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April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CIVIL WAR MUSTERS EMOTIONS

“He’s too young to fight!! He’s only twelve,” screamed this frightened mother during the reenactment of the part Atascosa County played during early days of the Civil War. More...

Out and About

Voter registration cards to be mailed April 25

I checked in with Janice Ruple, our county’s election administrator, and she said that all new voter registration certificates will be mailed out on April 25. More...

Special Sections

News

Council votes unanimously to 'move forward' on Community Center/Library plans

On April 5, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct city staff to have the final construction documents sealed, finished by Guajardo and provide a cost estimate to renovate the buildings as designed. More...

ON THE MOVE

As the temperatures warm-up in South Texas, be aware that snakes have begun to move around. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Theft on FM1333

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 100 block of FM 1333, a ΒΌ mile from FM 476. More...

Opinion & Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Shining city or Sleepy Hollow?

I was fortunate enough to serve 15 years on the Pleasanton City Council during the last oil play which began in the 1940s and lasted until about 1980. Pleasanton experienced an influx of new money and minds. More...

Let your voice be heard

“Stop Excessive Government Spending.” I can’t agree more. However, the fingers are pointing in the wrong direction. More...

Farm & Ranch

Rodeo, bullriding time at Lions Arena

No South Texas event is complete without a rodeo! And the ones at the Poteet Strawberry Festival do not disappoint. You’ll see some of the best cowboys and cowgirls compete for top prizes. More...

Rankin wins

Jordan Rankin of Charlotte recently placed 5th in the Class 10 Heavy Weight Goat Division at the Star of Texas Stock Show and Rodeo in Austin. She made $3000 for the goat at the sale. More...

Court ruling supports private property rights

(Jourdanton) – A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling makes clear that the landowner owns the groundwater in place as part of their land, according to Atascosa County Farm Bureau President Lloyd House. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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

Council votes unanimously to 'move forward' on Community Center/Library plans

On April 5, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct city staff to have the final construction documents sealed, finished by Guajardo and provide a cost estimate to renovate the buildings as designed. More...

Argument leads to stabbing

What began as an argument between two Charlotte men led to a stabbing near a Jourdanton convenience store located on Highway 16 and Highway 97. Jourdanton Police are now searching for a suspect that they believe is responsible for the stabbing. More...

GETTING READY FOR STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Next week, Poteet will greet guests from all over the state and encourage them to taste delicious dishes concocted from the crops that have made them famous. More...

Sports

Sectional Soccer Champions

VIDEO INSIDE The Pleasanton Lady Eagles were able to defeat the Harlandale Lady Indians 2-0 during the Sectional Soccer Playoffs. More...

Lady Eagles win Area Title

VIDEO INSIDE The Pleasanton lady Eagles are headed to the Sectional Round of the Class 4A Soccer Playoffs. Pleasanton was able to defeat the Gregory Portland Lady Wildcats 5-0 in GP last Tuesday, April 3rd. More...

UIL State Executive Committee Meeting Results

AUSTIN, TX—The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League handed down decisions on the eligibility of student-athletes and issued penalties to coaches and schools for violations of UIL rules on Monday. More...

Living

Community Easter Sunrise Service

The Atascosa County Ministerial Alliance announces its 19th annual Easter Sunrise Service for 7:15 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 8. The service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, located at 1702 Highway 97 in Jourdanton. More...

A discarded cross arm becomes an old rugged cross

Members of First United Methodist Church of Pleasanton presented an “old rugged cross” to members of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Jourdanton. More...

Family Fun Day in Jourdanton

The Jourdanton City Park was filled with people of all ages, at the Family Fun Day on March 31. Safe Schools/Healthy Students teamed up with CASA of South Texas for the free event. More...

School

McMullen Co. I.S.D. calling for $11.95 million bond election

McMullen County ISD has called for a $11.95 million bond which will go before voters May 12 with early voting starting April 30-May 8th. More...

Pleasanton school board has short meeting

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton School Board began with the recognition of Students of the Month, two from each class. More...

Meeting on Leming campus

Pleasanton ISD will host a Leming Community Conversation at the Pleasanton ISD Pre-K Campus in Leming on Wednesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Edward Smith Jr.

SOUTHLAKE -- Edward Ernest Smith, Jr., 93, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, after a brief illness. More...

Donaciana Ruiz

Donaciana Ruiz, a resident of Poteet, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 7:55 p.m., at South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton, at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 20 days. More...

Deacon Eusebio Guevara

Deacon Eusebio Aponte Guevara, age 76, of Jourdanton, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Jourdanton. He was born December 16, 1935 in Tuzantlan. More...