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

The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road

19th Segment – Lonnie Gillespie – Norman Porter, Sr. at Leming School ‘with a big rattlesnake loose in the floorboard, they scrambled out of the truck in nothing flat’, “teasin’ me and tellin’ me they were going to drop me down in that well with a rope to get that coon out” Continuation of Lonnie Gillespie article from July 6, […]

Traffic stop yields two arrests

Two Pleasanton residents were arrested for allegedly manufacturing a controlled substance, a first degree felony, during a traffic stop on July 3 at 9:18 a.m. A Pleasanton Police Department officer initiated the traffic stop at the 1300 block of Main Street. During the course of the stop the driver Katheryn Joe Anderson, of Pleasanton, was found not to have a […]

Our hearts are broken

“Our hearts are broken.” -Dallas Police Chief David Brown As I type this, roughly 18 hours have passed for five Texas families whose lives have changed forever. Five families who now are minus a father, a brother, a husband and a son. Not even a day ago I, along with thousands of other Texans Peace Officers, sat in stunned silence […]


• Charlotte ISD – Charlotte School Boardmeets the 3rd Thursdayof the month at 6:30p.m. at the Administration office, 102 E. HindesAve. (830)277-1431. •Jourdanton ISD –Jourdanton SchoolBoard meets the 2ndMonday of the monthat 7 p.m. at the Centraloffice, 200 Zanderson.(830)769-3548. • Pleasanton ISD –Pleasanton SchoolBoard meets the 2ndTuesday of the monthat 7 p.m. the Central office, 831 Stadium Drive.(830) 569-1200. • […]

Czech out authentic meal this Sunday

Czech Heritage to be celebrated at St. Matthew’s

The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY! Yes, indeed, St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual Czech Day Celebration on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the church […]

Brush, bulky trash pick up set for Pleasanton

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 pick-up […]

Moving dedication ceremony for officers

The Way I See It

The dedication ceremony of the three signs honoring our officers – DPS Trooper Terry Wayne Miller, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies Mark Stephenson and Thomas Monse – that will be/are erected in our county was such a moving event. A huge shout out should go to Sergeant Bobby Bratten for doing the legwork of starting this endeavor. It is not an […]

Act of Kindess Appreciated

On July 7 I went grocery shopping at HEB with my grandson. We were ready to check out when a woman, who seemed in a hurry, asked if she could go ahead of us. As she was getting her groceries checked, she was smiling. She then waited after she was done. After our items were finished, the cashier pointed to […]

Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush

State Capital Highlights

A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. Dozens of shots were fired, reportedly from an assault rifle, leaving five police officers dead and seven police officers and two civilians wounded. Police pursued a suspect identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, […]

Disaster in Dallas: Time for Healing

Texas Politics

In the wake of a sniper murdering five police officers in Dallas Thursday ((7/7/16)), partly in reaction to police killing black men in Louisiana and Minnesota Tuesday and Wednesday, it is time to come together. The ambush blew apart a Black Lives Matter march in downtown Dallas, which the police were guarding. The lone sniper told police he was reacting […]