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Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety

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Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety AUSTIN — A panel of Texas Senate members on June 11 and 12 received input about ways to improve security on public school campuses. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Senate, formed the legislative body’s Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Safety following the May shooting at Santa […]

Being bullied—being a survivor

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Being bullied—being a survivor Many of us have been bullied as children. It happened to me when I was in first grade and several times later. The first time was when I was “beaten up” when I was on my way home. I wasn’t permanently damaged physically, but it hurt emotionally. When I told my parents about it I was […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Chief Priest’s Weekly Report Last week officers completed 47 calls for service and conducted 12 traffic stops (7 citations and 5 warnings).  We were running a little light around the PD with one officer on light duty, one on vacation, and our administrative professional was on vacation too!  We took 3 theft reports this past week.  A firearm was reported […]

Mayor’s Message

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Mayor’s Message      Greetings from the Mayor’s office.     The beginning of summer is one of the busiest times for our city employees. It’s that time of the year to begin work on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins October 1st. Our Budget Kick-Off is set for this Thursday, June 21st at 5:00 p.m., prior […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Atascosa County Judge’s Report One of the biggest things to hit the Courts and the Schools is security and how to build defenses against the “active shooter”.  Because of the horrific act in Santa Fe, Governor Abbot has convened a council and issued a report that is well worth reading. The link is gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/School_Safety_Action_Plan_05302018.pdf.  I highly recommend this reading for […]

Letter to the Editor: FUMC Thank You

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Letter to the Editor: FUMC Thank You The Bountiful Basket Ministry at Pleasanton First United Methodist Church would like to thank the young men and women at The Rock who have helped us each month with our ministry. These PISD students come and help us unload truckloads of food and set up for families to come and shop. They come […]

Speed limits are for everyone—including me.

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Speed limits are for everyone-including me.  Like most of us, I’ve been driving since I was a teenager. I was a careful driver, so I was shocked the first time I was pulled over and given a ticket. The police officer pointed out the “No U-Turn” sign I had just disobeyed. Whoops! The message: see and obey all traffic signs. […]

State Capital Highlights: Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness.

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Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness.  AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness.  Along with Abbott in Austin were officials from various state agencies […]

Behind the Badge: Doing good things.

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Doing good things.      Roughly two weeks ago I began my 17th year with the Jourdanton Police Department. As I looked back at that time I realized I have worked among some great people, both at my agency, and surrounding law enforcement organizations, schools and non-profit groups.      Having started as a patrolman, I have responded to calls […]

Mayor’s Message

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Mayor’s Message    Greetings from the Mayor’s office.      I’ve heard from a few of you who wanted to meet with me.      When I announced as a candidate for Mayor, I promised that I would be available to those who wanted to meet, individually, with the Mayor. I started my “open door” policy this past Monday. I […]


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