April 28 – May 5, 2014

Accident Oaklawn (5); College; Main St.Assault Virginia St.Burglary of Building (Asst. PISD) Downey Dr.Burglary of Habitation Sanchez; Live Oak; OrmondBurglary of Habitation and Vehicle Second St.Burglary of Vehicle Kimberly CircleCriminal Mischief Goodwin (2); Edgehill; MaiaDWI Commerce; Oaklawn (2); Sixth St. BryantMajor Accident Bensdale; Main St.Minor Accident Oaklawn (3); Bensdale; Pauls PlacePublic Intoxication OaklawnReckless Driver BensdaleRunaway Eagle Pride Dr.Shots Fired Second […]

Jourdanton United by Light on May 13

Each year, thousands gather in Washington, D.C. to honor America’s law enforcement, as part of National Police Week. This year’s designation runs from May 11-17 and includes the Candlelight Vigil and addition of the names of fallen officers to the Memorial Wall. Atascosa County residents will have the opportunity to view a live simulcast of the Candlelight Vigil, at the […]

Board trustees honor Jourdanton powerlifters, discuss budget change

The Jourdanton School Board honored the State Powerlifting champions and their coach at their April meeting. The three students are Joe Estrada, Mark Bocenegra and Enrique Lugo. The manager is Isaac Lopez, the assistant coach is Tabitha Fogel and coach, Sean Barry. The team qualified to compete in state and they are the first male team from Jourdanton. Joe and […]

Service Academy Class of ‘19 applications now open

Every year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point. I would like to announce that the application for the class of 2019 is now […]

Teachers have chance to spark change with TELL

AUSTIN – As the U.S. celebrates teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9 and National Teacher Day May 6, Texas educator groups are joining forces with state Rep. Mike Villarreal to encourage all Texas educators to complete the first statewide survey of Texas public school teaching and learning conditions by May 31. The TELL Texas Survey (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and […]

Mommas and Grads before Dads

With Mother’s Day this Sunday and Graduation quickly approaching (sorry dads, you’ll be next month) we wanted to fill you in on some things going on around our office to benefit you. Win it for yo momma! Mother’s day is this weekend! If you purchased a wonderful Mother’s Day greeting from us you can see them on page 7B. If […]

Senator Zaffirini inducted into Boys and Girls Clubs of America Hall of Fame

(AUSTIN) –The Boys and Girls Clubs of America on Thursday (May 1) inducted Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and nine other honorees into its Alumni Hall of Fame at its annual conference in San Francisco. “I am grateful to the national Selection Committee for this award and to the Laredo Boys and Girls Club for nominating me,” said Senator Zaffirini, whose […]

Veteran’s Corner

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects many veterans in many ways, help is available

Lately, I have been receiving numerous questions regarding Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have gathered some information and hope this help shed some light on the subject. I work with veterans affected by PTSD on a daily basis. I counsel the veteran and in many cases the family of them as well. This gives the veterans and his/her family […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Shady shrubs suggested

Q: Is it too late to plant tomatoes? How about peppers? A: It is relatively late for tomatoes. If you can find some large transplants, they may be able to produce a crop before it gets too hot in July. Peppers are more heat tolerant and should do fine. Q: We are going to trim our shade trees so more […]

Texas’ top five crude oil producing counties are in Eagle Ford shale

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on April 25, 2014. MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,894 original drilling permits in March 2014 compared to 2,053 in March 2013. The March total included 1,691 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 52 to re-enter existing well bores, and […]

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