Jourdanton council getting ready for summer activities



The Jourdanton City Council members met briefly on June 7 to discuss three items during their regular monthly meeting. Mayor Robert Williams called the meeting to order with all council persons present. Council discussed some changes to Building Regulations of the Jourdanton City Code by adding Article 3.11, Private Arenas and Other Recreational Facilities, presented by Mayor Williams. Council approved […]

Gov. Abbott, HHSC announce Emergency SNAP Benefits extension for June

Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing approximately $208 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Thank you to HHSC and USDA for continuing to support Texas families by ensuring they can put […]

Summer plans



Summer is here. The shutdown from the pandemic is slowly becoming a thing of the past. So, I expect plans are being made by many on how to spend your summertime. For many, especially those with children, attending city council and school board meetings is not possible during the school year. I want to encourage everyone to please, during the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



“Bits and bobs” this week: The Public Defender office is moving into the building we have prepared and are leasing to them. The lease income should pay back our costs of preparation in about five years. Then all rental income will be extra revenue. The added records building is nearing completion and we are starting to move the county clerks’ […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



I’d like to start out by congratulating the class of 2021! These kids were born around the 9/11 attacks and had their senior year and graduation during a pandemic. Both rough times for the United States and the world. So, all the best to the class of 2021. I would love to hear from you on how the City of […]

The tragedy of John LaGale Horton

Historically Speaking


Hello, Atascosa County! I hope this column finds you well. This week I will talk about a favorite subject of mine, music history. I’ve been a history enthusiast all of my life, but for some reason, the curiosity of music and behind the scenes happenings in the music business has caught my attention from an early age. I recall reading […]

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FREE Rebecca Raves


As a kid, I loved reading the newspaper. If I’m being honest, I loved looking at the cartoons in the San Antonio Express- News or at the pictures in the Pleasanton Express. Regardless, I loved having the paper in my hand just like my grandpa and dad. As I grew up and began my first job at a local convenience […]

Population gains, losses in state detailed

State Capital Highlights

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its sub-county population estimates from April 2010 to July 2020. That includes population estimates for the 1,200 incorporated places in Texas. Nine additional Texas towns were incorporated in the past decade, while 13 additional cities surpassed a population of 50,000. The Texas Demographic Center reported that of the 71 Texas cities with populations of […]

Brain drain and endless curiosity



Have you felt the brain drain, yet? Do you feel a bit foggy? If your creative juices are drying on the synaptic vine, and you find it arduous to even concentrate on simple daily tasks, then, you’re not alone. In fact, I think there’s a whole lot of us who feel exactly the same. On Saturday morning, I went to […]

Recovery

One-Eighty Service Coordinator

Recovery is a neverending journey that encompasses a multitude of twists, turns, obstacles and hurdles. Recovery includes abstaining from drugs and alcohol, while maintaining sobriety through life changes. While there are multiple definitions when describing recovery, The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration defines recovery as “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a […]