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UP IN A FLASH

The Leming VFD, Ata-Bexar VFD and Pleasanton VFD battled this structure fire on Saturday, March 14. It was located south of Old Pleasanton Road, around 1 a.m. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CAUGHT IN A FLASH

Area law enforcement took no time in catching four men who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Pleasanton last Wednesday morning. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CAUGHT IN A FLASH

Area law enforcement took no time in catching four men who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Pleasanton last Wednesday morning. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Citizens honored at annual chamber banquet

The Pleasanton Civic Center, decorated in red, white and blue set the backdrop for honoring Pleasanton’s finest at the 64th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held last Thursday, March 5 More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

The Y’s have it

Yee, Ybañez crowned Strawberry Festival King, Queen

Poteet High School students Naomi Jo Ybañez and Rex Yee will reign as the Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King for 2015. The two were announced at the 68th annual Coronation of Royalty on March 7, at Poteet High School. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Hunter’s fight ends

Hunter Matthew Galloway, 16-month-old son of Pleasanton ISD Chief Willie and Crystal Galloway, has lost his battle with a rare form of childhood cancer. He passed away in the early hours on Friday, February 27. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Fatal shooting at oil field yard still under investigation

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Breaking News - 2/27/2015 5:23 PM

Fatal shooting at oil field yard

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 2/26/2015 06:43 PM

Primrose home destroyed in fire

An account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/msgy6K under the name “Gilham-Villa Family Relief Fund,” to assist the family whose home was lost in a fire, Thursday, Feb. 19. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:26 PM

9-month-old injured, alleged abuser arrested

Jourdanton Police Investigators arrested Erwin Cook, age 21 of Jourdanton, on Monday, February 23 . This case stemmed from information that police received regarding severe injuries to a 9-month-old female over the weekend. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:25 PM

Filing deadline approaches

Candidates have until Friday, February 27 to file for public office in the upcoming municipal and school board elections. The elections for Pleasanton and Poteet will be held on Saturday, May 9. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Dr. Mann named PISD lone finalist for superintendent

In a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Pleasanton ISD School Board named Dr. Matthew Mann as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. In accordance with state law, the district must wait 21 days before officially offering Mann a contract. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Sheriff’s Deputies seize $20K worth of Methamphetamine

On February 9, an Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on FM 476 near Old Rock Road about four miles southwest of Somerset. The deputy stopped a Ford Expedition for an inspection sticker violation around 3:00 p.m. More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

Railroad Commission drilling permits, stats shared

1,506 drilling permits issued in December, 2014

DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

Election filings slow

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, have until February 27, 2015 to file. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

Workshop for parks master plan held

About 25 civic minded citizens gathered at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to attend the first workshop for the City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

Parks and recreation workshop for public input at Pleasanton Civic Center

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Posted 2/3/2015 01:17 PM

Filing for May elections officially opens today

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, can begin to file today. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

Sales and use tax up as are jobs according to new Comptroller

Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

Grand Champion steer sells for $15,000

Even though the Mc- Mullen County Livestock Show overall numbers were down from last year, individuals and businesses still turned out and spent $382,800. 2014’s amount was $512,000. Grand Champions More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

McMullen Co. prepares for their show

The McMullen County Livestock Show will be underway this Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. with Rabbits and Poultry on Friday. Saturday’s judging starts at 7:3-0 a.m. with Swine, Goats, Lambs and Steers. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 01:20 PM

OFFICIALS SWORN IN

81st District Judge Donna Rayes administers the Oath of Office to Atascosa County elected officials on January 1. Left to right are Bill Torans, County Commissioner Pct. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 12:13 PM

Youth ready to shine at Livestock Show

After months of hard work, 515 local 4-H and FFA youth will see how well their livestock and mechanic projects measure up at the 61st annual Atascosa Livestock Show. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 12:13 PM

VICKS ARE READY FOR SHOW

Mason Vick and his Simbrah steer “Oreo” and Madilyn Vick with her Chia steer “Midnight Star” get help from their little brother and barn assistant MaCade Vick for the 61st Ata More...

Posted 1/7/2015 01:05 PM

Special Sections

News

LET’S GO FLY A KITE

Six-year-old Tyler Pritchett and his mom Alissa prepare their kite in a field in Williamsburg Estates last week. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Poteet Council renews Moore’s contract

There was quite an uproar of opposition from the audience when the Poteet City Council agreed to renew City Administrator Scott Moore’s contract for an additional five years, with an annual five percent salary increase as allowed by the budget More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

RIVER IMPROVED

As part of the ongoing maintenance for the City of Pleasanton, the river banks have been cleaned and trimmed to improve the state of the Atascosa River in the Pleasanton River Park area. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Living

AMRSP Salad Luncheon set

Get ready for salads galore, at the Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Jourdanton Community Center, at 1101 Campbell Ave. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Charlotte Egg Hunt

The Charlotte community is invited to the first ever Community Easter Egg Hunt, which organizers hope to make an annual event. It is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, at the Charlotte City Park, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

