DPS asks citizens to report suspicious behavior

State Capital Highlights

 In the wake of the widely reported June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Texas Department of Public Safety called on Texans to pay close attention to what’s happening in their own communities. DPS Director Steven McCraw on June 17 said, “Amid today’s ever-present threat of terrorism and crime, we are reminded that members of the public can be […]

Presidential Race in Texas

Texas Politics

Word from the recent Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio is that Donald Trump is doing something far better than Hillary Clinton: uniting the often fractious Texas Democrats. Trump, the New York real estate mogul, star of reality TV, and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has infuriated Hispanics, Muslims, and a considerable number of Republicans as well. On Friday, June 17, […]

Flashback: Memberships now being sought for big recreation center proposed here



10 Years ago- The Jubilee Singers of South Texas will appear in a free concert Sunday, June 25 at First Baptist Church of Jourdanton. The event will begin at 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Jourdanton is located on Hwy. 16 South, across from the high school. The Jubilee Singers of South Texas offer gospel singing at its best! This […]

Pleasanton council addresses oak wilt in city




At the June 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, city leaders discussed the need for a public workshop to address oak wilt disease in town. Pleasanton Parks Superintendent Greg Leach said that last Wednesday, he drove around the city with the Texas Forest Service to map out oak wilt within the city. Currently, the city has an oak wilt center of […]

Pleasanton renews Dr. Mann’s contract




Dr. Matthew Mann delivered his Superintendent’s Report to the members of the Pleasanton School Board at their regular monthly meeting. The third administration of the STAAR testing for the fifth and eighth grades has been cancelled by the state due to problems with the scoring. Local summer learning camps for elementary students are currently underway. A budget workshop was scheduled […]

Poteet graduates receive in excess of $200,000 in scholarships




On June 20 at 7 p.m. the Poteet ISD Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting. In attendance were Superintendent Andy Castillo, President Barbara Reyes, Vice President Henry Ortiz, Secretary Louis Vasquez, Cynthia Hograves, Yvette Navarro, Diego Puente and Jo Marie Cervantez. After Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence, Supt. Castillo gave a report on school business […]

JISD board recognizes girls power lifters




Coach Lorenzo Gallegos introduced the award-winning girl’s power lifting team to the trustees at the June meeting of the Jourdanton School Board. The ladies are ranked fourth in the state, reaching many personal bests. Yanitza Cavasos, Esperanza Delgado, Kimberly Kelly and Madison McCleary received certificates of recognition from Superintendent Theresa McAllister. Sierra Lopez, also a member of the team, was […]

Brush, bulky trash pick up set



Beginning Monday, July 18, the residents of Pleasanton will have the opportunity to rid themselves of their unwanted junk that has been meandering in the garage all summer long. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Please keep in mind the following rules: •Piles shall not be placed at curbside more than two weeks prior to the pickup […]

Eagle Ford counties lead Texas top producers in crude oil

Oil & Gas Editor



Eagle Ford Shale counties were the number one producers in all three categories, crude oil, total gas and condensate, in Texas in the month of March. Karnes County, of course, led in crude oil production, Webb County led in total gas while Dimmit County was No. 1 in condensate production. Production for March, 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission […]

Officer Perez honored at council meeting




Pleasanton Police Officer Anastacio Perez was recognized at the June 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, by Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez. Sanchez reported that late last week they received a letter from resident Priscilla Talkington. “I think it is quite an accomplishment when someone takes time out of their day to write a letter. No one writes letters anymore,” said […]