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Primrose home destroyed in fire

An account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/msgy6K under the name “Gilham-Villa Family Relief Fund,” to assist the family whose home was lost in a fire, Thursday, Feb. 19. More...

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News

$5,000 reward offered for Laredo fugitive

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Iris Iliana Rodriguez, 25, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to her capture. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Verdi - Tumlinson burglary

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve the burglary of a residence located in the 200 block of Tumlinson Road, located More...

Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Annual BBQ, Auction this Sunday

One of the hardest working groups of people in the community, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce, extends an invitation to everyone to join them at their annual BBQ and Auction this Sunday, March 1. More...

Opinion & Columns

Gearing up for March

The next city-wide clean up for Pleasanton starts Monday, March 16. The city will be divided into three areas and three weeks, with each week focusing on one area. •Week One will run March 16-20. The area east of Hwy. More...

The Way I See It

Adieu to Mentalist, 2.5

I ’m a big baby when it comes to telling people goodbye. It seems I don’t do well when TV shows end, too. More...

How to slow down your life

I t’s finally Friday night, the beginning of a weekend of freedom, which also happens to include your birthday. Your family, friends and spouse all have celebratory plans for you. More...

School

Local seniors urged to apply for scholarship

Texas high school seniors of any faith or ethnicity may apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships to be awarded by the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation. The Silesian- Polish Texans Essay Contest deadline to enter is April 15. More...

Pleasanton student to travel to Washington D.C. for highly-selective environment forum

FAIRFAX, VA-- Alexandra Yard, a student at Pleasanton High School has been selected to represent Texas as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. More...

Graduates at A&M

COLLEGE STATION - Diplomas were awarded to approximately 3,800 Texas A&M University graduates during fall commencement ceremonies. Among those receiving degrees were: •Ian M. Calandra of Jourdanton, Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology. More...

Obituaries

SAMUEL STAFFORD

Samuel (Sammy) Stafford, age 69, of Poteet, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. More...

REYNALDO MENDOZA

Reynaldo Mendoza, passed away February 17, 2015 in Charlotte, Texas. He was born October 10, 1968 to Maria A. Deleon and later adopted by his grandparents Jose and Juanita (Aranda) Mendoza, Sr. More...

WAYNE WELCH

Albert Wayne Welch, 70 years of age, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, February 20 at his home. Wayne was born May 16, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Richard Henderson Welch and the late Theo Essie Lea Bearden Birch. More...

9-month-old injured, alleged abuser arrested

Jourdanton Police Investigators arrested Erwin Cook, age 21 of Jourdanton, on Monday, February 23 . This case stemmed from information that police received regarding severe injuries to a 9-month-old female over the weekend. More...

Turn -n-Burn set for March 13-14

Bellamy Brothers, Watson to headline 5th BBQ Cook-Off

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Western Premium BBQ Products (W3) are again partnering up for another bigger-than-life barbeque cook-off March 13 and 14. More...

Two accidents claim two lives over weekend

Two accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of a Rio Hondo man and a San Antonio man. According to DPS Trooper Jason Reyes, on Friday, Feb. More...

Sports

Atascosa County schools vie at Aggie Relays

POTEET– Atascosa County teams from Pleasanton, Jourdanton, and Poteet vied at the first annual Aggie Relays last weekend and finished with impressive results. More...

Lady Eagles ousted by Fredericksburg

SAN ANTONIO– The Lady Eagles concluded their basketball season last week after a 61-26 loss to Fredericksburg in a bidistrict round of playoffs at Wagner High School. More...

Cowboys dominate Nordheim in finale

The Cowboys wrapped up their regular season after crushing Nordheim 71- 45 on the road last week. McMullen County won the District 32-1A championship with an undefeated 6-0 mark and prepare for an area round playoff game. More...

Living

CASA of South Texas joins hundreds at CASA Day at Capitol to urge legislators to keep child welfare reform a state priority

CASA of South Texas joined more than 300 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers, board members and staff from across the state at the Capitol to speak up for children in the child welfare system. More...

Hoops for Hunter in March

Basketball enthusiasts are urged to get a team together and take part in the Hoops for Hunter Tournament on Saturday, March 21. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Racing time at Pinewood Derby

The Cub Scouts Pack 194 of Pleasanton held its Annual Pinewood Derby at the Pleasanton First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The event took place on Saturday, Feb. 21. More...

Farm & Ranch

Celebrate National FFA Week

It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the National FFA Organization and the role it plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural ed More...

Vilsack announces $30 Million to fight Citrus Disease

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding today for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, a devastating citrus disease that threatens U.S. citrus production. More...

Private water well screening in Jourdanton and Pearsall

Jourdanton and Pearsall -- The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30 a.m. More...

Church

‘Messiah in the Passover’ March 1

On Sunday, March 1, First Baptist Church in Pleasanton will welcome Robert Walter of Messiah in the Passover. He will present a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover. It starts at 10:50 a.m. More...

Basketball tourney at River Park

The Navigators invite the public to their 1st annual Basketball Competition for Men and Women on March 1. The event will be at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton from 2-7 p.m. More...

Income Tax assistance at St. Andrew library

St. Andrew Catholic Church and the San Antonio Archdiocese are again sponsoring free Income Tax assistance to low income taxpayers at the church library, at 626 Market St. each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...