Celebrating 100 Years

Atascosa County Courthouse celebrates centennial

One hundred years ago, the new Atascosa County Courthouse opened for service. Help celebrate this centennial event by attending the ceremony this Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. in the District Courtroom. The Atascosa County Historical Commission will have local historian, Norman F. Porter Sr., giving a bit of history on the building. Refreshments and tour of the courthouse by […]


Pleasanton School bond fails

Israel keeps Pleasanton council seat; Poteet has tie for Place 4 Alderman, Sanchez wins again

The $85 million bond for Pleasanton ISD was voted down by 127 votes in the May 11 election with 477 voting for and 604 voting against (this is unofficial until the votes are canvassed). The district will now have to prioritize and rework the general budget to allow for security, upgrades to facilities and replacing aged out technology equipment (to […]

Happy 100!

Who’s been operating at the same place for 100 years? The Atascosa County Courthouse, that’s who. Help celebrate this milestone this Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. with a ceremony, tour and refreshments sponsored by the Atascosa County Historical Commission. Last weekend for ACT’s play The Red Velvet Cake War will be presented May 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and at […]

Congressman Cuellar announces $260K for fire departments

Congressman Henry Cuellar, (D-TX28) along with the City of Jourdanton Mayor Susan Netardus and the City of Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell announced over $260,000 in grant funds to the two cities’ Volunteer Fire Departments. “The men and women of the Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department perform selfless acts of courage to protect and serve our community,” Congressman Cuellar said. “These funds […]




Atascosa County Courthouse maintenance development project progressing smoothly

During the last few months the Atascosa County Courthouse, in Jourdanton, has been undergoing some much needed maintenance to keep the building in good working condition. Atascosa County Auditor Ray Samson said, “The first problem solved was water entering two rooms in the County Attorney’s basement office during heavy rain. The County found that roots from the palm trees had […]


The Budget

First all of you liberals who are gearing up to defend your party’s excesses relax. This column is not about the federal budget and your inability to write a balanced budget. This column is aimed at and written for the conservatives and our governor in Austin. First look at the economy, booming! State wide, the economy is booming. Fifty miles […]