Jourdanton council schedules public hearing on tax rate

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The Jourdanton City Council held their regular scheduled meeting on Aug. 16 at the Jourdanton City Hall. All members of the council were in attendance. Chief of Police Eric Kaiser filled in as city manager for the meeting. The first agenda item discussed extending the completion date for the swimming pool to Sept. 24 for the Guido Construction Company. Council […]

Poteet ISD trustees approve FY 21-22 budget, tax rate

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The Poteet School Board held a Public Hearing and Special Called Meeting Aug. 23 to approve the budget and tax rate for the upcoming year. Executive Director of Business and Operations, Amanda Gonzales shared a brief presentation of the budget and proposed tax rate. The general fund or Maintenance and Operations budget, which is based on 65% state funds, is […]

Poteet ISD ready for school year

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At the Poteet ISD Aug. 17 meeting, Rocky Wilson moved to approve the appraisal calendar and list of appraisers as presented. Albert Garza seconded, with Diego Puente, Jo Marie Cervantez, Margie O. Martinez and Ronnie Ambriz all voting for the motion. Each year, the county extension agents are named adjunct faculty so that students who are off campus at 4-H […]

Bad news blues

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Local Matters


I am thinking of taking a media break of sorts. I have the bad news blues. When you own a community newspaper, it is not possible to do a complete break because news and social media are a huge part of our business. But lately, geez Louise, the amount of seriously bad news, the unprecedented constant COVID coverage, the wealth […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Because, hopefully, there is renewed interest in COVID vaccination, Atascosa County will once again be hosting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The clinic will be at the historic “old jail,” located at 711 Broadway in Jourdanton on Friday, Sept. 3. It will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Texas Department […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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As I was thinking of a subject for this week’s article it came to mind that we never really discuss why the city council processes items the way we do. To give a little insight on some things, I thought I would talk about why we go through the process of making a motion to conduct business. First of all, […]

Mr. Mitchell, the barber

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Historically Speaking


Happy September, Atascosa County! This week as my wife toiled on a birthday cake late into the night, I stayed up with her. When that happens, I usually get on Ancestry and dabble into archival territory. What I dove into was the 1956-1957 Eagle annual yearbook. I found so many faces and I found myself scanning the backgrounds of the […]

Happy Fallsummoween!

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Rebecca Raves


My best friend Kristen recently tagged me in a post on Facebook that said: “Fallsummoween: That period where the inside of your home looks and smells like a beautiful, spooky hayride through a pumpkin patch … but it’s still 110 degrees outside.” I have never read anything truer for someone who lives in South Texas and loves Fall. Fallsummoween is […]

Carpe Diem

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On Thursday, Aug. 19, I was packing my truck getting ready to head to Utah on a solo road trip when my phone rang. The doctor released my mom to travel. We were on the road before sunup on Friday the 20th. To understand how amazing this is, you would need to know my mom. She is a planner deluxe. […]

Atascosa County Republican Party

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I have been involved in Republican politics for nearly 50 years. My first Presidential vote was cast for Richard Nixon. What many readers do not know, is that my wife, Christi, has been involved in Republican politics for much longer. We are conservatives, and have worked to include and involve all voters in our Party, and be representative of what […]