Atascosa County Judge’s Report : County Day

A tascosa County Day at the Capitol is coming up on April 2. Everyone is invited. That includes all citizens and all elected officials. The County will be renting a comfortable bus and will take reservations on a first come, first served basis at no charge. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult (21 years or older). […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: We have already started working on next year’s city budget and I have several goals in mind. We are going to do our best to keep city taxes from increasing, as well as no water rate increases. We will continue our street maintenance program and the following streets are targeted for re-paving: Oakhaven, Oak Valley, […]

Pete’s Periódico: Making a better Texas

We have passed the halfway point of the 86th Texas Legislature; under 70 days remain to make a better Texas. Through my work as a Texas Senator, I try to embody Sam Houston’s definition of leadership: “A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.” That’s my goal this Legislative […]

Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds

The Way I See It

This past weekend I got to travel out west to Odessa and then into the Texas Panhandle. This was my first time to actually drive to Amarillo, but my second time to visit. The Panhandle Press Association’s 109th convention was held downtown in the Center City District. Cool venues and retro signs with marquee lights were all located on Polk […]

Air pollution from tank fire sparks lawsuit

State Capital Highlights

Images of a stream of billowing dark smoke drew the nation’s attention last week to a fire that engulfed 11 petrochemical storage tanks at the Intercontinental Terminals Company about 15 miles southeast of Houston in Deer Park. On March 17, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that all state resources be made available to local and industry officials and urged residents to […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at . Feel free to call me 830-709-0277 or email me with any questions. Well here it is, more of the same. Sometimes the only difference in our weekly report is that the dates have changed. I guess that can be a good or […]

Living life to the fullest

The spelling word for today: “Octogenarian. O-C-T-O-GE N-A-R-I-A-N. Octogenarian.” Definition: “A person who is 80 to 89 years old.” Well, that’s not me, yet. But in two more years and one month I will – God willing – reach that age. In a month I will turn 78 years old and that sometimes is astounding to me. How did I […]

Jourdanton Council discusses Farmer’s Market

The City of Jourdanton was honored during their regular March 18 meeting when the city was proclaimed a Purple Heart City. Mayor ProTem Raul Morales presided with members Jack Harrison, Chester Gonzales and Johnetta Goetzel in attendance. Mayor Robert Williams and council member Karen Pesek were unable to attend. Jourdanton High School female athletes assisted with the opening ceremonies. Following […]

Valero Energy Foundation donates $10K to Atascosa Health Clinic

The Atascosa Health Center, Inc. (AHC) and their Live Oak Community Health Center (LOCHC), located at 105 E. Thornton St. in Three Rivers, are delighted to announce grant funding in the amount of $10,000 from the Valero Energy Foundation. AHC/LOCHC appreciates Valero Energy Foundation’s care and support for the community in which one of their facilities is located. Words do […]

Jourdanton named Purple Heart City

The City of Jourdanton was designated a Purple Heart City by the Atascosa County Veterans Council on Monday, March 18. Lazaro Camarillo, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department Chief of Staff, presented a sign in honor of proclaiming the city as a “Purple Heart City.” “This shows that we are backing our veterans in our community” said Jourdanton […]