Fire melts Charlotte Business

A fire gutted an oil-field services business at 4:00am Thursday morning, August 29th. Business owner Randy Balderas had just come home from a trip to Vegas when he heard that his shop had burned. Robert Romo, Charlotte Fire Chief, said that Jourdanton, Pleasanton, and Charlotte Fire Departments arrived around 4:30 a.m. to the blaze. Two company trucks and a metal […]

Information gathered on ‘branding’ the City of Pleasanton

Most people realize in the cattle industry that a brand denotes ownership of livestock. The City of Pleasanton is looking to create a brand that will give ownership to everyone. What exactly is branding? It is how groups, businesses, entities want others to perceive them. David Vinyard, CEO of Briscoe-Hall, encouraged the Pleasanton City Council, staff and the citizens of […]

Assistant Fire Chief in motorcycle accident

Jerrod Roberts, Charlotte’s Assistant Fire Chief, was rear ended by a truck while riding on a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 pm. He was driving north through the old town site of Dobrowolski (six miles southwest of Jourdanton) on Highway 97, riding his Yamaha YZF-R6. According to Robert Romo, Charlotte Fire Chief, a white vehicle that appeared to be a […]

South Texas Medical Plaza is open for business

In keeping with its mission of providing quality healthcare in a patient-centered environment, South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton has completed the construction of its 50,000 square ft. South Texas Medical Plaza. Tuesday, Sept. 3, marked the first day of business to see patients at all specialty clinics, as well as the rehab and wound care departments. “It is […]


Foundation and structural work completed at old jail in Jourdanton

Thomas Leffew, supervisor for G. L. Hunt Company, San Antonio recently completed a project in Jourdanton involving the old jail. Work being done there involved foundation and structural repair. In the structural repair portion, work consisted of raising sections of the jail on both the south and north sides. The areas that needed lifting were portions of the jail that […]

Vote for Cowboy Homecoming AQueen

Please get out support this year’s Cowboy Homecoming Queen Election. The election will be held September 6th and 7th at the Chamber Log Cabin from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vying for queen are: Donna Jo Arguijo, Emily Chapa, Cheyenne Fernandez, Hayley Herschap, Rebeccca Huizar, Payton Knight, Oriana Ortiz and Mikayla Posas. Please support your local participant! Athletic Hall of […]

Commissioners get good audit report for Atascosa County from Beyer and Co.

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingSeptember 3, 2013•9:00a.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 Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista called on Wayne Beyer from Beyer and Co. to present a report […]

Happy Anniversay Minnie & Maggie

This past Saturday we had a chance to celebrate with the family of Minnie and Maggie Rodriguez for their 50th wedding anniversary. Fifty years … what a milestone. I’ve not been to very many 50th wedding anniversary celebrations. I can probably count on one hand of those that I have attended, both large and low key. This one was planned […]


Race Relations

First and foremost everyone needs to understand that there is only one race, and that is the human race. Now I admit we come in a variety of colors, shades, and hues; but this is in no way justifies any form of discrimination on anyone’s part. Let it be said again, discrimination is wrong, evil, and unacceptable. Still to be […]