Czech out this sauerkraut



Scams are out there – beware



The Pleasanton Police Department and AEP Texas both sent out notices this week about scams that are happening in our area. Water bills Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez reported that area businesses have been contacted. A caller identifies himself as a City of Pleasanton Public Works Department employee. They explain that a bill has not been paid and that they […]

Czech Heritage to be celebrated at St. Matthew’s



The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY! Yes, indeed, St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual Czech Day Celebration on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the church […]

You dump, you go to jail



CONTRIBUTED The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office continues to crack down on illegal dumping and promises to keep doing so. Last week a resident near Jourdanton reported numerous cardboard boxes and other trash dumped in a creek alongside a county road near Jourdanton. Chief Deputy Sheriff Cregg Thompson sent Deputy Daniel Kaufman to investigate. Deputy Kaufman was able to trace the […]

YESTERYEAR FESTIVAL IS FUN – NO KIDDING



Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce to honor citizens next Tuesday



The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the Jourdanton Community Center . Social Hour is being sponsored this year by VTX1 and will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Banquet and awards ceremony will follow at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is a Backyard BBQ. A delicious BBQ meal will […]

Customer Appreciation Day at H-E-B



LISA LUNA STAFF WRITER As a way of thanking its customers, H-E-B in Pleasanton hosted Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 11. Aubrey Smith, Unit Director at the Pleasanton H-E-B, said the celebration marked the 45th anniversary of the store in Pleasanton. It also served as a grand re-opening for the newly remodeled and expanded Pleasanton location. The event began […]

Heat shouldn’t affect common sense

The Way I See It

My co-worker Megan said that yesterday had been the hottest day of the year. Yup. It must have been. My daughter’s relinquished Mustang’s AC is out and it needed a jump start. At 3:00 in the afternoon. On the hottest day so far of the year. Off came my cute little jacket and up went my hair pinned back in […]

Marriage has been decided



I am sharing an excerpt from a letter written by Jessica (Andrews) Weatherby, formerly from Pleasanton. She wrote it to the letter to the editor in the Waco Tribune. The issue of marriage has already been decided. Read Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:7-8. Marriage was defined by its Inventor, our Maker, The Almighty GOD. HE is quite aware of what it […]

Comptroller says state will not borrow to meet budget

State Capital Highlights

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on July 7 announced his decision not to go the usual route to insure that Texas meets its budgetary obligations. The state’s chief financial officer explained that every year for the past three decades the state has issued a Tax Revenue Anticipation Note to deal with “periodic mismatches” between revenues and expenditures during the fiscal year […]


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