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Salvation Army fan drive for the elderly underway

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 20, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Be a fan of the elderly by helping them stay cool and comfortable in the Texas heat.  Texas summers can be deadly for the elderly who worry about high electrical bills so avoid using their A.C.  This cost saving tactic can quickly become a medical emergency. Drop off a box fan or any type of portable […]

PISD Board meeting tonight

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2018

Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton. Following prayer and pledge of allegiance, visitors will be able to make comments. For full PISD School Board Meeting agenda, please go to pisd.us.

Children’s Alliance of South Texas provides a place for healing and justice

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher The Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) held their grand opening celebration Monday at 810 Main Street in Jourdanton. “The services that we provide at CAST are part of a comprehensive response to child abuse in the state of Texas, “ said Executive Director, Meredith Erickson, Ph.D. “At CAST we do our best to provide that […]

Park renovation officially begins

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Groundbreaking for Phase I of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation was held Friday at the River Park. Phase I includes two features of the park that have been highly anticipated, a Splash Pad and a Skate Park as well as some work on the park roads. “Park roads will also be redesigned to eliminate […]

Justice for Lindsey

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 07, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher John Bryan Finch was found guilty and sentenced to 72.5 years in prison for the murder of Lindsey Wadkins a young mother from Jourdanton. “We are pleased with the verdict and sentence of the jury,” said 81st District DA Audrey Louis. “Lindsey’s family has waited four long years for justice. Today justice was served. We hope […]

Atascosa County economy off to a great start for 2018

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | January 17, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher   Sales tax figures for the first month of 2018 looked bright across Texas, with Atascosa County seeing a 100.81 percent increase over last year.  Atascosa County saw a net payment this period of $583,891 compared to prior year’s check of $290,786. Atascosa County outpaced sister counties of Bee, Frio, Karnes and Medina who still saw […]

Capital murder trial jury selection begins

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | January 10, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher More than 800 citizens did their civic duty Tuesday at the Atascosa County Courthouse. Showing up in morning and afternoon shifts, individuals were put through a process that helped whittle down the 800 to 180 who qualified for the next step of individual questioning.  The jury selection is for the capital murder trial of Shawn Ruiz […]