Commissioners, STRMC discuss Medicaid waiver program

Atascosa County Commissioners did not take any action, following a workshop with South Texas Regional Medical Center about the Medicaid Supplemental Payment Program in Texas and/ or Medicaid waiver. The presentation was made Feb. 13, following the regular Commissioners Court meeting. South Texas Regional Medical Center CEO Jim Resendez began by saying, “We want to explore what we might be […]

Great Texas Warrant Roundup in process

Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 250 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the fifth annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup. It began Saturday, February 11. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. It is believed to be the […]


Candidates running for an elected office in the upcomingPrimary Elections (date to be determined due to redistricting)are invited to be part of the Pleasanton Express Election Guide.Submit a photo of yourself (we will take one for you if youprefer) and a 250 word maximum statement on the issues andyour qualifications.It is a FREE service.Submit to:Pleasanton Express Election GuideP.O. Drawer 880, […]

Charlotte I.S.D. focused on improving academics

The smallest school district in Atascosa County lies in Charlotte, home of the Trojans and Trojanettes. Superintendent Brett Starkweather is in the middle of his third year at C.I.S.D., but was excited as he spoke about a vision geared toward improving academics for the future of Charlotte. Meet Superintendent Brett Starkweather Brett Starkweather grew up in Katy where he attended […]

Out and About

Missing pets

There seemas to be a rash of missing dogs over the last few weeks. Ads have been purchased and signs are staked in yards all around town. One dog in particular has been missing for about a month. A blonde Chihuahua, female, no collar but had on a grey doggie shirt. (See ad on page 2). A $5,000 reward has […]


Ninja Shanghaied

Atascosa County Crime Stoppers, along with the Jourdanton Police Department, are hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR REWARD offered for ONE WEEK ONLY will help solve a theft that occurred in the 1200 block of Chestnut in the city of Jourdanton. On Sunday, February 12, 2012 at about 3:00 p.m. Jourdanton Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of Chestnut for […]

Brush Country Tea Party hosts forum

About 150 voters attended and 13 candidates spoke at the Brush Country Tea Party’s Candidates’ Forum on Monday, February 13. Each candidate talked about their background, their knowledge and why they wanted to either run for (or keep their) office. The non-partisan event lasted about two hours and a mixer was held afterwards with refreshments. Those in attendance were: Lucinda […]


Veteran’s Corner

Benefits available for Veteran survivors

There are some benefits available to Veteran’s survivors that sometime survivors are unaware that they can apply for. The following is a brief summary of some of those benefits. Anyone who wants more information is welcome to call or come by our office for a copy of the latest Federal Benefits. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) •A monthly benefit available […]

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