Sports Maven: NFL playoffs are no time for conservative coaching


The NFL playoffs are the time when legacies are made and broken. These games show the vast space between the fortune of Tom Brady and that of Philip Rivers. Unlike some quarterbacks, Rivers falls to the earth as a good, but not great player while still taking his chances throwing the ball downfield. Rivers only completed 25 of his 51 […]

Pleasanton eighth grade boys basketball wins at Gonzales

The Pleasanton eighth grade boys basketball A-team beat Navarro 65-19. The Eagles grabbed a 25-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. “The Eagles defense stilfled the Panthers offense and limited them to a handful of second-chance shots,” said Pleasanton coach Stephen Barron. R.J. Marquez scored 20  points. Jake Casias scored 13 points. Jayce Krauskopf had 10 points. Layne […]

Baptist Health Foundation awards grants

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio announced today their grant funding for the following Wilson County community agencies: All City Youth Program, Atascosa Health Center, Inc. d/b/a Wilson Community Health Center, Children’s Alliance of South Texas, Community Council of South Central Texas, First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, and Spirit Reins. “We are excited to support such a wide […]

First revenue of 2019 distributed



Four of five Atascosa County cities saw an increase in revenue for the first month of 2019. The City of Lytle saw a -34.91 percent decrease this month, dropping their net payment from $86,922.54 last January to $56,572.66 this year. Pleasanton received the largest net payment of $496,411.45, a 13.15 percent increase from January 2018. Jourdanton saw a 5.92 percent […]

CHARLOTTE FIRE FATALITY

On Friday, Jan. 11, Charlotte VFD and the surrounding Atascosa County Fire Departments responded to a structure fire off Lagunillas Ave. in Charlotte with family still inside. Nearby neighbors were able to help one adult and two small children escape while firefighters worked together to extinguish the flames. Sadly, one adult was unable to escape, resulting in a fatality, and […]

Ormand Street meth bust leads to three arrests


Last night, my investigators and deputies with the assistance of the Pleasanton Polce Department, executed a search warrant in the City of Pleasanton. An investigation by the ACSO Narcotics Unit headed up by Lt. Max Peralta, determined that Methamphetamine was being sold from a residence on Ormand Street. Sheriff’s investigators obtained a search warrant from Justice of the Peace Felix […]

Ramos pleads guilty in murder case of Officer Deckard



This morning at the Atascosa County Courthouse, Jenevieve Ramos pleaded guilty to a charge of capital murder and will spend the rest of her life in prison with the possibility of parole. Ramos was accused of driving the getaway car for Shaun Ruiz Puente when he shot and killed Officer Bobby Deckard. Senior Judge Donna Rayes presided. “Today Jenevieve Ramos […]

Out and About

GriefShare at Cowboy Fellowship begins Jan. 20 Cowboy Fellowship will start their GriefShare program at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. However, your grief continues and you feel alone. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You […]

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Brite – beloved public servant



A pillar of judicial integrity and community service best describes J. Taylor Brite. I have known J. Taylor all my life. I visited him often and wrote stories about him. He always preferred to say the nice things about others. I honored our friendship and can truthfully say, “A most wonderful man has been laid to rest”. Surrounded by his […]


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