Local law enforcement agencies give back

Local law enforcement agencies held their respective toy drive programs this year for children of the Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet communities serving over 500 children who received Christmas gifts. Pleasanton PD Blue Santa The 6th Annual Pleasanton Police Department Blue Santa was a resounding success. Because of the caring nature of our citizens and volunteers, we were able to provide […]

Human remains found near Poteet

We received a call shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from land surveyors on East Gates Valley Rd., three miles north of Poteet, that had located a “suspicious package” near the county road. Responding deputies found a large trash bag across the fence in a pasture that contained human skeletal remains. Deputies found additional bones in the area […]


Last Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, at approximately 7:20 a.m., IH-37 southbound was closed near Campbellton between mile markers 86 and 88 due to a 35 plus car pile up. Atascosa County EMS, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office along with firefighters from Pleasanton, Campbellton and Atascosa County were on scene. Multiple injuries were reported, but no fatalities. The accident appears to be […]

District Judge Donna Rayes honored for her service

Friends, family, law enforcement officials and members of the judicial system gathered to pay homage to District Judge Donna Rayes who will be retiring at the end of the year. The event took place on December 7 at the Atascosa County Courthouse. The tremendous respect all had for her work was quite evident as officials from the five counties she […]


Jourdanton Municipal Court Judge Dolores Cordova administers the oath of office to newly re-elected Jourdanton Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams, Jourdanton City Council member Chester Gonzales and Jourdanton City Council member Raul “Roy” Morales. The swearing in was part of the Nov. 19 council meeting.

Jourdanton approves Waste Management contract

At the Nov. 19 Jourdanton City Council meeting, council unanimously approved awarding a contract to Waste Management to provide municipal waste disposal services for the City of Jourdanton. City Manager Lamar Schulz explained there were two firms that presented proposals: Waste Management and Republic Services. In reviewing them, Schulz said it was evident that Waste Management offered the best figures. […]

Holiday trash schedule

Waste Management will have a schedule change for the upcoming Holiday. The trash will be serviced Dec. 31, which is Monday instead of Tuesday.

Local Matters

Since childhood, the day after Christmas has never been my favorite. All the presents had been opened. Christmas trees, all which started out freshly cut, were now fire starters and had to come down fast. Cousins began packing up to leave. Not a piece of divinity was left. Dad went back to work. Mom started a chore list that ran […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I am so happy to tell you that the efforts others and I have been working for the last year are coming to fruition. The Juvenile Detention Center, which is markedly underutilized, has help on the way. Our plans to use a pod with 12 beds that has not been used for several years for a long-term rehab detainment facility, […]

New Year’s resolutions beckons past year’s regrets

The Way I See It

Ahhh … by now the presents are opened, family and friends may be on their way back home and leftovers are being consumed. After all of the activity of shopping, cooking, planning, eating, over indulging – this week conjures up resolutions for 2019. Some of my resolutions are on repeat. Eat healthier, exercise and do more things that bring me […]