Sailor surprises Steven

The Jourdanton Indian spirit could be felt at the high school’s last pep rally of the year on Friday, Nov. 6. There were various displays of school pride– students, staff and administration dressed in school colors, performances by the awardwinning JHS Band and cheerleaders, along with pep talks by students and coaches. The football players also entertained the crowd, dancing […]

Vet honored with hunt

Domingo Chapa, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, was among a group of veterans this past weekend who were able to experience a deer hunt, courtesy of the nonprofit group Trinity Oaks. The group embraces outdoor activities – such as hunting and fishing – to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Chapa visited the Thumb Tack Ranch […]

Two suspects nabbed in San Augustine area burglary

Around 10 a.m., a lady was home alone off of FM 3006 working in her office, heard a loud bang which turned out to be a suspect breaking a window. The lady armed herself and screamed apparently scaring the suspect off . Her cell phone was dead which delayed the call to the sheriff’s office. Sergeant Deputy John Rothenbach was […]

Grand Opening at Atascosa Health Center held Saturday

The Grand Opening of the Atascosa Health Center on Saturday, Nov. 7, was a morning of reflecting on the past, but also looking forward to the future with a sense of excitement. There was a great turnout for the event, which featured a history of the center by Atascosa Health Center CEO Monty Small, the sharing of memories by both […]


If you look up the definition of “Brotherhood” in Websters Dictionary it says, “feelings of friendship, support and understanding between people.” It also says, “a group or organization of people who have the same interests, jobs, etc.” Tuesday afternoon was a perfect example of “Brotherhood.” At approximately 1:30 PM, a Pleasanton Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a wanted […]

Sections of Pulliam to be closed

The City of Pleasanton and Atascosa County announce that Pulliam Drive in the area of Brian Drive will be closed for street repairs for approximately two weeks from November 18, 2015 to December 2, 2015. It will not be possible to turn right onto Pulliam off of Brian Drive and it will not be possible to continue west of Brian […]

FLASHBACK: Vet’s Day celebration set

60 Years ago- This just wasn’t Andrew J. Sowell Jr.’s week. The 34-year-old Pleasanton oil field pumper was involved in two accidents, less than 24 hours and two miles apart, that wrecked two 1955 motor cars. He miraculously escaped with only minor injuries from the second and most serious of the mishaps. The 1955 Pontiac he was driving crashed into […]

Thank you, Veterans!

The Way I See It

There are several times each year that we can honor those men and women in uniform who have served our country in some capacity – through times of war and times of peace. These individuals serve unselfishly – they definitely don’t do it for the money. My father served in both the European Theatre and Pacific Theatre during World War […]

Veterans, spouses ride free everyday

Veterans’ Day Week is a great time to register, or tell a Veteran friend to register, for “Alamo Call-a-Ride 4 Vets”, a free transportation program for Veterans, their spouses, widows and widowers of spouses in the Alamo community. As transportation can be a challenging barrier for many in accessing benefits and services in the Alamo region, AACOG has partnered with […]

Governor conditions issuance of state grants on compliance with ICE

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas sheriffs won’t receive grant funds from his Criminal Justice Division unless they comply with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement notification and detention requests. In a Nov. 4 letter, Abbott wrote to sheriffs: “Beginning now, all Criminal Justice Division grant awards will require that sheriffs departments fully honor ICE’s detention requests for criminal immigrants. Any applicant […]