OVER ACENTURYOF FARMING Honored for more than 100 years of active agriculture in Texas

Reyes Farm and Ranch Founded in 1868

The Reyes Farm and Ranch, located in the Rossville Community was founded by Catarina Garza Riojas on December 8, 1868, when she purchased 380 acres of the Cruz Landin land from Luciano Navarro and wife Theodora Carvajal de Navarro. Mrs. Catarina Riojas was a hardworking woman who was rather independent for her times. She and her family including her children […]

Remembering those who served our country

This Veterans Day, I saw more pride and a positive feeling put into the many memorial services in person and on television. This was a first in my lifetime and especially as a veteran myself. (Vietnam and 1st Gulf War). I also learned a few things this year – and I love learning. One thing I learned (being a writer) […]


Dr. Clinesmith named lone finalist for Pleasanton superintendent’s position

Expected start date is Jan. 2nd

In a unanimous 6-0 vote, the Pleasanton ISD School Board named Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. In accordance with state law, the district must wait 21 days before officially offering Clinesmith a contract. Dr. Clinesmith currently serves as the Associate Director in the Texas Center for District and School Support through Region XIII Education […]

Deputies sniff out, recover stolen loot

Atascosa County Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward reported that “good ole fashion detective work” led to the quick recovery of two pieces of heavy equipment reported stolen last Tuesday, November 8. Soward said Sgt. John Rothenbach and Deputy Jack Bryan were dispatched to a construction site on Corgey Road east of Pleasanton early Tuesday, November 8, to make a theft […]

Abducted toddler returned to mom by county deputies

Medina County issued an Amber Alert on November 3 for an 18-month-old child who had been abducted. However, an alert motorist and the Atascosa County Sheriff ’s Office made sure there was a happy ending to the story. On the evening of November 3, the Medina County Sheriff ’s Office had an Amber Alert issued for a missing toddler when […]


Copper Thieves Busy

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 series of copper thefts that have occurred throughout Atascosa County. Just in the month of November sheriff ’s deputies have been dispatched to numerous reports of copper thefts throughout Atascosa County. On […]

Deputies quickly solve 2 burglaries; loot recovered

Two recent residential burglaries have been cleared by the Atascosa County Sheriff ’s office according to Chief Deputy David Soward. On Saturday, November 12, deputies were dispatched to Garcia-Estrada Road for a burglary in progress call. The caller told dispatchers they saw a man carrying items off of the property. Deputies Jesse Martinez, George Lopez, Bowen Patton, E.J. Lozano, Jack […]


If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830) 281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$13 million housing development proposed

The Pleasanton City Council heard a presentation from Donald Pace of Siltek Group of Florida at its Nov. 3 meeting, on another proposed housing development. The $13 million development includes 80 singlefamily homes and amenities such as a clubhouse, pavilion, swimming pool and basketball court. He explained how the tax credit system works. First, one has to find a piece […]