Got The Tassel With No Hassle

2014 Graduation Commencements

As area graduates cross their respective stages the next two weekends, they also will be crossing over into another stage in life. These young adults will be heading to higher learning institutions, the military or entering the workforce. The past 12 years have prepared them for this next step. Included in this week’s edition is the special Graduation Section filled […]

Wilson named Officer of the Year

Pumpco awarded Citizen of the Year

Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Stephen Wilson was named the 2013 of the Year at the Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet held last Friday, May 23. Amid the tropical paradise theme, a steak dinner was provided by Pumpco Energy Services and enjoyed by area law enforcement, families, friends and supporters. The speaker for the evening was James Sutton, EdD. […]

Atascosa County and the State of Texas’ economies shine

Texans need no excuse to boast state pride, but bragging rights have been given the state seal of approval this month through two recent Texas Government reports on our healthy and hearty economy. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported in May that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.27 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to April 2013 marking the 49 […]

Deluge yields damage

Brush Country residents experienced manageable structure damage, along with torrential downpour around the area Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southwest Atascosa County yesterday at 3:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., but no reports of any touched land. According to the daily precipitation report for Atascosa County, several areas reached more than four inches of […]



Heavy rains bombard northern and eastern part of Atascosa County

Rains in most of Atascosa County were good Monday, but not all was well as damaging winds accompanied the heavy downpours. The amount of rain in the Leming area was considerable with reports of six to seven inches, Monday alone. That trend continued through the Poteet-Rossville area with similar rainfall figures. As you proceed south through the Jourdanton and Charlotte […]


Burglary At Couser Boulevard

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 1300 block of Couser Boulevard in the city of Charlotte. On May 19, 2014 at about 3:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block […]


May 20 – May 26, 2014 Accident Oaklawn (3)Accident Involving Pedestrian Waco St.,Main St.Assault SanchezAssault with a Deadly Weapon CommerceBurglary of a Building BensdaleBurglary Habitation Trade St., BowenBurglary of a Vehicle Main St., Oaklawn (2),StadiumCriminal Trespass Second St. Driving While Intoxicated Oaklawn,Lantana, ChapmanMinor Accident Hunt St., Hwy 97 E.,Wilshire St., Goodwin, Oaklawn, DallasMissing Juvenile Virginia, OaklawnPossession of Marijuana Second St.,Oaklawn […]

The Way I See It

Class of 2014 – Enjoy!

Family and friends will gather over the next two weekends at various high school stadiums or gymnasiums (depending on our weather) to watch their favorite seniors graduate. What an exciting time and accomplishments for these young women and men! They have been preparing for this day since kindergarten. Think about this. An average student will have attended over 2,400 days […]