Letter to the Editor: FUMC Thank You

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Letter to the Editor: FUMC Thank You The Bountiful Basket Ministry at Pleasanton First United Methodist Church would like to thank the young men and women at The Rock who have helped us each month with our ministry. These PISD students come and help us unload truckloads of food and set up for families to come and shop. They come […]

Speed limits are for everyone—including me.

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Speed limits are for everyone-including me.  Like most of us, I’ve been driving since I was a teenager. I was a careful driver, so I was shocked the first time I was pulled over and given a ticket. The police officer pointed out the “No U-Turn” sign I had just disobeyed. Whoops! The message: see and obey all traffic signs. […]

State Capital Highlights: Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness.

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Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness.  AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness.  Along with Abbott in Austin were officials from various state agencies […]

Behind the Badge: Doing good things.

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Doing good things.      Roughly two weeks ago I began my 17th year with the Jourdanton Police Department. As I looked back at that time I realized I have worked among some great people, both at my agency, and surrounding law enforcement organizations, schools and non-profit groups.      Having started as a patrolman, I have responded to calls […]

Mayor’s Message

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Mayor’s Message    Greetings from the Mayor’s office.      I’ve heard from a few of you who wanted to meet with me.      When I announced as a candidate for Mayor, I promised that I would be available to those who wanted to meet, individually, with the Mayor. I started my “open door” policy this past Monday. I […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Atascosa County Judge’s Report      I am still talking about property taxes this week.  Lytle ISD has issued a spot – on letter to the editor which clearly identifies who is at fault for the huge increases in appraisal valuation. It is (not necessarily in the order of accountability) first the Appraisal District for lagging in meeting the States’ […]

Summertime salad for Dad

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Summertime salad for Dad I thought for the next few summer months that I would share a recipe every now and then. And since Father’s Day is this Sunday, this may appeal to your dear old dad. My dad loved cantaloupe and cucumbers, but we never made a salad with both ingredients together. His favorite salad was cukes, onion, tomatoes […]

PISD Board meeting tonight

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Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton. Following prayer and pledge of allegiance, visitors will be able to make comments. For full PISD School Board Meeting agenda, please go to pisd.us.

Poteet alumnus Camarillo begins term as new superintendent

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Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer The Poteet ISD school board introduced Charles Camarillo as its new superintendent May 25 during its regular meeting. Camarillo joins the district with 17 years experience as a public school administrator, 13 of which were spent as Somerville ISD superintendent. From 2001-05, he was an assistant principal for Temple ISD. The new superintendent earned his bachelor’s […]

Children’s Alliance of South Texas provides a place for healing and justice

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Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher The Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) held their grand opening celebration Monday at 810 Main Street in Jourdanton. “The services that we provide at CAST are part of a comprehensive response to child abuse in the state of Texas, “ said Executive Director, Meredith Erickson, Ph.D. “At CAST we do our best to provide that […]


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