No. 1 Santa Gertrudis Academy downs Squaws in regional final

CORPUS CHRISTI—The historic playoff run for the Jourdanton softball team is over. Santa Gertrudis Academy completed a series sweep of the Squaws with an 11-5 win Friday in Game 2 of their Region IV-3A Final at Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway. The Lady Lions, ranked No. 1 in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association poll, won Game 1, 10-2, on Thursday. The […]

Arturo Segura

  Arturo Segura Arturo Segura, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 26, 2017. Arturo was born in Tilden on January 14, 1935 to Baltazar and Victoria Segura. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betalia Casas and Susana Gonzales. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine; four sons, Richard, […]

Pleasanton’s third fire station, AirLIFE coming

Construction for Pleasanton’s new $2.7 million fire station and 24/7 Air Methods AirLIFE facility located at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport is expected to be completed March, 2018. Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar said that the new dual-purpose building will be paid for in full by the City of Pleasanton utilizing existing general funds. Huizar said the Pleasanton Fire Department currently […]

Irma Egure

  Irma Egure Irma Stella (Garza) Egure of Sacramento, California, died Saturday evening, May 20, 2017 at Methodist Hospital at the age of 72. She was born June 29, 1945 in Pleasanton, to George and Tomasa Garza. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Egure of Elk Grove, California, their two sons Mark Egure of Elk Grove […]

Frac sand mine near Poteet is unwelcome neighbor

  Online real estate ads for the Alanna Heights subdivision just north of Poteet paint a picture of a serene, quiet neighborhood perfect to reside in. Atascosa County newcomer Leroy Myers had that same vision in mind. Leroy and wife Rosie were shocked when they moved in approximately two months ago and discovered a new neighbor moving in directly behind […]

Helping First Responders

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District 12 Livestock Judging Contest

  The District 12 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held in Fredericksburg on May 6. Atascosa County had a team in each of the age groups. The Senior team of Ethan Ayala, Emily Chessher, Tyler Pearson and Mason Vick placed 3rd and will be able to go on to the State Contest in June. In addition, Ethan Ayala placed first […]

Commencement ceremonies begin

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Holly Castillo to launch Texas Legacy book series

  Since childhood, Holly Castillo has been drawn to writing for the way it allows one to travel to a different world. The Pleasanton author is eagerly awaiting the launch of “Texas Conquest,” the first book in her Texas Legacy series. The public is invited to join her for some Texas-sized fun on Saturday, June 10, at the book launch […]

Recognition Pep Rally at Jourdanton JHS

The Top 10 Jourdanton Junior High students were recognized at the Eighth Grade Recognition Pep Rally on May 24. The top five are: Daniece Mueller- ranked 5th, Madison Yow- ranked 4th, Averey Bunger- ranked 3rd, Emma Roach- ranked 2nd and Claire Vyvlecka- ranked 1st. Also ranked among the Top 10 at Jourdanton Junior High School are: Jacob Nixon- ranked 10th, Payton […]


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