December 25th is fast approaching

While I, like many, dub this “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, it seems that the span of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas gets shorter and shorter. Perhaps that’s a side effect of growing up. For me, I am fortunate that I can usually spend these important holidays with my loved ones. Unless the phone rings with an immediate […]

Deadly stabbing in Poteet

Poteet police arrested Joe Anthony Perez, 23, early Sunday morning after a double stabbing at a house on Avenue H. Perez is alleged to have killed Ariel Fernandez, 24, and stabbed her brother, Richard. He is being held on a $500,000 bond for murder. He is also being charged for aggravated assault. According to family an argument escalated between Ariel’s […]

Serna arrested in shoot-out death

Arrested in the December 2 shooting death of Lawrence Bert Cole, was Matthew Serna. Serna and Cole allegedly exchanged gunfire earlier in the month. Pleasanton Police officers responded to the 800 block of East Adams Street after reports of shots being fired were received. Two were found injured. Cole and Selena Ramon were both airlifted to the University Hospital in […]

2004 Murder suspect arrested

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward stated that a suspect charged in the 2004 murder of Armando Acosta has been arrested in Harris County. Sheriff Soward stated that his chief investigator, Jake Guerra has been working with authorities in Harris County to have the suspect arrested. The sheriff said the suspect, Roman Rios, age 36, formerly of San Antonio was taken […]

Operation Sleigh Bell is huge success

Jourdanton P.D. hand outs good will, not tickets

A covert action has been discovered in Jourdanton. Headed by the Police Department, Operation Sleigh Bell has been implemented the past few days. People have been observed each day running errands, traveling through town, heading to work – and at this time of the year shopping and planning for Christmas. Here is the scenario. Say you are out and about. […]

Atascosa December Sales Tax Allocations Drop 9.6%

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $626.3 million in local sales tax allocations for December, three percent less than in December 2014. These allocations are based on sales made in October by businesses that report tax monthly. The sales tax countywide for Atascosa dropped 7% from the comparable […]

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 […]

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