Three arrested in murder of Jourdanton resident Harrell



Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown and Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward made three arrests in the murder case of 32-year-old Jourdanton resident Christopher Ryan Harrell. Harrell’s body was identified by the medical examiner’s office after being found dead on private property off CR 669 (Rancho Grande Road) on Tuesday evening, November 10th outside of Devine and Natalia. The arrests included […]

Steer on over to the Atascosa County Livestock Show!



Mark you calendars for The 62nd Annual Atascosa County Livestock Show! The show begins on Monday, January 11 starting with Ag Mechanics and ends on Saturday, January 16 with the sale. There’s a number of events throughout the week for all to enjoy. Our local kiddos have worked hard all year long on their projects and are ready to impress […]

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Livestock show approaches



Pleasanton council approves annexation, parks plan



Sue BrownEditor     At the December 17 regular session of the Pleasanton City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Doug Best, District 1, called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor Clint Powell. Councilwoman Diana Prasifka was also absent. Abraham Saenz, District 2; Eliseo Flores, District 4, Robert Earl Wood, District 5 and Travis Hall Jr., District 6 were all present.   […]

Many happy returns to Social Security



Everyone enjoys presents, but loved ones don’t always know exactly what you want. That sweater that your relative gave you might be a little too festive for your taste. Or someone got you an appliance you already own. That’s when those happy returns begin. With gift receipt in hand, you go to the store or online to exchange that item […]

Teamwork is paramount to our success



If you watch the news with any regularity, it would not be hard to come to the conclusion that our nation is in the midst of a killing spree… with police being the ones doing the killing. This narrative has given rise to numerous “social justice” movements and led to violence and riots in some American cities. In most cases, […]

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Sterling Crane donates to Pleasanton Fire Department



Every year the individual branches of Sterling Crane (US Corporate Thornton, CO and Corporate Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) are allowed to choose a non-profit organization in their area to be the recipients of a monetary donation offered on behalf of its employees. The Jourdanton Branch employees’ choice this year was the Pleasanton Fire/Rescue Department. The department was recognized for its countywide […]

2015 rainfall up over 14 inches average



2016 has already started off with some measurable rain and it is good to report that 2015 was a great year with over 41 inches reported at the Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District No. 307. For 2015, 41.07 inches were recorded from January through December. Over the past 82 years, rain measuring over 40 inches has only occurred […]


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