Patrick, PreK, Property Taxes and Presumption

Texas Politics

This leadership stuff hasn’t gone quite as Dan Patrick had hoped. When the Houston radio talk show host-turnedstate senator beat out incumbent David Dewhurst for the lieutenant governor’s office in last year’s Republican Primary, he correctly thought the 2014 general election was a gimme. He easily beat his senate colleague, Democrat Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, in November, […]

‘Thunder shirts’, ear plugs for two needed

Writer’s Roost

Thunder and lightning make Sawyer, our Tibetan Terrier, extremely nervous. So, we bought a doggie thunder shirt to put on him at such times. It helps. He manages to not be as panicky and to survive thunder and lightning a little better. I’ve progressed from the same kind of fear, as a youngster and a young man. Sawyer came to […]

One of the Mysteries of Life

On the Edge of Common Sense

Why is it that we know couples that beg the question, “What does she see in him?” I’m not going to use names for the sake of privacy. I can’t actually say ‘to protect the innocent’. I’m just going to use the aliasi of Geraldo and Lucinda. I was on the phone with one of my good friends, Geraldo Uno. […]

Jourdanton’s bulk waste/brush pickup starts next week



City residents may begin setting out their bulk trash and brush beginning the weekend of April 25 in preparation for citywide pick-up which begins the first week in May. All items must be placed curbside no later than May 1st to be included in this pick-up which is the first of two scheduled for this year. Residents are not required […]

FLASHBACK: Committee to study PISD problems



60 Years ago- A 12-man committee is being appointed to study Pleasanton school district problems and report to the county conference on May 11, Supt. W.J. Everitt announced yesterday. The study is being made at the request of the state education agency and will follow a definite pattern to make findings sought by the agency. A circus motif will prevail […]

Monarch Q & A



Q. We have planted milkweed for the monarch butterflies. The milkweed is doing well but is loaded with aphids. Should we try to control them or can we just leave them be? A. Just leave them be. The milkweed should survive fine despite the feeding aphids. Hopefully, lady bugs and other predatory insects will reduce the population. Some gardeners spray […]

JISD budget amended due to San Miguel property appraisal valuation adjustment



The Jourdanton School Board opened their monthly meeting by recognizing the State Powerlifting team and their coaches. This is the second year in a row that the team from Jourdanton has won the state competition. This team is a whole new group of talent: last year’s winners were graduating seniors. There are seniors this year, too, with only a couple […]

Charlotte man charged with burglary, sexual assault



On May 20, Deputy Sheriff Joe Saucedo investigated a burglary of a habitation in the 10,000 block of TX Highway 173, northwest of Jourdanton. The homeowner reported several firearms had been stolen from the property. According to Sheriff David Soward, sheriff’s investigators who had been investigating a string of burglaries north and west of Jourdanton and in the Charlotte area […]

Law enforcement will bat for funds this Sunday



The Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officers’ Association will sponsor a fundraiser this Sunday at the Pleasanton River Park. A softball tournament will begin the day’s fun at 8 a.m. with six law enforcement teams playing. Later, at 11 a.m., a barbeque chicken and sausage plates with all the trimmings and bake sale will be held. Raffle tickets for a Kahr […]

Commissioners’ Court approves use of newly certified investigators to gain experience in Fire Marshal’s office




Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting April 13, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley spoke for the […]


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