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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 […]

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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 […]

Ramos pleads guilty in murder case of Officer Deckard

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Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher/Managing Editor 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 […]

County, District officials sworn in



Monday, Jan. 1, 2019, at 10 a.m., county and district officials were sworn in at the Atascosa County Courthouse. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley presided over the ceremony. After being sworn in by District Judge Lynn Ellison, Judge Hurley swore in District Judge Lynn Ellison. County Court-at- Law Judge Robert “Bob” Brendel was sworn in by Judge Ellison. District Judge […]

Peeler praises JISD



During the regular meeting of the Jourdanton School Board, the Squaw Volleyball team was recognized for their great season. The trustees also received the annual financial report for the year just ended, in which they received a clean report. Board President Barbara Peeler read the Consent Agenda, which contains approval of the November meeting minutes, the payment of the bills […]

Sheriff’s Department makes drug arrest


The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant on Saturday in the City of Jourdanton as the result of a narcotics trafficking investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. About 6:30 p.m., sheriff’s officers assisted by the Jourdanton Police Department and the Texas Highway Patrol arrived at a house on Hickory Street, a block and […]

Updated property tax information now available for Texas taxpayers

New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Atascosa Central Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and has information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons age 65 or older. “Whether you […]

PISD annual auditors’ report approved



During the regular meeting of the Pleasanton ISD, Kim Roach, from Armstrong, Vaughan & Associates, PC, presented the annual auditors’ financial report. The District received an unmodified opinion, which is the best anyone is able to receive. There were some new standards for the audit this year, from the state that included longterm assets and liabilities. At the end of […]


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