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Mayor thankful for City Council approval for runway realignment

Mayor Clint Powell says he usually skips the “Mayor’s Message” section of the city council meetings, but at the Jan 16 meeting he had something to say. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 11:38 AM

FREEZE DON’T MOVE

The recent freeze hit Pleasanton hard this past week. Ad Manager Mary Gallegos was out and about on Friday, Jan. 24 and took this photo on the corner of Smith and Johnson. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:32 AM

Heavy truck parking restrictions

At the January 16, 2014 Pleasanton City Council meeting, City Council unanimously approved the adoption of Ordinance 14-1097, which repeals and replaces the Heavy Truck Route Ordinance No. 11- 1030. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:32 AM

Multiple men missing

Ramirez Brothers, Chapa; Cisnero Update

Ramirez Brothers Rosie Hernandez and Jose Ramirez are looking for their two sons, Jose Angel Ramirez, 21 and Robert Ramirez, 19, who have been missing from Poteet since Sunday, January 19, 2014. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:32 AM

McMullen auction is Saturday

Our neighbors to the south on Hwy. 16 in McMullen County will be hosting their livestock show this Friday and Saturday. The Little Britches division will compete at 6 p.m. on Friday with the Rabbit and Poultry show following. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

Pleasanton City Council picks Official Seal

City council has made some progress on branding Pleasanton Texas at the January 16, 2014 meeting, but some items remain contentious. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

EUWCD: SAWS may be making "dangerous assumption"

According to Jay Troell, P.E. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

READY TO BUILD

South Trust Bank (formerly First National Bank) held their groundbreaking ceremony recently. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

In the second week of featuring people in our community sharing their New Year’s resolutions, we have the thoughts from Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and South Texas Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez, FACHE. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Man arrested for attempted use of TASER on Jourdanton officer

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Stock show underway; big auction Saturday

Volunteers for the 60th Atascosa County Livestock Show have been planning for this milestone event and are hoping for another successful show. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

60th Livestock Show begins next week

Students across the county have been working diligently the past few months to prepare their livestock show projects for the Atascosa County Livestock Show which begins next Tuesday, Jan. 14. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Accidental fatal shooting

Tragedy strikes early in the year as Debra Mishler, 50, dies from an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

First Homicide of 2014

Late in the evening on January 6, 2014, Pleasanton Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call at the 600 block of Sanchez Street. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Blue Santa brought Christmas to dozens of area families

Blue Santa delivered presents to Pleasanton families on Monday, December 23, thanks to the help of the dozens of volunteers who wrapped presents on Sunday, December 22 at the Pleasanton Fire Station. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Year in Review 2013

2013 is almost another year in the books. And while residents are finally adjusting to the influx of traffic and activity due to the Eagle Ford Shale oil play, other events happened throughout the year that were truly notable. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Christmas angels

These angelic girls, McAda Rutherford and Kynlie Graf, were among many angels who sang in the First United Methodist Church Christmas program 'Twas the Year Before Christmas on Dec. 15. |align=left|width=250|height=249|link=node] More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

City of Jourdanton moving into new complex

Like an early Christmas present, Jourdanton Police Department and the City of Jourdanton opened the doors to their new office building early Thursday morning. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Alleged crime spree stopped by Poteet Police

On Dec. 5, around 4 p.m, Deputy Daniel Hernandez was dispatched to Trophy Oaks subdivision between Lytle and Poteet for an aggravated robbery call. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Missing woman found after eight months

The body of Deborah Jean Williams, 50, was positively identified on Dec. 13 by an investigation conducted by the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers that began on Nov. 24. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Don’t miss IceFights

Christmas is around the corner and there’s so much going on in the county. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Twisted “carjacking” tale may be drug deal gone bad

County investigators are trying to unravel a tangled tale involving a supposed carjacking that may have happened on Wednesday, December 4. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Missing man found dead

Roberto Pacheco, 31, missing since November 24th, has been found dead. Pacheco's cousin was searching along Highway 16 Saturday morning. He found a body in a white Ford 150 crashed in between the Elm Creek bridges. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

County Tragedy

Mom charged with capital murder

Tashawan Caldwell, 26, has been charged with capital murder after she confessed to stabbing her son to death in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 8, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Special Sections

News

Commissioners’ Court declares Cleo Lane a public access road

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingOctober 13, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Brush Country Republican Women to meet Oct. 28

State Republican Executive Committeeman (SREC) for SD 19, Henry Childs, will speak to the Brush Country Republican Women on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Childs will speak about the structure & functions of the SREC. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

