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September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local schools receive distinction designations for 2014

All five school districts in the Brush Country region had at least one campus earn a distinction designation, according to the Texas Education Agency’s 2014 accountability ratings. More...

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News

Information regarding 2015 Atascosa County Budget

Here are highlights regarding the 2015 Atascosa County Budget. The total tax rate (General, Farm-to-Market, and Interest & Sinking) is $0.3632 per $100 valuation, and is the same as the effective rate. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Murder Suspect Wanted 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 theft located in the 3200 block of West FM 476 outside More...

THE PLEASANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME REPORT LOG

September 9 - September 15, 2014 More...

Living

Missing Uncle Tom

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story initially started out as my family’s experience as migrant farm workers. Last Friday, Sept. More...

LOCKS OF LOVE DONATION

Myame Lara, a student at Pleasanton Elementary School, donated at least 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love on Aug. 20. Her haircut was done at Great Clips in Pleasanton. More...

Fall Music Festival at Jourdanton City Park on Sept. 21!

Looking for something different – and inexpensive – to do this month? Has it been awhile since you’ve listened to or danced to live music performed by top Tejano groups? More...

Farm & Ranch

Pleasanton FFA attend leadership lab in Zapata

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 the Pleasanton FFA Chapter attended the District Leadership lab in Zapata. Each district officer conducted a session on an important FFA tool. More...

McMullen 4-H Meeting on September 23

McMullen 4-H will be hosting it first meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the McMullen County School cafeteria. More...

Verdilizer

Thanks for the prayers

I had a great time this week. For the past few years, I’ve been in and out of the hospital so many times that I think that each time I get awfully stopped up or whatever I’ll have to go to the emergency room. More...

Church

Bible study in Verdi on Thursdays

Every Thursday there will be an in depth Bible study held at the Verdi Community Center . The study will be held from 7-8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn why there are so many churches, what it means to be born again and more. More...

New programs at FBC Poteet

FBC Poteet is excited to announce new children’s and youth programs beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 17. “Strawberry Patch,” a program for children from 3-years-old to sixth graders will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

FBC Food Pantry

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute food from its food pantry on Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located on Hwy 16 South in Jourdanton. More...

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for peopl More...

County rocked by quake

Many residents in the Charlotte and Jourdanton area were startled Wednesday, Sept. 10, when a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region. More...

Sports

Eagles surge late against Wildcats

Pleasanton pushes past Carrizo Springs after 20-point fourth quarter

The Eagles capitalized off a 20-point scoring surge in the fourth quarter as they improved to 3-0 after beating Carrizo Springs 34-21 at home last week. More...

Cowgirls dominate opponents on road

The Cowgirls took care of Victoria Homeschool in straight sets (25-8, 25-9, 25- 5) on the road last week. McMullen County continues its winning streak after the Jourdanton tournament a couple of weeks ago. More...

Lady Aggies pound Hawkins in four

Poteet picked up its second win in a row after defeating San Antonio Hawkins (25-17, 25-12, 24-26, 25-11) last week on the road. Cayla Otwell led the Lady Aggies with 13 kills, 10 set assists while Tessa Sanchez added 16 assists in the victory. More...

Opinion & Columns

Win tickets to the Unmask Domestic Violence Masquerade Ball

The Atascosa County Crisis Center is holding a black tie masquerade ball to “Unmask Domestic Violence” on Saturday, October 4 at Coughran Hall in Pleasanton. More...

Salad Luncheon; music festival and County Fair

Library Luncheon Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library come on out for the Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction. Event will be held this Thursday, September 18 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 11am- 1pm. More...

The Way I See It

Angel construction noticed

I t isn’t often that you get to acknowledge people doing great things for our community. But it’s even harder when these great people don’t want to be acknowledged. More...

Obituaries

BALDEMAR JARAMILLO JR

Baldemar Jaramillo, Jr. of San Antonio passed away on September 5, 2014 at the age of 66. He is survived by his brother, Ruben Martinez and sisters, Carmen Villarreal and Maggie Aguilar and husband Abel. More...

WILLARD YERKES

Willard Wayne “Buddy” Yerkes, age 75, of Jourdanton, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Pleasanton. Buddy was born May 14, 1939. More...

CLIFFORD JACOBS

Clifford “Jake” William Jacobs, born in Poth, Texas on December 11, 1925 to Clara Westmeier and Carl Jacobs, and completed his last tour of duty here on earth on September 13, 2014. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

September 18 • 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...