Meth Bust

Deputies make two arrests

Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies made a major Methamphetamine Ice bust last Wednesday night after a traffic stop south of Strawberry City Road on U.S. 281 between Leming and Pleasanton. Deputy Sheriff Stephen Wilson stopped a 1999 Ford Mustang for a traffic violation. Deputy Wilson observed what he believed to be indications of the presence of narcotics. After receiving consent from […]

Czech Heritage celebrated at St. Matthew

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual Czech Day Celebration on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the church and parish hall. The celebration begins with a Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. St. Matthew’s pastor, Fr. Kazimierz Oleksy, will be the celebrant for the Mass. The St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church Polka Choir from Corpus […]

Troopers honor fallen officers with climb

Local Department of Public Safety Troopers Trent Greebon and Waylon Rogers climbed a mountain late in June to honor fallen officers through an organization named Cops on Top. Annual climbing expeditions are planned each year to bring awareness to the public of the dangers, stress and and life-altering effects on the average police officer. By climbing the highest point in […]

Atascosa County receipts still on the rise

$578 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion, up 9.1 percent compared to June 2012. “Growth in sales tax receipts was led by business sectors such as manufacturing and construction,” Combs said. “Remittances from the oil and natural gas industry remain strong, while sales tax revenue was also notable for […]

Sizzling Summer Winners

It’s cool to be hot! Our readers have taken advantage of our newest online contest, Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt, and through the generosity of our local businesses, are winning bunches of prizes. For a complete list of our winners and donors this week, please see Jessica M. Machado’s article on page 7A or see the advertisement on page 12A. Get […]

Congressman Henry Cuellar announces $120,215 grant to Atascosa Health Inc.

Funding will help community health centers in Atascosa, McMullen Counties enroll people in new health coverage options through the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar, (DLaredo), announced today a $120,215 grant award for the Atascosa Health Inc. in Pleasanton. Funding will assist local health centers in Texas enroll uninsured individuals and families in new coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “These funds will go directly to helping families get health insurance,” said Congressman Cuellar. “It is […]


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 […]

Stolen truck leads chase on county roads

A report of a vehicle stolen in Christine led to a high speed pursuit by sheriff’s deputies Sunday morning. Sergeant Deputy Paul Schneider and Deputy George Lopez responded to Christine around 9:15 a.m. after family members reported a 1993 Dodge truck being stolen to Dispatcher Leonard Lozano. The deputies intercepted the vehicle on County Road 422 between Christine and Jourdanton […]

Salad luncheon benefits Pleasanton Library

It’s finally that time again—time for the Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction sponsored by the Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library. It will be held on next Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center. Lunch can be eaten there or taken away and is only $8, including a drink and dessert. This […]