‘211 you are clear to go’

“He squeezed a lot of living into 57 years,” Ross Rutherford said of his brother John Eric. John Eric Rutherford was born February 20, 1959 in Jourdanton to Bill Dale and Lucille (Anderson) Rutherford. Growing up in the country, John Eric developed a love for animals, big and small, but specifically with horses. He was a cowboy at heart. “Had […]

Prasifka BBQ, chili cook-off this weekend

The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department will host the 26th annual Malvin Prasifka Cook-off at the American Legion Hall (1404 Zanderson, Jourdanton). The three-day event starts Friday night with a Cook’s Choice competition for the BBQ contests. Entry fee is $20 and a 50/50 split for first place will be awarded. Meat turn in is at 7 p.m. and dessert turn […]

Run-off election has slow turnout so far

The March Primary yielded run-off elections that are taking place now until May 20 in early voting. Only four voters turned out on Monday. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Atascosa County Annex II Building, 914 Main Street, Jourdanton. Election day will be next Tuesday, May 24. Polls, which have been consolidated, will be […]


Pleasanton Council hires Pearson as consultant, hears presentation from animal advocates

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on May 5, 2016 by Mayor Clint Powell. In attendance were council members Doug Best, District 1, Abraham Saenz, District 2; Diana Prasifka (District 3); Eliseo Flores, District 4, Robert Earl Wood, District 5 and Travis Hall Jr., District 6. The minutes from the April […]

Out & About

Jourdanton VFD Malvin Prasifka Cook-Off The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual cook-off and fundraising event beginning May 20-22. The event takes place at the American Legion Hall in Jourdanton. Contest items to be judged are chicken, jackpot beans, pork spare ribs, brisket, and dessert. A two-day chili cook-off will also take place on Saturday and Sunday. Music […]

Proclamation for National Police Week 2016

To recognize National Police Week 2016 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Jourdanton Police Department; WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 assaults […]


• City of Pleasanton – City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. • City of Jourdanton – City Council Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 State Hwy. 97 E. 830-769-3589. • City of […]

Pleasanton Primary addition is complete

The Pleasanton School Board members met in executive session for one and a half hours, discussing allowing Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann the authority to hire contractual employees during the months of May 11 through September 12, 2016. When they returned to open session, Blasa Chapa made a motion to give Mann that authority; Edward Zamarripa seconded. Also voting in favor […]

A conversation that never was

Sue Brown

Mother’s Day has just passed and Father’s Day is coming up next month. Not to get all melancholy about these holidays that are amplified when you don’t have your parents around, but the anniversary date of their deaths also reminds us of how much they are missed. It has been 30 years since I lost my dad. I was pregnant […]