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County saves taxpayers $800K

By Leon Zabava | June 06, 2018

Leon Zabava Staff Writer Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court recently elected to go with a 15-year certificate of obligation bond in the amount of $5 million to complete the justice center and county jail expansion, reducing the interest on the bond paid by the taxpayers by $800,000. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley said the county is in good financial shape and […]

Remembering Memorial Day – Capt. Ralph W. Brite, USAF bombardier served in WWII

By Leon Zabava | May 24, 2018

LEON ZABAVA STAFF WRITER Following the attack at Pearl Harbor, the United States entered into war with Japan in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” In […]

Windmill donated

By Leon Zabava | April 17, 2018

Jim Collums, windmill restoration expert from Poteet, has donated and has erected the windmill portion of what will soon become a railroad water tower similar to one that had served trains in the north area of Pleasanton in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The windmill is at the Longhorn Museum  on Hwy. 97 east. In the foreground is Dusty […]

Commissioners add to jail project – more bunks

By Leon Zabava | April 03, 2018

LEON ZABAVA STAFF REPORTER After consulting with Wayne Gondeck, with DRG Architects, Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court decided to advance a stage of the jail extension project. Sheriff David Soward said, “What we approved at Commissioners’ Court was the final presentation and guaranteed pricing of the jail addition that will be starting soon.” Sheriff Soward mentioned that the Commissioners had two […]