Painting with friends

The other day I was thinking that I really need to find something that brings joy to my life after my work day is done. Too many times I find myself sitting on the couch with my dog (who absolutely LOVES couch time) and drifting off into a late night nap only to wake up and drag myself to a […]

Comeback win completes Squaws’ sweep of Blanco

The Jourdanton softball team continued its postseason run last week with a series sweep of Blanco in the Region IV-3A quarterfinals. The Squaws advanced with a come-from-behind 4-2 win in Game 2 on Friday night at the Jourdanton ISD Sports Complex. Jourdanton fell behind 2-0 before rallying for the victory. The Squaws cut the deficit in half in the fourth […]

Capital murder trial coming to Atascosa County

The Atascosa County Courthouse will soon see the start of a busy summer with a capital murder case set to start on August 1 and a few murder trials set to begin as early as next month. Shawn Ruiz Puente and Jenevieve Ramos were charged with the capital murder of San Antonio Police Officer Robert Deckard. Deckard was in pursuit […]

Naked woman cited with drunk driving with 5-year-old son

On Friday, May 12 at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers from the Jourdanton Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of Simmons Ave. for a vehicle accident. Officers arrived to learn that two cars were involved in a “rear-end” accident. The vehicle that initiated the wreck was badly damaged and facing the wrong direction on Simmons Ave. The 43-year-old female […]

Behind the Badge:The 5 Steps

  This is a week that has some significance to nearly everyone I know. My wife works at a high school and as the school year winds down, kids get wound up. So to all of those educators out there, you have my respect and my thanks. The Spurs are making their perennial playoff run and no matter where you […]

Drugs seized near Poteet Elementary school

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Tuesday morning in Poteet resulting in the arrest of a Poteet resident and the seizure of Methamphetamine, high-grade Marijuana and pills. The Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigation Unit conducted an investigation responding to reports that illegal narcotics were being sold out of a residence at 579 School Drive. Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a search […]

Edward Geyer

  Edward Geyer Edward Michael Geyer, age 62, of Somerset passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Edward was born on March 1, 1955. He was a graduate of Somerset High School. Edward earned his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from Tarleton State University, Stephenville in 1977. Edward and Jeanette met in Stephenville, Texas and married in July 1979. Edward started […]

Rebecca J. Barnett

  Rebecca J. Barnett Rebecca J. Barnett, 37, of Pleasanton, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Far more fierce than her inspiring fight was her all-encompassing dedication and love for her two children, Hunter and Brandi. Becky was born April 7, 1980 in San Antonio. After graduating from Pleasanton High School in 1998, […]

Charles Ervin

  Charles Ervin Charles James Ervin passed away in San Antonio on May 11, 2017 at the age of 50. Charles was currently the CTE Director at South San Antonio ISD, and had a long career in public education. He valued his role in helping to ready children for their future. His greatest accomplishment, though, was his beloved son, Layton, […]

James Bell Jr.

  James Bell Jr. In addition to those named in James Bell’s obituary last week he also leaves behind his children and grandchildren: Julia Catherine Bell Manley and children Lilly and Sarah Manley; Nancy Elaine Bell Tora and children Jeffery and Gabby Tora and Jeffery Scott Bell and Michael James Bell; nephews and nieces Truman Fugle Jr., Loretta Avant Digges, […]


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