CBC NURSING SIMULATOR

Staff at Coastal Bend College demonstrate their nursing simulator. It offers many special features, along with a mannequin that helps students studying in the nursing field. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

School

PHS Band members advance to State

The Pleasanton Eagle Band attended solo and ensemble contest on March 18 and performed very well with 24 students advancing to the state contest in May. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

CBC hosts College Fair

On March 4, Coastal Bend College hosted its College Fair at its Pleasanton location. Students from Jourdanton, Charlotte, Poth and Pearsall ISD had the opportunity to learn about the programs CBC has to offer. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CBC hosts College Fair

On March 4, Coastal Bend College hosted its College Fair at its Pleasanton location. Students from Jourdanton, Charlotte, Poth and Pearsall ISD had the opportunity to learn about the programs CBC has to offer. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Church

Easter church services set

First Baptist Church March 29 musical First Baptist Church in Pleasanton cordially invites you to join them on Palm Sunday, March 29 at 10:50 a.m. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Revival in Spanish at Hosanna Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to attend a Revival this weekend, March 27-29, featuring Evangelist Pastor Marco Colina from Iglesia Bautista Del Espiritu Santo (Holy Baptist Church). The Revival will be held at Hosanna Baptist Church, 237 School Dr. in Poteet. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Navigators Basketball tourney

Bob Byrd of The Navigators reminds the public that their basketball tournament is this Sunday, March 29. This first annual Basketball Competition for Men and Women will be at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton from 2-7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Legals

Legals

JOINT NOTICE OF SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF ATASCOSA More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

Charlotte Basketball Schedule Jourdanton Boys Basketball Jourdanton Girls Basketball McMullen Basketball Schedule More...

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Submission Forms

General News Item Letter to the Editor Engagement Announcement Stork Club Birthdays Anniversary More...

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

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STRAWBERRY FEST

Headliners include Dustin Lynch, Josh Abbott Band

In a few weeks, the town of Poteet will swell with crowds visiting the 68th annual Strawberry Festival April 10- 12. And those visitors will not be disappointed with the headliners chosen for the weekend’s entertainment. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

FARMER’S MARKET THIS SATURDAY

These local growers will be at the second annual Farmer’s Market this Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Turn-n-Burn’s another winner

BBQ Cook-off tops in Texas

It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off - and the pay-out was, too. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

UP IN A FLASH

The Leming VFD, Ata-Bexar VFD and Pleasanton VFD battled this structure fire on Saturday, March 14. It was located south of Old Pleasanton Road, around 1 a.m. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Turn-n-Burn’s another winner

BBQ Cook-off tops in Texas

It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off - and the pay-out was, too. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Turn-n-Burn, fundraiser set

This weekend at Turnn Burn, there is a very special fundraising event being held. In a field of over 130 of the best competition BBQ teams in the state of Texas and beyond, there is a team called COOKING 4 KEITH. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Vodochodsky parole denied

Kenneth Vodochodsky has been denied parole, much to the relief of family and friends of the three local law enforcement officers who perished during an ambush by Vodochodsky’s friend Jeremiah Engleton in October 1999. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Election filings: some confusion and one seat empty

The May 9 elections for both Pleasanton and Poteet had some last minute filings on Friday, February 27. One seat has no candidate and another may not be eligible. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Strawberry royalty to be crowned Sat.

Farmers’ Market returns for locals

Amid a theme of “The Court of the Egyptian Nile,” the 2015 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King will be crowned this Saturday, March 7. Organized by the Kappa Tau Sorority, the coronation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Two accidents claim two lives over weekend

Two accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of a Rio Hondo man and a San Antonio man. According to DPS Trooper Jason Reyes, on Friday, Feb. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:26 PM

Turn -n-Burn set for March 13-14

Bellamy Brothers, Watson to headline 5th BBQ Cook-Off

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Western Premium BBQ Products (W3) are again partnering up for another bigger-than-life barbeque cook-off March 13 and 14. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:25 PM

Comptroller distributes $873 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.56 billion, up 11.2 percent compared to January 2014. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Oil/Gas mobile lab travels to Coastal Bend college sites

Coastal Bend College listened to the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry and with a grant with the Higher Education Coordinating Board, created a mobile, one-of-a-kind learning environment for the oilfield industry. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

School bond has better chance of passing in May

Focus groups, input from community heard

A brand new elementary school and upgrades for other campuses may be the right combination to get a $63 million bond passed on May 9 for the Pleasanton Independent School District. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

One more files for office

Candidates still have a little over two weeks to file for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9. More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

CommZoom Communications to offer internet, phone, video

At the February 5 Pleasanton City Council meeting, veteran media executive and now Chief Executive Officer of CommZoom Communications, LLC Bob Cohen, presented his company’s information and timelime for completion for high speed internet, Voice More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

TxDOT distributes more resources to energy sectors

Reminds motorists to ‘Be Safe, Drive Smart.”

