Former Pleasanton city manager Pippen fills District 6 seat

In a 4-2 vote, the Pleasanton City Council appointed former Pleasanton City Manager Larry Pippen to the District 6 council seat at the regular meeting held September 17. Councilman Abraham Saenz (District 2) nominated Pippen. Also nominated was former councilwoman Jeanne Israel by Councilwoman Diana Prasifka. Voting for Pippen were Saenz, Doug Best (District 1), Eliseo Flores (District 4) and […]

Arrests made in alleged stolen truck

There may besome solved burglaries according to the Poteet Police Department. Lt. Frank Leal along with Officer Wayne Dennis and Sgt. Louis Gutierrez recovered two stolen pickups full of items – tools, drills, socket sets etc. – when they witnessed a truck pulling a storage bed down the street. Two men were arrested. Reynaldo Angel Pacheco Jr. , 32, from […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar announces fiscal revenues

$638 million distributed in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

(AUSTIN) — Along with his monthly sales tax allocation announcement, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released totals for overall state revenues, as well as some of the state’s most significant revenue sources. All Funds revenue for the year finished at $109.5 billion, 0.2 percent less than the $109.7 billion projected in the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE). General Revenuerelated revenue was […]

Time to picnic at St. Matthew’s Church

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual picnic this Sunday, September 27. The pastor and the parishioners of St. Matthew’s invite you to begin the celebration with us by joining us for Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. Festivities continue with a hearty barbecue beef and sausage meal being served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the […]


AACOG Outreach Event in Atascosa County next week

Plan to attend an upcoming Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Outreach Event to be held in Atascosa County on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main Street, Pleasanton. The event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend to hear more about and apply for […]

We are you

Lt. Col Dave Grossman is a world renowned police and military trainer. His books are best sellers and required reading at the USMC Officer Candidate School. He boils down much of how our society work when it comes to law enforcement in a couple short paragraphs: From Lt. Col Dave Grossman: “If you have no capacity for violence then you […]

H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards calls for 2016 nominations

Nominations accepted online through November 1

Know of an educator in Texas who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students and their community? Submit the name of a teacher, school district, early childhood facility or school board today for a 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, placing them on the path toward winning cash prizes ranging from $5,000 […]

FLASHBACK: Gov. Connally to speak at Charlotte, Thursday

60 Years- For the first time since it was organized nearly 100 years ago, two women are serving on the Atascosa County grand jury, which convened Monday. The grand jury expected to wind up its session late this (Thursday) afternoon. No indictments have been returned as yet. Women serving on the jury include Mrs. Norma Purgason of Jourdanton and Mrs. […]

Yet, more scams

The Way I See It

I guess there will always be another scam out there. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – if people spent as much time doing the right thing and being a positive force instead of thinking of ways to bilk the innocent people – what they could accomplish! A customer of ours has garage sales every now and […]