’s March Primary elections. Candidates have until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, to file as candidates. Those who had filed by Tuesday are: Democratic Party Rosa Elkins, (i) Democrat County Chairman Reynaldo “Rey” Treviño Democrat County Chairman Eliseo Perez, Atascosa County Sheriff David […]

Christmas Village performances set; rehearsals, too

Christmas Village Ministry invites the public to the 2011 presentation of the Christmas Village located at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Poteet. If this is not already a Christmas tradition for you, your friends and family, this year is the year to start this wonderful tradition. Again this year Christmas Village has transformed the festival grounds into Holy Land during […]


Thieves target business

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a recent burglary in the city of Pleasanton. On Monday morning, November 28, Pleasanton Police were dispatced to Water Well Services located at 1209 Bensdale in Pleasanton. Employees showing up for work shortly after […]

City staff to further research repaving Veterans Memorial Dr. in Atascosa River Park

Pleasanton City Councilmembers voted unanimously to direct City Engineer John Metting to meet with City Manager Kathy Coronado and Public Works Director Johnny Martinez to look and research the best way to proceed with the repaving of the Veterans’ Memorial Drive project. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell and Councilmembers Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), […]

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