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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

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

Christine feels loss of former mayor

Walter Wesley Stevens, who served as Mayor of Christine for 11 years, passed away on Monday, December 2. Stevens was an active member with the Atascosa County Farm Bureau and served as a member of the Board of Directors. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

No need to be bored

Over the next few weeks (and not even factoring in Christmas) there are tons of things to do in the Brush Country! Have a safe and wonderful holiday. Santa’s visits scheduled More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Special Sections

News

LIL’ MR. & MISS PAGEANT

Hanging out with H-E-Buddy at the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant were the contestants and this year’s Cowboy Homecoming Court. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

GENERAL ELECTION - VOTER’S GUIDE - LOCAL CONTESTED RACES

DISTRICT JUDGE 218TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CARRIE MOY (DEMOCRAT) My name is Carrie Moy and I’m running for 218th Judicial District Judge, covering Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle and Wilson Counties. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

CANDIDATES MEET

Distinguished attendees of the Charlotte Meet the Candidate event sponsored by Bill Schuchman, Republican Chair 18th Precinctgathered at the Charlotte Fire Dept. this past Sunday. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Opinion & Columns

On the Edge of Common Sense

To the Feedlot Hoss

Boys, I offer a toastTo that creature tied to thepostWho through all his ills andoccasional spillsStill gives us more than hismostHe’s black, bay or he’s brownSorrell or spotted aroundHe eats that ol’ hay even cowsthrow awayAnd make More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:15 AM

FLASHBACK:

Long distance between tri-cities coming to an end

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:15 AM

Register for 5K Cowboy Gallop; Instagram addict

We’re glad to announce the Gallop sponsors for this year so far are Winning Edge Sports, South Texas Regional Medical Center, H&R Block and Ramos Tire. You can get a form on page 2C in this issue. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Farm & Ranch

Pleasanton FFA attend Atascosa Co. Fair

On Sunday, October 5, 2014 members of the Pleasanton FFA Chapter attended the Atascosa County Fair Steer and Heifer show. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

TRC announces grants for rural Texas

Sandra Tenorio, Executive Director of Texas Rural Communities, Inc. (TRC), announced another round of grants would be made available for use in rural communities. TRC is a non-profit organization and provides loans and grants in rural communities. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Verdilizer

No meeting in October

Hope the annual “7 Mile Garage Sale” was quite a success this past week. Please send me some reports!! I have to keep my schedule of activity outside the home very carefully, and was not able to attend again this year. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Church

FBC Food Pantry time

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute items from its Food Pantry this Friday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. - noon. The church is located on Highway 16 and Olive Street in Jourdanton, across the street from Jourdanton High School. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

FBC Poteet Program

What a great time for fellowship! It is October already- where has the time gone? Christmas is just around the corner! More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Bible study in Verdi on Thursdays

Every Thursday there will be an in depth Bible study held at the Verdi Community Center . The study will be held from 7-8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn why there are so many churches, what it means to be born again and more. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Community Calendar

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

Community Calendar

October 2 • 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 10/1/2014 10:55 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

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

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

Local man missing for over a week

County law enforcement is looking for any information regarding Jose Roberto Pacheco, 31, who was last seen November 24, 2013 between San Antonio and Poteet near Von Ormy. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Register for Brush Country Christmas spree

Christmas is now upon us and that means it is time for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Brush Country Christmas. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Sports

Brush Country Box Scores

D’Hanis 56, Charlotte 20 More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Setting Up Teammates

Tessa Sanchez (5) sets the ball for teammate Jasmine Richardson (12) as the Lady Aggies squared off against county foe Jourdanton last week at home. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Indians Invaded By Pirates

Jourdanton’s Tony Romo (9) runs into a pile of Sinton players during the second quarter as the Tribe was shut out by the Pirates 27-0. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Living

Garza in Marines

Zyrus Diamond Garza recently graduated from United States Marines basic training. He is the son of Fernando Garza of Jourdanton and Veronica Pacheco of Leming. He is a 2013 graduate of Pleasanton High School. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Your help is needed!

Last year’s Thanksgiving Dinner organized by Main Street Outreach was a wonderful success. Many volunteers helped and over 1,139 people were served a meal from Pleasanton, Campbellton, Poteet, Leming, Jourdanton and Charlotte. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

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Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 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

PEDRO DE LA O

Pedro De La O, age 83 of Poteet, passed away October 7, 2014. He was born February 9, 1931. Pedro loved farming, especially his vegetable garden and enjoyed selling his prized vegetables. He considered you a friend the moment he met you. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:15 AM

YSIDRO REGALADO JR.

Ysidro Regalado, Jr., age 86, of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Pleasanton. Ysidro was born June 25, 1928. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

RICHARD GAITAN SR.

Richard M. Gaitan, Sr. passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 57. Richard was born November 5, 1956 in Levelland to Jose and Teresa (Moreno) Gaitan. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION October 16th at 11 a.m. at Johnny’s Paint and Body Shop, 440 Franklin Blvd., Pleasanton, TX 78064. 1997 DODGE (BLACK) VIN # 3B7HC13YXVG756784 TAG # AZ23626 (49c) NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:15 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...

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Frequently Asked Questions

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