Jourdanton secures No. 2 seed with win over Natalia


The Jourdanton baseball team used a big fifth inning Monday to earn the district’s No. 2 seed. The Indians scored seven in the frame to take a lead they would not surrender in an 8-5 win at Natalia in a seeding tiebreaker after both teams finished 5-3 in district. Jourdanton trailed 3-1 entering the fifth before Cort Hindes tied it […]

Pleasanton’s Ayanna Oltivero, Dalton Hobbs medal at regional meet


KINGSVILLE—Pleasanton and Poteet had 20 athletes compete at the Region IV-4A meet Friday and Saturday, but none advanced to state. The closest to qualifying for state were Pleasanton’s Ayanna Oltivero and Dalton Hobbs, who each placed third in their respective events. Oltivero ran a 59.71 in the 400 to take the bronze medal. The senior moved into third place in […]

Devine pitcher Carr silences Lady Eagles bats in bi-district win


SAN ANTONIO—Sometimes in softball, slow and steady wins the race. Such seemed to be the case Thursday night. Pleasanton coach Ronda Savage said her team could not adjust to the pitching of Devine’s Taylor Carr, whose velocity was lower than some of the hurlers the Lady Eagles saw in district play. Carr took advantage to lead the Arabians to the […]

Squaws survive bi-district scare from 4th-seeded Lago Vista


Thursday’s bi-district softball playoff between Jourdanton and Lago Vista was not a typical matchup between a district champion and a No. 4 seed. The Lady Vikings gave the Squaws all they wanted, but Jourdanton was able to hold off the host’s rally in the final inning to advance. The Squaws prevailed 3-2 in a pitchers’ duel after Lago Vista nearly […]

Zavala’s 2 HRs not enough as Pearsall completes bi-district sweep of Lady Aggies


MATHIS—Emily Zavala did her best to keep Poteet’s softball season alive Friday night. The junior pitcher belted home runs in each of her first two at-bats before being intentionally walked in her next appearance. Still, her three-RBI performance was not enough to make up for the Lady Aggies’ fielding problems. Poteet committed seven errors during Game 2 of its series […]

Pleasanton soccer boasts 7 superlative winners


The Pleasanton boys and girls soccer teams accounted for seven of the 29-4A all-district superlatives this season. The Lady Eagles, who made a third consecutive trip to the regional tournament, had five award winners. Madelyn Bird, a sophomore, led the way as the district’s Overall MVP. Freshman Kaitlyn Garcia earned MVP Forward, sophomore Delanee Olivarri was MVP Midfielder, junior Winter […]

Tragic accidental shooting takes life of JHS student


Vicente Valero III, age 17, of Christine passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 in Jourdanton following an accidental shooting at his home in Christine.”It was a tragic accident,” Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward said. Sheriff Soward said Valero was sitting at a table in the family’s home across from his father as his father cleaned a 45-caliber handgun. The sheriff […]

Catch the Special Olympics spirit May 4


Lisa Luna Staff Writer The public is invited to the Atascosa-McMullen Special Olympics Track Meet on Friday, May 4. Students from throughout Atascosa County and South Texas will gather at Pleasanton Eagle Stadium to compete in a variety of running and field events, such as the tennis ball throw and running long jump. The morning will kick-off with the Law […]

High speed chase catches 5

Courtesy Photo Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, DPS, and Live Oak deputies were involved in a high speed chase after a truck that was stolen from Montgomery County entered into eastern Atascosa County off IH 37. Ten suspects fled the scene after the truck was spotted by a DPS helicopter in Blackhill. The driver and four other undocumented workers were apprehended […]

Fire Marshal conducts VFD awards ceremony


Leon Zabaza Staff Reporter     On Wednesday, April 18, at the regularly scheduled Atascosa County Firefighters Association meeting, they conducted their first annual awards banquet. This was held at the Leming auditorium. Conducting the awards ceremony was Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna. Awards were passed out to Fire Chief of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and Most […]

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