Ahh, the simple things

Ever blow bubbles anymore? Build a fort out of sheets in the past 10 years? I miss those things. So that’s what I’m gonna do this weekend. I miss taking a box and drawing on it to make it into the fastest most awesome race car ever. I miss the simple things of being a kid. Boxes were always the […]

Commissioners discuss elections; jail honored for inspection compliance

Atascosa County Commissioners met March 26 and approved the contract between Atascosa County and the Republican Party and Democratic Party for the Primary Election on May 29 and the July 31 Primary Run-off Election. This will be based on approval from County Attorney Lucinda Vickers. Commissioners are Lon Gillespie (Pct. 1), William “Bill” Torans (Pct. 2), Freddie Ogden (Pct. 3) […]

Argument leads to stabbing

What began as an argument between two Charlotte men led to a stabbing near a Jourdanton convenience store located on Highway 16 and Highway 97. Jourdanton Police are now searching for a suspect that they believe is responsible for the stabbing. On Friday, March 30th around noon Jose Robert Salazar, 52, and Nicanor Garcia Jr., 39, got into some type […]



Out and About

Voter registration cards to be mailed April 25

I checked in with Janice Ruple, our county’s election administrator, and she said that all new voter registration certificates will be mailed out on April 25. As a reminder, even if you do not receive your card prior to the elections, you can still vote. The cards were delayed due to the redistricting confusion. If you have not registered to […]



Theft on FM1333

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 theft that occurred in the 100 block of FM 1333, a ¼ mile from FM 476. On March 23, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residential lot in the 100 block of […]

Oil field thefts under investigation

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies are continuing their investigation into the theft of several thousand dollars in tools from an oil field service company. Deputy Kevin Draughn was dispatched to the 300 block of County Road 401 in the Fashing area on Thursday March 29th. Sometime the previous night, thieves broke into a metal storage container. The suspects took a Koike […]

Beware of internet scams

The Pleasanton Police Department would like to warn area residents of an increasing number of internet scams involving Craigslist. The scams usually consist of the sale of an item listed way below market value. In one recent case, a person in Michigan responded to a Craigslist ad for a car that was being sold for $2,400. The seller proclaimed that […]