Have a safe and Merry Christmas



We hope you all will enjoy the Santa Letters featured in this issue. First and second graders across the Brush Country and then some, have jotted down there wishes for this Christmas. Our next issue, Dec. 23 will come out two days early. It will feature the artwork that the students submitted along with their letters. Some are featured in […]

$5,000 Cash REWARD

Storage Units Robbed

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 thefts located in the 3200 block of Taylor Road, located off of TX HWY 16 north of Jourdanton, TX. On Monday, December 9, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to T-Bar-T […]

1st anniversary giveaway



Local Christmas church services, events



Tableau to be presented The Living Nativity Tableau has been First Presbyterian Church’s Christmas gift to the community since 1987. Members of Atascosa Christian Fellowship are joining in this year. Folks in the community are invited to participate in the production. Costumes are available. There is not a script and no spoken lines. The Tableau will be Friday, Dec. 20 […]

Extended Deadline for Holiday Card Contest




We’ve extended the deadline to enter our Holiday Card Contest to December 19, 2013. Now’s your chance to win a four pack of movie passes to the Plestex theatre in Pleasanton. Break out the eggnog and Christmas carols to help inspire you on creating the winning card. Make sure to include a witty phrase to spread your holiday cheer. We […]

DPMA selects ‘Trail of Lights’ Contest Winner



The Downtown Pleasanton Merchants Association has just concluded our 1st annual “Trail of Lights” Lighting Contest. In an effort to increase tourism in the downtown area and to put on a festive atmosphere for the Christmas holiday season, the DPMA sponsored a lighting contest with cash awards of $200, $150 and $100, respectively for first, second and third place decorations. […]

Perna appointed new Fire Marshal for Atascosa County

Emergency Management Coordinator among his duties


Todd Perna was recently appointed by the Atascosa County Commissioners as the new Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator. Perna, is a native of Bandera County and has over 13 years of experience in Emergency Medical Training. He has served as a Firefighter/ Medic in several communities since 1991 and is currently a Reserve Peace Officer for the City of […]

Message from the Fire Marshal



Atascosa County is urging residents to use caution this holiday season while handling fireworks. The Atascosa County Fire Marshal, Todd Perna, is asking everyone to be extra careful during this season. Whether you’re shooting off fireworks, disposing of Christmas trees, or just hanging out around the campfire, residents should remember to use caution when doing anything outdoors that could potentially […]

Atascosa Health Center, Inc. First Annual Campaign



The Atascosa Health Center, Inc., (AHC), an area health care provider for 37 years, is asking the community to help achieve its mission of providing quality health care for needy families. Local media designer, Rebekah Allen, created a Christmas card donation request with AHC data including many unknown facts. With a staff of 100, including 13 medical providers and three […]

The Way I See It

Welcome Christmas …

Most of us remember the song in Dr. Seuss’ TV show “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, right? The lyrics “Fahoo Fores Dahoo Dores” (I personally always thought it was “Wahoo Doraze”) were sung by the folks in Whoville as they swayed hand in hand around their town’s Christmas tree. It seems the ugly old Grinch hated Christmas and wanted to […]


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