Lynn Ellison wins race for 81st Judicial District Judge

Current presiding Judge of the Atascosa County Court at Law, Lynn Ellison, won the 81st District Judge race against Errlinda Castillo securing 70 percent of the vote with a 13,850 margin and a total number of votes at press time of 25,250. The 81st district includes Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, La Salle and Wilson Counties. Ellison as presiding Judge of the […]

County Commissioner races

Commissioner, Pct. 1 County Commissioner Pct. 1 (R) Mark Gillespie, incumbent, County Commissioner Pct. 1 (R) has kept his seat beating his opponent David Cabellero (D) with 65.22 percent of the vote. Cabellero received 947 votes while Gillespie received 1,776 votes. Gillespie, a lifelong resident of Atascosa County owns a family business, Gillespie Custom Cabinets, LLC. Gillespie said that he […]


According to DPS, on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m., a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Kevin Andrew Gamboa, 18, of Poteet was traveling north on FM 1333 near the intersection of SH 173. For reasons not yet known, Mr. Gamboa struck a truck tractor and trailer that was traveling East on SH 173. Mr. Gamboa died at the scene, the […]

Out and About

Free senior meals at Pleasanton Civic Center Application pick-up for free senior meals continues until Nov. 26 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meals will be delivered once a week to qualified seniors at the Civic Center. As part of the City of Pleasanton’s partnership with Meals on Wheels, they must provide congregate seating and […]

Bradley, Carrasco remain JPs in respective precincts

Having served five terms to date, Republican Kyle D. Bradley was reelected for a sixth term as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2. Judge Bradley was named Texas Justice Court Judges Association 2018 Judge of the Year. He is a full-time judge and has attended over 2,000 hours of continuing education during the course of his service. He regularly […]


The Atascosa County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) recently held a community service project for it’s defendants. In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, defendants were asked to donate certain items to benefit the needs of the crisis center as a CSR Special Project Donation. All items received were donated to the Safer Path Family Violence […]

Williams remains mayor

Robert “Doc” Williams won his bid for reelection as the Mayor of Jourdanton. Doc has been the Mayor for two years and received 603 votes as opposed to Tymrak who received 348. “The city council and I have made great strides in making the city a better place to live. We have not finished all the projects on our list […]

Jourdanton council discusses closure, sale of unopened streets

On Monday, Oct. 22, the Jourdanton City Council met with all members present. Comprising the council are: Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams, Mayor Pro-tem Raul Morales and council members Johnetta “Johnnie” Goetzel, Karen Pesek, Jack R. Harrison and Chester Gonzales. The council unanimously approved the petition for the closure and sale of the unopened streets with alley ways to include a […]

Local Matters

Atascosa County followed suit with the rest of Texas and turned out for early voting in record numbers. The 2018 mid-term election total ballot casts (unofficial) were 12,282 with 7,704 early voters, 688 by mail and 4,489 on election day. For the 2016 Presidential election for the early voting was 8,336 and election day voting was 5,521 for a total […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I am so pleased that early voting has gone so well. This morning, the turnout was 23% of registered voters and that is huge for a non-presidential year. The percentage of voters opting to use the new digital/hybrid/paper ballot system is still tracking at over 70%. In the past, we were usually at 50% electronic or less. The interesting thing […]