Jourdanton Elementary teacher Anna-Vel Herrera is using sign language to help her students learn vocabulary by associating words with broad gestures. Some of the students demonstrated this approach for the school board at their meeting on Monday night. Afterwards, they were each awarded certificates by Superintendent Theresa McAllister. Shown here with Herrera are Eva Brister, Khloe Roberts, Belle Hughes, Kinsey […]

Express donates 125 lbs. of food for veterans

VFW Post 12162 in Pleasanton is one of three posts in Atascosa County participating in the “March Out Hunger” campaign with Humana and the San Antonio Food Bank to collect 300,000 lbs of food for veterans and their families.. The Pleasanton Express is a donation drop-off for Post 12162 where on Thursday, Oct. 18, Senior Vice Commander Stephanie Pino turned […]

Price Chevrolet #IDriveFor campaign

Price Chevrolet is giving away TWO FREE FRONT ROW Spurs Tickets with Dahill Courtside Club! Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win: 1) Stop by Price Chevrolet dealership to sign up 2) Take a picture with their Breast Cancer Awareness sign 3) Tag Price Chevrolet and use #IDriveFor on your pages 4) Winner will be chosen Monday, […]

Atascosa County unites against bullying at Safer Path rally

What’s better than one person taking a stand against bullying? How about a thousand from different communities and backgrounds coming together to put an end to bullying in Atascosa County? The City of Pleasanton estimated 1,200 people were in attendance at Safer Path Family Violence Shelter’s 3rd Annual H.E.R.O. Anti-Bully Rally last Wednesday evening at the Pleasanton River Park. Newly […]


During Commissioners’ Court meeting, Monday, October 22, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley read a Proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Atascosa County. Standing, from left, are Shawnene Heather, outreach coordinator; Susan Phillips, board president; D. A. Audrey Gossett Louis, board member; Rhonda Williamson, executive director; Mardee Hamilton, assistant director; Adrianne Mendez, advocate; Stephanie Martinez, advocate; Cindy Rodriguez, […]

CISD Tax Ratification, Bond Election on Nov. ballot

In August, the Charlotte ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to have a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) and a Bond Issue on the November election ballot. “Everybody else had their elections during the summertime, but you don’t have enough people to come out and vote due to being out of town,” said CISD Superintendent Mario Sotelo. “In the General Election, […]

JISD promotes local bullying resources

The loss of an individual is always so tragic and hard to come back from. The loss of a child is even worse, especially when it’s a junior high student like Joe Rudy Alvarado. Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Theresa McAllister shared this statement on behalf of JISD’s no-bully policy: “Jourdanton ISD administration and staff work extremely hard each and every day […]

Pleasanton VFW Post 12162 ranked #1 in world

The Eagle Post is once again making history in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). In less than 13 months, Pleasanton VFW Post 12162 has gone from zero to 91 card carrying members, becoming the third largest post in Atascosa County. It continues to grow at an astounding rate, not seen in any other post in the nation. The Post’s […]

Local Matters

Just the November 6 General Election facts. More than 1430 votes were counted in Atascosa County on the first day of early voting October 22. Nearly 1000 of those were walk-ins. There are 26,000 registered voters in Atascosa County, which has a population of 49,000. It has been noted that there has been a local surge of voters registered in […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

A s I have previously mentioned, Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) operates the Alamo Service Connection (ASC). ASC is designed to give information, referrals and assistance for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and their families. ASC helps them navigate the complex system of services offered by government agencies, non-profits and other service providers. The range of services provided include, […]

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