Attempted robbery of store botched

The Good Health Store was broken into early Monday morning resulting in nothing stolen, but some damage inside. Susan Phillips, owner of The Good Health Store at 103 N. Smith Street in Pleasanton said that thieves had broken into the store at about 4:45 a.m. They broke in through the front door and pried a door open that enters into […]

EUWCD board discusses retention pond breach; need to study sand mines


Retention pond breaches and the need to regulate sand mine facilities topped the list of topics discussed at the Nov. 30 meeting of the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting. Janice Jones, who lives in Jourdanton and has property on Mangum Road, was the first to speak. She spoke on the retention pond breach at Martin Marietta […]

Stock Show: Family Tradition

Stock show is a huge event for Atascosa County, especially when the passion for showing is passed down generation to generation. Sisters Karen Rankin and Jessica Rankin-Schimelpfening are two of six siblings who spent their share of time in the show ring. The sisters and their siblings got their love of showing from their father, Ray Gallaway, participating in local […]

Arrest at Poteet area storage

Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Ronald Sanchez Jr., was on routine patrol Friday night, Jan. 11 around 11:45 p.m. Sanchez spotted suspicious activity inside a storage unit facility north of Poteet at McCaughn Rd and TX Hwy 16. Upon further investigation Deputy Sheriff Sanchez, heard noise inside a motor home being stored at the facility. Deputy Sanchez located a suspect inside […]


Chase Rankin, Jourdanton 7th grader, was inspired to show pigs by his best friend Brock Powell. You can catch Chase and his Duroc pig, Red Rocket, in the show ring this Thursday, wearing orange in honor of Brock. See story page 6A.


Newly elected District Judge Lynn Ellison, accompanied by his wife Janet, being sworn in by County Court-at- Law Judge Bob Brendel. Judge Ellison served as a lawyer for 44 years and worked in five courthouses in the district for 33 years. He previously served the district as District Attorney, assistant district attorney, assistant attorney general and was also Counsel to […]

Brite – beloved public servant

A pillar of judicial integrity and community service best describes J. Taylor Brite. I have known J. Taylor all my life. I visited him often and wrote stories about him. He always preferred to say the nice things about others. I honored our friendship and can truthfully say, “A most wonderful man has been laid to rest”. Surrounded by his […]

Safer Path opening delayed with government shutdown

“What was being communicated to us was, ‘Go on and continue doing things as you would regularly do.’ We were planning to open tomorrow,” Rhonda Williamson, Executive Director of Safer Path Family Violence Shelter said on Monday. “So I’ve got towels washed and folded and ready to go in bathrooms. I’ve got beds made with sheets, all of which had […]

Out and About

GriefShare at Cowboy Fellowship begins Jan. 20 Cowboy Fellowship will start their GriefShare program at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. However, your grief continues and you feel alone. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You […]

Ramos pleads guilty in murder case of Officer Deckard

This morning at the Atascosa County Courthouse, Jenevieve Ramos pleaded guilty to a charge of capital murder and will spend the rest of her life in prison with the possibility of parole. Ramos was accused of driving the getaway car for Shaun Ruiz Puente when he shot and killed Officer Bobby Deckard. Senior Judge Donna Rayes presided. “Today Jenevieve Ramos […]

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