School trustees are just that … trusted

School districts across the state have been honoring their board of trustees this whole month. They may have treated them to a nice dinner, reception, snacks, goody bags etc. to thank them for, well, a thankless job most times. These women and men donate their time to ensure that the schools are operating to the best of their ability and […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I wish to acknowledge the first – responders that attended the tragedy of the two young people that died in the car wreck in West Atascosa County.  The law enforcement personnel, EMS, and others who assisted with this deserve our gratitude.  Judge Carrasco and Constable Luna asked me to convey their deepest regrets to all of the family and friends […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

 Chasing crooks is a never ending battle.  Luckily, with the help of Natalia PD, we were able to identify suspects and receive a confession in regard to about six recent vehicle burglaries. The case is still under investigation, but I’m confident we at least know who was responsible.  Then on Saturday we had two more vehicle burglaries, these occurred in […]

Sweetcases for Foster Children

Liz Tackitt of Pleasanton, partnered with Together We Rise to raise money to create “sweetcases” for foster children. Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth and have a vision to help improve the lives of foster children in America. Tackitt began a Facebook Fundraiser for TWR’s sweetcases and donated each […]

Madison McCleary

Madison McCleary Madison ‘Madi’ Brooke McCleary was the first born child of Kevin and Audrey McCleary on January 6, 1999 in College Station.  She gained her angel wings on the morning of January 18, 2017, with her brother Tanner by her side.  Madison was an old soul, wise beyond her years. She was often sought for her wisdom by classmates […]

Tanner McCleary

  Tanner McCleary Tanner John McCleary was born on June 8th, 2005 in College Station, Texas to Kevin and Audrey McCleary. He gained his angel wings the morning of January 18, 2017 with his sister Madison by his side. Tanner was a tender-hearted soul who loved the great outdoors. Whether fishing for catfish on the Brazos River, white bass on […]

Donna Rains

  Donna Rains Donna Waynell Rains, 80 of Lake Hills passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Pleasanton. She was born Friday, January 31, 1936 to Truman and Edna Ozella (Teague) Beard in San Antonio. Donna is survived by her son, Ronnie Rains and wife Brenda of Pleasanton; daughter, Karen Russell and husband Ralph of Victoria; brother-in-law, Carl Rains and […]

Christopher Garza

  Christopher Garza Christopher “Chief” Garza also known to some as “Apache” was born December 15, 1972.  He passed away January 19, 2017.   Christopher is survived by his mother Felicitas O. Garza of Jourdanton, father Jose M. Garza Sr. and Audelia Pompa of Devine; son Christopher James Garza of Borger; brothers Ricardo Garza, Martin Garza, Albert Garza all of Jourdanotn; […]

William Jensen Jr.

  William Jensen Jr.  William “Bill” Jensen, Jr., 80, of Poteet died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton, Texas. He was born in Bison, Oklahoma on February 19, 1936 to William and Dorothy Iven Jensen. After the family moved from Oklahoma to Fort Scott, Kansas, he married Sonja Caufield. They later were transferred to […]

Gerardo Briseño

Gerardo Briseño  Gerardo “Lalo” Briseño went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2017 at the age of 82 in Dallas. He was born on October 3, 1934 in Hindes to Presentacion “Tacho” and Juanita Briseño.  Gerardo’s passion was drywall and texture business, which he worked for 60 years.  He is survived by the love of his life of […]


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