ACSO issues warning about 12 undocumented immigrants

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Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office was in the pursuit of a truck stolen out of San Antonio this afternoon. ACSO detained four undocumented immigrants and ten to 12 others bailed out during the end of the chase and escaped. One individual was locked in a compartment that had holes cut out for air. The men ran off into the South Texas […]

2021-06-02 E-Edition

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LOCAL GRADUATES CELEBRATE AMIDST STORMY YEAR

Despite the many storms they encountered over the past year and a half, Atascosa and McMullen County graduates walked the stage and received their diplomas over the past two weeks. On May 28, Poteet High School held their commencement ceremony at Aggie Stadium with a South Texas sunset on the horizon prior to Friday night’s storm. See more photos from […]

‘Man’s best friend’

Methodist Hospital | South focuses on first responders’ mental health with dog program


Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers face triple the risk for significant mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder compared to the general population, according to 2021 published study by researchers from Syracuse University. Personal health and physical, emotional and mental wellness play a critical role in helping EMS workers survive and thrive in their careers. Methodist Hospital […]

MEMORIAL DAY RECOGNIZED

JRTOC cadets led the Color Guard and were joined by American Legion Post 436 Commander Tina Melancon and Senior Vice Commander Mark Anderson from VFW Post 4853 in a Wreath Laying at the Veterans Memorial. The ceremony, held as part of Pleasanton Parks & Recreation Memorial Day event, concluded with the playing of taps by the 323D Army Band “Fort […]

Pleasanton High School Valedictorian

Matthew Garcia

Matthew Garcia is a lifelong student of Pleasanton ISD and is excited to begin his academic studies at the college level. Matt is the son of Abel and Amanda Garcia who instilled within him the importance of education and an exceptional work ethic. As a naturally curious and innately motivated individual, Garcia has participated in a variety of organizations and […]

Jourdanton High School Valedictorian

Claire Vyvlecka

Claire Vyvlecka, Jourdanton High School Valedictorian, is the daughter of Dennis and Amanda Vyvlecka. Throughout her four years in high school, Vyvlecka participated in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including Jourdanton Athletics, FFA, National Honor Society, Kindness Club, UIL Academics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Jourdanton Inter- act Club, Student Council, and senior class president. Vyvlecka played volleyball for four years, […]

Poteet High School Valedictorian

Richelle Gutierrez

Richelle Arieana Gutierrez, Poteet High School Valedictorian, is the daughter of Dianna Carrasco Bautista and Richard Gutierrez and stepdaughter of Robert Bautista. Gutierrez is attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall and will be majoring in applied movement science, or kinesiology, with the hope of becoming a physical therapist for athletes. She has also completed 30 college […]

Charlotte High School Valedictorian

Seth Robertson

Seth Robertson has undertaken many challenges and has proven himself a superior scholar and community member. This has earned him the distinction of being named Charlotte High School’s Valedictorian for 2021. Robertson is the son of Kenneth and Leah Robertson of Charlotte. In his four years at Charlotte High School, Robertson has been a member of the award-winning Mighty Trojan […]

McMullen Co. High School Valedictorian

Kaylie Measels

Kaylie Measels is the daughter of Dale and Patricia Measels. Throughout high school, Measels has been actively involved in volleyball, golf, FFA, Academic UIL and the National Honor Society. She has been fortunate enough to accomplish many things, but without the support of teachers, coaches and friends, she wouldn’t be where she is today. Some of her favorite memories in […]