In an effort to address traffic crashes and roadway conditions in the increasingly busy energy sectors of the state, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Be Safe. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

UTSA holds forum to diversify economic activity

Eagle Ford cities in Atascosa County targeted

Thursday afternoon, January 29, representatives from the UTSA Institute for Community Development met with Atascosa County citizens at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

THE PLEASANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME REPORT LOG

Janury 20 - January 26, 2015

Accident - Oaklawn (7), Main (2)Accident, Major - SecondAccident, Minor - Main, Hunt, Reed, Oaklawn (3), Bowen, Goodwin, AdamsAssault, Family Violence - AdamsBurglary of a Building - Cynthia, FrancisBurglary of Habitation - Virginia, GoodwinBurglary More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

Warrant yields arrests

An investigation that brought Narcotics Investigators from the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Pleasanton Police Department and the Jourdanton Police Department all working together culminated last night when officers from all three agenc More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

Atacosa County reported at full employment in Dec.

Workforce Solutions Alamo releases Labor Market Information

San Antonio, Texas–Workforce Solutions Alamo released information today indicating that the Atascosa County unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in December, down from 4.4 percent reported in November. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

WHERE ARE THEY?

Greg Cisnero, 26, was last seen in Jourdanton on January 11, 2014. If anyone has information please contact Jourdanton Police Department. 830-769-2241. Michelle Longoria- Villarreal, 33, was last seen on FM 173 on January 31, 2014. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 01:20 PM

Stock show breaks records ... again

Sales total $786,155 for Atascosa youth

Though the sales price for the Grand Champion steer was down from last year’s record-breaking amount, the 61st Atascosa County Livestock Show held its own and came out as another one for the books overall. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 01:20 PM

Gaitan killed in one car crash in Poteet

The Charlotte community is mourning the loss of 34-year-old Juan Gaitan Jr., who died after crashing his car this past weekend in Poteet. According to Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro, on Sunday, Jan. 11, at about 5:30 p.m. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 12:13 PM

Jourdanton officer fatally shoots man

A 43-year-old Jourdanton man, Rick McClendon, died after a confrontation with Jourdanton police officers on Tuesday, January 13. At around 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on Olive Street. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 12:13 PM

Sports

Eagle Geared Up For Abilene

Pleasanton Eagle Jonathon Ricks is ready for the boy’s state meet this week in Abilene. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Aggies Ready For State

Poteet Aggies Raul Guerra (left) and Angel Bermudez pose for a photo as the two prepare for the state meet this Saturday in Abilene. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

San Antonio Big 16 Champions

Players of the 7th grade Pleasanton soccer team gather for a photo after being crowned champions. The team finished undefeated and had all shut out wins except one match. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Opinion & Columns

UTSA’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Atascosa County citizens met at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Wednesday, March 18, for the third workshop in a series in the county. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Mulberry Q&A

Q. What do you think about mulberry trees? Are they good shade trees? Do they grow fast? Can you harvest the fruit? More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

STEPS brings monthly meeting to Karnes County

In an initiative to bring the STEPS program to other counties in the Eagle Ford Shale, the organization’s monthly meeting was held in Kenedy, Texas at the ConocoPhillips facility on Thursday, March 19. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Farm & Ranch

Verdilizer

Great start to Spring

We are really having a wonderful beginning to our Spring, aren’t we? I wish I had remembered to put a mention in our last week’s column about the Tenth Anniversary for Argent Court, our first assisted living facility in Atascosa County. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

USDA finalizes procedures for Sorghum Referendum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Team Roping and BBQ cook off in Christine

Christine Volunteer Fire Department is holding their Team Roping and BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, March 28 at the Christine Gym and Roping Arena. Books open at 9 a.m. There will be Beginners Youth Roping, enter 1 draw 2. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Obituaries

SEVERO GUERRA

Severo Guerra, loving husband, father, brother, age 79 of Poteet, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 20, 2015. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

SANDRA WIATREK

Sandra Korus Wiatrek, age 52 of Cestohowa, TX went to the Lord on Tuesday March 3, 2015, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on Feb. 7, 1963 to Mary Lou and Jerome Korus and grew up on a farm and ranch in Leming. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

JOVITA GUAJARDO

Jovita Guajardo born November 10, 1954 in Pleasanton. She passed away to be with the Lord on March 22, 2015 in Jourdanton. Jovita is preceded in death by husband Rick Guajardo and mother Emilia Salazar. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Community Calendar

March 19 • 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. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

Community Calendar

March 19 • 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. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Fishing for Fun

Springing Into The Season

With warmer weather upon us, area anglers can have something to smile about.Now that we are officially in spring, anglers should head out in search of spawning bass.White bass are known for spawning during this time of the month while black bass are More...

Posted 3/24/2014 09:48 AM

Times bleak during winter

February is a difficult time for anglers around the area.With water temperatures roughly teetering around the mid-50s, searching for receptive fish is a daunting task for anglers.As I prepared to write this entry, I peeked at the weekly fishing repor More...

Posted 2/13/2014 05:37 PM

Frigid temperatures keep anglers at bay

With winter setting in around the area, along with frigid temperatures in the forecast fishing is probably one of the last things I’m thinking about right now.Granted, the slimy film on top of the Atascosa River at River Park in Pleasanton has myster More...

Posted 1/24/2014 09:48 AM