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April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HWY. 97 JACK-KNIFE

A trailer came off the back of a truck as it was driving between Jourdanton and Charlotte on Hwy. More...

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News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Mower Taken On Eichman

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 2000 block of Eichman Road, 2.7 miles south More...

THE PLEASANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME REPORT LOG

April 4 - April 11, 2014

Accident on Houston St. and on EdgehillAccident on YorktownAssault on Martin St., on Strait Lane, on Dallas,on Oaklawn (2), on Hunt St. ,on Hwy 97 andon Bonita Creek More...

National Telecommunicator Week celebrates dispatchers

The nation is celebrating the critical work of public safety dispatchers from coast to coast. More...

Living

ARTISTS MEDAL AT STATE

Pleasanton High School state medalists, Erica O’Riley and Gerald Garcia, received scores of 4 or Exemplary in State on April 5. More...

Hillbilly Games April 26

“We are planning on a day of fun and enjoyment for the kids and entire family,” said Cyndee Simmons, a board member with CASA of South Texas. More...

Fulbright Scholar

Yvonne Freckmann has been named a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar with a full grant to the Netherlands. She will represent the U.S. as she studies multimedia music composition at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague this fall. More...

School

SEEDS FOR SECOND GRADERS

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a short lesson on planting seeds to the elementary second graders. This enhanced their curriculum as they were studying the importance of plants in their lives. More...

CBC to host Community Ties

Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton will host their Community Ties event on May 1. Area schools will be there from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the community is invited from 3-6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

DAVID JONES

David Dwayne Jones of Pleasanton passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 46. He was born November 25, 1967 in Jourdanton to Donald and Deborah Jones. More...

GERALDINE PFULLMAN

Geraldine Pfullman, age 84, of Pleasanton, passed away at her residence Friday, April 11, 2014. More...

MACARIO HERNANDEZ SR.

Macario “Calle” P. Hernandez, Sr. passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born March 10, 1932 in Jourdanton to Clemente Z. Hernandez and San Juanita (Perez) Hernandez. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 16 & 21•Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love andcare through age appropriate lessons. More...

Burglaries

JPD catches alleged car burglar

The “Smith Village” car burglar has been caught, according to Chief Eric Kaiser. More...

Burglaries

Charlotte City Hall burglarized

One or more burglars are at large for stealing gas from the city workers fueling station behind Charlotte City Hall on Monday, April 14. More...

Sheriff’s Deputies arrest alleged pot grower in Charlotte

Coincidence and preparedness turned a felony arrest into a major drug bust for the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Sports

Area teams gearing up for regional track meets

LA VERNIA– The Eagles competed in the district 28- AAA track meet in La Vernia last Wednesday and Thursday to send 12 athletes to the Area meet. “The boys really competed well,” head boys’ track coach Seth Rutland said. More...

Area teams gearing up for regional track meets

LA VERNIA– The Lady Eagles competed in the district 28-AAA track meet in La Vernia last Wednesday and Thursday and finished 2nd overall with 158 points. More...

UFC fighter visits Pleasanton for seminar

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight, Cole Miller held a seminar for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students of Tri-City Martial Arts (TCMA) in Pleasanton this past Sunday, April 13. The seminar covered the De La Riva Guard. More...

Opinion & Columns

Solis named Strawberry Festival Instagram winner

I narrowed down the over 250 entries to ten for the Strawberry Festival Instagram contest, a winner was selected on Friday. Congratulations to Katherine Solis!! More...

We will be closed Thursday, Friday

Each year we get to attend the South Texas Press Association convention. Our staff attends to learn more at the seminars, converse with our peers and hopefully win some awards for our endeavors. More...

The Way I See It

Embracing small towns

Catching a bit of Jeff Foxworthy the other night on Netflix and his “You might be a redneck if …” came full force over a few weeks in my world. I’m not poking fun at rednecks, nor the subject at hand. More...

Farm & Ranch

Scavenger hunt at Choke Canyon

Choke Canyon State Park is located just about an hour away from Pleasanton, even less if you are living in Jourdanton. More...

WOELFEL AWARDED IN HOUSTON

Pictured, left to right, Joey Van Hecke, Justin Smith, Joe Taylor, Stacie Woelfel, Warren Woelfel, Brannan Woelfel with “Ace”. More...

4-H HAS STYLE

Mesquite 4-H members, Kendall Hagen (left) and Hannah Ward recently participated in the District 12 Fashion Show in Falfurrias, bringing home a blue and a red ribbon. More...

Church

FBC Food Pantry

The First Baptist Church Jourdanton Food Pantry will be held on Friday, April 25. Time will be from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Easter Sunday Services

Community Easter Service The pastors of Atascosa County announce the 21st annual Sunrise Service for Easter Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m. More...

Annual Christmas Village Ministry rummage sale

A rummage sale will be held on Saturday, April 26, to benefit the Christmas Village Ministry. The fundraiser will take place at the First Baptist Church, Pleasanton in the New Fellowship Hall, located on College Street. More...