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Jourdanton ISD Bond Update

On Nov. 3, a majority of voters in the Jourdanton Independent School District voted in favor of a $46 million bond package for various construction and renovation projects. Election results were 447 in support of the bond and 279 against. Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Lana Collavo explained the process in deciding what specific areas of the school will be worked […]

Social media: Good, bad and ugly

The Way I See It

It’s a double edged sword this social media craze. In the matter of seconds you can spread the word to virtually millions if your post is so inclined. In the local front, it can surely reach hundreds in a nanosecond. In the newspaper world, it is another tool to inform and remind our readers of our print and online versions […]

ACCEPT will miss Kitty

Atascosa County has lost a gem and one of the grandest ladies of our time. I met Katherin Pesek in 1989 or 90 when she joined our ACCEPT Committee and became our bookkeeper, records organizer, counselor and BOSS! Kitty had been a nurse and was very old-school! She kept us in line and brooked no dissension! One year Isaac Benitez […]

Paxton amends approach to resettlement of refugees

State Capital Highlights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 4 withdrew his request for a temporary restraining order to put a hold on the federal government’s plan to relocate Syrian refugee families in Texas. Paxton, as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, initiated the court action on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the state agency potentially most involved […]

Republicans: The Organized Party?

Texas Politics

“I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” – Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935) Will Rogers spent his life as a political humorist, including a syndicated weekly newspaper column. Bob Bullock, the late Texas lieutenant governor, didn’t have much use for the likes of Rogers. Bullock thought Rogers poking fun at politicians helped make it […]

Flashback: San Antonians jailed after citizen’s arrest

60 Years ago- The site for the proposed Mercy Hospital at Jourdanton was dedicated in a simple ceremony Saturday afternoon, at 5 o’clock. In making the dedication address, District Judge H.D. Barrow pointed out that the community had traveled a long, hard road to make the dedication possible. “It has taken the entire concerted and prayerful efforts of all the […]

Reindeer Bucks winners announced

Once again, lots of folks registered for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and area merchants Reindeer Bucks shopping spree. The chamber gave away $500 worth of gift certificates to those who registered. The gift certificates will be mailed to the winners. Businesses also participated in the giveaway and offered gift certificates or items to encourage shoppers to buy at home […]

Buendel named City Wide Employee of the year

City of Pleasanton employees were honored at their yearly Christmas dinner held December 4 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. City Manager Bruce Pearson complimented the council and staff in his opening remarks. “I just want to say to the council on behalf of the empoyees, we couldn’t do what we do without you all,” said Pearson. Employees, council members, county […]