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Jourdanton FFA announces 2020-2021 eligibility

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 31, 2020

The Jourdanton FFA ag team of Peggy Georg, Oage Jenschke and Raymond Ramirez have written a letter to parents of Jourdanton FFA students outlining clarification on eligibility to participate under the Jourdanton FFA name this 2020-2021 school year. Jourdanton FFA has announced that in order to participate under the Jourdanton FFA name, students must be an enrolled student at Jourdanton […]

Ag Commissioner issues warning on unsolicited seeds from China

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 28, 2020

Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precautions when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China. These packets have been mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry. Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe. “I am urging folks to take this […]

Governor Abbott Waives Grade Promotion Requirements For 2020-2021 STAAR Testing

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 27, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year. Typically, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to […]

Atascosa County Covid-19 case drop due to DSHS catch-up

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 27, 2020

Atascosa County EMS Director Don Penny provided a COVID-19 update in Atascosa County during Commissioners Court this morning. “The DSHS has hired about five to six new people so that’s why we have seen a huge drop in cases in Atascosa County,” Penny said. “They are setting a new standard on how to clear up cases.” Penny stated the county […]

JISD to begin school August 17 at home

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 20, 2020

Jourdanton ISD has been planning for our students to return to school for the 20-21 school year with the safety of all in mind. The situation regarding COVID-19 remains dynamic and ever changing. I appreciate your patience as we have been waiting and relying on local and state guidance to finalize our plans. The first day of school for students […]

PISD Board discusses school year COVID-19 safety protocals

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 14, 2020

Pleasanton ISD held its regular board meeting Tuesday, July 14. Cheryl Barron, PISD Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Student Services, addressed the trustees during the regular meeting of the Pleasanton School Board regarding the measures being taken for the upcoming school year. Barron reported that the state has furnished limited amounts of PPE for all districts in Texas, which include […]

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 02, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and […]

City of Pleasanton COVID-19 closing

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 29, 2020

Pleasanton has released its latest COVID-19 closings as of Monday, June 29: City of Pleasanton just released new updates: MASK REQUIRED in city facilities Individuals must wear a face mask to enter city facilities POOL CLOSED The pool will remain closed for the remainder of the summer. No private pool parties No water aerobics No Swim lessons PARK CLOSED Park will […]

Atascosa County Judge issues alert

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 27, 2020

Message from Atascosa County Judge Robert Hurley Bexar County has issued an alert because of the high increase in COVID cases in Bexar County and we are issuing the same alert. We are issuing an advisory for Atascosa County for everyone to stay home for the next 72 hours. If you must go out, be sure you wear a protective […]

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 26, 2020

Limits Certain Businesses And Services With Direct Link To Infections Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas […]