Flashback 11/20/19


Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern   10 years ago  Shift at county courthouse- Atascosa County Treasurer Ray Samson took oath of office as County Auditor around 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 16, causing a rippling effect at the courthouse. Laura Pawelek, the Chief Deputy Treasurer, accepted the appointment as Treasurer and was approved by county commissioners court in a special meeting […]

2019-11-20 E-Edition

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Methodist hosts Atascosa County health assessment

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Methodist Healthcare System partnered with The Health Collaborative to host an Atascosa County Community Health Needs Assessment Report at Methodist Hospital South in Jourdanton. Executive and community leaders were invited to learn about the importance of a health assessment, learn a few living statistics about Atascosa County and start the conversation on how to improve […]


Rusty Garvin of the Pleasanton Rotary Club and Michele Higginbotham of the Jourdanton Rotary Club and Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce invite the community to participate in the Blood Drive Battle. Each club will be sponsoring a blood drive in December. The town with the most blood donors wins! Please see story on 3A.

Atascosa County Jail expansion project recognized

Friday morning, November 15, a ribbon cutting and public tour of the expanded county jail in Jourdanton was held. This was a celebration of completion of the threeyear expansion project. A ribbon cutting was held at 10 a.m. with guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The jail is located at 1108 Campbell Avenue. Bob Ulrich, a jail chaplain, […]


The 2019 Merry on Main Committee is made up of members from the Pleasanton community and local organizations and they are so excited for the upcoming Merry on Main festival on Friday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 7. Friday night festivities will be at the Pleasanton River Park with lighted carriage rides, pony rides, an ice slide, Christmas tree lighting, […]

Jourdanton Education Foundation forms

A group of prominent community leaders have come together to form a foundation to support Jourdanton public schools. The Jourdanton Education Foundation (JEF) has announced their focus to enhance community support and to expand resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students in the Jourdanton School District. The sole purpose of the newly formed Jourdanton Education […]

Out and About

Jourdanton Cops4Kids donation boxes set up The Jourdanton Police Department Cops4Kids program for the 2019 holiday season is underway! Cops4Kids assists students of JISD who need a little boost at Christmas time. This year, they have teamed up with Methodist Hospital South and will be inviting select families to join them for a meal, a visit from Santa, gifts and […]

Pleasanton vs. Jourdanton Blood Drive Battle

Local Rotarians Rusty Garvin and Michele Higginbotham invite the community to join them in a little friendly competition, all for a great cause! The two are challenging the public to take part in the Blood Drive Battle, between the Jourdanton Rotary Club/Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce vs. the Pleasanton Rotary Club. The town who gets the most pints of blood donated […]

Public responds positively to county-wide voting

A public hearing on county-wide voting was conducted by Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley and Janice Ruple, Atascosa County Elections Administrator, during the special called meeting of Commissioners Court on Monday morning. Various members from the community spoke positively on how county-wide voting was easily accessible and more convenient for voters everywhere in the county. According to Judge Hurley, Commissioners […]