POTEET PD MAKES DONATION

On Tuesday, the Poteet Police Department recently donated two, brand-new Motorola radios to Medina County. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Opinion & Columns

Flashback: Burglar ring hitting South Texas schools

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

State Capital Highlights

High court allows voter ID law for current election

With early voting in Texas only days away, the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 18 let stand a U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals order, thereby allowing Texas’ 2011 voter identification law to remain in force for the time being. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Texas Politics

Ken and Glen play ‘Where’s Waldo?’ with press, public

I t’s not all that unusual for front-runners in political contests to duck debates. That’s part of political gamesmanship. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Farm & Ranch

Verdilizer

Be careful this Halloween

At the annual “Longhorn Museum Fund Raiser” I was telling you all about last week, I had such a great time, and meant to mention a few things that I just flat forgot, so here’s a few details I wanted to share with you all. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

STARTING A GREAT YEAR

Blackhill 4-H is climbing to the top of a great year. Starting with Blackhill 4-H Club raffle and Blackhill Community Turkey Dinner on Sunday, November 2 at 11 a.m. There will be 20 prizes in all. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Cattleman’s Vet Supply open

Cattleman’s Vet Supply is a new store that opened about a month ago and is a one stop shop for more than just the cattleman. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Church

FBC Food Pantry time

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute items from its Food Pantry on Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. - noon. It had been originally scheduled for earlier in the month, but it changed. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Photo Contest!

Atascosa Christian Homeschoolers is seeking out photos of Texas Nature. Photo can be anything depicting nature, but are not to contain people, lettering or numbers. Deadline is Nov. 7. Entries need be 4X6. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

FBC Drama Presentation

First Baptist Church will present the “City of Doom” a walk-through drama presentation on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Avenue D & 4th Street in Poteet. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS OIL AND GAS DIVISION DISTRICT 01 Rule 37 Case No. 0293306 DATE OF ISSUANCE: Oct 17, 2014 Status/ Permit No. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 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

Historical marker dedicated

Ribbon cutting at Jourdanton Municipal Complex

The Jourdanton Municipal Complex held an open house and dedicated a new Historical Marker to Jourdan Campbell, the founder of Jourdanton, on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Atascosa County Historical Commission Chairman Norman Porter Sr. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 11:38 AM

Ramirez brothers found

Rosie Hernandez is “very happy” to have found her two sons, Jose Angel Ramirez, 21, and Robert Ramirez, 19, alive and well in San Antonio on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 11:38 AM

Breaking News - 1/30/2014 4:01 PM

Ramirez sons found safe in San Antonio


Rosie Hernandez is “very happy” to have found her two sons, Jose Angel Ramirez, 21, and Robert Ramirez, 19, alive and well in San Antonio on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. More...

Posted 1/30/2014 04:01 PM

Stock shows’ wrap-ups

Way to go Atascosa and McMullen Counties! They both held two very successful stock shows. We will have a big follow-up section on February 5. It will feature more McMullen Co. winners and lots of photos from both events and advertisements. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:32 AM

5 alarm structure fire on Main Street

A fire erupted on the 800 block of North Main Street in Pleasanton around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. EMS was called on standby, but no injuries were reported. The structure was a total loss. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:32 AM

McMullen Co. Exceeds $500K Mark

Livestock Show Sets Record

Great weather and great supporters meant for another record-breaking year for the McMullen County Livestock Show held last weekend. There were 90 entries able to participate in the auction which totaled $512,000.00. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:32 AM

MCMULLEN COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW THIS WEEKEND

McMullen County high school seniors help to put the finishing touches on the new addition to the show barn in preparation for the McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show this weekend Jan. 24 and 25. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

Attempted kidnapping stopped by mother

Two children were nearly kidnapped in the evening hours of Saturday, January 18, 2014. Real names have been withheld at the request of the family. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

$747,000 stock show sale breaks all records

Thanks to robust bidding and buying, the 60th Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show is another one for the books with a total of $747,000.00 being spent. This is up almost $70,000.00 from last year’s results. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

Time to bid

The 60th Atascosa Livestock Show is underway. Now is the time to contact the volunteers to offer funds to help purchase these projects our area youth have worked on for the past few months. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

MISSING:

Local resident Gregorio “Greg” Cisnero, 26, has been reported missing. He was last seen in Pleasanton on Friday, Jan. 10th . More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Sanchez to Estrada’s alleged murderer: ‘You can’t trust anyone.’

