2020-12-16 E-Edition

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Help distribute food to families in need



There is no better way to serve this holiday season than by helping distribute food to families in your community. The San Antonio Food Bank is hosting a mega food distribution this Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Pleasanton River Park. Pleasanton Parks & Rec. needs volunteers. They encourage families and organizations to come help this Saturday. COVID-19 protocols will be […]

RIVER PARK WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL

You have 15 more days to go see the magnificent River Park Winter Wonderland Christmas trail of 100 creative and uniquely decorated trees by local businesses and nonprofits. Go make memories in the Pleasanton River Park with your family and friends or make it a date night. If you are not in the Christmas spirit, you will be when you […]

Rare Christmas Star to appear Dec. 21



A “Christmas Star” makes a rare appearance Dec. 21 giving a bright ending to 2020! Look up to the night sky Dec. 21 to see this Jupiter and Saturn holiday reunion for the first time in 800 years. This “Great Conjunction” will appear to form one giant star with the closest alignment of Jupiter and Saturn to be seen on […]

Local artist gets big break with latest single



Despite venues, events and concerts being shut down, postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, local musician Jerry DeLeon did not let the downfalls of 2020 stop him from furthering his career as an artist. In fact, it made his name known to more than just local Texans. On September 20, 2020, DeLeon released his newest single, “She’s From Texas” in […]

Out and About

Staff Power Global Job Fair on Dec. 16 From 2-4 p.m. in Poteet Public Library Community Room. Hiring for auto manufacturing. Call 512- 877-5342 for details. FBC Jourdanton to distribute commodities Friday, Dec. 18, drive-thru distribution starts at 8:30 a.m. at 515 Zanderson in Jourdanton (Hwy 16). Hunter’s annual Christmas Blanket Drive Donate new Christmasthemed blankets and stocking stuffers. Donation […]

CONGRATULATIONS, JHS AG STATE QUALIFIERS

The Jourdanton City Council recognized the Jourdanton High School FFA State qualifiers at the Dec. 14 council meeting. Pictured left to right are: City Manager Lamar Schulz, council member Chester Gonzales, council member Jack R. Harrison, Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and students: Madison Yow, Jenny Vrana, Madilyn Vick, Savannah Segura, Sydney Blair, Claire Vyvlecka and Aiden Guzman; council member Karen […]

Charlotte ISD moves to asychronous learning



On Dec. 11, Charlotte ISD announced they were shutting down in-person learning and conducting remote asynchronous learning for all students beginning this past Monday. The announcement came after concerns following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community and the rise of students being placed in quarantine due to close contact. “We will use this time off to deep […]

Home for the holidays: veterans appreciation program underway



There’s nothing like being home for the holidays and being surrounded by people who love you unconditionally. With the holiday season upon us, most people are looking forward to spending time with their friends and families. This year is undoubtedly different as most will celebrate with their immediate household thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some might even celebrate with friends […]

Sen. Zaffirini receives Outstanding Legislative Contribution Award

Honor reflects her focus on mental health during pandemic

The Texas Psychological Association (TPA) honored Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) with the Outstanding Legislative Contribution Award at their Annual Convention held virtually Nov. 13. The award recognizes exemplary contributors to the psychological profession. A passionate mental health advocate throughout her career, Senator Zaffirini redoubled her efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated the struggles of many Texans. Her Zoom […]