Call it what you’d like; cafe, coffee shop, restaurant, eatery

Cafes are usually small places that serve food and beverages. But my favorite thing to order is good conversation.It seems like all sorts of things can happen in a cafe. Good food, bad food, good news, bad news, at any rate I guess we’re there ‘cause we gotta eat. Maybe that’s why director Quentin Tarantino always includes a “diner scene” […]

World’s best chicken?

Heading into one of my first recipes I was completely gung ho. Through trial and error (as with everything in life) I got through it.I found “The World’s Best Chicken” recipe as it was called. While I did have high expectations, I was sure it would not be “WORLD’S BEST CHICKEN”.  I also made cheesy zucchini rice as a side […]

Charlotte couple killed

The town of Charlotte found out some tragic news Tuesday morning. Sarah Luna, 29, and Jeremy Ward, 34, were both killed in an accident about two miles north of Charlotte on Farm to Market Road 1333. A trailer hauling a Bobcat came off the hitch of a pickup. It then traveled into the opposite lane striking the truck that Luna […]

Former Mayor Qualls dies

Former mayor of Pleasanton, Danny Qualls, age 76 of Pleasanton passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Kerrville. Mr. Qualls grew up in Atascosa County, the same as his parents, Dan and Lucille Qualls and grandparents Ed and Ida Qualls and lived in Pleasanton with his wife Gretchen. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Jourdanton and […]

Terrorism expert speaks to local law enforcement

On Thursday, July 26th the Jourdanton Police Department hosted a law enforcement training seminar at the Jourdanton Community Center entitled, “Terrorism and the Texas Border: Protecting the Police who Protect Us.” The keynote speaker was Professor Jeffrey Addicott. Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott is a Distinguished Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s […]


Robbery lands two in jail, third still loose

Three masked men allegedly held up the “Spin and Win” gaming business on Ave. H. in Poteet at gunpoint and led the police on a chase involving DPS troopers and a helicopter. Arrested were Caine Carlise Rivera, Jr., 18, and Chris Andrade, 30, with Aggravated Robbery. A third suspect, Eddie Guerra, Jr., 26, is still at large and the Poteet […]

Florez benefit

There will be a benefit to help with costs for the mounting medical bills and needs of the family of Rebekah Florez, the teen who was diagnosed with cancer and is still hanging on despite being taken off of life support last week. It will be held at El Castillo Restaurant this Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. until 10 […]


Leming Theft

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 in the 7700 block of North US HWY 281 in the city of Leming. On Thursday, July 12, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Leming Express Drive Thru […]

Possible County Court at Law for Atascosa County

At the Atascosa County Commissioners budget workshop on July 23, 81st District Judge Donna Rayes talked about the possibility of a County Court at Law. Rayes explained it relieves the constitutional county judge from her judicial role. “It allows the county judge to be the administrator of the county. Atascosa County is at a place where the business of the […]