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Pleasanton mourns former mayor

Richard F. Wehman, former Mayor of Pleasanton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 12. Wehman had been battling cancer for almost eight years and succumbed to end stage symptoms. He was 84 years old. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Car sideswipes 18-wheeler

A compact car collided with an 18 wheeler Nov. 18 around 9 a.m. on IH-37 near the Campbellton exit (FM 791). Campbellton VFD responded to the accident. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Football Country

Three of our football teams we cover are heading to the playoffs this week – Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Charlotte. Pleasanton will play Canyon Lake on Friday, Nov. 15 at D. W. Rutledge Stadium (Judson ISD) at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Alleged Poteet shooter surrenders

At approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 21 year old man as he was driving toward his house on Brite Lane in Poteet. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Pleasanton JROTC Honor Guard salutes veterans Roy Ybarra, Roger Romero, M. Belman Jr., Jesse Huizar and other veterans during ceremonies to honor Veteran’s Day at Pleasanton High School. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Pleasanton hosts Blue Santa for the first time

Pleasanton Police Department is asking residents and businesses to donate toys, non-perishable food, and gift cards to needy families at Pleasanton's first ever Operation Blue Santa Toy Drive. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

County charity smash and grab burglary

According to Rev. Junior Jones, Director of Atascosa Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) and Interim Chief Frank Leal of Poteet Police Department, a burglar broke into CAM’s office on 500 Avenue H in Poteet around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Bump, set, spike!

Wow....it is great to be a volleyball player or fan in the Brush Country. Four teams are heading to the play-offs this season – Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Charlotte and McMullen County. Congratulations and good luck to all the teams and coaches! More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Hispanic Chamber to refund Friday dance tickets

Due to some technical difficulties, the Friday night dance for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Market Days had to be cancelled. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Vote early until Nov. 1

Find your polling places for Tuesday, Nov. 5

Early voting for several elections is still underway through November 1. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

A Crown For Orie

While the final numbers aren’t in just yet, Cowboy Homecoming planners and most who attended are agreeing the change of venue was for the better. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Don’t Forget To Vote, Please

Early voting began Monday, October 21 and ends on Friday, November 1. Besides the Constitutional Amendment election, Pleasanton ISD is holding a bond election and the City of Joudanton is having a council member election. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

Missing:

Perforating Gun

J-W Energy Company is offering a $1,000 dollar reward in exchange for help in finding a perforating gun that went missing from one of their trailers on Thursday. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:15 PM

Bands, BBQ and Bullriding

Showbarn grounds site for 48th annual celebration

This year, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has pulled up stakes and moved the festival to the Atascosa County Showbarn grounds. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:15 PM

Keep calm and gallop on

Attention all runners and walkers .. it is time to sign up for the Cowboy Gallop 5K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk! More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

LaMafia, Johnny Lee headline for Market Days this weekend

The downtown streets of Pleasanton will come alive for the sixth annual Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Market Days this Friday and Saturday. Expanded to two days this year, the event promises to be bigger and better. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

SOUTHBOUND IH-37 ROLLOVER

Airlife transported an injured woman after she rolled her Toyota Forerunner on the southbound lane of Interstate 37 around noon on Wednesday. DPS and Pleasanton VFD responded. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Pedestrian killed on Highway 16

A 2002 Chevy Trailblazer struck James Edward Hale, 48, as he was walking beside State Highway 16 Tuesday, Oct. 1. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:50 AM

Salute our firefighters

This week is National Fire Prevention Week and we have featured the departments in a sponsorship advertisement on pages 10 and 11 C. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Saluting Our Firefighters

National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10

National Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, was proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, in commemoration of the Great Chicago fire, in which hundreds of people were killed. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Community meetings set for Pleasanton ISD Bond

Voters in the Pleasanton Independent School District can learn more about the proposed Bond Election at the first community meeting of many. The first of four meetings will be held at the Pleasanton Elementary School at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 9. More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:38 AM

NO KIDDING, FAIR IS HERE

Derek Scharmann and his Simbrah steer “Billy the Kid” invite you to come watch them and enjoy the Atascosa County Fair this weekend, October 5 & 6. More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:38 AM

St. Lukes in Loire is fun for entire family

Members of St. Luke’s Catholic Church at Loire have planned their 8th Annual Fall Festival for Sunday, October 6, 2013. They ask you to please feel welcomed to join them for their Sunday morning Mass at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:38 AM

Special Sections

News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Shalimar Subdivision Theft

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 report of a burglary located in the 300 block of Bocawood, located in the Sha More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Rep. Guillen to host Community Summit

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-District 31) is set to host the 2014 South Texas Community Summit at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on July 24-26. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Commissioners’ Court recognizes Mildred Jo Porter Soward for her 34 years of service to the Atascosa County Historical Commission

