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Hospital’s parent company hacked

Free identity theft protection offered to affected patients

Community Health Systems (CHS), parent company of South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC), announced on Monday that it was the target of an external criminal cyber-attack. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Schlumberger Theft

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 a report of a theft located in the 7700 block of US 281 in the city of Leming. More...

Pleasanton businesses welcome new teachers to PISD

Pleasanton ISD is excited to welcome 39 new teachers to the PISD family for the 2014-2015 school year. The new educators were greeted with well wishes and gifts on Thursday, August 14th at the annual New Teacher Luncheon. More...

Opinion & Columns

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hits Atascosa County

I’m sure your Facebook feeds have been filled with celebrities and friends alike with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I know mine is. More...

Cinema In The Park

Cinema in the Park More...

The Way I See It

Heatstroke 101

A s summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school or college, we shouldn’t have to contend with 100+ temps. But, we are in South Texas and it IS August so hot it is. More...

School

Back To School Night at Charlotte ISD

On Aug. 21, Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte Junior High and Charlotte High School will host their “Back to School” night. All students, parents and or guardians are invited to attend and meet their Teachers for the upcoming school year. More...

Obituaries

CONCEPCION CAMACHO

Concepcion M. Camacho, born in Pearsall on November 22, 1953 passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in San Antonio at the age of 60 years. Mr. More...

PEDRO LUEBANO

Pedro R. Luebano, Sr., age 76, was born on April 16, 1938. Mr. Luebano went to be with Lord, Sunday, August 10, 2014. More...

MARY ALICE LANSFORD

Mary Alice (Henry) Lansford of Jourdanton went to be with the Lord on August 12, 2014 at the age of 87. She was born to her parents, Walter Linden Henry and Mary Josephine (Byrne) Henry, in Tilden on June 22, 1927. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

August 21 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

BATTLE OF MEDINA

A musket salute by the Color Guard at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina was fired after the ceremony, which included members of the DAR, SAR, DRT, SRT, the Tejanos representing the Texian More...

Szulewski, Sissy’s Boutique win Rodeo Riches

$500 will be spent with participating merchants

Sharron Szulewski of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sissy’s Boutique, 113 W. Hunt St., Pleasanton. More...

Sports

Squaws take second at Edgewood

Jourdanton preparing for Devine tournamnet

The Squaws took second place at the Edgewood tournament last week with Ashley Meyers and Jessica Eisenhauer earning All-Tournament honors. Jourdanton fell to Jefferson in the championship match, but flourished throughout the tourney. More...

Trojans improving after first scrimmage

Charlotte showed vast improvements from last season’s bi-district playoff appearance last week as the Trojans faced San Antonio TMI Cornerstone on the road. More...

Cowgirls victorious at Pettus tournament

The Cowgirls were victorious after winning the Pettus Lady Eagle tournament last week. McMullen County shined throughout the tourney as the Cowgirls remain undefeated on the young season (6-0). More...

Living

Kemp ‘can do’ camp

Pleasanton Lions Club sponsors youth from the area

Attending summer camp is every kid’s dream. Unfortunately, many don’t get to fulfill it due to health reasons. Luckily, the Texas Lions Camp, situated on 500 acres in the Texas Hill Country, makes dreams come true. More...

Cinema in the Park

Bring the entire family out to the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton this Saturday, Aug. 23, for the presentation of Brave. This Disney-Pixar animated film will be the last movie of this summer’s Cinema in the Park series. More...

Local art on display at Longhorn Museum

The 2nd annual Innovate, Invoke, Inspire! Art Show kicked-off on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a wellattended reception. The Longhorn Museum in Pleasanton served as a great backdrop for the awards ceremony. More...

Farm & Ranch

LOCAL YOUTH IN FINALS

These Atascosa County kids were Tough Enough to Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. They all qualified for State Finals in the TJHRA (Texas Jr. High Rodeo Association). More...

Atascosa AG News

New 4-H year to begin

The 2014-2015 4-H year will be-coming to a start on September 1. More...

Local youth participate in Texas Wildlife Leadership Camps

Atascosa County residents Ethan Ayala, Pleasanton, Travis Bonner, Lytle, Abbie Lanier, Somerset, Lane Lanier, Somerset, and Yancey Miller, Lytle, participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June and July. More...

Church

Changes to this year’s St. Andrew turkey dinner

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Pleasanton is undergoing a major renovation, to provide adequate and safe space for the church’s growing ministries and service to the community. More...

CAM to distribute school supplies Friday

Atascosa Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) will distribute school supplies to the less fortunate students of Atascosa County on Friday, Aug. 22. They are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the CAM Center located at 500 Avenue H in Poteet. More...

Back to school hair cuts!

Church of God Monte Horeb, located at 7500 FM 2146 in Jourdanton will provide back to school hair cuts this Saturday, Aug. 23, with a donation of $3. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Be ready to wait. There will be entertainment while you wait. More...