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JISD A PURPLE HEART SCHOOL

Jourdanton ISD was named a Purple Heart District on Friday, Nov. 9 by the Pleasanton VFW Post 12162. Pictured left to right are Baldemar Treviño, VFW Post 4853; Lazaro Camarillo, Department of Texas MOPH Chief of Staff, Crossroads Chapter 3077 and VFW Post 2397 Commander; Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Theresa McAllister; Barbara Bowen Peeler JISD School Board President and Post 12162 […]

How Atascosa County Voted



The country saw a definite surge of excitement and engagement for the 2018 mid-term elections with a record number of (113 million) U.S. voters showing up at the polls. Texas broke records with more than 8.3 million of Texas’ 15.8 million registered voters casting ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, as shown in results posted by the secretary of […]

PISD Eagle Stadium Complex workshop



The Pleasanton ISD held a workshop on Tuesday, November 6, to go over the procurement methods the district must use and to discuss the upcoming projects for the Eagle Stadium construction. There were about 35 people in attendance. Trustees Laurie Daughtrey and Pete Pawelek were not in attendance, but Edward Zamarippa, Blasa Chapa, Pat Cox, Dr. Jimmy Zuniga and President […]

Beer run thwarted by Sheriff’s Deputies


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, […]

Out and About

Seniors Day Bingo The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and Pleasanton Express will host Seniors Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Join them for bingo starting at 10 a.m. Operation Christmas Child at FBC Jourdanton First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will once again be the Regional Hub for Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to […]

This Bud’s not for you

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

FATALITY ON FM 1333 AT SH 173

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 […]


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