Atascosa County issues first same-sex marriage license

Pleasanton couple will marry soon

Kelly Ann Ramon and Alison Jean Peña made history this week when they became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Atascosa County. They arrived at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton on Monday, June 29. The license was issued at approximately 1 p.m. by the office of Atascosa County Clerk Diane Gonzales. “We were surprised to […]

It’s all about the red, white and blue

... and hot dogs, fireworks too!

For the 12th year, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the popular American Pride Day this Saturday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. with free hot dogs, drinks, pickles and popcorn given away while supplies last. There will be lots of local talent, kids’ games and the big fireworks display […]

Pleasanton water line extensions underway

Speaking recently about elements of the City of Pleasanton’s Master Plan, City Manager Bruce Pearson discussed the million and a quarter gallon storage tank now under construction on Crestline. Involved is the connection of this Crestline storage tank with the other five city water production stations. A project currently underway will bring city water down SH 97 East to the […]

Morales keeps seat as appeal is filed on vote recount judgement

Another recount was held concerning the election of Jourdanton City Councilman Raul “Roy” Morales and his opponent Rudy Segura. Segura had asked for the first recount after the November election. That recount showed no change. Morales had received 364 votes and Segura had received 363. Segura filed an appeal shortly after. Judge David Peeples of Bexar County ruled in Segura’s […]


Appeal filed on vote recount judgement, information center feasibilty discussed

The monthly meeting of the Jourdanton City Council opened with a Public Hearing regarding a special use permit requested by Ildefonso and Maria Franco to move a manufactured home onto a lot at 1107 Magnolia Street. There was no one there to speak, for or against, so the hearing was closed at 6:01 p.m. Mayor Susan Netardus opened the regular […]

Historical times

The Way I See It

Marriage equality. That is what the Supreme Court of the United States has granted. Isn’t that what we all should strive towards? Being equal? The 15th Amendment gave black males the right to vote, but Jim Crow laws kept many from doing so. It really wasn’t until 1965 that African Americans could vote without any restrictions. The 19th Amendment granted […]


Sunday I stupidly left my purse in the shoppping cart at H-E-B. When I missed it I quickly raced back to H-E-B to look for it. A beautiful lady had found it and was turning it in to “Lost & Found.” I was excited and relieved I hugged her and thanked her but failed to ask her name. I want […]

Boot Campaign gives back with heart and sole

Americans have been expressing their love for this country for generations, and showing gratitude to those who defend her is part of that history. When we raise a flag or tie a yellow ribbon around a tree, we declare our support for those who defend our freedom. For Boot Campaign, patriotism means lacing up a pair of combat boots and […]

Officials react to decision on federal health care law

State Capital Highlights

Pursuant to a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 25, health insurance policies will stay on course for Texans who secured coverage through a federally facilitated exchange under the U.S. Affordable Care Act. The high court, in ruling against the plaintiffs in the case King v. Burwell, upheld the constitutionality of a federal tax credit that […]