Charlotte Spirit Supper Sept. 6


The Charlotte High School varsity cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Spirit Supper on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m in the high school cafeteria to celebrate its football and volleyball athletes this school year. A dinner will be served for $7 a plate for parents consisting of pasta, a salad, bread stick and drink. Cheerleaders, football and volleyball players will […]

ACSO Special Operations Unit Synthetic Marijuana bust

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit searched a residence on Marshall Street in Charlotte last week resulting in one arrest. Sheriff’s investigators obtained a search warrant from J.P. Jackie Bodden after an investigation revealed that synthetic marijuana was being sold out of the house. Shortly before 9 a.m. last Wednesday the ACSO Special Operations Unit executed the search warrant and […]

Area school districts respond to new TEA ratings

New this year is the A-F accountability rating system, to rate all multi-campus school districts and charters. The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps.  Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and […]

Honoring the legend of PHS Principal Larry Brown

Larry Brown was Pleasanton High School’s principal from 1977 to 1994. He passed away suddenly at the age of 64 in September of 2003. A group of students from those years has banded together to put on a dance and raffle to benefit the Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship and the PISD Education Foundation Teachers’ Grant fund. The tagline of the […]

Out and About

First Baptist Awana Clubs Kick-Off on Sept. 5 First Baptist Church of Pleasanton welcomes all children, kindergarten through the fifth grade, to come join Awana Clubs. On Wednesday, Sept. 5 there will be a block party and registration night with free hot dogs, bounce houses, snow cones and pop corn from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church courtyard at […]

Forgery and firearms

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a San Antonio man and charged him with 8 counts of forgery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On August 22, Deputy Sheriff Peter Allen was dispatched to the Super Stop on Highway 16, seven miles north of Poteet. The store owner pointed out a suspect who was attempting to […]


Members of VFW Post 6970 honoring Valdemar Benitez, Sr. at St. Matthew Hall in Jourdanton. From left are James Koutny, David Guerrero, Frank Risley, Chaplain; and Israel Casarez. Benitez was honorably discharged from the Army of the United States on February 23, 1946. He had received the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with […]

Synthetic Cannabinoids unpredictable danger

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) K2/Spice is NOT marijuana. Health effects of K2/Spice are unpredictable. It’s often called synthetic marijuana or fake weed because some of its chemicals are like those in marijuana. The effects can be unpredictable and in some cases, severe or even life threatening. Ingredients included in Synthetic Cannabinoids include shredded, dried plant […]

Tuesdays will never be the same

The Way I See It

Last week’s column had a lot of folks asking me what was happening, where I’ll be working and if I’m moving … and though I updated on Facebook my plans, I’m excited to share them here. My new job will be with the Texas Press Association as their new Event Director. And though their office is in Austin, I will […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

We are very close to wrapping the budget for 2019 and the tax rate. I am pleased to announce that we will be lowering your tax rate by 2 cents, from $61.99 to $59.99. I wish it was more of a reduction, but the good thing is that ALL bond rates and ALL monies for construction are included in this […]