FIRST ROUND OF COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES HELD IN BRUSH COUNTRY



 Jourdanton Seniors head to the stadium to prepare for their graduation last Saturday, May 30.

Support flood victims fundraiser



The recent floods have left a devastating swath of destruction and some communities are needing help – either through financial donations or with items. Kadobe’s will be hosting a fundraising effort – along with various businesses, community groups, Atascosa Sheriff’s Office and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce – on Sunday June 14 at Coughran Hall. Live music and a barbeque […]

Four arrested in Charlotte shootings



Four men have been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with a shootout at a residence in Charlotte Memorial Day night that left a Pleasanton man dead. Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward explained that an ongoing dispute between the Charlotte homeowner and the dead man identified as Chris Davis, 21, apparently led to the […]

Popular event is set for Thursday, June 25



Last year the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the popular Taste of Atascosa and area businesses are signing up to participate again. It will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-9 p.m. Among tasting tidbits from area eateries, there will be live music and an auction and a chance to vote on a favorite booth. Cost is $15 […]

Outgoing council members honored; new members sworn in



A special Pleasanton City Council meeting was held after a dinner honoring outgoing members of the council due to term limits. Jeanne Israel (District 6 ) served six years, Roger Garza (District 5) served 18 years and J. R. Gallegos served 23 years. The meal was cooked by Pumpco Services with meat donated by Terry Gawlik of Republic Services. Former […]

Sheriff’s Office recovers stolen loot



Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward stated his investigators recovered several thousand dollars in stolen property last month from a residence in the 1200 block of Mulberry -Street in Jourdanton. Acting on information Sheriff’s CID investigators developed, Sgt. Investigator Jesse Martinez along with Lieutenant Investigator Max Peralta, Sergeant-Deputy Kevin Draughn and Deputy Daniel Kaufman visited a residence on Mulberry Street in […]

Thorn Graves Architects to design and supervise construction of new Atascosa County Justice Center Annex




Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Second Regular Meeting May 27, 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 asked for […]

Louie Snappin’ Bees School is out!

On the Edge of Common Sense The Way I See It


Ol’ Louie loved bees. Of all the things I remember about him, I remember that best. He’d be layin’ out in the front yard, day dreamin’ and sunnin’ himself when I’d see an eye open and an ear cock. Then he’d spring to his feet and start snappin’ at the air. His jaws would be makin’ a sound like someone […]

Beware of scams after disasters



Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans of the risk of fraud and common scams in the wake of severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 4, 2015, and has continued at least through Memorial Day weekend, impacting communities across the state. Attorney General Paxton advises Texans to consider the following tips when in need of businesses or […]

Legislature passes budget as session wraps up

State Capital Highlights

Four days before the June 1 end of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature, both houses finally agreed after months of deliberation on a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. A 10-member conference committee worked out differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget. The House vote on final adoption of House Bill 1 […]


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