News Briefs

Virtual meetings for foster care and adoption

Hosted by Belong. Meetings on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Visit sjrcbelong.org to register. Belong serves as the lead provider for community-based care in Region 8b and is responsible for finding foster homes for children in state care throughout 27 counties.

Mega Food Distribution

Nov. 20, at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds starting at about 10 a.m. The gates will be open for parking after 6:30 a.m. Please note there will not be a restroom available for clients. Event coordinators are always happy to see their volunteers.

Health Screening, sponsored by Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA Nov. 15

Residents living in and around Pleasanton can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. First Baptist Church will host this community at 400 N. Reed St. in Pleasanton.

Family Collaborative Council by Connections in Jourdanton

They want to hear suggestions on how they can improve services in the community. Virtual meeting planned for late November. Contact lvelazquez@connectionsifs.org or call 210-816- 3592.

Atascosa County Christmas Elderly Project Target 2021

Referred to as ACCEPT in the past is updating their focus to elderly residents in need. Those with questions may call 210- 771-7569.

Atascosa County COVID Update

As of Monday, 54.1% of 12-year-old and up residents are fully vaccinated within Atascosa County. EMS has only transported one positive patient since the last Commissioners Court meeting on Oct. 25. Before, they were transporting five to six people a day. Booster shots are now available at Kings Medicine, Walmart, Walgreens and H-E-B.

Jourdanton PD receives NARCAN Nasal Spray

Due to an opioid crisis, all JPD patrol vehicles will have Narcan onboard 24/7. The nasal spray is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid overdose emergency with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness. The stock of Narcan was brought to JPD at no cost through Emergent Biosolutions.

Public Notice

Splash pad will be closed until further notice due to a leak, per City of Pleasanton Parks & Recreation.

State lost 616,600 jobs during pandemic

The annual cash report from the state comptroller outlines the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. From August 2019 to August 2020, the state’s economy lost 616,600 non-farm jobs, largely from the economic aftershocks of the pandemic and a drop in energy prices.

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