Easter church services set

Community Easter Sunrise Service in Jourdanton

The pastors of Atascosa County announce their 22nd annual Community Easter Sunrise Service for 7 a.m. on April 5. The service will be held as always, at St. John Lutheran Church, 1702 Highway 97 in Jourdanton. The congregation and their new Pastor Jack Bohls will host the outdoor service in the back field and the Easter Breakfast Potluck meal afterward […]

Strawberry growers of the year named for 2015

David E. Reyes carries on family’s farming tradition

With Poteet Strawberry Festival just a little over a week away, April 10-12, it is also time to name a strawberry grower. David Edward Reyes, 2015 Strawberry Grower of the Year, comes from a family of strawberry farmers. In fact, he is a fifth generation farmer – working on land that has been in his family for over 145 years. […]

Strawberry growers of the year named for 2015

Tomas Ambriz’ legacy is remembered as Honorary Grower

Born to Miguel and Estefana Ambriz in 1944, Tomas Ambriz started farming after his many years of working in manufacturing and in oil fields. Ambriz was named as Poteet Rotary Club’s Honorary Grower of the Year for 2015. Ambriz passed away earlier this year on February 27. He started farming as a hobby growing strawberries and watermelons along with other […]

S.A. woman killed in IH-37 accident

Traffic near the Atascosa County/Live Oak County line on Thursday, March 26 was backed up for four-five miles, following an afternoon fatality. The accident on IH-37 occurred at 11:53 a.m., according to Trooper Anthony Flores, spokesperson with Texas DPS, that claimed the life of Elvira Williams. The 65-yearold was a resident of San Antonio. Trooper explained Williams was driving a […]


Officer Ruple recognized at meeting

At the March 4 Pleasanton City Council meeting, City Manager Bruce Pearson shared with the council and those in attendance a letter he received in February. A family traveling from Michigan was visiting a relative in South Texas. They had returned from a trip to the coast and made their way through Pleasanton. Through an unfortunate chain of events, they […]


March 24 - March 30, 2015

Accident – Second, Goodwin, Main, Bryant, Oaklawn,Duck St.Accident, Major – BryantAccident, Minor – Main St.(2), Bensdale, OaklawnAssault- Adams, Trade St.Assault with a Deadly Weapon – TradeAssault, Sexual – Undisclosed LocationBurglary, Building – Bensdale, OaklawnBurglary of a Habitation – Hunt (2), Lyons, CommerceBurglary of Vehicle – Vista ViewCounterfeit Money – Second St. (2)Criminal Mischief – Johnson, Main, Second St. (2),OaklawnDisturbance – […]


Trailer, fence supplies stolen

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 the theft of a trailer from the 100 block of Slomchinski Road, located off FM 1470, 1 mile east of US HWY 281. On March 19, 2015 at about 4:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were […]

Motorcyclist dies in Campbellton crash

A 41-year-old Austin man, James Mehaffey, lost his life in a three vehicle accident, late night on March 14. Trooper Anthony Flores, spokesperson with Texas DPS said the accident occurred on IH-37, four miles north of Campbellton. Mehaffey was traveling north on IH-37, on a 2004 Harley Davidson, passing people on the right, on the improved shoulder. A 1999 GMC […]