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You can learn something from everyone

I love to read. Books of every genre, magazines, blogs, web content and of course newspapers. But books, oh my books, letters on paper are my true love. More...

2nd worst drought year on record

18 years of drought over past 77 years

There are fun weather facts and there are frightening weather facts. With the second worst drought on record for Texas this year, South Texas’ lack of rainfall was just plain scary . More...

Special Sections

News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

ATVs stolen near I-37

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 off of Fuller Road, near Pleasanton. More...

CORRECTIONS

In the January 4 issue, a rollover picture in Christine incorrectly listed Rudy Gonzales as being in the vehicle. Although it contained his relatives, Rudy Gonzales was not in the car. More...

County Commissioners hold short meeting; new hirings approved

When County Commissioners met Monday, January 9, 2012, all commissioners were present; however County Judge Diana Bautista was away attending a state level meeting in Austin. More...

Living

Pedro Huizar Garden Park to be dedicated

San Antonio city officials and the descendants of Spanish colonial surveyor, sculptor and judge Pedro Huizar will celebrate the dedication of a park named for Huizar in a plaque unveiling ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. More...

Jourdanton schools support bully prevention

Jourdanton Elementary and Jourdanton Junior High School are supporting bullying prevention at each campus. Jourdanton Elementary is in their third year of implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. More...

Book signing Sat.

Alan Weihausen, author of “Daddy’s Home” Christmas Creek Books will be at Three Sisters Boutique for a book signing on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three Sisters Boutique is located at 217 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. More...

Obituaries

Lana J. Sosenka

Lana J. Sosenka, age 59, entered into heaven while in the arms of her husband and son on Saturday, December 31, 2011 in San Antonio. She was born June 24, 1952 in Pleasanton, Texas to Tommy and Myrtle Kendrick. More...

Lt. Col . Helen Jasik

Lt. Col. Helen L. Jasik (ret), passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012 in San Antonio at the age of 90. She was born in Loire, (Pleasanton) Texas on April 18, 1921. She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Agnes (Stryk) Jasik. More...

Chrislynn Coleman

Chrislynn Isabella Coleman, age 0, of Leming, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. More...

Petition presented to council last week

On Jan. 5, Judy Havins presented the Pleasanton City Council with the voter initiative petition and formally filed it with City Secretary Cindy Urrabazo. More...

Out and About

Meet vs. meat

Meet the City Manager There will be a meet and greet prior to the January 19 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Newly hired City Manager Bruce Pearson will be available to press hands at 6:00 p.m. Kanga who? More...

DOTING ON DOT

Shelby Crossland, a member of FFA and a senior at Pleasanton High School will be exhibiting her hog “Dot” during the Atascosa County Livestock Show, set for Tuesday, January 17, through S More...

Sports

Lady Eagles continue to struggle

Struggles continued for the Pleasanton Lady Eagles, as they dropped two more 28-3A contests. In their week of action, Sam Houston dominated the Lady Eagles as Cuero was able to slip past them in a dog fight. More...

Trojans win third straight

Geared for success

Although the Charlotte Trojans have had more downs than ups this season, they have strung together three straight wins. It is apparent that the Trojans are working hard to get on track, when it counts most. More...

Indians finish 1st at UTSA Lift Meet

The Jourdanton High School Indians were able to finish in 1st place as a team, at the UTSA Power Lifting Meet last Saturday, Jan. 7th. Two Indians were able to finish in 1st place as all six placed in the top three in their weight class. More...

Opinion & Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The Way I See It

Signatures, poll don’t lie

Last Thursday, a petition was presented to the Pleasanton City Council. More...

What goes on in the mind of a murderer?

First degree murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human being. When a person, of sound memory and discretion, unlawfully kills any reasonable creature in being with malice aforethought includes four basic elements: i. More...

Farm & Ranch

Atascosa AG News

Stockshow begins next week

Atascosa County Eight (8) Hour CEU Pre-Plant Symposium Slated for this THURSDAY- An eight hour CEU workshop will be held January 12, 2012 at On The Farm, Inc. located on FM 536 just one mile east of I-37 North. More...

2012 ATASCOSA COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW SCHEDULE

Revised 12/21/11 More...

Verdilizer

Get your calendar out

Hope you've got your calendars ready! The Bible studies start at First Baptist, Pleasanton this week. Kathy Balkum starts the Anne Graham Lotz study this Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

January 12 •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...