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingJuly 14, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Opinion & Columns

We are still learning

No matter what a person’s age happens to be, they are still learning, or can be. I’ve been learning all my life, and just because I will be 82 on October 10th is no reason I should stop. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Abraxas Petroleum drilling impressive wells in Eagle Ford shale, south of Jourdanton-Pleasanton and in McMullen County

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) has been drilling impressive wells just south of Jourdanton- Pleasanton and recently provided the following operational update on the Company’s Eagle Ford and Bakken assets. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

7,000 cents up for grabs aka 70 bucks

You like us! You really like us! We hit 7,000 Facebook “likes” last Wednesday. This could mean moola for you. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Farm & Ranch

Local students attend Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference

Attending the Texas Farm Bureau’s 51st annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) held at Tarleton State University, June 16-20, were Jordan Rankin, Sam Hoggard, and Kloe Burris. The students were sponsored by Atascosa County Farm Bureau. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

USDA Grants Preferred Lender Status to Capital Farm Credit, ACA

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales, announced that Capital Farm Credit, ACA was granted Preferred Lender status for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) guaranteed farm loan program in Texas. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

Verdilizer

Yesteryear Fest this weekend

I know that you are all excited to come to our annual “Yesteryear Festival” this coming Saturday, July 19. It begins at 9 a.m., and will shut down around 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

Church

VBS at St. John Lutheran and Jourdanton United Methodist Churches

St. John Lutheran and Jourdanton United Methodist Churches are hosting Vacation Bible School on Sunday, July 20th through Thursday, July 24th from 6:00-8:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church on Hwy 97 in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 01:31 PM

Deliverance, Inner Healing Workshop in Aug.

Shut The Door Ministries (STDM) in partnership with Pastors Gary and Dorie Gilliam of Praise Fellowship, are jointly sponsoring a Deliverance and Inner Healing Workshop on Saturday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

End of Share the Harvest

Please note that the Share the Harvest at Cowboy Fellowship has ended for the season. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALES More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

Posted 12/6/2011 06:27 PM

Submission Forms

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

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

Man runs from police through hospital

An alleged parole violator bolted through South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) around 2:20 p.m. Friday, November 15, with Jourdanton Police Department (JPD) officers not far behind. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

3006 STRUCTURE FIRE

Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Leming and Poteet VFDs responded to a structure fire on FM 3006 on Sunday, November 17 at 10 p.m. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Suspects in ATVjacking arrested

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested three San Antonio men Sunday, November 17, around 11:54 p.m. for their alleged involvement in a theft of a John Deere Gator ATV from a farm on Arnold Road. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Reported drive-by leads to gun, money and drug bust

Several unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle parked in front of a house on Water St. around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, shooting from inside their own vehicle. The gunmen drove away before police could arrive. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

FIRE DESTROYS HOME

Poteet VFD and Pleasanton VFD responded to a home fire at the intersection of M Street and 8th Street in Poteet on Thursday Nov. 7. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Slogan, logos introduced at Pleasanton branding workshop

During the branding workshop held for the City of Pleasanton, several ideas were pitched to the Council by Briscoe-Hall. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

County Commissioners hire new Fire Marshal/ Emergency Management Coordinator

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingNovember 12, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Marijuana leads to meth in alleged Pleasanton drug bust

Pleasanton Police Officer David Gardner initiated a traffic stop on College St. around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, according to Investigator Seth Trussell. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Man allegedly runs from cops, assaults officer.

Officer David Gardner of the Pleasanton Police Department was driving behind Robert Romero, 26, on Martin St. on Wednesday, October 30, according to Pleasanton Police Department Investigator Seth Trussell. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

RAIL DAMAGE

Campbellton “Paisano” VFD says a man fell asleep while driving north on IH 37 between Borrego Creek and mile marker 91 around 11:40 a.m. on Friday. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Thief chased by Sheriff’s Deputies, busts through fence

San Antonian John Randy Torres, 51, allegedly stole a chainsaw from a ranch on Leal Road and drove off in his red Dodge pickup shortly before noon on Wednesday, Oct 23, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Stinson wins Cowboy Crazy Cash

Elvin Stinson, of Pleasanton, was chosen the most recent Cowboy Crazy Cash winner. Stinson registered his winning entry at Center Pharmacy. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Drug Dealer Detained

The Pleasanton Police Department arrested Christopher Talley, 31, an alleged drug dealer, on Friday, October 25th. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

RIDING THE RANGE ON THE OILFIELD

Horse riders and oil are a big part of what the City of Pleasanton is “all about”. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

New Atascosa Health Center breaks ground!

Since 1953, the Atascosa Health Center building on W. Oaklawn has held a special place in the hearts of many. To make room for the new facility, the original structure (which first opened as the Pleasanton Hospital in 1953), was recently demolished. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

Wreck, Fire and Drug Arrest in one incident.

