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 […]

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 […]

Attempted robbery of store botched

The Good Health Store was broken into early Monday morning resulting in nothing stolen, but some damage inside. Susan Phillips, owner of The Good Health Store at 103 N. Smith Street in Pleasanton said that thieves had broken into the store at about 4:45 a.m. They broke in through the front door and pried a door open that enters into […]

EUWCD board discusses retention pond breach; need to study sand mines


Retention pond breaches and the need to regulate sand mine facilities topped the list of topics discussed at the Nov. 30 meeting of the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting. Janice Jones, who lives in Jourdanton and has property on Mangum Road, was the first to speak. She spoke on the retention pond breach at Martin Marietta […]

Local Matters

I don’t think I have ever been so excited for the Atascosa County Livestock Show. It has been such a joy and delight to get to know local ag teachers and students as well as their parents. I have always had such a deep respect for 4-H and FFA students. Having lived my entire childhood in small towns whose main […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Because of the opening of the Justice Center and its courts, we have an opportunity to reorganize and streamline the court booking system in the old courthouse. In the new Justice Center, we have designated two courtrooms for the primary use by District Court and County Court At Law Court. That leaves CPS, AG, Juvenile, County (mine), specialty settings (which […]

The work starts now

Pete’s Periodical

It’s here. As of noon on January 8, 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature has begun––and we’re off to a great start. The Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick are all united and ready to work this legislative session building a better Texas. A day before the Legislature convened, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: The legislature is in full swing in Austin and it has been brought to my attention that there is a bill or two that will be filed concerning the increasing of weight of commercial trucks from the current 80,000 lbs. to 100,000 lbs., which is an increase of 10 tons. I am totally against any […]

Tidy times with KonSue?

The Way I See It

Oh my, y’all. Have you seen Marie Kondo and her KonMar organizing/ tidying up show? My daughter in-law, Emily, suggested that I watch it and I’m almost speechless. In the intro segments she says “I love mess” and even though much of her conversations are translated from Japanese, the message she conveys is absolutely the truth. We have too much. […]

I wasn’t always a Christian

Years ago, when I was working as a caseworker in a public welfare program, a lady who was a client thanked me for being a Christian. I shook my head, but I was happy to have helped her. It was my job. The difference between then and now is that I truly am a Christian now. Oh, I grew up […]

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