JISD board approves lists and policies during June meeting

During the regular school board meeting of the Jourdanton ISD on June 11, the board was presented with many policies and lists that needed approval from different councils and committees. Three items on the agenda were unanimously approved by the board. First, Sara Gutierrez is head of the District Health Advisory Council and presented a list of potential members to […]

County-wide burn ban affects fireworks for July 4th holiday

On Tuesday, June 12 Atascosa County Commissioner’s Court ordered a County-wide BURN BAN for 90 days or until lifted by appropriate authorities. However, many citizens may be concerned or confused as to what this means for celebrating with fireworks for the 4th of July holiday. While fireworks are not banned by the county during the Burn Ban, it is encouraged […]


Alanier Lavinier and Adam Gordon, with Endeavors, receiving approval from Commissioners’ Court to provide counseling services to Veterans and Non-Veterans who meet specific criteria. This is with no cost to Atascosa County. Approval was granted on Monday, June 25.

Sheriff Soward updates jail addition project

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward mentioned that the jail addition project began in May of this year. Presently, a lot of dirt work is being done. That’s prior to pouring of foundation. “They’ve actually done quite a bit but it doesn’t have that appearance yet,” said Soward. “They’re on schedule and haven’t had any bad weather days to get off […]

County Justice Center construction update

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley gave an update report on the new Atascosa County Justice Center. Judge Hurley said, “The justice center should be finished with construction by the end of October. We will spend November setting up furniture and audio visual and all other communications and security. “In December, we’ll be moving the offices and personnel into the facility. […]

Atascosa Co. Jail Bookings

The people named in this report have been charged with but not found guilty of the crimes listed. This information is provided by the ACSO under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552. 06/25/18-Melissa Ann Bazan, DOB1965, was arrested by the ACSO on acharge of Sale to Minors – Alcohol, at7:55 a.m.06/25/18-David Ramirez, DOB 1979,was arrested by the Poteet PD […]

Call Stats

The ACSO has been very busy the past seven days with more than 254 calls. Assault Bodily Injury 06/26/18, 9:08 p.m., ACS Lopez, ACSSaucedo, Crestway Road, Somerset06/30/18, 9:14 a.m., ACS Cantu, SecondSt., Pleasanton Assault Family Violence 06/28/18, 5:06 p.m., ACS Bunch, JohnnyLane, Poteet06/29/18, 6:01 p.m., ACS Ruiz, SavannahRidge, Von Ormy07/01/18, 4:04 p.m., ACS Cantu, ACSGonzales, ACS Rothenbach, Oak KrestBlvd., Poteet […]

Local significance of San Jose Mission

The San Jose Mission’s size and beauty earned it the name as the “Queen of the Missions” becoming a showplace of the Southwest. The San Jose Mission also played a very important role in helping to bring the “cowboy heritage” to Pleasanton and Atascosa County. In the 1960’s, Dr. Ben Parker of Pleasanton researched the mission’s history. He learned that […]

Basketball Clinics in Jourdanton, Poteet

Boys and girls ages 12-15 are invited to take part in free upcoming Basketball Clinics. The next one will be at the Jourdanton High School Gym on Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Another one is scheduled at the Poteet High School Gym on Saturday, July 28, also from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free prizes, food […]

Gutierrez on Dean’s List

Bianca Gutierrez of Lytle has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester at the University of New England. Dean’s List students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester.

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