3A Honor Band Concert Feb. 16

The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) named the Jourdanton Wind Symphony the 3A Honor Band at the annual Texas Bandmaster’s Association convention in San Antonio on July 20, 2017. Honor Band is the highest award a concert band can receive in the state of Texas and is equivalent to winning a state championship in athletics. Bands enter at the region […]

Autism Series

FREE Parents bring awareness

The bond between a loving parent and their child is like no other. When a mother or father senses that their child may need special help to meet their needs, they often do all they can to advocate on their behalf. Such is the case with several local parents and grandparents, who wanted to share their loved one’s stories and […]

Jack Wood


Jack Wood Jack Wood, age 86, of Pleasanton, passed away at his residence Monday, January 29, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Pat and Craig White of Pleasanton; son-in-law, Lyle Riff of Hondo, and grandchildren, Jeff White of Pleasanton, Alan Riff of Pleasanton, Mark and Melanie Riff of Richmond. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Wood; […]

Raul Tijerina


Raul Tijerina Raul Tijerina, 53, of Charlotte passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  He was born in Jourdanton to Miguel and Herminia (Cordova) Tijerina. Raul graduated from Big Wells.  He loved to Bar-B-Q and entertain friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Miguel and Herminia Tijerina; sister Alicia Tijerina; and two brothers Pedro Tijerina and Mike Tijerina, Jr. […]

Juanita Tijerina


Juanita Tijerina Juanita M. Tijerina of Charlotte, passed away February 4, 2018 at the age of 88.  She was born May 16, 1929 in Crown, Texas to Cecilio and Guadalupe (Rodriguez) Muñoz. Juanita took great pleasure in church and community activities and groups and serving and helping.  She was a very caring individual, displaying such in many ways and forms.  […]

Mary Bartosh


Mary Bartosh Mary Bartosh of Jourdanton passed away on February 3, 2018. She was 94 years old, Mary was born in the small town of West, Texas, outside of Waco and moved to Jourdanton in her early years. She lived her entire life in Jourdanton, attending school there and helped work the farm. Mary was born to Anton and Rosie […]

Yvonne Ivie


Yvonne Ivie Yvonne Kosub Ivie, 78, of Pleasanton passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  She was born in Leming to Erby and Frieda (Young) Kosub. She is preceded in death by her husband Jo Ivie; parents Erby and Frieda (Young) Kosub; sister Shirley Parsons and one nephew John Persyn. Yvonne is survived by her niece Debbie Rakowitz and husband Karl […]

Ruben Lopez


Ruben Lopez Ruben Lopez of Poteet, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 59.  He was born in Pleasanton on January 17, 1959 to Juan and Maria (Quinonez) Lopez. Ruben is survived by his brothers, Ysidro Lopez and Juan Lopez and wife Leisa and sisters, Linda Casias and husband Manuel, Terry Hernandez and Gloria Navarro.  He is […]

Local teams learn UIL realignment fate

FREE Poteet files appeal for basketball/volleyball district

High schools around the state learned their football, basketball and volleyball district opponents for the next two years when the University Interscholastic League released its biennial realignment Thursday morning. While there were few surprises for area coaches, the districts did have some changes. In football, Pleasanton will face Beeville, Boerne, Gonzales and La Vernia in District 15-4A Division I. The […]

Indians clinch playoff berth with 60-52 win over Karnes City


JOURDANTON—Jourdanton boys basketball coach Joseph Garmon knows just how competitive District 26-3A is. A year ago, his talented Indians squad fell outside the playoff picture following some tight losses. In many ways, Karnes City parallels that Jourdanton team this season. Despite a skilled roster, the Badgers have suffered a number of single-digit losses, including a three-point overtime setback Jan. 30 […]