Two earthquakes shake Fashing area


LEON ZABAVA OIL AND GAS EDITOR On Saturday, January 6, 2018, there was a report of an earthquake in Atascosa County north of Fashing. According to the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin,  there were actually two earthquakes in that area. The January 6 occurrence was at 3:37:17 that Saturday afternoon and its depth relative […]

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley


This year is starting out very busy. Our projects are moving along. I am still hopeful for a March opening for animal control. I hope to work this year on a system for quantitative analysis of the Atascosa volunteer fire departments responses by each VFD, how that load is distributed across the county and how we formulate the county’s financial […]

Charlotte Ag/FFA students prepare for upcoming ACLS


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer Students from all over Atascosa County are scrambling to get ready for the upcoming Atascosa County Livestock Show beginning January 15 and three from Charlotte are all set to go. Seniors Elijah Reyna and Mari Cantu and Sophomore Joshua Reyna have been busy preparing their swine since September in hopes of placing at this year’s show. […]

Capital murder trial jury selection begins


Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher More than 800 citizens did their civic duty Tuesday at the Atascosa County Courthouse. Showing up in morning and afternoon shifts, individuals were put through a process that helped whittle down the 800 to 180 who qualified for the next step of individual questioning.  The jury selection is for the capital murder trial of Shawn Ruiz […]

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I don’t have an accent – or do I?


If you ever saw the ‘70s movie “Midway” you may remember Henry Fonda in his role as Texas-born Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Fonda played the admiral speaking with a Texas accent so thick you could cut it with a knife. The interesting thing about this is that Nimitz didn’t really have that much of a Texas accent—even though he was […]

Oh, Baby


The first baby of 2018, Torre, was born at Methodist Hospital South at 3:40 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Dr. Edward Blackmon delivered the 7 pound and 6 ounces son of Katrina Ramon and Torre Leal. Left to right are  Heather Garcia, Aviana Alvarado, Vivian Barrientos, mother Katrina Ramon, Torre Leal and Dr. Edward Blackmon. Courtesy Photo  

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