Area schools enter crucial period for hopeful fall season

On Monday, July 13, Jourdanton and Charlotte High Schools resumed their workouts after they had each been suspended for weeks in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. Charlotte was the first school in Atascosa County to halt their workouts on June 17. Jourdanton followed less than a week later on June 23 after a student-athlete tested positive for the coronavirus. […]

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Atascosa County COVID-19 update



During Commissioners Court Monday morning, Atascosa County EMS Director Don Penny provided an update on COVID-19 in the county. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Atascosa County has a total of 322 cases of COVID-19: 207 confirmed active, 113 recovered and two deaths as of Tuesday evening. “We all have our speculations on the reported number of […]

Local VFDs respond to multiple structure fires over the weekend



With the high heat indexes South Texas is experiencing this summer, it’s no surprise to expect a lot of fires popping up around the area. Such was the case this past weekend as the Jourdanton, Poteet and Charlotte Volunteer Fire Departments along with ESD 5 responded to four calls involving fully engulfed structure fires across Atascosa County. FM 2146 residence […]

Atascosa Co., cities sales tax revenue continues to drop



On June 2, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $744.2 million in local sales tax allocations for July 2020, 2.6% less than July 2019. Allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly. Locally, cities in Atascosa County are fluctuating in revenue. The City of Poteet and […]

JISD plans to reopen Aug. 11; option of in-person or virtual learning



At the Jourdanton ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting on July 14, Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Theresa McAllister announced the district plans to reopen its doors for in-person instruction on Aug. 11. Regarding the 2020- 2021 school year, parents will have the option between sending their child to school Monday- Friday, all day with safety precautions in place or choosing remote-learning […]

Aug. 17 deadline to file for school board



Those wishing to file for a place on either the Jourdanton ISD School Board or Charlotte ISD School Board Election Ballot may begin doing so on Saturday, July 18. Deadline is Monday, Aug. 17. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3. Jourdanton ISD The physical address for filing applications in person for a place on the ballot is: Jourdanton […]

Out and About

2020 PYF Rodeo Cancelled Out of concern for the health and safety of their volunteers, contestants, staff, sponsors and the local community – and in line with current recommendations by executive order of the Governor of the State of Texas – the 2020 Pleasanton Young Farmers Open Rodeo and Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They look […]

A business built on a love for pizza, family and sports



Brad and Misty Wiechring are Atascosa County locals that have made a mark on their community through their newly opened Urban Bricks franchise in Pleasanton. It was not just their love for brick oven pizza that motivated the them to open, but also their experience through their children’s sports teams. The Wiechrings have three children that attend Pleasanton ISD, and […]


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