Out and About

Safer Path Family Violence Shelter Adopt A Family Program Safer Path is gearing up for their annual Adopt A Family Program. Each year they reach out to the community seeking those interested in adopting either a child or children for the holiday. Here are the requirements to adopt a child for Christmas: 1. Decide how many children you would like […]

County, Pleasanton see largest increase, Jourdanton decreases



All Atascosa County cities with the exception of one saw an increase in sales and use tax payments for the month of November. Jourdanton’s sales and use tax allocations dropped -9.09 percent compared to last year. The amount paid this year was $89,212.76, down from $98,142.01 in 2017. The remainder four cities in the county saw steady increases with the […]

South Texas Cotillion scholarship available

Cotillion builds upon students’ basic understanding of the social skills that contribute to character, improve communication and develop successful relationships. Developing a sense of social awareness in this interactive class allows students to apply their knowledge in everyday life. Cotillion is offering four (4) half scholarships ($115 each) and two (2) full scholarships ($230 each) to attend the South Texas […]

Salinas joins Brohill

Brohill Realty is proud to announce their newest team member, Pandy Salinas of Pleasanton. As a Realtor, Pandy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her background in banking, lending and customer service. She will ensure her clients get the best value whether they’re buying or selling, plus she is known for giving excellent service. She has been living […]

Local Matters



“Dear Bill,” George H.W. Bush wrote Jan. 20, 1993, to the Democrat about to succeed him as president. “When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too. “I wish you great happiness here,” he wrote. “I never felt the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to do a column series on County Juvenile over the next few weeks. My first subject is the Juvenile Detention Center, which was built by the County in 2000, 18 ago. When it was built, it addressed a major need for Atascosa and the surrounding counties. It also made it very convenient for our county to have the […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: It is a beautiful time of the year and if you haven’t had the chance to either drive or walk through the downtown area after dark, I invite you to do so and experience the city’s Christmas lights and decorations. I think they are simply magical, especially at City Hall and in front of the […]

Christmas traditions – new and old



While decorating this past week, I started thinking about our traditions we have adopted and abandoned throughout the years. Some require certain decorations, some are food and treats and others are what we do or where we go. For me, as a child and beyond, going to my Nana and Papa’s for Christmas Eve was more fun than Christmas morning […]

End of an era

Yesterday, Vice President Pence gave an incredibly touching account of a recent exchange with President George H.W. Bush. For context, President Bush was famous for his letter writing. He wrote thousands over his lifetime. When VP Pence’s son, who is a Marine Aviator, made his first carrier landing earlier this year aboard the aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, VP […]

Space—our greatest frontier…



As a child of the 1950s, I was a fan of space travel almost from the time I could first read the comic strips. And plenty of those were about space. There was Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Brick Bradford and even Alley Oop got in the act at times. (Seriously!) And there were space movies. “It Came from Outer Space,” […]


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