2nd worst drought year on record

18 years of drought over past 77 years


There are fun weather facts and there are frightening weather facts. With the second worst drought on record for Texas this year, South Texas’ lack of rainfall was just plain scary . In 2011, the rainfall dropped to 12.08 inches less than half of the Texas average of 27-28 inches. Cities and towns across the state have been finding every […]

$5,000 CASH REWARD

ATVs stolen near I-37

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 burglary that occurred off of Fuller Road, near Pleasanton. On Satlurday or Sunday, January 7 or 8, two ATVs were taken out of a barn. Reported stolen were a camoflauge colored Honda GTX680 […]

CORRECTIONS



In the January 4 issue, a rollover picture in Christine incorrectly listed Rudy Gonzales as being in the vehicle. Although it contained his relatives, Rudy Gonzales was not in the car. If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830)281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

County Commissioners hold short meeting; new hirings approved




When County Commissioners met Monday, January 9, 2012, all commissioners were present; however County Judge Diana Bautista was away attending a state level meeting in Austin. Commissioners present were Lonnie Gillespie (Precinct 1), Bill Torans (Precinct 2), Freddie Ogden (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll (Precinct 4). Commissioner Ogden led the meeting as Judge Pro Tem. County Sanitarian Jim James gave […]

Veteran’s Corner

Veterans clinic on wills offered

A re you in need of a simple will? Are you at least 60 years of age? Are you a resident of Atascosa County? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are urged to attend the wills clinic on January 20, 2012. The clinic will be held at the Atascosa County Courthouse at 10:00 am. Our veterans […]

Republicans meet in Lytle



If you are interested in having less government interference and control in your life, more control over the money you earn with less taxation, and getting back to our U.S. Constitution to gov- ernment by the people, come join Republicans for coffee and conversation Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at Pirate’s Cove, 15056 Main Street in Lytle. All are […]

Political Cartoon



The Way I See It

Signatures, poll don’t lie

Last Thursday, a petition was presented to the Pleasanton City Council. It included voter initiatives for a resolution to approve and adopt plans for the Community Center and Public Library previously approved and an ordinance to partially close Main Street to accommodate these plans. Over 700 signatures were gathered in about 40 days by concerned citizens. Those signatures had to […]

What goes on in the mind of a murderer?



First degree murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human being. When a person, of sound memory and discretion, unlawfully kills any reasonable creature in being with malice aforethought includes four basic elements: i. Intent to kill, ii. Intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. iii. Reckless indifference to an unjustifiably high risk to human life. Under state […]

Much thanks



Thank you to the community for the support shown following the recent house fire on Pleasanton Avenue. A special thanks to the Pleasanton and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Departments and to the Red Cross for helping out a lot, especially during this already difficult time (as my father had just died). Debbie Bray and family


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