Friendships forged in fire


“Strength through adversity. The strongest steel is forged by the hottest fires. It is pounded and struck repeatedly… The fire gives it power and flexibility, and the blows give it strength. Those two things make it able to withstand every battle…” -Sherrilyn Kenyon When I read that quote it took me back to the end of August when our area […]

County jail extension project begins soon

FREE Jail passes inspection 38 years in a row

Leon Zabava Staff Writer Atascosa County Commis-sioners’ Court approved the design plans for enlargement/renovation of the Atascosa County jail. Work on the project will begin late February/early March with construction to be finished this year. Architect is Wayne Gondeck, with DRG Architects, and the contractor who is the construction manager is Butler-Cohen from Houston. Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward said, […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Officers responded to 55 calls for service this past week. A total of 62 traffic stops were conducted of those 30 resulted in warnings and 32 resulted in a citation being issued. We did have some activity this week worth reporting on.  Lt. Dear processed the final juvenile in our “tire slashing” case from July. I know he is glad […]

Inspiration continues #spreadkindnessforMandT


It is a parent’s worst nightmare to lose a child at any stage in life. Audrey and Kevin McCleary’s nightmare became a reality one year ago tomorrow, January 18, 2017. Both of their children Madison and Tanner were killed in an auto crash on their way to school. But, instead of focusing on their loss, they turned it into a […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


At the next Commissioner’s Court regular meeting we will be finalizing our contract with “Children’s Alliance of South Texas, A child Advocacy Center.” We are furnishing them a building (the old JP3) building next to the courthouse. We have been, as a county, donating $25,000 per year to help them maintain their existence since they were formed. This is in […]

Atascosa County economy off to a great start for 2018


Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher   Sales tax figures for the first month of 2018 looked bright across Texas, with Atascosa County seeing a 100.81 percent increase over last year.  Atascosa County saw a net payment this period of $583,891 compared to prior year’s check of $290,786. Atascosa County outpaced sister counties of Bee, Frio, Karnes and Medina who still saw […]

E-edition 01-17-18


Grandfather clock at ACLS in memory of Commissioner Gillespie


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer There were many unique and memorable projects on display at this year’s Ag Mechanics Projects show at the 2018 Atascosa County Livestock Show on Tuesday, Jan. 16. However, one special project stood out amongst its competitors due to its builder’s heritage and reasoning behind the making of it. Auston Gillespie, freshman at Pleasanton High School and […]

Classifieds 01-17-18

My personal jail ministry


I spend about an hour in jail most weeks. No, it’s not a secret life of crime–I go as a Bible teacher. My training for this is my own growth as a Christian and what I have learned, and my goal is to share the Good News. For me this Jail Ministry began several years ago when I was asked […]

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