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March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners discuss redistricting map’s impact on voting box 19

As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, Atascosa County will not be providing services for anyone in reference to indigent health care. This was part of the Atascosa County Commissioners Court meeting on March 26. More...

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Attention candidates

Some of you have already responded to our invitation, but if you haven’t, please take some time out of your busy campaigning schedule and submit your information to be included in our 2012 Election Guide. More...

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News

Jourdanton teen arrested for graffiti

David Aguero, 18, was arrested and booked into the Atascosa County Jail on a $25,000 bond for allegedly writing graffiti in the Jourdanton Independent School District March 22nd. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

ATV stolen

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 that occurred in the 200 block of Brian Drive, located in the Oak Fores More...

Man arrested after cocaine found in vehicle

Francisco Salinas, 23, of Jourdanton was arrested March 18 for allegedly possessing the controlled substanc cocaine which is a 3rd degree felony. Jourdanton Police Officer Gonzales observed Salinas driving down Highway 97. More...

Living

Family Fun Day in the Park March 31

Bring the entire family out this Saturday, March 31, to the Jourdanton City Park. Safe Schools/Healthy Students has teamed up with CASA of South Texas to host Family Fun Day in the Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

PHS Choir members advance to State

On Monday, February 27, Pleasanton High School Choir students attended the Region 11 UIL Choir Solo and Ensemble Contest. Choir members participating were: James Hamilton, Melissa Minjares and Annalyese Zepeda. More...

Caballero Egg Hunt

It is time once again for the 12th annual David Caballero’s Family and Friends Easter Egg Hunt. Drop by the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton this Saturday, March 31. The hunt will start at 10 a.m. Ages up to 12 are eligible for prizes. More...

Farm & Ranch

4-Hers wear it well at Fashion Show

The Atascosa 4-H Fashion Show was held Saturday March 24, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church with great success. Fourteen young ladies and one young man modeled their outfits and presented them in front of judges. More...

Verdilizer

Quorum not met

We didn’t quite make the required number for a quorum at our meeting last week, so we didn’t get anything accomplished. We surely could use that walking path. I think it’s a great idea. More...

Turkey Takes All

Alyssa Salinas of Poteet had a super successful year at the Austin Stock Show and Rodeo. She took Champion Turkey Tom with her feathered friend and also placed Grand Champion Turkey Overall. Pictured with Alyssa is her uncle Ruben Sanchez Sr. More...

Church

UMARMY returning to Poteet

The Poteet Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring the UMARMY returning to Poteet this summer from June 10-June 16. More...

Pathfinders take first place

Poteet Trail Blazers Fund- Raiser On Saturday, March 31 there will be a Bargain Market at La Bodega, 4th Street and Avenue F. in Poteet. There will be food, arts and crafts and flea market vendors. Spaces are available. Call 742-8171. More...

Easter season services, church events

St. Andrew Catholic Church Crosswalk The St. Andrew Guadalupanas Society of Pleasanton will hold their annual Crosswalk on Good Friday, April 6. The Stations of the Cross will start at 11 a.m. More...

Crime spree hits Pleasanton

Over the past three weeks, car burglaries have been on the rise in Pleasanton. While Pleasanton police are working hard to find the persons responsible, they are also calling on citizens to be responsible and lock their cars. More...

Pleasanton council adopts redistricting map

At a brief meeting on March 22, the city council adopted Plan D, resetting the boundaries of voting districts within the City of Pleasanton, as of the 2010 U.S. Census data. The five members of the council present voted unanimously on the item. More...

100 Main Street creates mixed emotions

When I look across the street at the empty Dowdy and William’s Hardware stores I have mixed feelings. The first is sadness and the second is fond nostalgia. More...

Sports

UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game to be held April 15 at Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO — The second annual UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game presented by Health Texas will be played at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the Alamodome.   More...

Holmes leads strong offensive effort in second spring scrimmage

SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore receiver Earon Holmes caught five passes for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead a strong offensive effort in the second spring scrimmage for the UTSA football team on Saturday morning at Dub Farris Stadium. More...

Make it 12 in a row

Pleasanton awaits area opponent

Lady Eagles finish in 3rd place in 57-4A The Pleasanton Varsity Lady Eagle Soccer team is playoff bound for their 12th straight season. More...

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Living history

My plans changed last weekend and instead of being out of town, I was able to attend the reenactment of the Civil War Muster of Company E of the Texas Volunteer Cavalry32nd Regiment, Confederate States of America. More...

Can‘t vote if you’re not registered

A very important city election will be held on Saturday, May 12, with two council seats up for grabs and two initiatives regarding the community center/ library on the ballot. More...

School

CBC recognizes students, staff, grads

BEEVILLE-- Coastal Bend College recognizes students for academic achievement during the fall 2011 semester. More...

PISD spinal screening

The Texas State Legislature passed a law in 1985 that requires all sixth and ninth grade students to be screened for spinal deformities. Early detection of abnormal spine curvature can prevent serious health problems More...

Statue of Liberty visits elementary

The Statue of Liberty visited Pleasanton Elementary at lunchtime on Thursday, February 9. She served as the special lunch guest for the third and fourth grade Box Tops for Education VIP students. More...

Obituaries

Wiley Kay

Wiley Howard Kay, lifelong resident of Jourdanton, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at 10:16 a.m., at his residence in Jourdanton, at the age of 61 years, 11 months, 19 days. More...

Blanche Pray

Blanche B. Pray, age 88, of Jourdanton, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Pleasanton. She was born April 11, 1923 in Pawnee. Mrs. More...

Jason Scogin

Jason Milton (J.M.) Scogin was born in Christine on December 24, 1932 and passed away in Jourdanton on March 24, 2012. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

March 29 •Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffletree’s. •On-going classes at The Refuge on Thursdays. Parenting at 5 p.m. More...