PISD bond passes

Poteet elects new mayor

Voter turn-out could always be better, but those who cast their ballots unseated several incumbents. The unofficial results for the elections held in Pleasanton and Poteet follow. Pleasanton ISD After two failed bond elections, it seemed that the third time was the charm. Pleasanton ISD voters passed the $63 million bond proposition. It received 54.81 percent of the votes with […]


ACA meets with city officials, county judge

City officials from Charlotte, Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet, along with Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley met with a panel from Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA), Thursday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The session was an opportunity for ACA to listen to and assess avenues they are developing to seek grants for projects in Atascosa County. ACA was […]


Sheriff’s narcotic’s unit raids meth house

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward stated his department’s narcotic’s unit recently culminated an investigation into methamphetamine dealing from a residence in the 1200 block of Cedar Street in Jourdanton. Sheriff Soward stated his investigators were assisted by Jourdanton Police during the investigation. Shortly before 6:00 p.m. Friday, a team of officers led by the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit (S.O.U.) […]



To recognize National Police Week 2015 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Jourdanton Police Department; WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 assaults […]


On the Edge of Common Sense

No tellin’ how many good dogs he outlived, no matter how good your dog was, he’d once had a collie, a healer or gyp that did everything your dog does and more! The same for horses and pickup trucks, though the one he drove was a wreck. The best I could tell, he didn’t have nothin’, but I’ve never seen […]

Thank you,voters

The Way I See It

With over 1,400 voters turning out for the Pleasanton ISD bond election (about 300 less than the previous election), I guess I should be pleased with these numbers. While I am thrilled that the bond was passed, I wish more people would vote. Having conversations with my poll-watching friends, they noticed there was a lack of young adults voting these […]

Why we serve

Jourdanton Chief of Police

I am blessed. So few people get to follow their calling in life. Most of us work to provide for our families and many even enjoy what they do for a living, but few get to call their career a calling. But I do. I and the roughly 800,000 other law enforcement officers in this country get to wake up […]

Conferees struggle to ward budget compromise

State Capital Highlights

For the Texas Legislature to accomplish its main purpose, the passage of a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 must be achieved. The five House and five Senate members of the Conference Committee on the budget, House Bill 1, have been working together since late April. They must angle their philosophical pathways to something mutually acceptable to take […]