Aggravated robbery subjects sought

The Jourdanton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two subjects involved in an Aggravated Robbery of the Stripes (formerly Pico’s) store located at 1202 Oak St. Jourdanton, Texas. Two male subjects entered the store at 3:30 a.m. on December 14 wearing masks and hoodies and displaying a handgun. They confronted clerks and left with an undisclosed amount […]

A typo started a sweet tradition

The Way I See It

I received an email that I subscribe to from Sears. You know, letting you know of the great deals you can get and it promotes our local store owned by Mark Tullos, too. This one had a cute graphic and the headline of “60 years ago Sears brought you a favorite holiday tradition! (Kind of by accident…)”. Many may realize […]

Texas Economic Outlook

• Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 20,000 jobs during October 2015. Between October 2014 and October 2015, Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 203,900 jobs or 1.7 percent. • The Texas unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for October 2015, down from 4.7 percent in October 2014. • The Texas unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate […]

What Christmas Is About

I feel like I need to tell this story about hometown feelings. On Christmas eve 2004, I had been on chemo over a year. Robert took me to get my treatment and then we were going shopping. My nurse instead told me I was not going shopping, that I was going to the hospital to get a blood transfusion. We […]

Abbott backs Cruz’s filing of legislation addressing refugees

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8 to participate in a news conference with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who rolled out his proposed State Refugee Security Act. Abbott said in a Dec. 9 news release that Cruz’s bill “gives states and governors the tools to reject the resettlement of a refugee in that […]

Lite Guv Patrick Learning Curve

Texas Politics

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is finding out he may not have as much clout as he’d presumed. In addition to being next in line to become governor if something happened to Greg Abbott, Patrick is also the presiding officer of the Texas Senate. That is an important job that can have a big effect on shaping the state’s budget. In […]

Flashback: Hwy 281 Project due next fall, south work soon

60 Years ago- Final plans won’t be complete until early next fall for converting Hwy. 281 into a four-lane expressway from Pleasanton to the Bexar county line, Ernest Wehman told Chamber of Commerce directors here Monday. Wehman is chairman of a special Hwy. 281 committee representing Pleasanton and North Pleasanton. Meantime it was announced that bids probably will be let […]


Congressman Cuellar announces new federal funding to help complete nearly $20 million worth of Atascosa County highway projects

New money to be made available under the new federal highway bill will help fund county road projects WASHINGTON — Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that under the newly passed and signed five-year federal highway authorization bill, new money would be made available for Atascosa County transportation projects. A full list of these projects can be found in the […]

Commissioners’ Court moving forward

ACC Court First Regular Meeting December 14, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge 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 of the Second Regular Meeting, Judge Bob Hurley called on Mike Lambaria, Veterans’ Service […]