Cities and county see increase in revenue

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Oct. 10 announced he would send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts some $736 million in local sales tax allocations for the month of October. The amount, Hegar said, is 11.4 percent more than his office reported in October 2017. Allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report […]

Jourdanton council approves lease of vehicle for resource officer

Jourdanton City Council members unanimously approved the interlocal agreement between the City of Jourdanton and Jourdanton ISD, for the lease of a vehicle for use by the assigned Jourdanton Police Department School Resource Officer. This was one of the items on the agenda at the Oct. 22 regular meeting. Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser said, “The superintendent of the school […]

Cuellar announces $150,000 in funding for McMullen Co.

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced that the McMullen County Sheriff’s office received $150,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) program to support local law enforcement for equipment, over-time pay and conduct interagency operations. This program provides funding to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a […]

Veterans Day Nov. 11

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Cuellar releases statement on the deployment of troops to border

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense deploying troops to the border: “Today, the Secretary of Defense approved the President’s request for deploying active duty military units, with over 5,200 personnel, to provide mission-enhancing capabilities along the Southwest Border. This includes combat engineer units, military planning, helicopter companies, medical units, and military police […]

Newcomers to political action help get voters out

Voting is projected to reach a record high for a midterm election by Nov. 6, with much enthusiasm from both parties. That enthusiasm is being shown with people who are new to political participation helping get out the vote. Ross Powell has gone out canvassing to make sure everyone knows where to vote and that they can get a ride […]


On Oct. 22, the Jourdanton City Council recognized Jourdanton students Catarina Craddock and Cali Craddock for taking part in the meeting. One led the opening prayer and the other led the Pledge of Allegiance. Pictured left to right are, back row: Jourdanton council member Jack R. Harrison, Jourdanton City Manager Lamar Schulz, Jourdanton council member Chester Gonzales, Jourdanton Mayor Robert […]


During the Thursday, Oct. 10 Charlotte City Council meeting, Mayor Buddy Daughtry read and signed a proclamation recognizing the week of October 5-9 as Municipal Court Week. Mayor Daughtry and the members of the city council expressed their gratitude for Charlotte’s Municipal Court Judge, Maria Garcia. Pictured left to right are council members Ricardo Garcia, Mayor Daughtry, Christi Rankin, Judge […]

Pleasanton River Park progress continues

Several weeks of rainy weather have caused a delay in the progress of the Pleasanton River Park. However, since the rain has deceased in the area, the progress is set to carry on as planned. Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Director, Greg Leach, gave a quick update on the park’s progress. “Now that the weather is cooperating, we are back to […]

Simmons entertains museum guests

Longhorn Museum dinner guests were treated to an evening of music by guitarists Sandy Locke and Dave Pesek, followed by amusing stories in the field of broadcasting by featured speaker, San Antonio Channel 12 sportscaster Greg Simmons. The popular sportscaster, a San Antonio native who attended Jefferson High School, related he knew at an early age what he wanted to […]

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