Synced With Safety

Jourdanton Independent School District (JISD) has signed up for a free year of a crisis communication emergency alert service that links schools to CopSYNC law enforcement software. The alert service, called CopSYNC911, provides a computer interface that connects school computers directly to police officers. JISD Superintendent Dr. Lana Collavo says that the system will allow her staff to summon the […]

Growth In An Oil Town

Infrastructure key to attract commercial, residential developments

Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson said it is easy for anyone to see the phenomenal growth pattern we’re witnessing here in Pleasanton. We’ll begin with the Williamsburg Addition located northeast of the intersection of Goodwin Street and Oakhaven Drive. Pearson said, “The infrastructure contractor putting in the water, the sewer and streets is on site now in the initial stage […]

Poteet ISD voters pass ratification

The Poteet ISD Tax Ratification Election passed last Saturday. Voters cast 319 ballots in favor and 137 against. Total voter turnout was around ten percent. Poteet ISD has a total of around 4,581 registered voters. By approving the ad valorem tax rate of $1.549 per $100 valuation, the school district will be able to move 13 cents from the Bonded […]

Fall Music Festival at Jourdanton City Park

Looking for something different – and inexpensive – to do this weekend? Has it been awhile since you’ve listened to or danced to LIVE music performed by top Tejano groups? If so, make plans to attend the 2013 Fall Music Festival this Sunday, September 22, at Jourdanton City Park. The festival will begin at noon and end at about 11 […]

Hispanic Heritage Month begins

Please see the first in our series this week on Hispanic Heritage Month. Our theme this year is “Traditions”. For the next four weeks we will feature different traditions – whether they are event or food related – in the Living Section of our paper. Also, make plans to attend the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Market Days on Saturday, […]


The Jourdanton Garden Club Residence of the Month photo that ran Aug. 21 listed the incorrect homeowners. The homeowners are Beth and Bruce Haan. If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830) 281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Asbestos in library discussed, hearing on tax increase held in Poteet

Citizen comments were centered on the Public Library at the regular meeting of the Poteet City Council. Carol Merchant contended that there is asbestos in the floor tile at the library and accused the council of having knowledge of this for some time. She referred to a letter they received from the state from two and a half years ago […]

The Way I See It

Hispanic Heritage focuses on traditions

We are kicking off this week with our Hispanic Heritage Month series. Going from a week-long commemorative event in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, it was expanded in 1988 when President Ronald Reagan designated four weeks, September 15 through October 15. Our theme this year is “Traditions”. This week, our Living Editor Lisa Luna has featured the traditions of […]

Health law helping uninsured Hispanics

Beginning September 15, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the Latino community’s contributions to the cultural richness and diversity of the United States. This year, the theme, “Hispanics: Serving and leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor,” highlights how Latinos have helped shape and strengthen all aspects of our society – from industry and research, to faith, education, arts […]

State Capital Highlights

Governor goes on business-luring trip

Maryland is the next state in Gov. Rick Perry’s sights. He’s already been to California, Connecticut, Missouri and New York to court businesses, hoping they will pull up stakes and head to the Lone Star State. Perry announced on Sept. 12 that he would be in Maryland on Sept. 18 to make his pitch.To prepare Maryland for his arrival, a […]