This Bud’s not for you


The theft of an 18-wheeler beer truck resulted in a pursuit early last Tuesday morning with sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff David Soward stated his office received a call at 6:36 a.m. from a truck driver reporting his truck had been stolen from Z’s Super Stop at TX 97 at IH 37. While Deputy Sheriff Chris Gomez was enroute to the location, […]

Local Veterans Day Programs and Events


Jessie Puckett Intern With Veteran’s Day approaching, organizations and businesses across the county are preparing events to honor those who have served. On Nov. 9 at 1:00 p.m., the Military Order of the Purple Heart will proclaim Jourdanton ISD a “Purple Heart ISD”  and supporter of the combat wounded. The ceremony will be held at the Jourdanton High School Stadium […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. I am trying to find as good resource to help me identify weeds in our area. Do you have any recommendations? A. If you get the opportunity to attend a program on weeds go ahead and attend. Check the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in your county and adjacent counties for scheduled classes. The Southern Living Garden Problem Solver […]



More on the Royal family in Verdi. Mildred Royal graduated from Yancey High School in 1936 and Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1940. She taught at a one teacher school with nine pupils in Medina County before coming to Verdi where she taught for three years. Each Thursday night the Verdi community participated in “play night” where various games […]

Lynn Ellison wins race for 81st Judicial District Judge

Current presiding Judge of the Atascosa County Court at Law, Lynn Ellison, won the 81st District Judge race against Errlinda Castillo securing 70 percent of the vote with a 13,850 margin and a total number of votes at press time of 25,250. The 81st district includes Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, La Salle and Wilson Counties. Ellison as presiding Judge of the […]

County Commissioner races

Commissioner, Pct. 1 County Commissioner Pct. 1 (R) Mark Gillespie, incumbent, County Commissioner Pct. 1 (R) has kept his seat beating his opponent David Cabellero (D) with 65.22 percent of the vote. Cabellero received 947 votes while Gillespie received 1,776 votes. Gillespie, a lifelong resident of Atascosa County owns a family business, Gillespie Custom Cabinets, LLC. Gillespie said that he […]


According to DPS, on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m., a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Kevin Andrew Gamboa, 18, of Poteet was traveling north on FM 1333 near the intersection of SH 173. For reasons not yet known, Mr. Gamboa struck a truck tractor and trailer that was traveling East on SH 173. Mr. Gamboa died at the scene, the […]

Out and About

Free senior meals at Pleasanton Civic Center Application pick-up for free senior meals continues until Nov. 26 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meals will be delivered once a week to qualified seniors at the Civic Center. As part of the City of Pleasanton’s partnership with Meals on Wheels, they must provide congregate seating and […]

Bradley, Carrasco remain JPs in respective precincts

Having served five terms to date, Republican Kyle D. Bradley was reelected for a sixth term as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2. Judge Bradley was named Texas Justice Court Judges Association 2018 Judge of the Year. He is a full-time judge and has attended over 2,000 hours of continuing education during the course of his service. He regularly […]


The Atascosa County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) recently held a community service project for it’s defendants. In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, defendants were asked to donate certain items to benefit the needs of the crisis center as a CSR Special Project Donation. All items received were donated to the Safer Path Family Violence […]

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