Drugs, guns found, suspect booked

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward released information on a recent major drug and weapon arrest and credited an alert deputy in making the bust. At approximately 4:00 a.m. on May 11, Deputy D. Kaufman was on patrol on FM 476 several miles west of Poteet when he observed a vehicle come off Rendon Road and go west towards Rossville. Due […]

Incumbents keep seats in Poteet election

Poteet ISD’s board members Barbara Reyes and Cynthia Hograves both kept their school board seats at the May 10 election. Hograves, Place 1, received 421 votes to Leticia Orta Salinas’ 204 votes. In Place 2, Reyes received 422 votes while Mike McIntyre got 206. Poteet’s city election added a new member to the council. Valerie Reyes Hernandez received 159 votes […]

Primary runoff election May 27

There are several candidates on the Primary runoff ballot for the Tuesday, May 27 election. Locally, the runoff will decide which of these two Democrat candidates – Sylvia Rodriguez and Carrie Moy – will be on the November ballot in the 218th District Judge’s race. The winner will face Republican candidate Russell Wilson in November. The 218th District covers Atascosa, […]

Jourdanton Police Chief, Officer attend Memorial in D.C.

“We are really honored to be picked as part of the Honor Guard. We expect it to be a pretty moving experience,” said Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser. Kaiser and Jourdanton Police Patrol Corporal Santos Gonzales traveled to Washington, D.C. to take part in the 26th annual Candlelight Ceremony, on May 13. During this formal dedication, a roll call of […]

Riding for a cause

Freedom Center site for officer’s ceremony

Texas DPS Troopers and supporters will mount their bicycles and honor law enforcement members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on the DPS Memorial Ride this Thursday, May 15 at 9 a.m. Officers from around the country gathered in Washington, DC this week – including Jourdanton Chief of Police Eric Kaiser – to honor those who have died in the […]


To recognize National Police Week 2014 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. •WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Jourdanton Police Department; •WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 assaults […]


Bender Bend Burglary

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 90 block of Bender Bend, 4.7 miles north of TX HWY 173. On May 1, 2014 at about 4:00 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the […]


May 6 - May 12, 2014

Assault Mansfield, Water St., San Antonio St.Burglary Building Second St.Burglary Habitation FranklinBurglary Vehicle North St., Hunt St., Oaklawn, BryantCriminal Mischief Second St., Live OakDWI Second St., OaklawnFraud/Credit Card Abuse Oaklawn (3)Indecent Exposure FechnerMajor Accident Oaklawn, Second St. (2)Minor Accident Oaklawn (7), Live Oak St. Hwy. 97Public Intoxication Adams St.Shots Fired GoodwinTheft Oaklawn (4), Second St. (2), Main St., Fount ( […]

Voting boxes will consolidate for Primary runoff election

The Atascosa County Election Administrator’s office announced the consolidation of voting boxes for the upcoming Primary runoff election that will be held on Tuesday, May 27. If you usually vote at #1 Evergreen Underground Water Conservation Office, #3- All Saints Episcopal Church, #9 – Blackhill Community Ctr, #15 – Pleasanton Fire Station or #20 – Trinity Baptist Church these boxes […]