Stolen property recovered by ACSO

Sheriff David Soward announced an arrest and the quick recovery of stolen property valued at over $15,000 last Friday. A rancher on County Road 309 near Charlotte called the Sheriff’s office Friday to report the theft of a 12 foot flatbed trailer which contained a generator with a diesel motor and a 110 gallon diesel fuel tank. Sergeant/Deputy Joe Saucedo […]


Following the canvassing of results from the Nov. 5 general election, Jourdanton Municipal Court Judge Dolores Cordova administered the oath of office to the Jourdanton City Council members. Pictured left to right are: Judge Cordova and council members Jack R. Harrison, Karen Pesek and “Patsy” Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey. The swearing in was held Nov. 18.


In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month in November, the Jourdanton City Council welcomed Type 1 diabetic Max Wiggins and his Diabetic Alert Dog, Diamond. Wiggins, a seventh grader who loves baseball, led the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at the Nov. 18 regular meeting. Wiggins shared how Diamond is trained to detect his blood sugar levels and alert […]

Pete’s Periodico

On this recent Veteran’s Day, I was fortunate to spend most of the day around veterans of Senate District 19. Thank you again to all the men and women in the U.S. armed forces, fighting for our country and its liberties daily. The day served as a reminder that only because of our armed forces do we enjoy this free […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Bits and Bobs: We are still working on the new JP3 project and the truck weigh station. I will know more Thursday, but we are not moving very fast on them. Animal Control, under Chief Henry Dominguez is doing very well. As with any department we have bobbles and there have been some. But, I have confidence in Chief Dominguez […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office, There is a buzz around our city and has been for the past couple of weeks. The excitement is being caused by a new board game named “Pleasanton-Opoly.” It is a fun game, similar to Monopoly, celebrating the “Birthplace of the Cowboy.” During the game, you can be the Mayor or increase your rent by […]

Trust me, it’s art

The Way I See It

I ’m finally getting around to hanging up artwork after my move this past summer. I know. It takes me a while to decide where they should go. As we’ve unpackedº most everything else and added or decide to donate or throw away, these paintings and photographs are the last to find a home on our walls. While unpacking them, […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

I was a little busy this past week. On Monday, I was a guest speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Poteet Jr. High School (PJHS). The PJHS student body, honor guard and choir did a great job honoring the Veterans present at the school and recognizing all Veterans everywhere. On Thursday, I facilitated and participated in the first […]

Federal funds to assist county in buying out flood-prone properties

State Capital Highlights

Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Nov. 14 announced the Texas General Land Office’s approval of $21,155,575 in Hurricane Harvey funds for Fort Bend County to conduct a buyout program. In the late summer of 2017, record-heavy rainfall brought by Hurricane Harvey catastrophically flooded streets and homes. Fort Bend County will use the funds to conduct a buyout program targeting […]

Historically Speaking

Native American Drumming Ceremony...a year-round celebration

There are six months each year which are designated heritage months. November is Native American Heritage Month. When we think of heritage celebrations, it is common to envision festive and happy occasions. When I think of Native American celebrations I think of spiritual experiences. Perhaps it is because there is no one group of people on this continent who have […]

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