2021-01-06 E-Edition

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Sunshine House Coffee to be featured on ‘The Texas Bucket List’

This month will mark the one-year anniversary since Sunshine House Coffee, started by 50-50 partners Audrey McCleary and Kelli Hindes, opened in Jourdanton. It also marks the four-year anniversary of the passing of McCleary’s children, Madison (18) and Tanner (11), in January 2017. The beautifully designed, family-friendly coffee shop has become widely popular amongst young and old folks alike. But […]

Where and when can Atascosa County residents get the vaccine?

Local health and county officials are frustrated with the lack of information about when the next supply of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to the county. They are echoing the sentiments of providers and citizens across Texas as the demand for the vaccine is greater than the current supply shipped. The ability to get a vaccine today or this week […]


On Friday, Jan. 1, incumbents Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, Pct. 3 Constable Cregg Thompson and Pct. 4 Constable Bill Meadows along with their deputies were sworn into office by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4, Jackie Bodden, following their wins in the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election. Sheriff Soward was sworn into office for his third consecutive term. “I […]

Free COVID-19 testing sites coming to Atascosa County

Free COVID-19 tests offered is Atascosa County are a great gift to start off the New Year. “It’s been a long time since we’ve last had one and people have been asking for them. The state finally got back with us and now we have multiple opportunities for our residents to get tested,” said Roger Garcia. The first of three […]

Out and About

Zumba Fitness Classes Every Monday and Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Pleasanton Civic Center. First class free for new members. After that, $2. Farm Fresh Friday George Farms to set up at Backyard Kitchen, 973 Ave. H in Poteet, Jan. 8. 4:30-7:30 p.m. selling fresh produce and canned goods. Cartoons & Cereal Nostalgic morning breakfast with cereal bar, Jan. 23. Pleasanton […]

Pleasanton ISD receives national recognition

Pleasanton Independent School District recently received national recognition for their work with the Marzano Resources High Reliability Schools (HRS) and High Reliability Teacher (HRT) program. There was a virtual award ceremony on Dec. 17 that hosted schools from all over the nation. The HRS and HRT program was taken on by the district as a developmental program to boost teacher […]

Jourdanton council approves Certificates of Obligation for swimming pool project

During their Dec. 14 meeting, the Jourdanton city council approved the ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of Jourdanton Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021,” and other matters incident and related thereto. Voting against the issuance of the COs was Tymrak- Daughtrey. Council authorized the notice of intention resolution at the October meeting for the […]

Atascosa County restaurants to operate at 50% occupancy

Bars with more than 51% alcohol sales to close

Effective Dec. 29, 2020, all restaurants in the county with less than 51% of alcohol sales are mandated to enforce a 50% of total occupancy rule. Starting Dec. 30, 2020, all bars in the county who have more than 51% sales attributed to alcohol are ordered closed pursuant to GA-32. This will remain in effect until Bexar County’s hospitalization rate […]

Jourdanton council votes to take no action on amending city’s Code of Ordinances regarding outdoor lighting

For the time being, Jourdanton City Council members voted not to take any action on the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding outdoor lighting and nuisances on private property. The vote was part of the Dec. 14 regular meeting, with council members Jack R. Harrison and Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey voting in favor of not taking action and Karen Pesek and Chester Gonzales […]