Railroad Commission drilling permits, stats shared

1,506 drilling permits issued in December, 2014

DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,506 original drilling permits in December 2014 compared to 1,619 in December 2013. The December total included 1,354 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 22 to re-enter existing well bores and 130 for re-completions. Permits issued in December 2014 included 425 oil, 92 gas, 922 […]

One more files for office

Candidates still have a little over two weeks to file for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9. The deadline to file is February 27, 2015.The City of Pleasanton, will be holding an election for certain, while Pleasanton ISD, the City of Poteet and Poteet ISD may have elections if opponents file. […]

CommZoom Communications to offer internet, phone, video

At the February 5 Pleasanton City Council meeting, veteran media executive and now Chief Executive Officer of CommZoom Communications, LLC Bob Cohen, presented his company’s information and timelime for completion for high speed internet, Voice Over Internet Protocol and video services. CommZoom recently bought the local Reach Broadband in Pleasanton, Lytle, Natalia, Devine, Goliad, Three Rivers, Kenedy and Karnes. They […]

Sheriff’s Deputies seize $20K worth of Methamphetamine

On February 9, an Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on FM 476 near Old Rock Road about four miles southwest of Somerset. The deputy stopped a Ford Expedition for an inspection sticker violation around 3:00 p.m. The deputy spotted alleged drug paraphernalia laying on the dash which led to a search of the vehicle. Deputies found almost […]

Dumping will not be tolerated warns Sheriff Soward

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward is issuing a stern warning to all those that believe it’s acceptable to dump their trash and unwanted items alongside county roads and in rural creek bottoms. “This problem has been increasing over the past several years and our goal is to slow it down significantly.” The sheriff explained that creeks and bridges over county […]


Galindo’s broken into twice

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 burglaries of a restaurant located in the 50 block of South Edwards Avenue, located in the city of Charlotte. On January 15, 2015 at about 7:30 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Galindo’s Restaurant […]

2015 Texas vehicle registration and inspection stickers simplified

Atascosa County is gearing up for a new Texas Two Step. Beginning March 1, 2015, the state will no longer issue vehicle inspection stickers and will move to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. Under the new system, Texas vehicle owners will need to pass inspection prior to renewing their registration. The familiar blue-bordered Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) […]

Jourdanton PD makes Meth arrest

Jourdanton Officers continued hitting the streets to address the problem of drug trafficking and their hard work resulted in another drug arrest. When Officer Steven Faz conducted a traffic stop late Sunday night, he detected several indicators that the driver may be involved in illegal activity. Jourdanton K9 Officer Troy Walter and his partner Leo, along with a JPD Narcotics […]


February 3 - February 9, 2015

Accident – OrtsAccident, Major – Airport Rd. Oaklawn, Hwy.97Accident, Minor – Second St. (2), Oaklawn (7),BryantAssault – Jackson, GoodwinBurglary, Habitation- Texas St.Counterfeit Money – Second StDisturbance – Trade, Market St.Disturbance, Verbal – Vickers, WinshipIntoxicated Person -OaklawnPosession of Controlled Substnace – Main St.Posession of Drug Paraphernallia – Cynthia,Fifth St.Public Intoxication -OaklawnPublic Intoxication/Possession of ControlledSubstance – Oakhaven Rd.Theft- Oaklawn (2), First St.Threats […]

The Way I See It

Loving hometown living - Reason No. 103

Everyone loves their hometown, right? Thankfully, I am lucky to be able to live in mine. There are many reasons why I love living here, but right now I am concentrating on the overall goodness in people and customer service. You see, I lost my wallet on Saturday. Well, I missed my wallet on Saturday. By the time I backtracked […]