It takes a village to build a village

Christmas Village in Poteet Dec. 4-6

This weekend, the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds will be transformed once again to biblical days, at the annual Christmas Village. Admission is free and this year’s performances will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-6. Christmas Village Ministries is made up of Christians from many churches throughout Atascosa County. Each year, a minimum of 150 actors are required to […]

Christmas in Charlotte



The City of Charlotte would like to invite residents of the surrounding areas to their Annual Christmas in Charlotte Celebration on Saturday, December 5 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Davenport City Park. The Christmas in Charlotte Celebration began in 1999 and has continued to grow over the years. There will be plenty of food booths and vendors selling […]

Water main work progressing



The City of Pleasanton water main project that, eventually, brings water to the Interstate 37 area is progressing smoothly. City of Pleasanton Utility Construction Foreman Doroteo Reyna said, “At this time, we’re over on Haverlah Road at Live Oak Street, headed toward the pecan orchard (at Atascosa River area). “A couple of weeks ago we moved over to the site […]

Veterans office grand opening



On Tuesday, November 24, the Atascosa County Veterans Service Office held its grand opening. The new facility is just east of the courthouse at 818 Main Street in Jourdanton. After presenting of the colors by Atascosa County VFW Post 6970, there was an opening prayer by Chaplain Joe Vela. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley welcomed the crowd and introduced commissioners […]

Out & About



ACCEPT Sign Up thru December 5 Jeanne Ulrich and the ACCEPT committee are once again gearing up to make this year’s project another successful one for Atascosa County. Atascosa County residents in need of food and/or toys for Christmas are asked to apply. To be eligible, you cannot be receiving these items from other agencies or groups in the county. […]

Atascosa Family Crisis Center ‘Adopt A Project’




After moving into a different facility recently, Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC) has experienced a welcome influx of interest in its Adopt a Project initiative. They’ve had many of their needs taken care of by various organizations and individuals and AFCC thanks you for that. All 5 bedrooms, 1 living area and 1 toddler area have been adopted. • Those […]

AARPO TxDOT Workshop at Jourdanton Civic Center




The Jourdanton Civic Center is set for an AARPO TxDOT Workshop, 1 pm to 3 pm on Tuesday, December 8. Transportation infrastructure and services begin with planning. Such planning should focus on mobility for all residents regardless of functional ability. This is essential for livable communities. Creating a livable community takes sustained coordination among transportation and land-use planners. It also […]

Scams, again



Sheriff David Soward has received several complaints about scams circulating again in the Jourdanton and Pleasanton area. The caller claims to be a representative of the IRS and has some personal information on their target. The scammer tells them they owe back taxes and must pay immediately or they will be arrested by the local Sheriff. The caller then threatens […]

Finding the balance… The ethical focus of 21st century police work



As law enforcement officers, we walk a fine line of being kindhearted community servants, and aggressive doorkickers. We are tasked with both being ready to get grandma’s cat out of the tree and strapping on the body armor, grabbing a patrol carbine and running to the sounds of gunfire. Our duties are wildly varied. This leads to a highly debated […]

Deadline Dec. 5 to apply with ACCEPT



Jeanne Ulrich and the busy elves with Atascosa County Christmas Elf Project Target (ACCEPT) 2015 are preparing for another successful project this year. The annual food and toy drive helps make Christmas a happy time for all Atascosa County residents. Local residents who wish to apply are reminded that the deadline is Dec. 6 and soon approaching. To be eligible […]


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