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January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Retirees honored at Commissioners Court

Atascosa County Pct. 4 workers Martin Llamas and Anselmo Guerra were honored at the Dec. 27 meeting of the Atascosa County Commissioners Court. The two men are retiring, so Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll (Pct. More...

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Poll Results

Which town has been impacted most economically by Eagle Ford Shale?

The results are in. Here's how the votes went. Pleasanton 50% Poteet 2% Jourdanton 5% Charlotte 11% Tilden 21% Not Sure 11%   If you have not voted in our current poll you can do so now. Just look to the right column and place your vote. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Burglary in Blackhill

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 that occurred in the 5500 block of Verdi Road in the Blackhill Commu More...

18 WHEELER TAKES A SPILL

On Tuesday, January 3, about 3:30 in the afternoon, an Alamo Transport sand hauler crashed after veering off the roadway on S.H. 97 about five and a half miles west of Charlotte. More...

Living

Hoops For Hope

Pleasanton Lady Eagle Basketball Coach Katy Herrera would like to announce that the Hoops for Hope T-shirts are now on sale! The Hoops for Hope game against Poteet will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Poteet. The T-shirts sell for $15 each. More...

Oh, to be the VIP!

Everyone wanted to be a Box Top VIP when they walked into the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 10, and saw the Pleasanton Eagles Football Captain, Luke Walters, and select teammates and cheerleaders waiting to have lunch with them. More...

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The Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce donated a check of $250.00 to ACCEPT for providing gifts and food to local families for Christmas. More...

School

Meet the new superintendent

The community is invited to meet Pleasanton I.S.D.’s new superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith on Tuesday, January 10 from 6-6:30 p.m. at the PHS library. More...

Second Six Weeks Honor Rolls

Charlotte Elementary More...

Obituaries

Ruperto Martinez Sr.

Ruperto “Rupert” Martinez, age 78, of Pleasanton, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, in San Antonio. More...

John Lee

John R. Lee, age 32, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011. More...

Doris W. Miller

Doris W. Miller, 84, passed away January 1, 2012 in Jourdanton. She was born August 24, 1927 in Lancaster, Minnesota. More...

A new STAAR brings winter break blues to Atascosa County teachers and students

Winter break blues hit both teachers and students as a new STAAR shines down on schools across Texas More...

Out and About

New year for us all

A s we bid farewell to 2011 and welcomed the new year in (amid fireworks, toastings and celebrations), let’s see what is going on this first week of 2012! More...

Pleasanton Ave. home fire injures firefighters

A mobile home fire on Dec. 3, resulted in two Pleasanton Fire Department volunteers being treated for injuries, one being blunt force trauma to his side. More...

Sports

J-TOWN WINS IN OT

A battle down the stretch
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It took four extra minutes of high school basketball to get the job done. The Jourdanton Indians and Poteet Aggies played to a good crowd at J.H.S. Gym last Wednesday, December 28th, which saw the Tribe down the Aggies in OT. More...

Stating The Obvious

It is going to be a busy 2012

It is crazy that 2011 has come and is gone. 2012 has arrived, and boy is it going to be a busy and hectic one for me as I am sure it will be for many of you. More...

Sports Focus

Cowboys misery laid to rest

If you are a Dallas Cowboy fan, you’re probably glad their season is over. And with it a ton of misery and frustration has been laid to rest. More...

Opinion & Columns

The Way I See It

Positively...

The new year is here and with that a new beginning. While 2011 was a decent year, I always have hope that the year ahead will be even better. At the top of my wish list is a healthy year...for all. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letter to the City Council of Pleasanton

The petition drive concerning Pleasanton’s Community Center and Library will come to a close this Thursday night (January 5th) at the city council meeting. More...

Farm & Ranch

Farm Bureau leaders attend Texas Farm Bureau annual meeting

(Jourdanton) – Agriculture leaders from Atascosa County Farm Bureau participated as voting delegates recently at the 78th Texas Farm Bureau annual meeting Dec. 3-5 in Corpus Christi. More...

STCW give to Children’s Home

Representatives from South Texas CattleWomen met with staff from South Texas Children’s Home Ministries near Beeville recently to present their annual beef certificate donation. More...

Texas Peanut Producers Board announces elections

LUBBOCK, Texas (January 3, 2012) - The Texas Peanut Producers Board will be holding an election for four expiring directors’ seats beginning Jan. 9 and ending Jan. 23, 2012. More...

Church

Bible studies at FBC

First Baptist Church of Pleasanton is offering two different women’s bible studies to start out the new year. “Pursuing More of Jesus” by Anne Graham Lotz begins Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall. More...

Community Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

January 5 •Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. (nonsmoking, open discussion) at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleasanton, Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffletree’s. More...