Traffic violation leads to drug arrest


A traffic stop by two Atascosa County deputy sheriffs late Monday evening resulted in the arrest of an Atascosa County man for Possession of Methamphetamine. Deputy Sheriffs T. Chia and J. Mendoza stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation about 9:20 p.m. Monday evening in the 900 block of Forest Oaks Drive off FM 3175. During the stop, the deputies […]

Local Matters



What do you care about Atascosa County? This week here are the questions/ complaints that we have received.  Pleasanton ISD turf vs. grass story? What is the financial breakdown of where money will be spent. Is artificial turf dangerous? Is there money to be made by artificial turf? Is the fund for this project the same fund that teacher’s […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We have been stymied on the JP3 construction and the weigh station because we could not get the permanent electricity hook -up (as opposed to the lower power construction one). We finally, after waiting over a month, were hooked up by AEP on Tuesday. It should go quickly now. We are pleased to have been asked by the new DPS […]

Behind the Badge


I ask that you please take a moment to look at the attached photo. That tiny object in the palm of my hand is a diaper. The baby that wears this diaper was born premature to a drug addicted mother. This baby has little chance of survival. If he does survive, he will face a myriad of major health problems […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: A wise man once said, and if you got right down to it, it could have been a wise woman once said, “If you listen to someone who is wise, You will be wise.” I have done a lot of listening and continue to listen to citizens of this community with input concerning ways to […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



This past week I met with the PISD Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) Principal Robert Urbanowiez. We discussed the possibility of a mentorship program for the DAEP students. This is in the initial stage, still need to get approval for the program from all entities involved. I believe this would be a great program to help our students and our […]

Trivia, is there any such thing?



Okay, I will admit it. I am a trivia geek. I guess I have been one most of my life. When I was in school, people called me a “walking encyclopedia of useless information.” In other words, a trivia geek. We didn’t call it trivia then, at least I don’t recall hearing it so described. I was not a particularly […]

Governor declares disaster in Imelda-affected counties

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 19 declared a state of disaster in counties impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda, which first hit the upper Texas Gulf Coast on Sept. 15. Counties listed in the declaration include Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange and San Jacinto. The declaration ensures that local officials have access to any […]

Historically Speaking

The importance of oral history

History is derived from two main sources…primary and secondary. Basically, primary sources originate at the time events occurred such as personal memoirs, government documents, transcripts of legal proceedings, oral histories and traditions, archaeological and biological evidence, and visual sources like paintings and photographs; while secondary sources reflect on earlier times through vehicles such as books by professional scholars to journalistic […]

S is for Stimming



Stimming is what most people picture when they think autism. Flapping hands, rocking motions, spinning, repeating certain words or phrases over and over—these are the more obvious stims of the spectrum. But guess what? Everyone stims. We define stimming as “self-stimulation; behavior comprising repetitive actions or movements of a type people with developmental disorders may display, most typically autistic spectrum […]


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