Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Atascosa County Judge’s Report I am going to write a column series on EMS (Emergency Medical Service): how it started, how we got here and where we are going. Many counties do not have any EMS at all. Many counties are trying to start one.  Many, many more have systems that are funded by ESDs (special taxing district), the closest […]

Mayor’s Message

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Mayor’s Message     Greetings from the Mayor’s office:      Pleasanton’s latest Texas Historical Marker was unveiled this past Saturday. Located at the Longhorn Museum, the marker is dedicated to Ben and Mona Parker and KBOP Radio.      Other Texas Historical Markers in Pleasanton include:      Marker 4056, erected in 1973, and commemorates the City of Pleasanton […]

242 Years later—the United States of America

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242 Years later—the United States of America Fifty-six men signed it. It had been approved two days earlier, on July 2nd, 1776, but it was ratified that Thursday, July 4th, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We know it as the Declaration of Independence. It was adopted by the Second Continental Congress, meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall).  […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas redistricting maps

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas redistricting maps AUSTIN — The United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 on June 25 to approve 10 of 11 disputed Texas House and congressional redistricting maps used in the state’s 2014 and 2016 elections. The court ruled that only Texas House District 90 in Fort Worth was gerrymandered along racial lines and therefore […]

Community news matters and our community matters to us

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Community news matters and our community matters to us The shooting that took place on Thursday that took the lives of five Capital Gazette journalists – Robert Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith – is heartbreaking. That the Gazette still managed to get a newspaper out despite this horrific tragedy has captured the nation’s attention at the […]

15th annual American Pride Day in Jourdanton

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On Wednesday, July 4, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 15th annual American Pride Day. Bring the family to the Jourdanton City Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The celebration will open with the Poteet VFW Honor Guard presenting the colors. There will be free hot dogs and drinks while supplies last, entertainment for the […]

Featured Artists: Don Pedro Huizar & Robert Wenske

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Johnny Huizar’s antecedent Don Pedro Huizar and Jourdanton artist, Robert Wenske, are featured artists for June and July at the Pleasanton City Hall. Johnny Huizar, Pleasanton City Manager, is a six generation descendant of Don Pedro Huizar, the artist of “The Rose Window” located at the San Jose Mission. Johnny first heard and absorbed the stories of his famous “great […]

The voice of democracy

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The voice of democracy Many journalists across America are grieving over the murders of fellow members of the press at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, MD.  We mourn their loss from afar. While they were dealing with one of the most horrendous acts they may ever witness, the staff was still able to publish a paper that very next […]


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