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A healthy fair set for Saturday

The 13th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 a.m. As always there is no cost for the health fair. More...

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News

November 4 elections full with local contests

While the gubernatorial race is hot on Texan’s minds, the local contested races are on the minds of Brush Country voters. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Boxhouse Rd. 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 a burglary located in the 300 block of Boxhouse Road, off of FM 3175 in the Qua More...

Jourdanton Council approves budget, property tax rate

All members were present at the last Jourdanton City Council meeting: Donnie Blue; Robert “Doc” Williams; Raul Morales, Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey, Chester Gonzales and Mayor Susan Netardus. More...

Living

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

My husband grew up in a household where tortillas were plentiful. I did not. Don’t get me wrong we ate tortillas with butter as a snack as often as we could, but I did not make these lovely circles of warm deliciousness. More...

Czech Heritage Month

The SPJST, a fraternal benefit society founded in 1897 by Texas pioneers of Czech descent and in conjunction with the State of Texas, does hereby proclaim October 2014 as Czech Heritage Month in the SPJST. More...

PLEASANTON HOMECOMING

Pleasanton High School held its annual Homecoming festivities at Eagle Stadium on Oct. 10. More...

Farm & Ranch

McMullen Co teacher recognized for commitment to Agricultural Science

McMullen County ISD teacher Jim Harris was recently recognized for his 30 years of service as an Agriculture Science teacher. by the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT). More...

Verdilizer

No meeting in October

Hope the annual “7 Mile Garage Sale” was quite a success this past week. Please send me some reports!! I have to keep my schedule of activity outside the home very carefully, and was not able to attend again this year. More...

PHS AG CLASSES LEND A HAND

The Pleasanton Intermediate Campus will soon reap the benefits of the hard work, sweat and tears of the PHS Ag students. Mr. More...

Church

Emmanuel Baptist to turn 75

Emmanuel Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to celebrate their 75th anniversary in Charlotte, on Sunday, Oct. 19. The celebration will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the church. To RSVP, or for more information, please call 830-771-0048. More...

Music fest coming soon

The Navigators Men’s Fellowship will present the third annual Rock-NAt the River Music Festival on Nov. 8, at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. Time will be from 1-5 p.m. Join them for free food, music, testimonies and family-friendly fun! More...

St. Andrew’s Turkey Dinner

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Pleasanton has decided that the annual Turkey Dinner will take place after all. The event will take place Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. until all is sold out. More...

Man dies after being tased

Macario Cisnero Garcia, 54, of Pleasanton was pronounced dead at South Texas Regional Medical Center early Monday morning. More...

Enjoy Market Days this weekend

This Saturday, Oct. 18, the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton will be filled with the sweet sounds of Tejano, Country and Mariachi music, at the seventh annual Market Days. More...

Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming chosen at pageant

Cuteness abounded at the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant with four contestants vying for the titles. More...

Sports

Apaches earn first win after outlasting Eagles

Pleasanton drops its second straight game

The Eagles found themselves with a fourth down and goal with minutes to go in their first District 15-4A game and a chance to win. More...

VOLLEYBALL: JOURDANTON VS. POTEET

Squaws slip past Lady Aggies in five-set thriller

POTEET– The Squaws outlasted county foe Poteet in a five-set thriller (20- 25, 25-9, 25-8, 21-25, 15-11) last week in District 30-4A action. “The match was full of highs and lows,” Jourdanton head coach Tabitha Fogle said. More...

Lady Eagles finish second overall, Squaw earns fourth

Cross country teams from Pleasanton, Jourdanton, and Poteet traveled to the Poth Invitational meet last Saturday to vie for gold. More...

Opinion & Columns

SAWS should be Coast bound

There is a huge population growth in Bexar County and they all need water. What SAWS fails to menion is that they also need to eat. More...

The Way I See It

Officers’ Ambush - 15 years

A somber ceremony was held on the grounds of the Atascosa County Sheriff’s office on Monday evening. More...

State Capital Highlights

Ruling prevents state from enforcing voter ID law

A n Oct. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos of Corpus Christi prevents the state from enforcing the voter identification law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 as Senate Bill 14. More...

School

Tupac is back!

The PHS robotics team is back for another year in the SA Best robotics competition! More...

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School announced their Students of the Month. The students are selected by their teachers for outstanding qualities, improvement, and overall excellence in Eagle Pride. More...

SAT BOOT CAMP

Pleasanton High School hosted the SAT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Students from Poteet and Charlotte ISD’s also participated in the event. More...

Obituaries

JEFF MILLER JR.

Jeff A. Miller, Jr., a long time resident of Pleasanton, lately living in Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on Monday, October 13 at the age of 92. He was born August 10, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas the oldest of three brothers born to Jeff, Sr. More...

CALVIN SCHAEFER

Calvin Schaefer of Central Point, Oregon, passed away at his home on 6 October 2014 at the age of 91. More...

JOSEPH MONTGOMERY

Joseph Anthony Montgomery known to everyone as “Joe” was born on June 17, 1984 in Jourdanton at Mercy Hospital and passed away at the scene of a traffic accident at Highway 97 and Houston Street in Pleasanton, on Saturday evening, October More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

October 16 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Granny D’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...