Suspect captured: Luck had nothing to do with it

When the Jourdanton Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in finding David Bandy, a suspect wanted for burglary, Mr. Bandy visited the Jourdanton Police Department Facebook page taunting the department. He posted, “HaHaHa Good Luck”. Within 24 hours of making his post to the Jourdanton Police Department Facebook page, David Bandy, 24, was in custody, where he remains in […]

Dr. Collavo announces retirement from Jourdanton

Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Lana Collavo submitted her letter of resignation/ retirement, at the Nov. 9 regular school board meeting. Dr. Collavo began serving as JISD Superintendent in 2005 and said she has enjoyed her time with the district. Dr. Collavo grew up in Taft, Texas, near Corpus Christi and has spent 39 years in the education field. Her last […]



Drugs, money seized

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office made a significant seizure of drugs, cash and money last week following a short highspeed pursuit in Poteet. Dispatchers received a call of a reckless driver around 1:25 a.m. near Poteet. A deputy on routine patrol nearby spotted the vehicle and when he attempted to stop it, the driver fled west on School Drive at […]

Jourdanton man found dead near Devine

Jourdanton resident Christopher Ryan Harrell’s body was indentified by the medical examiner’s office after being found dead on private property off of CR669 (Rancho Grande Rd.) in between Devine and Natalia. Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a murder. Harrell’s body was found on November 10 and could have been there over a week. There are persons of […]

Yes, Texas is different

It is safe to say that the citizens of the other 49 states cannot compete with Texans when it comes to the pride we have in our state. That is not without good reason. If ever a state could brag that it had it all, Texas certainly would fit that definition. Do your tastes involve being in the tall piney […]


Commissioners’ recognize November as Home Health and Hospice Month

PUBLIC HEARING Before opening the First Regular Meeting, Commissioners held an Open Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving comments and answering questions on the proposed renaming of CRANE RD. to CRAIN RD. 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 […]

FLASHBACK: PHS Band earns its bus fare

60 Years ago- The Pleasanton Eagle band will travel in style when it goes to the state marching contest at Uvalde on Dec. 2. Between 500 and 600 persons-as many as the home fans for some football games-turned out Tuesday night to hear the Eagles play for bus fare at the annual band concert. The Eagles who needed $325 to […]