Poteet ISD board hears ECHS presentation

During the regular meeting of the Poteet ISD board of trustees on Monday, March 22, there was a presentation on the Early College High School. The district developed this initiative in 2019 and has had great success with it. This program allows students to graduate from high school with up to 60 hours in college credits, effectively giving them the […]


Charlotte Little League held their Opening Day Ceremonies on Monday, March 29. Pictured are the coaches and team members of the Lil’ Dynamites t-ball team after their game.


Lake Jackson Assistant City Manager Meagan Borth (left) and Public Information Officer Lora-Marie Bernard (middle) were given a VIP tour of the Atascosa County Animal Control facility on March 25 by Chief Henry Dominguez. Borth and Bernard were filming and taking photos of the state of the art facility to take back to their city council. Lake Jackson is looking […]

Charlotte Public Library opening date set for spring

Years in the making, the Charlotte Public Library has officially moved into its new building inside the historic United Methodist Church. Once a place of worship, weddings, baptisms and funerals, the building has successfully been preserved and repurposed into a beautiful new facility with new shelving, furniture and state of the art technology that will serve the entire Charlotte community. […]

Former ACSO jailer arrested

A current Frio County Jail Guard and former Atascosa County jailer, was arrested by Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies early Sunday morning in Charlotte. Joe Gilbert Morales, 34, of Charlotte, was arrested at the scene after Deputy C. Contreras responded to a house for a 911 hang-up call. Deputy Contreras made contact with a female resident who reported that her ex-husband […]

Pleasanton allocated $2.37 million for economic, coronavirus relief

Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar had lots of good news for Mayor Travis Hall and council members at the March 18, 2021, meeting. The City of Pleasanton has been allocated $2.37 million for economic relief and to combat the virus. The Senate passed the coronavirus relief package H.R. 1319. The city is waiting on further instructions. The city has received […]

Zaffirini wins 41 communication awards from Press Women of Texas

Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, won a personalbest 41 awards in this year’s Press Women of Texas’ (PWT) Professional Communication Contest. Of the more than 1,100 awards she has won for her legislative, professional and civic leadership, more than 400 are in communication, including this year’s 41. She “swept” five categories, earning first, second and third place prizes for her speeches, […]

JISD floral design students recognized

Two high school students were recognized at the JISD regular meeting on Monday, March 15. Greanlee Nichols and Mercedes Lugo are members of the Floral Design class and are going on to test at the end of April for state certification. They described how they are given fresh flowers to work with for a hands on training. Lugo said it’s […]

Local Matters

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) made a stop at the Jourdanton Community Center on Wednesday, March 24 to announce that Atascosa County had been allotted $32 million in federal funds made available through the American Rescue Plan to help with losses due to the pandemic. To say that local leaders were thrilled to receive these funds is an understatement. But there […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

We have one more follow-up vaccine event at the Strawberry Festival Association (SFA) grounds on April 16. We will be planning another event there soon after and will let you know when. I continue to be amazed at those folks who are saying that the COVID-19 vaccine shots are “DNA altering.” If you try to “google” the subject, you will […]