Vehicle registrations waived

In March 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a temporary waiver from the requirement to renew vehicle registrations. This waiver was recently renewed by Gov. Abbott and remains in effect as of July 2020. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will make an announcement when this waiver is no longer in effect. At that point, drivers will have 60 days from […]


On Tuesday morning, the driver of a small SUV exiting the McDonald’s parking lot on W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton failed to yield the right of way when turning onto Oaklawn and was struck by an oncoming pickup truck carrying two passengers. The driver of the SUV, a female minor, was transported by Atascosa County EMS in ambulance to Methodist Hospital […]

Mega Food Distribution Saturday

There will be a Mega Food Distribution hosted by the First Baptist Church in Jourdanton, the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) and Atascosa County on Saturday, July 18, at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton. This event will begin at approximately 10 a.m. If you are looking to preregister for this SAFB Mega Food Distribution, go to this link safb.iad1. […]

City of Poteet extends mask mandate through Aug. 6

At the Tuesday, July 7, regular Poteet City Council meeting, the members voted unanimously to extend Mayor Willie Leal Jr.’s State of Disaster declaration that includes the requirement of individuals to wear protective face covering. The extension will run through Aug. 6 and the motion was made by Councilmember Jesse Leal and seconded by Councilmember Richard Castillon. The initial declaration […]

Jourdanton City Council moves to deny Prasifka memorial out of caution

The Jourdanton City Council members stated that it was with heavy hearts that they voted to deny a memorial service for late Atascosa County Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka at the Jourdanton City Park at a special meeting on Monday, July 13, citing caution and Prasifka’s passion for halting the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams brought the topic […]

Over $100K in inmate housing income turned in to Atascosa Co.

Atascosa County received over $100,000 from housing out-of-county inmates at the Atascosa County Jail. During Commissioners Court Monday morning, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward gave his quarterly report from the months of February through April. The total amount of income received from these three months was $138,915. “That was just for three months. The next quarterly report will be significantly […]

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Local Matters

We all have a duty to our local community to help create and sustain a vibrant and safe place to live, work and play. Thriving communities happen through the smallest of everyday decisions, especially when it comes to the businesses we support. Every time you decide to spend locally, you create a wide ripple impact. There is a growing trend […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

I want to address an issue that came up on Facebook that illuminated the fact that many people did not hear or have forgotten about the plan for the “Atascosa Justice Center.” This building has been highly successful, providing two new state-of-the art courtrooms and state-of-the-art secured holding cells for prisoners coming to trial. The misinformation is that some people […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: There is a common phrase that goes like this … ”I’m caught between a rock and a hard place.” This is usually used when referring to being “trapped” or in a position in which positive movement is not an option and one is forced to go in an undesirable direction. It is a situation that […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

A change of pace during this time of the unknown. I want to share a few quotes from a book “Leader Secrets from the Bible,” by Lorin Woolfe. “Biblical Lessons on Courage: Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting despite the presence of fear; acts of courage perpetuate additional acts of courage – by both leader and […]

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