Texas Politics

Election 2014: Bad day for Democrats

Lagging in the polls, Democratic governor candidate Wendy Davis and the voter turnout group Battleground Texas predicted the actual election results Nov. 4 would be surprising. They were, but in the wrong direction. Davis got tromped by Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott in the governor’s contest, losing by more than 20 percent. And the overall turnout actually dropped from the last […]

Saluting all our area Veterans

Post 6970 a History of Accomplishment

Accomplishments are not made overnight, in the early 1980’s, the National VFW was promoting All Life Memberships. Post 6970 decided to increase their Life Memberships. They increased their memberships to over the required number to be eligible to get a Life Member Charter, which was issued in 1985. The Post members then decided to become an All Life Member Post. […]

Small businesses thrive, too

I read with interest the article on the front page of this week’s paper by Leon Zabava entitled “Pleasanton continues to rapidly grow.” In the article, City Manager Bruce Pearson is quoted as saying, “We see that development as something that will be very key. We do not have anything like that in the city right now that can provide […]

The Way I See It

Proud of students, teacher

We all know that feeling of pride. Whether it is for our own loved ones, friends or a personal nature. The other night I had a great sense of pride when I was covering the Pleasnton City Council and experienced Pleasanton High School students pitch an idea. These young women and men proposed that the city and the school form […]


November 4 - November 10 , 2014

Accident – Bryant St., Second St (2), Goodwin St. Accident – Major – Hwy. 281 Accident Minor – Trade St., Oaklawn Dr. (6), Main St. Assault – Bowen Ave., Hwy. 97E. Burglary – Motor Vehicle – Johnson, Second St., Adams St. Burglary Building – Oaklawn Dr. Criminal Mischief – Mansfield St.,Veteran’s Memorial, Harvey St. Criminal Trespass – Fourth St. Possession […]


Brazos Street Theft

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 theft located in the 80 block of Brazos Street, in the city of Campbellton. On October 7, 2014 at about 2:00 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the area in the 80 block of […]

Kaiser Fundraiser

Relay for Life! The Relay for Life kicks off Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce from 6-7:30. Come out to get some tasty McBee’s BBQ and all the information you and your team will need for the 2015 event. Kaiser Benefit This Saturday, Nov. 15, Cowboy Fellowship will house the benefit for Chief Eric Kaiser. From 11-3 […]

Bradley inducted as ‘scholar’ in judges’ association

The Honorable Judge Kyle D. Bradley, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 of Atascosa County was recently inducted as a “Scholar” into the Texas Justice Court Judges Association (JCJA) College of Justice Court Judges. The College encourages and recognizes judges who strive for advanced education over and above the state mandated education requirements. Judge Kyle D. Bradley was one of […]

Jourdanton Council starts process on sports complex

The regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council was held on October 20, with all present: Mayor Susan Netardus, Donnie Blue, Robert “Doc” Williams, Raul Morales, Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey and Chester Gonzales. The main item of business was on the proposed sports complex, which includes baseball and softball fields and the swimming pool. Mark McLiney from Southwest Securities presented a resolution […]

How the county voted

Early voting was brisk for the General Election. According to the Election Administrator’s office, 3,112 voted early. While these numbers are still unofficial – provisional votes will be counted on Thursday, November 13 – the outcome of some local races could possibly change. Re-counts could also play a factor in close races. Out of 29,908 registered voters in Atascosa County, […]