TxDOT hosts Open House to discuss I-69



The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites you to Open House Meetings to discuss and provide input on potential improvements to U.S. 281. Three meetings will be held over the next two weeks. The first meeting will take place in Pharr on Tuesday, July 16 at 4 p.m. It will be held at the TxDOT Pharr District Conference Center, 600 […]

Sheriff introduces dispatch/9-1-1 staff



Sheriff David Soward introduced his dispatching staff after they recently were awarded the Telecommunicator of the Year Award from AirLife helicopter medical service. The Sheriff stressed that he has and will continue to put the dispatchers/9-1-1 staff as a top priority in maintaining a high level of professionalism and expertise. “ Their job responsibility is a tremendous part in what […]

County Sheriff’s office makes arrest in Primrose robbery



The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the June 30 robbery of a 23-year-old Atascosa County man found beaten unconscious and left lying on the side of a business in Primrose. The victim who was later determined to have been beaten with a baseball bat and robbed of $150 in cash and some personal property. Deputy Sheriff […]

Railroad Commission of Texas releases monthly oil and gas statistics




The Railroad Commission of Texas released monthly oil and gas statistics on June 28, 2013. In this release, the RRC is able to bring up figures for May permits to drill. Information gathered takes a while and data for the month of June will be compiled and released in their end-ofmonth report towards the end of July. The Commission issued […]

Veteran’s Corner

Answers offered for common Veteran questions

Hello again everyone. Today I wanted to answer some commonly asked questions. Q. Will my spouse still receive money from VA when I pass away? A. Money currently paid to the veteran for VA pension or compensation will not continue. However, there may be an entitlement for the surviving spouse or dependent based on the veteran’s service. Dependency and Indemnity […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Mosquito reduction hints offered

Q: We are overrun by mosquitoes. Tell us what to do or spray to reduce the population. A: The most important thing is to dump out any pails, hubcaps, unused dog dishes, and any other water holding container. The mosquitoes breed in the sitting water. You can also spray an insecticide into lush plants and thickets by your patios, swing […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Take a left at confusion

Dally is a cattle buyer who lives in Colorado. He had spent a week in Illinois looking at confinement feeder operations and was heading home for three weeks, then planned to return to the Midwest. O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where he had booked tickets, had longterm parking but the cost was outrageous. Thinking to outsmart the city boys Dally found […]

Jourdanton ISD recognizes Johnson for 43 years




History teacher Judy Johnson was recognized for her 43 years at the Jourdanton ISD. Last year, Johnson was chosen as the area Seventh Grade History Teacher by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and went on to win the State Outstanding History Teacher in Texas. In accepting her local certificate, she said, “the kids have made me the teacher […]

County Commissioners meet, discuss Appraisal District’s request for lump sum merit pay for employees




Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingJuly 8, 2013 • 9:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista asked for public comments at which time Frank Herrera […]

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Burglary In Charlotte

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 report of a burglary located in the 700 block of Rodriguez Street in the City of Charlotte. On Thursday, May 9, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to RC’s Bar in the 700 block […]


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