Atascosa Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Rick Estrada, who was shot late in the evening of January 6, 2014. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Special section for Livestock Show

We hope you read the special section fo the Atascosa County Livestock Show this week. `They are celebrating 60 years next week, Jan. 14- 18. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:07 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

Making New Year resolutions is a task that is either embraced or avoided. While some look forward to a clean slate to to write down goals for the upcoming months, others would rather not commit to specific things they wish to accomplish or change. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

NEW YEAR BABY

The first day of 2014 saw a bevy of babies being born at South Texas Regional Medical Center, but Tinlee Jane McClellan made her debut before the others at 3:08 p.m. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

National Exposure?

My friends’ phones started blowing up on Christmas Eve. Not because of Christmas greetings or anything like that. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Fatal fire in Poteet

A structure fire destroyed a double wide mobile home and led to the death of a 93 year old Martha Melcher on Melcher Lane just south of Poteet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Through children’s eyes

We are so excited to present a new feature this year. We received so much artwork from the area first and second graders when they wrote their letters to Santa. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Little Man gives big

“The gift of giving shines through a four year old little boy this Christmas,” said a status update on the Pleasanton Police Department’s Facebook page, celebrating the generosity of Clayton Steele of Poteet. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Filings for March Primary revealed

It may be the holiday season, but the election season is only a few months away. The March Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 4. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Blue Santa’s wish list: Volunteers

Blue Santa and the Pleasanton Police Department would welcome any “good will toward men” at the Pleasanton Fire Station Sunday Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

secrets to santa

Four year old Madi Conner whispers if she’s been naughty or nice to Santa Claus. Madi is the daughter of Savanna & Justin Conner of Pleasanton and older sister to Maci. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Have a safe and Merry Christmas

We hope you all will enjoy the Santa Letters featured in this issue. First and second graders across the Brush Country and then some, have jotted down there wishes for this Christmas. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:33 PM

Alleged burglars speed through three counties

A San Antonio Police Department officer was shot in the head and a Poth Police Officer's car was sprayed with bullets while in pursuit of robbery suspects on the morning of Sunday, December 8. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Too Tired to Smile

Little Arkaidian Partida was too sleepy to smile for the camera with his photo with Santa at the Jourdanton Library on Monday. Santa heard the wishes of lots of boys and girls at the annual event. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Sports

Brush Country Box Scores

Ingleside 45, Jourdanton 8 More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Jourdanton Youth Football Players Ready For Game

Members of the Jourdanton Youth Football League stand for a team photo as they prepare for a small town football conference Oct. 25 from 9 ap.m.- 7 p.m. The junior team plays at 9 a.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Christine VFD Roping event set for October 26 at arena

Stop by and attend the Christine VFD Roping event Oct. 26, at the Christine Arena for a #10(#5cap)&Open. Both ropings are enter 1 draw 2 $100. Brown bag special includes a pulled pork sandwich, chips and a drink for $5. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Living

Bosquez Benefit

Second Baptist Chapel, 539 East Adams St. in Pleasanton, will have a benefit barbecue dinner sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2-5 p.m. in support of Krystle Bosquez, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

AMRSP to meet Oct. 27

Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel will meet on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Pleasanton Church of Christ Hall, 1003 N. Main. They will meet at 1:30 p.m. for the meet and greet and the program is set for start at 2 p.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

NATIONAL ROSARY MONTH

Our Lady of Grace Academy in Leming made a large rosary out of white and green balloons to recognize National Rosary Month, which is in October. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

School

SAT BOOT CAMP

Pleasanton High School hosted the SAT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Students from Poteet and Charlotte ISD’s also participated in the event. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Tupac is back!

The PHS robotics team is back for another year in the SA Best robotics competition! More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School announced their Students of the Month. The students are selected by their teachers for outstanding qualities, improvement, and overall excellence in Eagle Pride. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Obituaries

JAMES MAXWELL JR.

James W. Maxwell, Jr. passed away on October 18, 2014. He was born September 29, 1934 Services are pending at this time. Please visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-6130 for updates. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

VICTOR GOMEZ

Victor Gomez was born May 15, 1952 and passed away October 21, 2014. Services are pending at this time. Please visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-6130 for updates. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

J.L. SUMMERS

J.L. Summers passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Mr Summers was born March 2, 1921. Services are pending at this time. Please visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-6130 for updates. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

October 23 • 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. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Community Calendar

October 16 • 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. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Community Calendar

October 8 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday October 8 Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Next meeting will be Nov. 12. October 9 More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 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