Grand Champion steer sells for $15,000

Even though the Mc- Mullen County Livestock Show overall numbers were down from last year, individuals and businesses still turned out and spent $382,800. 2014’s amount was $512,000. Grand Champions This year’s Grand Champion steer was shown by Colton McCartney and brought in $15,000 from premium buyers Atascosa Livestock Exchange, Atascosa Syndicate, Schoolhouse Syndicate and San Miguel Syndicate. 2014’s steer […]

Filing for May elections officially opens today

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, can begin to file today. According to the Secretary of State website, the first day to file for a place on the ballot cannot be filed earlier than the 30th day before the filing deadline, February 27, 2015. The City of Pleasanton, will […]

Warrant yields arrests

An investigation that brought Narcotics Investigators from the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Pleasanton Police Department and the Jourdanton Police Department all working together culminated last night when officers from all three agencies served a search warrant at a home on Olive St. in Jourdanton. Inside the property, law enforcement located approximately 99 grams of methamphetamines that were allegedly being […]

Sales and use tax up as are jobs according to new Comptroller

Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy. Over the past year, Texas added jobs in all of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, mining and logging, government, financial activities, information, other services, […]

Atacosa County reported at full employment in Dec.

Workforce Solutions Alamo releases Labor Market Information

San Antonio, Texas–Workforce Solutions Alamo released information today indicating that the Atascosa County unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in December, down from 4.4 percent reported in November. By economist standards, this puts the area at full employment. Atascosa County’s unemployment rate registered equal to the overall jobless rate of 3.7 percent for the 12-county Workforce Solutions Alamo area, which […]


Trophy Oaks 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 that occurred in the 100 block of Inwood, located in the Trophy Oaks Subdivision. On Thursday, January 15, 2015 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Inwood for a […]

Jourdanton trustees sworn in, officers remain the same

The Jourdanton Independent School Board December meeting opened with the presentation of the annual audit. Phillip Netardus said that they received an unqualified opinion, which is the best that can be earned. The net reserve shown at the time of the audit was $14.7 million, an increase of $700,000 in the fund balance from last year. Expenses also came up […]


Janury 20 - January 26, 2015

Accident – Oaklawn (7), Main (2)Accident, Major – SecondAccident, Minor – Main, Hunt, Reed, Oaklawn (3), Bowen, Goodwin, AdamsAssault, Family Violence – AdamsBurglary of a Building – Cynthia, FrancisBurglary of Habitation – Virginia, GoodwinBurglary of a Vehicle – Kilgore, Crownhill, Oaklawn, Clover RidgeCriminal Mischief – Trade St.Disturbance – Chapman, Hunt, Second, Market (2), MansfieldFight – Trade St.Harassment – MainHit and […]

The Way I See It

War movies

A week or so ago my son Daryl and his girlfriend Emily came over to watch a movie that he had downloaded earlier but had not had a chance to watch. It was the war movie called “Unbroken”. It is a true story about men in World War II stranded at sea for over 40 days in the Pacific only […]

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick take office

January 20 was inauguration day for Gov. Greg Abbott, successor to Rick Perry, who completed a record-setting 14 years as governor. Abbott is the 48th governor of Texas. Abbott expressed gratitude to the people who elected him and promised to “promote policies that limit the growth of government, not the size of your dreams.” “Texas truly is the land of […]