Driver dies when car hits huge oak

Three men from Talco, Texas were involved in a one-car accident in the 300 block of Bryant just before 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, December 8. The driver was the only person killed in the accident when the red 2001 BMW he was driving crashed head-on into the oak tree. The driver, identified as Shannon Dee Richeson. age 35, and […]

Out and About


Last week, sitting outside with my neighbors, we heard sirens and then the vibrating sounds of AirLife making their way across the sky. The fatal crash featured on our front page is an indication of the increased traffic in our whole county. It is time to be extra cautious especially through this busy time. Petition Rally There will be a […]

County cleans up budget items

A comment made by County Judge Diana Bautista was of special interest. She noted that it took a crew with special cranes 12 hours (9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) in rainy weather over the weekend to replace all of the Christmas lights on the courthouse. There are 3,000 lights which adorn the historical building. There was no one at the […]


Pearson chosen as new City Manager

Following an hour-long closed session on Dec. 12, the Pleasanton City Council unanimously selected Bruce Pearson for the position of city manager. Pearson, 55, whose past experience includes two years as Cibolo City Manager and as the senior inspector with San Antonio Water System, will fill the position being vacated by City Manager Kathy Coronado, who announced her retirement earlier […]

Pleasanton man arrested for alleged child molestation

The mother and grandmother of a 7-year-old Pleasanton girl reported the young child had been allegedly molested by the person the girl knows as her grandfather – the grandmother’s boyfriend. The incident allegedly occurred at a Trade Street residence on November 22. The young girl told her mother and grandmother the next day, and they immediately reported the incident on […]

Train collides with vehicle on track

It was about 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, when a Union Pacific Railroad train collided with a truck. A railroad spokesperson said the train was northbound when it struck the rear of the truck which was occupied by 67-year-old Lana Salter of Mission, Texas. According to the UP Railroad, the accident occurred near the Trade Street crossing. “There is […]



Residence burglarized

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 burglary that occurred in the 7800 block of Coughran Road. On December 7, 2011 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 7800 block of Coughran Road for a burglary. Deputies made […]


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. In Sue Brown’s “They Way I See It” column, dated November 30, it was mentioned that her grandmother, Annie W. Brown, donated the land where the current library is located – […]