2024-05-08 E-Edition

Gallegos voted as mayor

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Runoff projected for District 3 council seat in Pleasanton

JR Gallegos will be the next mayor of Pleasanton after unofficial results were released on Saturday evening showing the longtime councilmember as the winner over Jeanne Israel and Norman Ramos. In the District 3 position, candidates Daniel Zertuche and Harmony Ratterree were unofficially separated by five votes forcing a runoff for the seat. Gallegos, who has served the City of […]


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TOP: The McMullen County Cowgirls earned a state championship trophy in the Class 1A 4×200-meter relay at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin on Saturday. The quartet finished in a time of 1:48.41 for gold. Pictured (from left) Nevaeh Streeter, Jasey Naylor, Camie Taylor and Summer Sotello. See story on page 1B. RIGHT: Pleasanton senior vaulter Preston […]

New interim Jourdanton Police Chief named

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Lt. Maricarmen Kaufman moves on to McMullen Co. Sheriff’s Office

Former Shavano Park police chief Ray Lacy has taken over as Jourdanton interim police chief announced at the Jourdanton City Council meeting held on Monday. Lacy was recommended to fulfill the role which has been held by Lt. Maricarmen Kaufman, who will be leaving Jourdanton PD after accepting a position at the McMullen County Sheriff’s Office. City Manager Debbie Molina […]


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The City of Pleasanton hosted its Cinco de Mayo festival on Saturday at the Pleasanton River Park and awarded two seniors with scholarships. Winners were Mr. Cinco de Mayo John Delgado and Miss Cinco de Mayo Alexandria Balderas. Judges were (from left) Mark Medina, Teresa Echigo and Hillary Cashmer (far right)

Poteet city council incumbents reelected

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Place 1, Place 2 and Place 3 seats upheld by voters

City of Poteet voters approved of three incumbents to remain on city council after a uniform election held on Saturday. Nick Vasquez (Place 1), Henry Dominguez (Place 2) and Rick Flores (Place 3) all faced opponents and pulled out victorious. Vasquez faced Vanessa Saylor and won unanimously capturing 59% of the votes. This was Saylor’s second straight year at attempting […]

Poteet voters approve $65 million bond

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Incumbent Cervantez edges opponent as Place 4 trustee

Poteet ISD voters unanimously approved of a $65 million bond that will allow for improvements across the district as officials project future growth. The bond passed with the support of 57% of Poteet ISD voters. The Poteet ISD Board of Trustees initially approved an order calling for the bond based on the recommendations of a Bond Steering Committee that was […]

Charlotte ISD voters support bond props

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New elementary school now in the works for future growth

Charlotte ISD voters supported two bond proposals presented and approved by the Charlotte ISD Board of Trustees. One proposal calls for a new elementary school building valued at $16 million. The proposed elementary school will be built to require classrooms sized to meet current and future enrollment of 280 functional and 316 maximum students. This proposal is designed to meet […]

Happy Momma’s Day to me

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This year, I’m not beating around the bush. Yep, you heard it right. No more playing second fiddle to anniversaries or sharing the spotlight with birthdays. I’d like to shine as mom for Mother’s Day. As some of you know, I share a birthday with my twin boys and have always been happy to celebrate their special day over mine. […]

Help support Meals on Wheels

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Atascosa County Judge

Hello Atascosa County! Since taking on the role as County Judge, I’ve often had the privilege to highlight the incredible work of many organizations throughout Atascosa County and the region. Today, I’d like to feature Meals on Wheels (MOW) once again, an organization that serves as a lifeline to our homebound seniors. MOW provides food services to homebound seniors throughout […]