Hope Springs Eternal, #spreadkindnessforMandT

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The past few days have been so spring like with birds flocking, the sun shining and a few brave buds eagerly sprouting. I have never been more ready for the renewed hope that spring brings. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” said poet Alexander Pope. So profound. So poetic. It is human nature to keep on hoping against all […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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As we try to ramp up vaccination for COVID 19, I want to address what I believe are several inaccuracies going around on Facebook. To preface my comments I want to say that if you are an “anti” vaccine person, I believe you have a right to your opinion. But please get the facts right. I spend a lot of […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I am continuing my Monday afternoon meetings with the public at City Hall. You will continue to find me there from 1:30-3:30 p.m., if you would like to meet with me about any suggestions or concerns. I have made myself available to the public for some 128 meetings and if someone could not make it […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

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I pray the day we can talk about the coronavirus in the past tense will soon be upon us. Hopefully, the majority of the population will have the opportunity to get vaccinated, bringing relief. This week the Atascosa County Emergency Management Office reported updated data received from the DSHS. There was a significant increase from 18 to 111 in the […]

A month of love and celebration

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FREE Rebecca Raves


Happy February! It’s finally my most favorite month of the entire year! Those of you who personally know me or have me on social media, you might assume it’s just because my birthday is this month. And you’re not entirely wrong. It’s the one day out of the year that I allow myself to be 100% selfish and all about […]

New State Capital Highlights writer

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It’s an honor to take over writing “Capital Highlights” from two capable predecessors, Chris Cobler and Ed Sterling. They are tough acts to follow, but I’ll do my best. I echo what Chris wrote in his first piece last July. The need for providing reliable and accurate information is greater than ever, especially as we continue to fight a pandemic […]

Jourdanton and the County Seat

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Hello there, Atascosa County! I hope this new month finds everyone doing fine and in great health. As time marches on, so do our deadlines and projects. During this time of year, we have our annual reporting to the Texas Historical Commission and our marker applications get either accepted or denied around February 4. This is a busy and exciting […]

Creating an abundant life, Part III



Last week, I defined flow as being so consumed by your creative work that you lose track of the outside world. Time ceases to exist. It’s a fantastic place to be. But how do you achieve flow? Step one? Get rid of distractions. Clutter is a major distraction for me. Not only physical, but digital and “attitudinal” clutter. Who knew […]

Keeping the legacy of Joe’s Place alive

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Joe’s Place is a local, family owned restaurant full of flavor and rich in Atascosa County history. Located in the heart of Jourdanton under the water tower, Joe’s Place has remained a constant in an ever-changing world for the past 80 years. Known for their legendary Joe Burgers and friendly service, the Joe’s Place team strives to keep this tradition […]

Sunshine House Coffee spotlights local strawberry growers

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Sunshine House Coffee is continuing to support local by featuring a local strawberry grower each week. Sunshine is using this locally-grown produce to make their delicious food and drinks to serve to the community. This past week, they featured S & G Farm. This strawberry farm is a family operated business by Alex Solano and his fatherin law, Selso Garcia. […]