Supreme Court sends Voter ID case back to Fifth Circuit

State Capital Highlights

Texas’ voter identification law will remain in effect for now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has instructed a lower court to rule on its constitutionality before November’s election. On April 29 the Supreme Court temporarily upheld a stay granted by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 14. The stay has allowed the Texas law to remain in […]

Congressman Castro Urges Latino Vote

Texas Politics

Comes now the latest Democratic effort to wake “the sleeping giant” in Texas politics, the rapidly growing Latino population. The congressional half of San Antonio’s politically hot Castro twin-brother team, Joaquin, is recruiting volunteers to sign up Latinos in Texas to vote. His name tops an email for the Democratic organization Battleground Texas about the new effort, called Movimiento Texas. […]

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian’

11th segment - Weldon and Sally Riggs


‘they didn’t have D9 Cats – they used those mules’, we ended up adopting him – we felt God sent him to us’, ‘a cotton pickin’ gopher just sucked a plant down’, ‘I heard her say at that time, that snake’s alive!’, ‘He was fairly wide, I found part of a rattle’ “We rented that Breaker house from Larry Persyn […]

Flashback: Bid accepted on Pleasanton City Hall



10 Years ago- When was the last time you stayed up all night? Now, when was the last time you stayed up all night for a great cause? Hundreds of Atascosa Countians will congregate at the Jourdanton High School Stadium this Saturday to participate in the Second Annual Relay for Life huge fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The […]

Lem’s appointment to vacated council spot reconsidered




Since Kendall Schorsch has stepped into the City Manager’s shoes, the first topic of discussion at the Jourdanton City Council was possible replacements for his council seat. Raul Morales nominated Lewis Lem; Robert “Doc” Williams seconded. Johnetta Goetzel wanted to table the item in order to have time to talk to others who might be interested in the position. The […]

Eagle Ford’s Webb County tops in gas production



Webb County, in the Eagle Ford Shale, was the the top total gas producer in Texas, ranked by preliminary production for the month of February with 53,952,227 total gas (MCF). Four other Eagle Ford counties were in the state’s top ten. Dewitt County produced 22,961,257 MCF, coming in 4th. Dimmit County was 5th with 20,902,041 MCF. Karnes County was 8th […]

Engineering group to conduct emergency response drill in Atascosa County



The Engineering Group from the Texas State Guard consisting of volunteers from the Engineering and Construction industry will be conducting its annual training to prepare for a natural disaster scenario, should one occur in this region. Starting June 24, the Engineers, under the Command of Col. Patrick Fink, will be conducting damage assessment drills for two days in association with […]

STRMC kicks-off Relay For Life



On April 27, South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton held its American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kick-Off Celebration in the main lobby. This year’s Relay for Life in Atascosa County is set for Oct. 1. STRMC CEO John Ulbricht and staff donned purple attire, beads and accessories to show their support for cancer awareness. STRMC presented a $2,500 […]

Relay Kick-Off on May 10



The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. The 2016 Atascosa County Relay For Life event is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Jourdanton City Park. Relay for Life unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take […]

Poteet Science Fair a success

Special Assignments Editor

It was a successful evening of fun and learning as Poteet ISD with the assistance of ACE sponsored a Science Fair and Stargazing Night for students and parents on Thursday, April 21. There were 170 participants from grades K through 12 who submitted projects. Five judges were tasked with deciding which projects excelled and received awards. Those who judged the […]


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