2019-05-08 E-Edition

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Jourdanton council approves partial settlement for pool of $1.2 million

The Jourdanton City Council unanimously approved a partial settlement for damages to the city complex swimming pool, for the amount of $1,225,000. The decision was part of the special called meeting on Monday, May 6. The motion was made by council member Karen Pesek and seconded by council member Johnetta Goetzel. Also approving the decision were council members Jack Harrison, […]

Special Olympics spirit May 10

Athletes from throughout Atascosa County and the surrounding area will gather at Jourdanton Indian Stadium this Friday, May 10, for the Atascosa- McMullen Cooperative Special Olympics Track meet. There will be 12 schools attending, whose athletes will compete in various running and field events. The public is invited to attend the annual event and cheer on the students. The festivities […]

Local schools receive preliminary STAAR results

The Texas Education Agency recently released the preliminary results of the first administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, from fifth and eighth grade. STAAR is the state’s testing program and is based on state curriculum standards in core subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. STAAR’s accuracy in determining academic readiness […]

Election results

The unofficial results are in for both General Elections held May 4th for Poteet and Pleasanton. The results, which included both mail in and day of votes, are being canvassed tonight. Willie Leal Jr. won the Poteet mayoral race with 387 votes against incumbent, Albert Trevino who received 89 votes. “I am honored to have been elected Mayor for the […]

Out and About

Atascosa Running Club Join fellow runners in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday. The next event is set for May 8. They meet at 6:10 p.m. at “The Office Bar and Grill,” run to the Pleasanton River Park, around town and back to The Office. They will be running three to four miles. No one is left […]

JISD Board discuss property tax values and STARR testing results

Third grader, Clara Estrada, addressed the Jourdanton School Board at their regular meeting on May 6. Her concerns were over the lack of accessibility in the playground. She eloquently described the trouble children in wheelchairs or those using walkers have when using that area. Clara had even done research regarding the cost of wheelchair swings which are about $900, and […]


The intersection of Goodwin and Bryant streets in Pleasanton was the scene of an accident that caused power outages and traffic diversions, mid morning, Monday, May 6. The Pleasanton Police report is as follows: “On Monday, May 6, 2019, at approximately 10:10 a.m., a male subject driving a van was eastbound on Goodwin Street when he suffered a medical episode […]

Local Matters

Best-selling author Brene Brown said the following lesson she learned from her mother was one of the greatest of her life: “My mom taught us to never look away from people’s pain. The lesson was simple. Don’t look away. Don’t look down. Don’t pretend not to see hurt. Look people in the eye. Even when their pain is overwhelming. And […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I have been asked by a fine local attorney to write again about the need for everyone to have a will. Every month, at least, we have someone who did not leave a will and are putting their family through unnecessary pain. The smaller the amount of the estate, the more difficult the financial burden because proportionally it is so […]