‘Ask and you shall receive,’ played out at AFCC



Shawnene Edmondson, one of the ‘working angels’ who is outreach advocate/ vounteer coordinator at Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC) in Pleasanton, posted a request for help in removing some scattered bricks at their facility that’s under renovation. Four high school students from Jourdanton ‘arose to the occasion’, volunteering to remove the scattered piles of broken bricks on Martin Luther King, […]

Atascosa Family Crisis Center ‘Adopt a Project’



Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC) is encouraged by the outpouring of community support with its efforts in renovating the facility they moved into. Several months ago they began what is called an “Adopt a Project” campaign to accomplish all the projects deemed necessary to properly facilitate their AFCC building. They are changing what were formerly classrooms and an auditorium into […]

PRIMARILY REPORTING



PISD board approves schematic



Susie Butter’s Challenge Class gave the Primary School report at the Pleasanton School Board meeting in January. Each student had a part to play and all did so with enthusiasm and confidence. It was a delight for all who got to watch it. Under the Superintendent’s report, Dr. Matthew Mann reminded the board members of the upcoming TASB Winter Governance […]

Being an involved citizen

The Way I See It

I ’ve been covering the City of Pleasanton council meetings for a bit now. When I’m out of town, Lisa Luna covers them as she did for many years. Lately, I’ve been making the rounds to sit in on many of the area’s meetings to help our special correspondent Diana Guthrie by taking photos and covering a specific item or […]

Nominations being accepted for Student Heroes Program



The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Student Heroes Award. The Student Heroes awards program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who do outstanding things to benefit their fellow Texas students. SBOE Chair Donna Bahorich urged school leaders to nominate those students who are shining examples of good character and […]

Paxton files brief supporting religious non-profits



Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 11 filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious beliefs. A news release from Paxton said the brief filed in regards to the case, Zubik v. Burwell, results from a consolidation of several cases before the court. The […]

Are our State, National Leaders Truly Christian?

Texas Politics

After February, when Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada vote on presidential nominees, it’s our turn. On Super Tuesday March 1, Texans, and folks in 12 other states, including several in the South, get to vote. Particularly in Iowa, and in the South, God’s Will is invoked a lot – particularly by Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for the […]

Volunteers recognized at Charlotte City Council meeting




The regular Charlotte City Council meeting was called into session by Mayor Anna Estrada at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 14. The meeting started with a prayer offered by Matt Mayberry, FBC Youth Minister, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A quorum was met with council members Zoraida Casares, place 1, Christi Rankin, place 2, Patty Garza place 3, John […]

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS



• Charlotte ISD – Charlotte School Board meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Administration office, 102 E. Hindes Ave. (830)277- 1431. •Jourdanton ISD – Jourdanton School Board meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Central office, 200 Zanderson. (830)769-3548. • Pleasanton ISD – Pleasanton School Board meets the 2nd […]


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