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Two boaters dead after Lake Fork collision



Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Game Wardens are investigating a double fatality boating accident on Lake Fork. The incident involved two vessels and occurred Monday at about 8:45 p.m. Both vessel operators were killed. A passenger in one of the vessels was severely injured and transported by helicopter from the scene to a Dallas area hospital. The names of […]

4-Hers compete at District 12 Horse Show




Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting The 2013 Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association Annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 17, at the Jourdanton Community Center. This meeting is open to the public and beef cattle producers are strongly encouraged to attend. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Joe Paschal Extension Beef Cattle Specialist . He will discuss cow and bull selection and […]

Meeting Tuesday July 16 for SCTICA



The South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SCTICA) will meet this quarter in Atascosa County. SCTICA invites the public to join them at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday July 16th, 2013 at the Longhorn Museum, 1959 E. State Hwy 97, Pleasanton. McBees BBQ will cater a dinner followed by guest speaker, Jay Gray of Graham Land and Cattle Company. Jay will discuss […]

Use caution this 4th



While no forests are located in our area, this is brush country, and we are currently in a full fledged drought despite recent rains. With Independence Day upon us remember to use caution while celebrating. It is reported that in 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and miscellaneous […]

Court decision good for private property rights



A decision by the Texas Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is good news for property owners in Atascosa County. The Texas Ninth Court of Appeals in its Crosstex v. Reins Roads Farm decision affirmed that property owners have the right to challenge common carrier status and the eminent domain power that comes with it in court, said President Pete Pawelek, […]

Legislature positive on funding state water plan



A mechanism to fund the state water plan to increase water supplies for a growing Texas was signed into law by Governor Perry, but it will be up to the voters in November to actually fund it, said Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president. “Funding the state water plan was a Farm Bureau legislative priority,” President Pete Pawelek said. […]

Felipe Herrera



Mr. Felipe R. Herrera, of Poteet, passed away on June 29, 2013 at the age of 84. Felipe was born on August 23, 1928 in Runge to Juan and Eulalia Herrera. He is survived by his daughters, Senaida Tijerina and husband Nemencio, Elaria Saldana and husband Victor, Amie Rosalez and husband John; sons, Irrael Herrera and wife Sandra, Ismael Herrera, […]

Thomas Perks



Mr. Thomas F. Perks, age 78 of Pleasanton passed away June 26, 2013. He was born October 3, 1934 to Enich and Olive Perks in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Lola (Hennen) Perks; twin sons, Michael Perks of Florida, Marshall Perks and wife Debbie of Washington State; step-son, Leonard Anderson and wife Carol, step-daughter […]


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