Lt. Investigator Max Peralta named ACLEOA Officer of the Year

At the 41st annual Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Investigator Max Peralta was named the 2015 Officer of the Year. 

Fourth of July in Jourdanton




The Fourth of July Celebration in Jourdanton culminated Monday evening with a 25-minute, dazzling display of fireworks. This marked the 13th year that the annual event was held. While it is difficult to estimate the number that attended, Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce President Jack Harrison said they gave out 1,200 free hot dogs and over 2,500 free sodas and water […]

Out & About



Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival The Pleasanton Lions Club is sponsoring Free Movie Wednesdays at Plestex 4 Theatre. You can beat the heat by catching a show at noon or 2 p.m. On Wednesday, July 6 Plestex is featuring Shaun the Sheep Movie and on Wednesday, July 13 HOME will be featured. No coupon is necessary! For more information, you […]

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Cowboy of the Year search begins




July is here and that means that the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year and Open Rodeo Festival will be here soon. That also means that the search is on for the 2016 Cowboy of the Year. This title is given to a genuine, hard-working individual that not only knows all things cowboy, but is also respected by his […]

Lt. Investigator Max Peralta named ACLEOA Officer of Year




At the 41st annual Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Investigator Max Peralta was named the 2015 Officer of the Year. He received the award after a fajita dinner at the Jourdanton Community Center last Thursday, June 29. The dinner, catered by Rose and Balde Pesqueda, was served among a patriotic theme – complete […]

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

The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road 18th Segment - Lonnie Gillespie - Norman Porter, Sr. at Leming School


‘and from that day forward, Mr. Porter drove the Leming School bus’, ‘the milk would probably turn into butter before Alton got to San Antonio’, “I believe Mr. (Norman) Porter came in when I was in the fifth grade in Leming. He was our principal and teacher.” said Lonnie Gillespie, “Mr. Porter was always interested in history, especially Texas history […]

Street racers busted




The Jourdanton and Pleasanton Police Departments were both contacted to assist in stopping two vehicles racing down Hwy. 97 yesterday morning around 7:30 a.m. A Jourdanton officer observed two cars racing down the highway at a high rate of speed. “Our officer was at the Gym parking lot helping a person unlock their car,” Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser said. […]

Behind the Badge

…our flag was still there

One of the things I get to hear every year on the 4th of July is how much people appreciate the event held each year at the Jourdanton City Park. The Fourth of July Celebration is a highlight of my summer and everyone always loves the food, drinks and a great fireworks show to cap it off. As a police […]

Local chiefs attend training



Last week Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser and Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez attended the FBI Command College in San Antonio. The FBI Command College trains chief executives and certain secondin command officers of local departments. Since approximately 80 percent of the law enforcement agencies in the U.S. have fewer than 25 sworn officers, the FBI Command College serve the […]


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