The vehicle Emilio Ryan Acosta, 18, was driving collided into a telephone pole around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. The collision caused his vehicle to catch fire. A witness passing by pulled Acosta out of his burning vehicle and called police. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:15 PM

LIL’ MR. & MRS. COWBOY HOMECOMING COURT

H-E-BUDDY gave out goodies to all the contestants of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

A Fair of the Heart

The 12th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for this Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 AM and end at 2 PM. As always there is no cost for the health fair. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Lil’ Mr. & Miss Cowboy Homecoming selected

A total of 10 boys and girls vied for Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming this past Sunday. Selected to represent the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce are Killian Kaiser and Laney Aguilar. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Burglars clean house, literally

Pleasanton Police Department and the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies (ASCO) arrested a man and a woman Monday afternoon as they were traveling northbound on I-37. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

St. Philip’s United Music Fest features Intocable, Fowler

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival is much more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Whitsett citizens must get mail in Campbellton

The United States Postal Service closed Whitsett's post office, which served 50 post office box customers, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Sam Bolen, News Media Contact with the United States Postal Service said in a press release that those 50 P.O. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

THREE ALARM FIRE

A home on 4775 State Highway 97 was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. The fire started around 7:00pm. Leming VFD, Pleasanton VFD, and Jourdanton VFD responded to the call. No one was hurt. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

PINK-OUT FOR CANCER

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department wore pink on Tuesday, October 1 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Left to right are: Sgt. Investigator Max Peralta, Sgt. More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:38 AM

Pleasanton ISD bond has smaller price tag

A new and adjusted bond for Pleasanton ISD will be voted on November 5. An earlier election was held this past May and failed by 127 votes with 604 voting against and 477 voting for the $85 million bond. How is this bond different? More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:38 AM

Man arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault

The Jourdanton Police Department and Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Craig Davis Tumlinson, 26, at the Jourdanton Square Apartments early Friday morning. Tumlinson allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend on Thursday, Sept. More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:37 AM

Sports

Photos

Layten Mangum in the Peewee Breakaway. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

June 20 Rodeo #4 Results

July 11th RodeoJr. Boys BreakawayFisher Underbrink............4.290Cash Fretwell....................6.800Hunter Underbrink..........8.370Jr. Girls BreakawayKate McNeill.....................17.240Camry Mangum................26.140 More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

BCYRA WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A HUGE THANKS TO ALL OUR 2014 SPONSORS

SPECIAL THANKS Winning Edge, Cowboy Fellowship, Chile Bandera, Memories on Main St. Photo Shoppe, Sage Graphics. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Living

Atascosa Health Center shares skin cancer prevention tips

Pam Clark, Family Nurse Practitioner from Atascosa Health Center, Inc. (AHC) made a skin cancer prevention presentation to the monthly meeting of the Eagle Ford Shale Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety (STEPS) June 19. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Engineering alumnus’ gift propels Zucrow labs expansion

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – A Purdue engineering alumnus and longtime university supporter hopes to inspire others with his gift to the School of Mechanical Engineering and the nation’s largest university propulsion laboratory. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Giving back with ‘Kickin’ for a Kure’ in Kosciusko

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was published July 27, 2011. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

School

Our Lady of Grace enrolling

Our Lady of Grace Academy is currently enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

SMITH NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Bethany Smith, a 2004 graduate of Pleasanton High School, was named 2014 Teacher of the Year for Chambers Elementary School, Alief ISD. The school is located in Houston. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Texas Music Scholars named

Fourteen Pleasanton High School students were honored as Texas Music Scholars. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Obituaries

THOMAS SMITH

Thomas Aron Smith of Jourdanton passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 80. Thomas was born January 22, 1934 in San Antonio to Rollie Aron and Rosalie (Croom) Smith. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

ANTHONY BARRON

Anthony “Tony” Grady Barron passed away on July 9, 2014 at his residence in San Antonio. Tony was born in San Antonio on June 13, 1961 where he grew up and graduated from John Marshall High School. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

FRANCES SWENSON

Frances Evelyn Wheeler Swenson was born in Tilden, to Nora and James Clifton Wheeler, Sr., in 1921, she passed away on July 5, 2014 at the age of 92. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:01 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part Two: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be July More...

Posted 7/9/2014 09:00 AM

Community Calendar

July 2, 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding a workshop from 10- 11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part One: Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, will be held July 2. Part More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:03 AM

Community Calendar

June 25 •Share the Havest, free vegetables will be given away at Cowboy Fellowshp Church, FM 3350, one mile East of Hwy 16) on Wednesday, June 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. June 25 & 30 More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:04 AM

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